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Three Suspects in court for R2.1m abalone bust

News Room : September 23, 2014 8:12 am
In Johannesburg South Africa, three Chinese nationals appeared in the Vosloorus Magistrate court on Monday for possession of perlemoen (abalone) with an estimated value of R2.1 million and operating a fish processing plant without a permit, the NPA said. The matter was postponed to October 2 for a possible formal bail application, said National Prosecuting more »
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Students attack teachers at Kwzulu-Natal School

News Room : September 23, 2014 8:05 am
Durban – Two teachers have been attacked by pupils who went on the rampage at an Umlazi school, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Tuesday. “We have no idea what prompted it. The educators were severely injured,” said department spokesman Muzi Mahlambi. Mahlambi said there had been problems at Vukuzakhe High School over the last more »
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Ukraine troops prepare pullback as truce holds

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:58 am
KIEV: A fragile truce between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian forces appeared to consolidate Monday as clashes subsided and attention focused on the unresolved status of the separatist east. Ukraine said it lost two soldiers in sporadic overnight raids by “armed gangs” on small towns surrounding the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, but that nevertheless the more »
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Afghan president-elect vows unity after disputed vote

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:55 am
KABUL: Afghanistan’s president-elect promised to end political strife and corruption in a speech on Monday, his first since signing a power-sharing agreement with his rival aimed at bringing months of turmoil to a close. “Afghanistan’s stability is most important for us,” former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani said in his address at the presidential palace in more »
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Thousands of students rally for democracy in Hong Kong

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:51 am
HONG KONG: Hong Kong students on Monday began a weeklong boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China’s refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. Student activists crowded onto a campus on the northern outskirts of the city, many sheltering from more »
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New Polish government sworn in

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:42 am
WARSAW: Poland’s president on Monday swore in the government of incoming Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, calling on her to prepare the country for a debate on euro zone membership. Kopacz took over this month as head of government from Donald Tusk, who resigned after he was tapped to become the next European Council chief in more »
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Experts oppose travel, trade bans on Ebola-hit countries

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:38 am
GENEVA: Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the UN agency said on Monday. Some airlines have stopped flights to affected areas and WHO and other agencies have said this more »
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Death toll rises in Nigerian church collapse

News Room : September 23, 2014 7:35 am
PRETORIA: The death toll from the Nigerian church collapse has now climbed to 115 people, with 84 of them South Africans, a South African minister said Monday, citing sources in Lagos. “We understand from our assessment team that the total number of people who have perished is now 115, but those are not all South more »
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