Egypt: Woman accused of killing, eating her son

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed the trial of a woman who is accused of killing her five-year-old son, dismembering his body and eating parts of it. The Zagazig Criminal Court in the Sharkiya province delayed the hearing until today in order to complete listening to witnesses accounts. The defendant,[…]

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UCT VC’s son arrested in protest

The son of University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price, Ilan, was among the 30 students arrested when the #Feesmustfall protest outside Parliament turned violent on Wednesday. UCT’s spokesperson, Pat Lucas, confirmed that Ilan was arrested with 29 other protesting students. Another student from a well-known family, ANC[…]

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Centenarian caring for disabled son dies

A Malaysian centenarian, who had been caring for her 63-year-old disabled son, passed away on Friday, August 7. Md Diah, 101, who had no prior record of chronic illness, died at her niece’s home in Kampung Bukit Nambua with her son, Abdul Rahman Saud, by her side. Relative Siti Jaleha[…]

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Maqubela must get 20 years: Son

Thandi Maqubela should be sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of her acting judge husband Patrick in 2009, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. “We are of the view that an act of this nature needs to be dealt with as harshly as possible,” said[…]

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NPA ‘disappointed’ at Zuma no show

The National Prosecuting Authority is disappointed by the failure of President Jacob Zuma’s son to attend an inquest at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. “We are disappointed because we would have liked to have commenced with the inquest today, the matter has now been delayed for two months,” said[…]

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