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No shelling from Gaza side, says Palestinian doctor

A doctor working at the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza has rejected claims from the Israeli military that a mortar round was fired from the isolated Strip into Southern Israel. This comes after Hamas also denied any involvement in the reported attack, which would mark the first since a ceasefire was[…]

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MSA embarks on collection drive for reusable items

Aiming to promote the concepts of entrepreneurship and upcycling of reusable materials, The Muslim Students Association (MSA) have embarked on its flagship initiative for 2014, titled ‘The Humanitarian Project: Repurposing Waste’. The project is part of the MSA’s Green Dean South Africa initiative, and is being run in collaboration with[…]

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Nigerian preacher under pressure after church collapse

A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse in Lagos that claimed at least 67 lives. TB Joshua and staff at his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) have so far failed to disclose information to[…]

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Audit confirms Sanral credibility: Peters

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has received a clean audit, which shows its financial statements are credible, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Wednesday. “The ministry of transport, under whose mandate Sanral operates, is pleased that the agency has received yet another clean audit from the office of[…]

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Qatar does not finance Islamic State: Emir

Qatar’s emir said in Germany on Wednesday that his wealthy Gulf state does not back Islamic “terrorist organisations”, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no reason to doubt him. The leaders spoke in Berlin where the emir was visiting, some three weeks after a German minister angered Doha by[…]

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‘Syrian bombardment kills dozens’ in Homs

At least 48 people have been killed in Syrian government air bombardment around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group says. Two days of air strikes left women, children and men including rebels among the dead, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which[…]

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US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight

American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US military’s joint chiefs of staff, said on Tuesday he might recommend having US troops do more, potentially accompanying Iraqis[…]

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No call for Open Mosque protest: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has categorically denied rumours that it has called a protest at the launch of the Open Mosque on Friday. A message circulating on social chat group Whatsapp states that the ulema body has called for the community to protest the controversial place of worship, being[…]

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Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament on Thursday leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete. Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, who opened the debate on the motion, led the walkout after ANC chief whip Stone Sizani sought[…]

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