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 2020-02-24 19:31 

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Nearly 50 rhino killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges...

At least 46 rhino have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official says, as the southern African wildlife haven reports a surge in poaching of the endangered species....

 2020-02-24 19:30 

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Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has resigned in a shock move after his political allies sought to bring down the government and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim....

 2020-02-24 19:30 

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In extradition bid, US accuses Assange of endangering sources...

A lawyer for the US has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of risking the lives of intelligence sources by publishing classified US government documents, as his extradition hearing opened in a London court....

 2020-02-24 19:12 

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Man jailed for 20 years for raping partially blind 90-year-old woman...

A man was handed 20 years in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to raping a 90-year-old partially blind woman in Bloemfontein, the National Prosecuting Authority said....

 2020-02-24 18:30 

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George plane crash: Mbalula gives go ahead for independent inquiry...

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has directed that an independent inquiry be undertaken into a plane crash that claimed the lives of three employees of the South African Civil Aviation Authority's flight inspection unit....

 2020-02-24 18:00 

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World must prepare for 'potential pandemic': WHO chief...

The World Health Organisation chief has warned countries to prepare for a "potential pandemic" of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea "deeply concerning"....

 2020-02-24 18:00 

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Katherine Johnson, black Nasa mathematician, dies at 101...

Katherine Johnson, a ground-breaking black Nasa mathematician whose life was portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures," has died aged 101, the space agency says....

 2020-02-24 18:00 

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Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes...

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, has been freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes....

 2020-02-24 17:22 

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Tuesday's weather: Another hot day for the Northern, Western Cape...

Extremely hot conditions are expected over parts of the Northern and Western Cape on Tuesday, according to the South African Weather Service....

 2020-02-24 17:15 

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R1 000 bail for farmer accused of shooting teen 'for stealing maize meal'...

A 21-year-old Free State farmer gets R1 000 bail for allegedly trying to kill a teenage boy who he accuses of stealing maize meal....

 2020-02-24 16:57 

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Eight things Premier David Makhura must address ahead of Gauteng's SOPA, according to DA...

The DA gives Gauteng Premier David Makhura a list of eight issues to address ahead of his State of the Province Address. One is to secure his own source of energy to mitigate against load shedding....

 2020-02-24 16:30 

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Bus passengers from Italy blocked in France in coronavirus scare...

A bus that arrived in the French city of Lyon from Milan in Italy was sealed off for several hours on Monday after the driver showed symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, security sources say....

 2020-02-24 16:30 

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'Several injured' as car rams Germany carnival procession...

Several people have been injured after a car drove into a carnival procession in central Germany, police say, adding that the driver has been arrested....

 2020-02-24 16:30 

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Nigeria probes video showing manatee dragged down street...

Nigeria's environment ministry has ordered an investigation into a video showing an endangered manatee being dragged along a street after the images of the captured sea mammal sparked outrage from conservationists....

 2020-02-24 16:24 

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Judgment soon in bail application of woman accused of mum's murder for R80K...

A 39-year-old woman is set to soon find out whether she gets bail for allegedly plotting to murder her mother for an R80 000 life insurance payout....

 2020-02-24 16:18 

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One more year for Zondo commission and no more extensions - High Court...

Judge Wendy Hughes of the Gauteng High Court, sitting in Pretoria, granted the commission its final extension on Monday, citing that "further extensions would not be warranted"....

 2020-02-24 15:29 

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EFF condemns 'opportunistic' media coverage of Malema's stayed arrest warrant...

The EFF slams reporting on the stayed warrant of arrest for its leader Julius Malema as being "opportunistic", saying his non-appearance in court is part of an agreement with the magistrate and prosecutor....

 2020-02-24 15:18 

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Omotoso trial: 'Baby who are you?' - First witness details how she was recruited at a church crusade...

The first witness in the re-trial of rape accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso has taken the stand in the Eastern Cape High Court and painted a picture of how she first caught his attention....

 2020-02-24 15:00 

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Togo leader hails vote win as opposition urges 'resistance'...

Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe has hailed a crushing election victory that gave him a fourth term in office, as his main rival insisted he had won and called on people to "defend" their votes....

 2020-02-24 15:00 

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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief...

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide"....

 2020-02-24 15:00 

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Trump hails 'exceptional' Modi at huge India rally...

US President Donald Trump got a rapturous and romantic welcome to India on Monday, addressing a huge rally and holding hands with his wife at the Taj Mahal, in a maiden official visit big on photo opportunities but short on concrete results....

 2020-02-24 14:57 

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Rameez Patel waits to stand trial for mum's murder after he gets new lawyers...

Double murder accused Rameez Patel must wait until next month to stand trial for the alleged murder of his mother in Nirvana, Polokwane....

 2020-02-24 14:48 

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Soweto man to appear in court for allegedly beating child, 4, to death with a belt...

A 57-year-old Soweto man is set to appear in court for allegedly beating his four-year-old daughter to death with a belt....

 2020-02-24 14:27 

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Miner dies at Harmony Gold's Kusaslethu mine...

A miner has died at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, in a scraper winch incident, the company said on Monday....

 2020-02-24 14:05 

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Mcebo Dlamini: How will my old sparring partner Adam Habib be remembered at Wits?...

I am honored to have led students under the administration of Adam Habib. It is through his resolve that I gained some of the most important traits as a leader, writes Mcebo Dlamini ....

 2020-02-24 14:00 

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'Ons gaan nie ons phola hier' - John Moodey as he announces candidacy for DA leader...

John Moodey has become the third leader to throw his hat in the ring and he is up against current interim leader John Steenhuisen and former DA Youth leader Mbali Ntuli who is currently a member of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature....

 2020-02-24 13:49 

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Centurion parents lay charges after teacher allegedly 'strangles' Grade 6 pupil over 'theft' of water...

A Springvale Primary School teacher is alleged to have strangled a Grade 6 pupil after he was accused of stealing a bottle of flavoured water from another pupil...

 2020-02-24 13:30 

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Lesotho PM yet to be formally charged over murder of estranged wife, despite court appearance...

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appeared in court over the murder of his estranged wife after a weekend in which he was said to be receiving emergency medical care in South Africa....

 2020-02-24 13:30 

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Virus-hit China postpones parliament for first time in decades...

China on Monday decided to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-24 13:30 

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Julian Assange: World's most-wanted whistleblower back in spotlight...

A fearless campaigner for democratic openness, or a criminal trying to avoid justice: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a highly polarising figure who finds himself once again at the centre of global attention....

 2020-02-24 13:16 

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Zondo commission granted extension until March next year - report...

The commission of inquiry into state capture has been granted a final extension to complete its work by March 31, 2021....

 2020-02-24 13:13 

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WATCH | Hippo does walkabout through Engen garage in St Lucia...

A video of a hippo casually strolling through an Engen petrol station in St Lucia has gone viral....

 2020-02-24 12:36 

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Child, 3, abandoned for more than an hour in hot car during Cape Town road race...

A case of child endangerment is laid against a caregiver after she leaves a three-year-old child locked in a car in the Cape Town city centre....

 2020-02-24 12:28 

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Jacob Zuma will attend opening of KwaZulu-Natal legislature, 'health permitting'...

Former president Jacob Zuma will attend the opening of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature if his health allows, Speaker Nontembeko Boyce says....

 2020-02-24 11:50 

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Eastern Cape drought: Vandals make matters worse for water-starved Graaff-Reinet residents...

Despite welcome rains recently, the Eastern Cape remains in the grip of a terrible drought, and taps in Graaff-Reinet, home to 40 000 people, ran dry last year....

 2020-02-24 11:09 

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Malema unfazed by arrest warrant as NPA confirms issued as 'matter of procedure'...

The NPA and a lawyer representing Julius Malema say the arrest warrant issued in the EFF leader's gun case is only a matter of procedure....

 2020-02-24 10:56 

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Orange Farm primary school reopens after sewage spill forced shut down...

Pupils at Nomini Primary School in Orange Farm have returned to class after a week of absence, following a sewage spillage at the school premises....

 2020-02-24 10:32 

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'Cruel, torturous and degrading' - Commission on forced sterilisation HIV+ women...

The Commission for Gender Equality finds that the practice of forced or coerced sterilisation for women living with HIV in South Africa's public hospitals was "cruel, torturous or inhuman and degrading treatment"....

 2020-02-24 10:12 

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'I will always hate him' - murdered teen's mom on Horskool Stella strangler Xander Bylstra...

The mother of Sharnelle Hough, who was murdered at the age of 16 by Xander Bylsma at Horskool Stella in North West in May 2018, says she will always hate him for what he did to her daughter....

 2020-02-24 10:07 

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Cape Town boy dies in early morning fire...

A child has been killed in a shack fire in the early hours of the morning, according to City of Cape Town fire services....

 2020-02-24 08:58 

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Fort Hare student who witnessed friend's murder also stabbed to death - reports...

A second student at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape, has been stabbed to death....

 2020-02-24 08:58 

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South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads around the world...

The deadly coronavirus epidemic has spread further outside China as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks....

 2020-02-24 08:57 

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Lesotho PM in court to be charged with murder of ex-wife...

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who at the weekend was receiving "emergency" medical treatment in South Africa, on Monday appeared in court where he is expected to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, an AFP correspondent reported....

 2020-02-24 08:44 

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OPINION | Tazne van Wyk: Poverty of our political system is what killed her in the end...

The reality is the politicians are the biggest beneficiaries of this system of poverty. Poverty is what keeps politicians in power, writes Wesley Fester...

 2020-02-24 08:40 

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BREAKING | Warrant of arrest issued for Julius Malema for failure to appear in court...

A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for failing to appear in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018....

 2020-02-24 08:11 

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Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul...

Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud"....

 2020-02-24 07:33 

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Randall Williams an excellent candidate for Tshwane mayor - DA...

The DA has dismissed ANC objections to its mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane, ahead of the council elections this week....

 2020-02-24 06:37 

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WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre...

Experts from the World Health Organisation have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities have said....

 2020-02-24 06:29 

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Former Drakensberg Boys' Choir pupil to go on trial for rape of 13-year-old boy - report...

A former Drakensberg Boys' Choir School pupil will go on trial in April for the alleged rape of a younger boy....

 2020-02-24 05:46 

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Another arrest in sisters' alleged plot to kill mother for R80K insurance payout...

Mpumalanga police have made a breakthrough by arresting another suspect who was allegedly involved in the murder of a 62-year-old Barberton woman in a plot allegedly concocted by her daughters for an R80 000 life insurance payout....

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