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 2020-02-21 20:50 

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Summit urges Uganda to probe 'anti-Rwanda' activity to end tensions...

Uganda has been urged to look into allegations that anti-Rwandan rebels are operating on its territory before the long-shuttered border between the neighbours can be re-opened, during a summit of regional leaders....

 2020-02-21 20:50 

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Germany races to act on far-right threat after deadly shootings...

German ministers have promised to ramp up security and put more police on the streets to quell public fears, two days after a racist gunman killed nine people....

 2020-02-21 20:23 

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KZN couple who 'sold' houses jailed in R10.5m fraud case...

A KwaZulu-Natal couple who "sold" houses they did not own or have a mandate to market or handle transfers for were sentenced in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court for fraud amounting to around R10.5m....

 2020-02-21 20:12 

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Trump dismisses new Russia election interference claim...

President Donald Trump has dismissed reported warnings by US intelligence that Russia is meddling in this year's elections as a "hoax" planted by his Democratic rivals....

 2020-02-21 20:11 

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Lesotho: Five things to know...

Lesotho, rocked by a politico-judicial saga involving the prime minister, is a small landlocked mountain kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa. Here are five things you should know....

 2020-02-21 19:33 

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Stabbed and dumped in a salt pan: PE police need help identifying murdered woman...

A black gown, no underwear and a green scarf wrapped around her neck - these are the few clues Port Elizabeth police have to work with as they seek urgent help in identifying the body of a woman who was found dumped in a salt pan in Missionvale....

 2020-02-21 19:31 

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Daily Lotto winner bags a whopping R400K...

One winner bagged a whopping R400 000 in the Daily Lotto draw on Friday....

 2020-02-21 19:03 

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Your Powerball and Powerball Plus results...

Here are the winning Powerball and Powerball Plus numbers from the Friday, February 21 draw....

 2020-02-21 19:00 

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German doctor who killed step-daughter released from jail...

An octogenarian German ex-doctor imprisoned in France for killing his 14-year-old step-daughter 38 years ago has been freed for medical reasons, a source close to the case has said....

 2020-02-21 19:00 

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Nigeria court frees scores of Shiites...

A Nigerian court has freed 87 members of a pro-Iranian Shiite group accused of killing a soldier following clashes with troops more than four years ago, their lawyer says....

 2020-02-21 17:34 

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South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president...

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is set to formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister say....

 2020-02-21 17:34 

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UK: Far-right leader charged under Terrorism Act...

The leader of the far-right Britain First group has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act, which the BBC reported stemmed from refusing to provide police with the pin code to his phone at the airport....

 2020-02-21 17:34 

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Coronavirus: Zelensky vows to help Ukrainian woman stranded with dog in Wuhan...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to extricate a young woman who refused to board an evacuation flight out of virus-hit China without her small dog....

 2020-02-21 17:28 

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Your weather update: Inclement conditions for Eastern Cape, KZN, pleasant elsewhere...

Pleasant, sunny conditions are forecast for Saturday across the republic, with watches for severe thunderstorms for the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, according to the South African Weather Service....

 2020-02-21 16:58 

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Tazne murder: Arrests as cops swoop on properties after angry mob set it alight...

Police arrest two people when they swoop on properties in Parow, Cape Town, after an angry mob earlier took the law into their own hands in frustration at the murder of Tazne van Wyk....

 2020-02-21 16:47 

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Prasa legal team payment issued for Siyangena showdown...

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA will have legal representation to take on Siyangena in court on Monday following an 11th-hour deposit to settle outstanding legal fees....

 2020-02-21 16:17 

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Pressure and expulsions: The trials of foreign media in China...

China's expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters this week over a headline that displeased Beijing highlights the precarious status of foreign journalists working in the country....

 2020-02-21 16:17 

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Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party...

A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved Friday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom's pro-democracy movement....

 2020-02-21 16:16 

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Burkina violence displacing 4 000 people daily: UN...

More than 4 000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency has said....

 2020-02-21 16:01 

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Bid to unseat Mkhwebane heats up: DA submits 7 000 pages of 'evidence' to Modise...

The DA has submitted further 'evidence' to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to strengthen the party's motion for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane....

 2020-02-21 14:48 

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107 people arrested for gender-based violence and crimes against children in Gauteng...

Just days after a public outcry over claims and counter-claims of gender-based violence were made in Parliament, Gauteng police have arrested more than 100 people for gender-based violence and crimes against children....

 2020-02-21 14:46 

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Swissport allegedly had no grounding licence at the time of SAA tender bid, Zondo commission hears...

The commission of inquiry into state capture has heard that Swissport SA allegedly did not have a grounding licence at the time of its submission for a tender at SAA....

 2020-02-21 14:21 

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29 kids crammed into unregistered minibus taxi, driver has no licence...

Tshwane Metro Police Department officers have pulled over a minibus taxi near Soshanguve in Gauteng to find 29 pupils aboard, that the vehicle was unregistered and that the driver had no licence....

 2020-02-21 14:01 

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Double life sentences handed to Gauteng cop killers...

Three men have been sentenced to two life terms in prison for the murder of a police officer and tavern owner during a crime spree in Gauteng in 2016....

 2020-02-21 14:00 

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'We're afraid': Far-right attack in Germany reignites fears...

More than a thousand people have taken to the streets in the German capital, expressing their sadness, anger and solidarity following a far-right attack at two shisha bars in Hanau, in which nine people were killed....

 2020-02-21 14:00 

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Ukraine minister to join China evacuees in bid to ease virus panic...

Ukraine's health minister has volunteered to spend two weeks in quarantine as authorities looked to ease panic after protesters attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China....

 2020-02-21 14:00 

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Algerians mobilise to mark protest movement's first birthday...

Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" - one that quickly forced an ailing president from power and is now looking to maintain momentum....

 2020-02-21 13:16 

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We must come up with practical ways to keep our schools safe...

Many educational institutions fall short of having the bare minimum resources to ensure that learners and teachers are safe during school hours....

 2020-02-21 13:06 

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Libya's Haftar ready to fight Turkish forces if talks fail...

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has vowed to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva fail, in comments to a Russian news agency....

 2020-02-21 13:06 

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China says coronavirus vaccine trials to start around late April...

China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said on Friday....

 2020-02-21 12:53 

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'Some of us are treated worse than De Klerk', says Zwane at Bongo corruption case...

High-profile ANC politicians again have come out to support corruption-accused ANC MP Bongani Bongo for an appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court....

 2020-02-21 12:28 

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State capture inquiry: SAA awarded tenders without signed contracts, witness says...

The cash-strapped SAA awarded tenders but failed to follow up with signed contracts for the winning bidders, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard....

 2020-02-21 11:54 

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WATCH | Tazne murder: At least 2 houses torched, vehicle overturned after accused's appearance...

An angry mob have gone on a rampage, setting alight at least two houses in Parow, Cape Town, after the court appearance of the man accused of murdering 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk....

 2020-02-21 11:43 

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Enock Mpianzi's family to consider complete forensic report before release...

Enock Mpianzi's family will need to consider the complete forensic report into his death before they consent to its public release, its legal representatives say....

 2020-02-21 11:21 

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Tazne murder: Battered accused Moyhdian Pangarker claims police assaulted him...

Battered and bruised alleged child killer Moyhdian Pangarker appears in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court in Cape Town amid strict security for the kidnapping and murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk....

 2020-02-21 10:43 

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Ex-cops who killed taxi driver Mido Macia fail in bid to overturn convictions...

Eight police officers convicted of murdering taxi driver Mido Macia by handcuffing and dragging him from a police vehicle in 2013 have had their convictions upheld by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria....

 2020-02-21 10:40 

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Comedian Brad Williams leads efforts to raise funds for bullied Australian boy...

An Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to "die right now" has received a deluge of celebrity messages and donations for a trip to Disneyland....

 2020-02-21 10:20 

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Coronavirus quarantine nightmare still not over for left-behind cruise ship crew...

The nightmare of a 14-day quarantine is ending for most passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, but it is far from over for the more than 1 000 crew members on board....

 2020-02-21 10:08 

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WATCH | Murdered Tazne van Wyk will get a proper funeral, says Mayor Dan Plato at night vigil...

Hundreds attend a night vigil for murdered Tazne van Wyk in Elsies River in Cape Town. The 8-year-old girl's body was found in Worcester after she went missing two weeks ago....

 2020-02-21 10:01 

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Unisa turns a baleful eye on complaint of sex abuse...

The woman at the centre of the David Masondo imbroglio is suing the university over a sexual abuse case, highlighting institutional failure....

 2020-02-21 09:41 

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Libya's warring rivals resume talks in Geneva - UN...

Libya's warring sides have resumed talks in Geneva aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country....

 2020-02-21 09:33 

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South Africa could face TB mask shortage because of coronavirus outbreak...

Masks used by South African doctors and nurses are also being used to fend off the coronavirus outbreak. But soaring demand could leave South African clinicians empty-handed - and with no alternative....

 2020-02-21 09:30 

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Calls grow for Bloomberg to apologise for surveillance of Muslims...

In video recording, Bloomberg falsely states NYPD only entered mosques when it were asked by imams to do so....

 2020-02-21 09:20 

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Lesotho PM fails to appear for murder charge on medical grounds: aide...

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who was due to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, failed to appear in court on Friday on medical grounds, an aide said....

 2020-02-21 09:05 

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PODCAST | THE STORY: More questions than answers after release of report into Enock Mpianzi's death is delayed...

It's been a difficult start to the 2020 school calendar for Gauteng, with several pupils dying in various tragic accidents. We speak to News24 reporter Sesona Ngqakamba about 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi's drowning. Listen....

 2020-02-21 08:57 

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JUST IN | Boy stabbed to death at Gauteng school...

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed grief at the killing of a 14-year-old Freedom Park Secondary School pupil in the province....

 2020-02-21 08:55 

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Take leftist posturing over DA leadership contest with a shaker of salt...

After Mmusi Maimane's resignation as DA leader, Buccus recycled the madcap mutterings of Herman Mashaba, warning that the DA had been captured by the "right-wing zealots of the Institute of Race Relations"....

 2020-02-21 08:39 

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Trump ally Stone gets 40 months' prison amid presidential meddling row...

Donald Trump's long-time ally Roger Stone has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation....

 2020-02-21 08:30 

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WATCH LIVE | Auditor-General business executive to testify at Zondo commission...

The commission of inquiry into state capture will on Friday hear testimony from a business executive at Auditor-General South Africa. Watch live....

 2020-02-21 08:27 

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'It's a thing of the past' - Mantoa Malema accepts Cyril Ramaphosa's apology...

EFF leader Julius Malema's wife Mantoa Matlala has accepted the apology President Cyril Ramaphosa extended during his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation Address, following claims that her husband abused her....

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