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Immigration rules won’t change: Gigaba

The new immigration regulations will not be changed but home affairs will deal with problems which have arisen since their implementation, minister Malusi Gigaba said on Monday. “We are willing to engage with anybody who has concerns about the implementation,” he told reporters in Johannesburg. He was speaking at the[…]

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Heavy fighting kills five in Benghazi

At least five people have been killed and nine wounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi after heavy fighting between security forces and rival militias. The clashes erupted late on Sunday, when irregular forces loyal to renegade former general Khalifa Haftar bombarded militia bases as part of his campaign to[…]

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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank clashes

The Israeli army has shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local sources said. Witnesses told Al Jazeera that 22-year-old Munir Ahmad Badareen was hit by two shots and was left bleeding before rescuers were allowed to help him. Palestinian medical sources[…]

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Pope urges Gaza cease-fire

As the Israeli war on Gaza entered its seventh day, Pope Francis has called for a cease-fire in the Middle East, praying for peace in the occupied Holy Land. “I extend a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in[…]

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Alleged heart-eater’s bail bid continues

The Athlone Magistrate’s Court, in Cape Town, will hear closing arguments on Monday in the bail application of a Zimbabwean man accused of killing a man and eating his heart. On Thursday, the court heard that Andrew Chimboza, 35, was a danger to society and a flight risk. Testifying in[…]

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Numsa lowers wage demand

Numsa on Sunday said it lowered its wage increase demand to 10 percent, in a bid to end the strike in the metals and engineering sector. “As a union we are ready to end the current strike with a one-year agreement and a 10 percent increase,” National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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Gaza raids enter seventh day

Israel has hit the Gaza Strip with air strikes and artillery fire on the seventh day of its offensive and as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. Aircraft struck three training facilities of Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, around the coastal territory early on Monday, but caused no[…]

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UN relocates staff amid Libya violence

Heavy fighting between rival militias vying for control of Libya’s main airport in Tripoli has left at least seven people dead and halted all flights. Explosions and anti-aircraft gunfire were heard from early Sunday morning on the airport road and other parts of the capital until the situation seemed to[…]

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Iran nuclear talks continue

US Secretary of State John Kerry was due Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry and[…]

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MJC fund appeal a hoax

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has warned against a scam doing the rounds on Facebook, using the name of the organisation and asking for funds on behalf of president Maulana Igsaan Hendricks. Hendricks said that they were alerted during the course of this week, that a Facebook page had been[…]

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