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 2018-10-16 08:24 

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Cyril in Wonderland...

It would be unwise to pin any hopes on the much talked up Jobs Summit. If the prospects generated could match the hot air that resulted, it might have been different!...

 2018-10-16 06:02 

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Fees Must Fall activist Bongani Khanyile to be sentenced...

Convicted Fees Must Fall activist Bongani Khanyile will be sentenced by the Durban Regional Court....

 2018-10-16 05:06 

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Syria reopens two border crossings, but many escape regime control...

Two border crossings in Syria's south have reopened, after the government's capture of the entire frontier there allowed for the gates to be opened for the first time in years....

 2018-10-16 05:01 

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SA man allegedly paid mistress to have his wife killed in Mozambique...

The husband of a South African woman murdered in Mozambique last month is in custody for allegedly ordering her death....

 2018-10-16 04:15 

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Trump opponent Warren reveals DNA test in challenge to president...

US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has released DNA test results confirming her Native American ancestry....

 2018-10-16 03:58 

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Veteran Mugabe interviewer sued for $1m: report...

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by his employer, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, state media reports....

 2018-10-16 03:58 

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Gambia launches truth commission into ex-dictator's abuse...

The tiny west African state of The Gambia has sworn-in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh....

 2018-10-16 03:21 

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WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today...

Watch our playlist of the top 5 most talked about videos today, 16 October 2016....

 2018-10-16 03:12 

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KZN man accused of raping stepdaughter 900 times to appear in court...

The 43-year-old man accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter at least 900 times is expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court....

 2018-10-15 20:57 

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2 Western Cape schools to offer Sign Language as matric subject...

South African Sign Language will be offered as a matric subject, says the Western Cape education department....

 2018-10-15 20:53 

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Germany preparing to deport convicted 9/11 suspect...

Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the 9/11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington....

 2018-10-15 20:51 

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'We're not Zuma's mouthpiece', says new party, noting it met with 3 former presidents...

The Mazibuye African Congress claims it is not a mouthpiece for former president Jacob Zuma and hasn't spoken to him since establishing itself as a political party in July....

 2018-10-15 20:40 

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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi...

Trump says Saudi Arabia's king denies any knowledge" of what happened to the journalist who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago....

 2018-10-15 20:25 

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'Heads must roll' over VBS bank looting ANC...

The ANC's national working committee has called on law enforcement agencies to "work speedily and with precision" to pursue those who benefitted from the looting of VBS Mutual Bank....

 2018-10-15 20:20 

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R3m fuel fraud: Former police officer, SARS officials granted bail...

A former police officer and two SARS officials accused of R3m fuel fraud have been granted bail by the Lehurutshe Magistrate's Court in the North West....

 2018-10-15 20:13 

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11 accused remain in custody in KZN mosque attack, bomb scares case...

Eleven out of the 19 people who were accused of a fatal attack at a KwaZulu-Natal Shia mosque and the placement of several explosive devices at Durban shopping centres remain behind bars after eight of them were released on Monday....

 2018-10-15 20:08 

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Cape Town's 'ghost trains' leave DA leaders steaming...

When Cape Town's next mayor Dan Plato, mayoral committee member JP Smith and DA chief whip John Steenhuisen met at 06:00 at Mitchells Plain train station to catch a train to Cape Town they found a virtual "ghost station"....

 2018-10-15 20:06 

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Omotoso Trial: Badgering, heated exchanges between lawyer, witness and judge...

Rape accused Timothy Omotoso's lawyer Peter Daubermann has had heated exchanges with both presiding judge Mandela Makaula and witness Cheryl Zondi during cross-examination....

 2018-10-15 20:04 

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Clashes after Israel closes Palestinian school...

Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank on Monday after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school, AFP correspondents said....

 2018-10-15 19:11 

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Man convicted, sentenced twice for wife's murder...

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife but then claimed he was "forced" into confessing has been convicted of the crime for the second time and sentenced to life imprisonment again....

 2018-10-15 18:59 

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Drought-stricken farmers give back to family of slain Gift of the Givers volunteer...

Despite a drought, which has left farmers in a dire financial position, some have raised around R15 000 to help the family of a volunteer who brought them life-giving fodder in their time of need, before he was shot dead earlier this month....

 2018-10-15 18:57 

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WATCH: Up close with beluga whales in Hudson Bay...

Every year, tens of thousands of beluga whales come to frolic and mate in Hudson Bay, Canada....

 2018-10-15 18:46 

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Three wounded in Cologne hostage-taking...

German police said they ended a hostage-taking in a pharmacy in Cologne's main train station, gravely wounding the alleged perpetrator after he himself injured two people....

 2018-10-15 18:46 

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'Total clean-up' needed at NPA, says ex-KZN Hawks boss Booysen...

The former head of the KwaZulu-Natal Hawks, Johan Booysen, says a "total clean-up" at the NPA is needed if South Africa is to recover from the fallout of the Sunday Times debacle....

 2018-10-15 18:14 

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China, Kenya relations and the question of racial discrimination...

Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation, writes The Conversation....

 2018-10-15 18:10 

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WATCH: Death toll rises in France flash floods...

French authorities say flash floods have killed at least 13 people....

 2018-10-15 17:59 

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Stellenbosch cop recounts dramatic chase that led to arrest of Hannah Cornelius murder suspect...

A Stellenbosch police sergeant has recounted a dramatic chase through a local farm that resulted in the arrest of one of the men accused of the brutal rape and murder of student Hannah Cornelius....

 2018-10-15 17:50 

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May to deliver Brexit update in parliament - spokesperson...

British Prime Minister Theresa May will update parliament on the status of Brexit negotiations, her spokesperson said, a day after last-ditch talks in Brussels failed to agree a draft divorce settlement....

 2018-10-15 17:24 

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Air hostess falls out of plane, suffers injuries...

A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac....

 2018-10-15 17:19 

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Weather Update: The north starts to warm up after stormy weekend...

Brighter days are ahead for Gauteng, following a weekend of stormy weather, as temperatures in the north increase on Tuesday....

 2018-10-15 17:18 

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SA artists 'humiliated' in Australia over heritage music performance...

Local artists are upset at being sidelined at an international event designed to promote South African heritage....

 2018-10-15 17:01 

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Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned...

A New Jersey woman says she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result....

 2018-10-15 16:52 

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Taxi driver found guilty on 43 counts of rape and kidnapping...

A taxi driver, who admitted that he raped several female passengers in parts of Gauteng, is facing life in jail....

 2018-10-15 16:48 

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No arrests in brutal shooting of security guards...

Two security guards were killed when armed robbers shot them dead in their patrol vehicle, a video circulating on social media shows....

 2018-10-15 16:42 

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#News24 ICYMI: VBS gifted Zuma unafforable bond; AB in Mzansi Super League; and the Duchess Meghan is pregnant...

Cape Town is looking to expand its halaal tourism sector in the next 15 years, avocados are no longer considered vegan, and Kanye West gifted the Ugandan president a pair of sneakers....

 2018-10-15 16:31 

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MyCiTi bus drivers promise to 'escalate' strike if grievances aren't addressed...

Striking MyCiti bus drivers have promised to extend their wildcat strike into Tuesday if their grievances are not addressed by the City of Cape Town....

 2018-10-15 16:28 

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Gauteng man still in a coma after freak Jacuzzi accident...

A 30-year-old man from Krugersdorp on Gauteng's West Rand is still in a coma after a freak accident two months ago....

 2018-10-15 16:02 

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At least 26 drown in boat accident in northwest Mali...

At least 26 people have drowned after two boats overturned in a swollen river in northwestern Mali, officials and local residents say....

 2018-10-15 16:02 

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Egyptian president arrives in Russia...

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations....

 2018-10-15 16:00 

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Gigaba's lawyers request Redi Thlabi to retract allegations...

As promised, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's lawyers have set their sights on media personality and author Redi Thlabi....

 2018-10-15 15:59 

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In Canada, pot legalisation poses health and safety challenges...

Canada will end its pot prohibition with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalisation....

 2018-10-15 15:07 

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Young girl kidnapped during farm robbery found unharmed...

A teenager who was kidnapped during a farm robbery in Doringkloof near Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape has been found....

 2018-10-15 14:46 

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JUST IN: One of 19 accused released on bail in KZN bomb terror case...

One of the 19 people accused of the fatal attack at a KwaZulu-Natal Shia mosque and the placement of several explosive devices at Durban shopping centres, has been released on R100 000 bail....

 2018-10-15 14:44 

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VBS scandal: DA challenges EFF's Shivambu to undergo lifestyle audit...

The DA is expected to request Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests to investigate EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu for payments allegedly received from VBS Mutual Bank....

 2018-10-15 14:40 

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'Love rat' who allegedly conned woman out of R180k nabbed in Pietermaritzburg CBD...

A smooth-talking "love rat" who stole thousands of rands from an unsuspecting Pietermaritzburg woman was arrested after she spotted him in town and alerted police....

 2018-10-15 14:31 

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6 people injured in Pretoria building fire...

Six people, two of whom are in a critical condition, have sustained burn wounds after a building caught fire in Erasmia, Tswane police say....

 2018-10-15 14:25 

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Award organisers caught by surprise as Sunday Times returns prizes for false reports...

Journalism awards organisers are still uncertain how to approach the Sunday Times' announcement that it would be returning awards and prize money it won for discredited reports....

 2018-10-15 14:25 

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LATEST: Family of kidnapped Africa's youngest billionaire offer $444 000 reward...

The family of Africa's youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped in Tanzania last week, has reportedly offered a reward for information leading to his rescue....

 2018-10-15 14:25 

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'Krugersdorp Killers': Youngest accused was a top student, court hears...

Marcel Steyn was a "diligent student" who had a promising future, her brother Le Roux Steyn has told a High Court during the continuation of the so-called "Krugersdorp Killers" trial....

 2018-10-15 14:14 

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Presidency rejects Ramaphosa knew and failed to act on VBS looting...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected reports that he knew about the problems at VBS but failed to take action....

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