Turkey identifies Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish authorities have identified the gunman responsible for the attack on an elite nightclub that killed 39 people celebrating New Year, the foreign minister said Wednesday. “The identity of the person responsible for the Istanbul attack has been established,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu news agency during a televised interview. He[…]

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Suspect arrested for murder of Maties student

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stellenbosch student Robyn Pearce, the family’s lawyer William Booth said on Wednesday. He said the man, believed to be a labourer who worked at the apartment building where Pearce’s body was found, was arrested shortly after 20:00. The man[…]

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Suspect arrested for Hanover Park murder

Western Cape police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old man in Hanover Park on Friday. Police on Friday said the suspect was in his twenties, and was arrested following three shootings in the embattled area on Thursday. Two people were killed and five were injured. “The[…]

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Local rugby player killed at his home

A 35 year old man was stabbed to death at his home in Pontac Street in District Six on Wednesday after he was confronted by an intruder. Relatives say Ebrahim Ely was sleeping after working a nightshift when a man broke into his home and stabbed him at around midday.[…]

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Security State Agency employee appears for R17m theft

A State Security Agency employee implicated in the theft of R17m from the agency appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The case against William Mmotong was postponed to January 19, said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. Mmotong, a driver at the SSA, was one of three men arrested[…]

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India gang-rapist freed despite petition

The youngest convict in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case has been released after completion of three years of imprisonment. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of India’s capital on Sunday to protest the impending release of a juvenile convicted in the fatal gang rape that deeply shook the[…]

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Second Rhodes Park suspect arrested

A second man has been arrested in connection with the attack at Rhodes Park in Kensington, Johannesburg, where two men were drowned and a woman was raped, Gauteng police said. Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in Yeoville. He is expected to appear in the[…]

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Australian 12-year-old ‘terror’ suspect investigated

Australian police have revealed that a 12-year-old is on the radar of counterterrorism authorities as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged closer cooperation with Muslim leaders to combat a growing “terror” threat. The warnings came on Thursday, just days after the federal government announced controversial plans to bolster its counterterror laws.[…]

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