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‘Laws need to be implemented to prevent further accidents of this nature,’ says Mitchells Plain Ward Councillor

By Aneeqa du Plessis Despite the massive tragedy that rocked the Mitchells Plain community on Tuesday morning, residents have rallied together to support the families of the five children that were killed in the catastrophic collision on AZ Berman Drive. Two other children were left seriously injured after the bakkie[…]

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Missing Cape Town man found dead after nine-day search

Gus Thompson, the father of former SA Olympic-medallist rower James Thompson, was found dead on Chapmans Peak in Cape Town on Saturday, more than a week after he disappeared from a frail-care facility in Noordhoek. James Thompson referred TimesLIVE to Gwen Sparks, who is acting as a spokesperson for the[…]

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10 dead, 251 injured in toxic gas leak at Jordan’s Aqaba port

Ten people died and 251 were injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, state television reported on Monday, as authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors, Reuters reports. The leak came after a tank filled with toxic gas fell while being transported, state news agency, Petra, said, citing the spokesperson of the Public Security[…]

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Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]

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Zambian president dies in London: Report

Zambian president Michael Sata died in London, where he arrived for medical treatment last week, several African media outlets reported Wednesday. His death Tuesday evening was reported by broadcaster Muvi Television, citing acting president Edgar Lungu, as well as the opposition-linked Zambian Watchdog. The BBC said family sources confirmed the[…]

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Gaza: No place to bury the dead

Umm Mohammed Abu Sada uses her headscarf to block the stench of bodies, some of which have been lying outside for days. Excluded from Israel’s humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, this city in southern Gaza has suffered under continued Israeli shelling and air strikes. “The smell of bodies knocks[…]

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