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Six people injured after lightning strike

Lightning hit a tree on the course at the East Lake Golf Club Six people have been injured after two lightning strikes at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. Play was suspended at 4.17pm local time because of thunderstorms in the area and at 4.45pm there were two lightning strikes close to the 15th green […]

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Christian Coleman charged under anti-doping rules

Christian Coleman won the men’s 100m at the US National Championships last month American sprinter Christian Coleman has been charged under anti-doping rules with missing three drugs tests, says the US Anti-Doping Agency. Usada has confirmed the 23-year-old has been charged with failing to “properly file his whereabouts information”. Coleman, who ran a world-leading time […]

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South Africa seizes Air Tanzania plane in Johannesburg

Image copyright IKULU Image caption A farmer claims the aircraft (not pictured) was seized because Tanzania’s government owes him $33m South African authorities have seized a plane from Tanzania’s national carrier, the Tanzanian government said. The Airbus 220-300 was due to fly from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. It […]

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Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction on Amazon fires The record number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found. Official data from Brazil’s environment agency shows fines from January to 23 August dropped […]

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Bangladesh ‘to be tougher’ on Rohingya refugees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim refugees are living in camps in Bangladesh Bangladesh has said it will harden its stance towards Rohingya refugees currently in the country. Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Muslims, are living in refugee camps after fleeing violent persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. Foreign Minister […]

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Arun Jaitley: Former India finance minister dies

Image copyright Getty Images Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley has died after a long illness. He was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS hospital on 9 August with breathing issues. Mr Jaitley, 66, was a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and a senior member of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As finance minister […]