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Man ‘accidentally shoots friend dead while acting out RAP lyrics with loaded gun’

News Room : January 30, 2015 7:04 am
A man has been charged with shooting his friend dead accidentally while acting out rap lyrics. Rodney Clay Patrick Jr, 22, was singing to the lyrics of a song with his friend Douglas Trey Winslow when he picked up a firearm, mistakenly believing it was not loaded. As he pointed the gun at 17-year-old Winslow more »
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Table Bay Boulevard to be renamed after after FW de Klerk

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:59 am
The FW de Klerk Foundation has welcomed the decision to have Table Bay Boulevard in Cape Town named after the former president. “This is not an honour that Mr De Klerk sought and he is not at all sure that places and streets should be renamed after living people,” executive director Dave Steward said in more »
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Killer escapes from court in Mpumalanga

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:56 am
A vigilante was able to run out of an Mpumalanga courthouse shortly after being convicted of murder. Michael Maepa, 31, from Matsulu outside Mbombela, was convicted in the Nelspruit circuit of the High Court in Pretoria. Maepa and his co-accused, Hlanganani Gama, 31, were arrested on January 23 when they handed themselves to the Matsulu more »
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Malaysia declares MH370 an ‘accident’ as relatives fume

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:54 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has formally declared missing flight MH370 an “accident” and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was met with angry skepticism by distraught relatives. “It is therefore, with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that, on behalf of the government of Malaysia, more »
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‘Police gunfire killed Sydney siege victim’

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:51 am
SYDNEY: Ricochets from police gunfire killed one of the two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a central Sydney cafe in December, an inquest into the deadly stand-off heard. In graphic details of the stand-off which shocked Australia, the coroner was told that the other victim was made to kneel down and shot more »
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Sri Lanka to return private land seized in civil war

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:48 am
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move toward reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils. Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told reporters that the government of new President Maithripala Sirisena will ease its military more »
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UNICEF seeks $3.1bn aid for ‘new generation’ of crises

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:44 am
GENEVA: The UN children’s agency has launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly four years to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the more »
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Europe sets new Russia sanctions

News Room : January 30, 2015 6:37 am
MOSCOW: Europe has prepared to draft even tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine as ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned against the danger of an increasingly isolated Kremlin fighting back. The last Soviet leader’s words of caution came with the daily death toll in Ukraine’s separatist east spiking again with the nine-month war threatening to turn more »
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