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Women finds stolen clothing on Facebook

News Room : August 4, 2015 8:13 am
Want to steal your employer’s clothes and get away with it? Then it’s probably not a good idea to post selfies and other pictures of yourself wearing her clothes on your Facebook account which is on public settings.  This is exactly what Fatuma Phiri did. Her Sandton employer got a big shock when she was more »
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Killer described as “Gentle Giant”

News Room : August 4, 2015 8:11 am
Cape Town – Convicted child killer, 36-year-old Natasha Hansen, has been described in the Western Cape High Court as a “gentle giant who wouldn’t hurt a fly”.  Winifred van Diemen, 73, was testifying in mitigation of sentence in a case dating back 11 years.  Hansen was found guilty of murder as well as assault with more »
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Putin’s spokesman sparks row with ‘$620,000 watch’

News Room : August 4, 2015 8:10 am
MOSCOW: Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman flashing a watch worth an alleged $620,000 on Monday sparked controversy in the crisis-hit country. Dmitry Peskov, who is given a broad remit to voice the views of the Kremlin strongman, was photographed wearing the pricey timepiece as he tied the knot with Olympic ice dancer Tatiana more »
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Outcry after journalist beaten in Burundi

News Room : August 4, 2015 8:08 am
PARIS: Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders lashed out Monday at the “despicable assault” against an AFP reporter in Burundi, who says he was detained and badly beaten after a top general was assassinated. Esdras Ndikumana, a prominent Burundian journalist who works for Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale (RFI), said he was held for around more »
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Sierra Leone concerns grow from new Ebola case

News Room : August 4, 2015 8:07 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone: Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili District after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an official said. The victim contracted the disease in the capital and then traveled to his home village to mark the end of more »
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Pakistan Executes Shafqat Hussain

News Room : August 4, 2015 7:42 am
Pakistan has executed Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from international human rights groups. His lawyers say he was 14 when found guilty and his confession was extracted by torture, but officials say there is no proof he was a minor when convicted.  He met his family one last time more »
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China wants no talk of South China Sea at ASEAN meet

News Room : August 4, 2015 7:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Liu, speaking to media on the sidelines of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, which kicks off in Kuala Lumpur said the meetings should avoid more »
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Hundreds dead, millions displaced as rains heap misery on Asia

News Room : August 4, 2015 7:18 am
YANGON: Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported  as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. Authorities in India say more than 120 people have died across the country in recent days, while more than a million have been displaced by rains more »
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