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[Per a.s. Zealandia at Auckland.] London, Jtlyll. There are grounds for believing that the reported commutation of the capital sentences upon the condemned Pashas is incorrect. The Sultan is being beseeched to spare the lives of Midhat Pasha and his confederates.

Sir Theophilus Shepstone, who took a leading part in the annexation of the Transvaal, has written a letter deploring the recent action of the British Cabinet in connection with the Transvaal.

A shocking accident is reported to have occurred in a Catholic church in Mexico. One Sunday, while the congregation were assembled at divine service, the roof of the sacred edifice suddenly fell in, killing fifty people. A large number were seriously injured. A large exodus of Jews is taking place from the southern districts of Russia, in consequence of the hostile and threatening altitude of the Russian population. The destination of the outgoing families is America. An insurrection is reported at Mecca. An encounter took place between the Turkish troops and the insurgents, in which the latter were successful. The loss on. the part of the Imperial troops was 250 killed.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 400, 20 July 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 400, 20 July 1881

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