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Durban Veteran Cultural Activist and Community Leader Launches New Book

News Room : May 22, 2015 7:02 am
Veteran Durban cultural activist, well-known community leader and prolific author, Mrs Zuleikha Mayat (89), has not let age impede her passion for writing, with the creator of the iconic South African cookbook, Indian Delights, launching a new book in the city this week. Mrs Mayat’s latest offering, ‘Journeys of Binte Batuti,’ to be launched at more »
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Hackers in Gaza Strip open lines to the world

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:56 am
GAZA: With jobs scarce and time on their hands, some tech-savvy Gazans have found a new way to make money — hacking Internet-based phone lines and routing international calls for a fee. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) hacking has been a phenomenon for years. But now Gaza, sealed off by a blockade imposed by Israel more »
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Jail break in South Africa

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:52 am
A gang of six murderers, cop killers and rapists are still on the run after breaking out of Groenpunt maximum security prison. Prison authorities were still unable to provide photographs of the men or clear details of any of them. Seven escaped, but one was soon rearrested on the road to Sasolburg. The six, still more »
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9-mile oil slick probed.

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:43 am
GOLETA: More than 6,000 gallons (22,700 liters) of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles (15 kilometers) of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but that’s just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from more »
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Canada’s expulsion of mentally ill Jamaican deemed ‘inhuman’

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:39 am
GENEVA: Canada’s deportation of a mentally ill Jamaican man who had lived in the country for three decades constitutes “cruel and inhuman treatment,” a UN watchdog said Thursday. Canada’s 2011 decision to deport the man, identified in the media as 52-year-old Audley Horace Gardner, left him “without the medical and family support he depended on,” more »
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8 in court over London diamond district heist

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:36 am
LONDON: Eight men charged in connection with an audacious jewellery heist in London’s diamond quarter appeared in court for the first time Thursday as prosecutors said the scale of the losses was over £10 million (14 million euros, $16 million). Thieves broke into the vault at a safety deposit center in Hatton Garden in April, more »
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Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:34 am
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain’s borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of migrants. Net migration to Britain surged to roughly 318,000 in 2014, up from 209,000 the year before, the Office for National Statistics said. The figure, which more »
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Israel fears US won’t protect its Nuclear-‘secret’

News Room : May 22, 2015 6:28 am
TEL AVIV: The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a UN conference this week to adopt a resolution that could compel Israel to acknowledge its nuclear arsenal. At issue is a proposal at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference that would empower the UN secretary general to organize a conference to pursue more »
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