CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.
By Patrick Markey and Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Officials from Algeria, the European Union and energy firms meet in Algiers on Tuesday in an attempt to get their energy cooperation back on track and find ways to pump more gas north again after years of dwindling exports. Algeria is seen as a natural partner for the European Union as it looks to diversify energy supplies after the Ukraine conflict once again exposed the risks of relying too much on the bloc's top supplier, Russia. In 2013, the EU estimated Algeria exported 25 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas via pipelines to Spain and Italy, or less than half the capacity of 54 bcm, while it exported 15 bcm of liquefied natural gas out of capacity of 40 bcm.
The demolition of shacks north of the South African capital Pretoria triggered riots on Monday and overnight in which two security guards were killed, police said on Tuesday. Four people had been arrested and would be charged with public violence while a fifth faced a charge of murder, police spokesman Tsekiso Mofokeng said. Poverty, a swelling population and migration from the countryside is aggravating a shortage of urban housing in South Africa, leading to sprawling informal settlements springing up.