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* South African defence minister’s pay docked over use of air force plane

Sept 28 (BBC) South Africa’s president has docked three months of the defence minister’s pay after she allowed governing party officials to fly on an air force plane to Zimbabwe with her on 9 September. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was accused of misusing state resources for party political business.
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* Deepika Padukone: Bollywood star questioned in Sushant Singh Rajput investigation

Sept 27 (BBC) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics board in an investigation linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Padukone was among six people - including two other actresses - to be summoned for questioning over the case.
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* Global coronavirus fatalities cross 1 million

Sept 28 (HT) An overnight curfew in Australia’s second-largest city will be lifted this week, officials said on Sunday, even as the global coronavirus toll surpassed one million dead. Worldwide, at least 1,000,374 people have died of the coronavirus from more than 33 million infections, according to virus tracker Worldometer.
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* Passenger bus catches fire in Pakistan, 13 killed

Sept 27 (HT) At least 13 people have been charred to death after a passenger bus they were travelling in caught fire and overturned in Pakistan, officials said. The over-speeding bus, on its way to Karachi from Hyderabad, skidded off the road and burst into flames on Saturday, police and rescue officials said.
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