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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | New Zealand volcano death toll rises; many survivors 'critical'

Official death toll up to eight with eight missing presumed dead and more survivors suffering severe burns. | A path to Brexit: Britain's last three elections

Britain's general election on Thursday is the third in less than five years and has been described by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the most important in a generation. | Trump impeachment debate: Partisan lines drawn as Democrats, Republicans square off

Democrats warned that US President Donald Trump was on the verge of dictatorship while Republicans fiercely defended his record at the opening of a stormy, historic debate on impeachment charges Wednesday. | WATCH | Prime Minister Boris Johnson votes with an able companion by his side

Britain votes in a crucial general election on Thursday, with latest opinion polls showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked in a tight battle to win a majority and deliver his Brexit plans. | WATCH | Skin grafts: A look at efforts to save burned volcano victims

An international effort is underway to save badly burned survivors of New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption, with the US tapped to provide 1.2 million square centimetres of skin and a dozen victims being flown to Australia for specialist care. | UK general election: what could happen?

Britain votes in a crucial general election on Thursday, with latest opinion polls showing Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked in a tight battle to win a majority and deliver his Brexit plans. | Trump impeachment moves forward | Witness describes huddling with US shooting victim: WATCH the top world news videos for today

Judiciary panel moves toward impeachment vote | Witness describes huddling with NJ shooting victim; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH. | Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims. | Trump trial 'first' priority in January, says Senate leader

The trial of Donald Trump will be the Senate's first priority in January if the US president is impeached as expected next week, the top Republican in Congress says. | Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital

At least three heart patients have died after a group of lawyers attacked doctors at a cardiac hospital in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, officials and ministers said. | Polls tighten on eve of Britain's Brexit election

Britain's political party leaders have criss-crossed the country in a frantic last-minute push for votes, after polls predicted a tight finish to a highly-charged general election aimed at settling the long-running Brexit crisis. | WATCH | 'We must not let fear stop us': Young women share stories of activism

At a United Nations summit in Geneva, young women spoke about child marriage, sexual slavery, indigenous rights, corruption and climate change. | Britain at the polls: 5 key moments from UK's ill-tempered election campaign

Here are five key incidents from Britain's general election campaign, which draws to a close on Wednesday night before voting on Thursday: | 'You're so lucky I became your president' - Trump on impeachment brink, but far from falling

For a man on the brink of becoming only the third US president to be impeached, Donald Trump sure sounds confident. | New Zealand volcano still too dangerous to remove bodies

The smouldering New Zealand volcano that killed at least six people is still too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies from, police said Wednesday, warning that many tourists who escaped the island were so badly burned they were not yet out | Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy drops out of university

A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was due to graduate in electrical engineering has dropped out of his Dutch university due to a dispute over the end date of his degree, his father said Tuesday. | Barr questions FBI probe into US election meddling | US shooting leaves several dead: WATCH the top world news videos for today

Barr: FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' on Russia probe | Multiple dead, including policeman in NJ shooting; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH. | Spain court sentences man over gang rape website

A Spanish court sentenced Tuesday a man to 18 months in jail for setting up a website showing where a notorious gang rape took place during the running of the bulls festival in the city of Pamplona three years ago. | World's youngest PM takes office in Finland

Finland's Sanna Marin, 34, has been officially appointed as the country's prime minister, becoming the world's youngest sitting head of government. | The numbers that matter ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday

Voters head to the polls across Britain on Thursday for the third general election in four and-a-half years. Here are some of the key numbers:

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