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Mans odd behaviour gets him arrested

News Room : March 30, 2015 7:18 am
A man has been arrested in connection with a string of assaults on elderly victims who had sneezed in public. Five women and one man complained to police that they had been slapped while sneezing in Carlisle city centre. The incidents involving victims aged from 65 to 82 took place over the last month. A more »
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Elderly woman dies as bakkie rolls

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:46 am
Johannesburg – An elderly woman was killed and eight others, including four children, were injured when the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the R501, about 20km from Potchefstroom, paramedics said. The woman had succumbed to her multiple injuries, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said. “Unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for her. She more »
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Police Officers shot dead

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:42 am
Johannesburg – A section of the N3 south in Modderfontein was blocked off completely after three SA police service officers were shot at by unknown suspects, the Johannesburg metro police department confirmed. “Three SAPS members were shot. One apparently in the head, another in the leg and the other in the leg,” Superintendent Edna Mamonyane more »
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Nigeria opposition rejects vote in southern oil state

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:39 am
ABUJA: Confusion and violence blighted Nigeria’s tensest presidential election since the end of army rule, with the opposition rejecting results from a turbulent southern state even before they have been announced. The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state accused supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan of being behind killings of its campaigners, and denounced more »
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Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway, 23 injured

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:36 am
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: An Air Canada plane made an “abrupt” landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. The airline said Flight AC624, an Airbus 320 that left Toronto had 133 passengers more »
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Indonesian landslide kills 12

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:34 am
JAKARTA: Twelve people were killed and 11 houses buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official has confirmed. The landslide hit Tegal Panjang village in Sukabumi district in west Java after a particularly heavy downpour, according to national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. “We found all more »
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Tokyo eyes informal talks on North Korea

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:32 am
TOKYO: Japan has sounded out other members of long-stalled talks about North Korea’s nuclear program about holding an informal meeting in Tokyo possibly by the end of June, reports said. Japan hopes to bring together envoys from the six states involved when the next round of the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, hosted by a US more »
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Chinese man gets 6 years in jail for growing beard

News Room : March 30, 2015 6:24 am
BEIJING: A court in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for “provoking trouble” by growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported. The court in the desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced the 38-year-old Uighur to six years, while his wife was given more »
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