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Airbus CEO investigated over suspected fraud

The Airbus Chief Executive, Thomas Enders is presently being probed by Vienna prosecutors for suspected fraud in connection with a $US2 billion ($A2.7 billion) Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago. Correspondence reviewed by Reuters listed Enders as one of those accused in the investigation, and a …

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Magnitude 7.1 quake occurs off Chile

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks. No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile’s emergency services. The Chilean Navy and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake …

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South Sudan works on new constitution creation

The National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC) led by Gichira Kibaara, a former Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, on April 13 presented a draft constitution to the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Paulino Wanawilla. But the country is behind schedule, as the agreement required that the country would have …

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AFDB unveils $12bn power plan for Africa

The African Development Bank (AFDB) has announced its plan to invest $12 billion over the next five years under its new electrification programme. The fund will support its New Deal on energy for Africa which aims to achieve universal access to Africa by 2025. The plan was born out of …

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Netflix subscribers near 100 million

Netflix reportedly added fewer subscribers than expected for the first three months of 2017, and promised it will surpass the 100 million mark this weekend. For the first quarter, Netflix added 1.42 million US subscribers and 3.53 million overseas. Previously the company had projected net gains of 1.5 million in …

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Earthquake hits north of Vanuatu

An earthquake of magnitude of 5.7 has reportedly struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, US Geological Survey says. The quake on Monday,April 16,2017 was initially reported with a magnitude of 6.0 but was later downgraded by the USGS. It was recorded at a depth of 20km …

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