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2014-12-28 21:53

South Africa has no civil war but violence is one of the top five causes of death in the country.

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2014-12-28 22:45

Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip have prevented a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the July-August war with Israel from making a rare goodwill visit.

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Passengers plead to be saved

2014-12-28 21:51

Desperate passengers have pleaded by mobile phone live on TV to be saved from a burning ferry off the Greek island of Corfu as rescuers battled gale-force winds.

SAFE:  Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people from a ferry on fire and adrift in the channel between Italy and Albania. (Ivan Tortorella, AP)

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