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ISIL claims Cairo attack on Israeli tourists

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said on Friday its members carried out an attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo in response to a call by the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to target Jews “everywhere”. The group said in an internet statement that light arms were used[…]

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UCT bus burnt out near residence

Students at a University of Cape Town residence were awoken by an early morning blaze on Wednesday that left a Jammie Shuttle bus completely burnt out. The University of Cape Town confirmed the incident but said firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.[…]

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City to appeal court ruling against bus route

The City of Cape Town on Monday applied for leave to appeal the judgment and order that stops it from evicting residents and demolishing homes in South Road to make way for the Wynberg MyCiTi route. The City considers the judgment – handed down by acting Judge AJ Weinkove in[…]

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Striking workers not behind Intercape bus attack: Numsa

Striking Numsa workers are “definitely not” behind the attack on an Intercape bus which led to the deaths of two people, the union’s provincial secretary Vuyo Lufele said on Wednesday. The union had been “amicably engaging” with the company for the past three weeks and Lufele believed it was in[…]

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Murder case opened after bus petrol-bombed

Western Cape police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder after two people were killed and several others were injured when petrol bombs were thrown at an Intercape bus near Lwandle on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said no arrests had been made since[…]

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Bombs found on bus at border post

Two hundred bombs have been found in a bus that had come from Zimbabwe at the Beitbridge border post, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Wednesday. “Sars officials discovered 200 explosive detonating devices in a bus at the Beitbridge border post on June 23, 2015 [Tuesday],” it said in[…]

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