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Kurds push IS out of Kobane

Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday claimed a major symbolic victory as they pushed Islamic State fighters out of the embattled Syrian town of Kobane. As of Tuesday, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) would take the fight to the jihadist-held countryside around the town, which lies on Syria’s border with Turkey,[…]

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Obama leading delegation to Saudi

President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah’s death. Obama was cutting short the final day of his visit to India to make the trip to Riyadh,[…]

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Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba shift

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country’s decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington. The comments were the first by the 88-year-old revolutionary leader on the talks with the U.S.[…]

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Attack on Ukraine city could be war crime: UN

Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday. Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that monitors from the Organization for Security[…]

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More power cuts possible: Eskom

There was a good chance that South Africans would experience further power cuts on Tuesday, power utility Eskom said. “The grid is exceptionally tight. There is a medium to high chance of load shedding today [Tuesday] if we do see further technical challenges developing,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. He said[…]

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Chai FM guilty of hate speech: BCCSA

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has reprimanded Jewish radio station Chai FM for broadcasting content that amounted to hate speech and propaganda. “As a sanction the tribunal issued a firm reprimand, cautioning the broadcaster that if a similar finding is made in future, a fine will be considered,”[…]

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Eviction of elderly man sparks anger

Beitul Aman Home of the Aged (BUA) is again in the spotlight after allegations of a seventy-eight year old, Yusuf Harrison, being evicted from the home. The issue sparked a major outcry from members of the local community, after photos were posted on social media. According to BUA spokesperson Nadir[…]

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Organisers hail VOC Family Day

Organisers of the first ever VOC Family Day at Ratanga Junction has lauded the public’s support on Sunday, after the target of selling 5000 tickets was achieved. While ticket sales got off to a slow start when the event was first launched in November last year, there was a huge[…]

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Death of Egyptian protestor sparks anger

Images of a slain protester, blood running down her face and hair as her body was lifted from the ground, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt’s government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality. The photos and videos show a heavily armed police unit, with[…]

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