US investigates civilian death report in Syria strike

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US investigates civilian death report in Syria strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The strike took place near the Deir ez-Zor airbase The US military has launched an investigation after a strike on al Qaeda in Syria killed at least two…

Emily Carr paintings sold at London auction house

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Emily Carr paintings sold at London auction house

Canadian artist Emily Carr’s paintings hung in the Canadian high commissioner’s residence for almost 10 years. In a warm tribute, it sold in London last night for £2.37m ($3.28m), about double the high estimate….

Congo lawmakers fire new mining minister

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Congo lawmakers fire new mining minister

By Ludo Saatjes, writing from Geneva Kinshasa – Congo’s parliament ousted Mining Minister Martin Kabwelulu on Monday in a vote that immediately raised questions about President Joseph Kabila’s determination to combat graft. He was…