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Judge Hlophe weds in Muslim ceremony

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:54 am
The two were married yesterday in a traditional Muslim ceremony – the nikkah – at a mosque in Claremont, which was followed by a lavish reception at the Steenberg Golf Estate, in Tokai. It was attended by about 100 guests, including Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who toasted the newlyweds. “In the context of Freedom Day more »
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Newspaper to appeal IS story ruling

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:51 am
The City Press newspaper has lodged an application for leave to appeal with the Press Council, after it was found to be in serious breach of the Press Code. Last week, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief sanctioned City Press and directed the paper to print an apology for giving too much information about a teenager who more »
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Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:49 am
CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY: Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to hear a final challenge. Australia began the day with a plea for a stay in the execution of Myuran more »
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Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:45 am
KATMANDU: Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could yet rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas. With fears rising of food and water shortages, Nepalis were rushing to stores and petrol stations to stock up more »
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Swedish hostages return home

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:40 am
STOCKHOLM: Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian militants have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed. The hostages, named in local media as Thomas Olsson, 50, and Martin Reen, 33, were freed with the help of Palestinian and Jordanian authorities. The men were taken hostage in November 2013 more »
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Syria changes passport rules for citizens abroad

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:31 am
DAMASCUS: Syrian authorities will allow citizens abroad, including refugees who fled the war, to obtain passports without an intelligence service review for the first time, Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper said. The daily, which is close to the government, said the move would “create an appropriate climate” for consultations in Geneva next month on the possibility of more »
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UN chief deplores Israeli actions in 2014 Gaza conflict

News Room : April 28, 2015 6:26 am
UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on that he deplores that a UN inquiry found “Israeli actions” killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227 others at UN premises being used as emergency shelters during the 2014 Gaza conflict. “It is a matter of the utmost gravity that those who looked to more »
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Community mourns loss of teacher

News Room : April 24, 2015 7:18 am
Port Elizabeth – “She had a heart of gold.” That’s how neighbours have described slain Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou. Panayiotou, 28,was allegedly abducted from outside her Kabega Park home on Tuesday. Her body was found in KwaNobuhle, outside Uitenhage on Wednesday. She had been shot dead. The close-knit community described Panayiotou’s death as unbelievable. more »
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