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World Briefing: South Africa: A King Goes to Prison

World Briefing By REUTERS December 31, 2015 The king of the AbaThembu clan has started a 12-year prison sentence for arson, kidnapping and assault, local news media reported on Thursday. The king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, 51, was convicted of the offenses in 2009 but had fought the verdict in the courts for ...

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Business Briefing: Mixed Japan Data Clouds Economic Outlook

While Japan’s core consumer prices rose for the first time in five months in November, household spending tumbled, casting doubt on the central bank’s view that robust consumption will help accelerate inflation to its 2 percent target. The mixed batch of data will keep alive expectations that the Bank of ...

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World Briefing: Indonesia: Boat Disaster’s Toll Rises

Rescuers on Thursday recovered 40 more bodies from waters in central Indonesia, raising the confirmed death toll from the weekend sinking of a passenger boat to 63. Fifteen people are still missing. The local disaster mitigation agency revised the number of survivors to 40, saying one person had been counted ...

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