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ICC approves probe into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against Rohingya

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a full investigation into Myanmar‘s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the Southeast Asian nation faces mounting legal pressure worldwide over the treatment of the minority ethnic group. ICC judges on Thursday backed a prosecution request to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over[…]

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Catapulting Hong Kong into democracy? Media glorifies ANARCHY & ‘novel, defensive’ anti-police weapons of protesters

As anti-China protesters transform Hong Kong universities into “weapons factories” and arm themselves with petrol bombs, mainstream media is increasingly impressed by their ingenious and “novel” methods of taking on riot police. Universities across Hong Kong are shuttering their doors and foreign students fleeing the chaos, as protesters hurl bricks,[…]

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Post-coup Bolivia anarchy ‘resembles Libya’: Putin urges ‘common sense’ amid Latin American chaos

The power vacuum in Bolivia has brought the country to the edge of a Libya-style disaster, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. As protests consume other Latin American countries, Putin urged leaders to use “common sense.” President Evo Morales fled Bolivia to Mexico on Tuesday, after opposition leaders declared his October[…]

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Bishop Lavis police colonel shot outside his home

A Bishop Lavis police officer was shot and killed in his driveway on his way to work on Thursday morning. Lieutenant-Colonel Kay, 52, was attached to the provincial Firearm, Liquor and Second Hand Goods (FLASH) unit.  Police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo said it’s alleged that Kay had just gotten into his[…]

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Relative arrested for Jesse Hess’s rape and murder

The main suspect in the murder of Jesse Hess and her Grandfather, alleged to be a cousin, was found and apprehended in Struisbaai in the Overberg on Wednesday 13 November 2019, after raping a 16-year-old girl in Hanover Park just two days earlier. SAPS Captain FC Van Wyk said: “Kindly[…]

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SAA cancelling flights is self-sabotage: SACCA

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) has described as self-sabotage SAA’s decision to cancel all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The cancellations come amid an announcement by SACCA and NUMSA that their members will embark on industrial action Friday morning over a wage[…]

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Islamic Jihad and Israel agree on a ceasefire

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad says an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel has been agreed after air strikes killed at least 34 people in Gaza. The truce was in force from 5.30am local time (03:30 GMT), the group’s spokesman, Musab Al-Braim, told Reuters news agency, marking about 48 hours since Israel sparked[…]

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