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STEPHEN HAWK­ING’S WHEEL­CHAIR SELLS FOR $393K: The wheel­chair of the fa­mous physi­cist, who died in March at 76, was sold at an auc­tion in London. A copy of his doc­toral the­sis fetched al­most $767,000, auc­tion­eer Christie’s said Thurs­day. MASS GRAVE UN­COV­ERED IN ETHIOPIA: The coun­try’s state af­fil­i­ated broad­caster said the mass grave of 200 peo­ple was found in the troubled area be­tween the coun­try’s Oro­mia and So­mali re­gions.

BUSES COL­LIDE, KILLING 50 IN ZIM­BABWE: The two long dis­tance buses go­ing in op­po­site di­rec­tions col­lided near Rusape, about 105 miles east of the cap­i­tal, Harare, on Wed­nes­day evening, said po­lice spokesman Paul Ny­athi. The death toll could rise be­cause 80 other pas­sen­gers were ad­mit­ted to hospi­tal, some with se­ri­ous in­juries.

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