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WHO says no signs spread of Ebola is slowing

The Ebola outbreak shows no signs of abating, has killed 3,879 people and threatens more Western African nations poorly equipped to deal with the disease, the World Health Organisation has said in a report. The UN’s health authority said on Wednesday that a total of 8,033 people had caught the[…]

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Thousands march for missing Mexico students

Tens of thousands of people held protests across Mexico, joining tearful families of 43 missing students demanding their return amid fears a police-backed gang executed them. Parents of the victims traveled from Guerrero, where the students disappeared, to head a march of thousands of people in Mexico City on Wednesday,[…]

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US court hears Guantanamo force-feeding case

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavours for the liquid meal they must ingest, and well-behaved inmates sometimes are force-fed communally, a US court has heard. In a testimony outlining procedures at the US Naval base in southeastern Cuba, government officials described how prison[…]

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Activists vow to continue Woolies pickets

Demonstrators on the front line at the Woolworths pickets have added their voice to allegations of violent behaviour some stories, instead claiming the company is guilty of intimidation. Woolworths has expressed concern about the safety of its customers and employees, accusing activists Boycott, Divest and Sanctions in SA (BDS) of[…]

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Police resources overstretched: Plato

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato, has responded to renewed concerns over the safety of Bonteheuwel residents, who have been witness to a string of violent gang-related shootings in the area over the past few months. Plato has insisted that police continue to be visible and operational within the[…]

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‘I glanced at Anni’s body’: Qwabe

Convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe took a quick glance at his victim Anni Dewani after she had been shot in 2010, he told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. “I took a glance, yes. She was in the back seat. I think she was lying [down] but I can’t recall[…]

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Lwandle report handed over

National Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu on Wednesday received the long awaited report on the evictions that took place in Lwandle’s Nomzamo informal settlement in Cape Town in June this year. Although at a press briefing at Parliament, Sisulu could not give details of the contents of the report,[…]

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ANC rejects arms inquiry testimony

The ANC on Wednesday rejected a claim that ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was one of the “concerned MPs” who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal. “With no fear of contradiction, the ANC disputes the allegations as lies being peddled against Comrade Winnie,” deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said in[…]

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