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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African power utility Eskom expects the first 800 megawatts of power from its coal-fired power station, Kusile, to come online from August 2017, the power firm said on Friday. Besides Kusile, Eskom said in a statement that the next major milestone was the synchronisation of Unit 3 of the Ingula power station early next year, as Africa's most developed economy aims to overcome chronic power shortages. Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said South Africa was not "out of the woods" yet, despite having had 25 days without power cuts.
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday lauded the contribution of the Czech people during World War Two in a meeting with the country's head of state, the only Western leader to attend a massive military parade in Beijing this week. Other Western leaders stayed away, nervous about sharing the stage with dignitaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, and about China's message to a region worried by its growing military assertiveness over claims in the South China Sea. Meeting Czech President Milos Zeman in the Great Hall of the People, Xi said his appearance at the parade "showed a spirit of respecting historical fact", state news agency Xinhua said.