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South Africa's PetroSA says to probe three top executives

South Africa's PetroSA says to probe three top executives

South Africa's state oil company PetroSA said on Thursday three top executives have been asked to take special leave pending an investigation into their performance following declining revenues.
Islamic State photos purport to show unharmed Palmyra ruins

Islamic State photos purport to show unharmed Palmyra ruins

Islamic State posted photographs online which it said were taken in the central Syrian city of Palmyra and appeared to show its ancient ruins unharmed since the hardline group seized it from government forces.
Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai

Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai

An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Wednesday in North Sinai, the interior ministry said, one of the most high-profile police deaths in the Islamist insurgency raging in the region.
No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin

No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin

The euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors.
World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

Seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.