Ethiopian Airline Flight Crashes, Killing 157

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning, killing all 157 people onboard.

The state-run Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation said the flight that went down near the city of Bishoftu carried passengers from at least 33 countries.

Thirty-two Kenyans, eighteen Canadians, …

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More Women Winning Seats in World Parliaments

GENEVA The Inter-Parliamentary Union finds more women around the world are winning seats in their national parliaments, with the best gains being made in countries that have well-designed quota systems.

The report finds women's representation in national parliaments rose by nearly 1 percentage point last …

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South Africa welcomes improved mining ranking

PRETORIA, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed South Africa's latest improved global mining ranking.

In the Fraser Institute rankings, in terms of the attractiveness of its mining policies, South Africa ranked 56th out of 83 countries surveyed. The country improved its ranking by 25 …

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