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By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Emergency services said nearly 90 people were injured on Thursday when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance at a packed London theatre, bringing the city's West End entertainment district to a standstill. Emergency services said 88 people were injured. They described 81 as "walking wounded", many with head injuries, while seven others were taken to hospital with more serious injuries. Nick Harding from London Fire Brigade said a section of ornate plaster ceiling, measuring about 10 metres (33 feet) by 10 metres, had fallen onto the audience watching the evening show.
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's biggest union will not support the ruling ANC in elections next year, its general secretary said on Friday, in a blow to President Jacob Zuma, whose political support with the working class is fast eroding. The salvo from the 330,000-member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is also another sign that an alliance forged with the African National Congress (ANC) in the common struggle against apartheid is falling apart. NUMSA is the biggest block in the COSATU labour grouping that is itself part of a formal three-way governing alliance with the ANC that also includes the Communist Party (SACP).