Multiple fires rage in Cape Town

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A number of fires are burning in Cape Town's south peninsula areas, having been fuelled by strong winds. This is a developing story.

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Don’t take law into own hands - MEC

2015-03-02 05:23

Mpumalanga community safety MEC Vusi Shongwe has urged community members not to take the law into their own hands after three people were allegedly stoned to death in Elukwatini.

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2 dead, 24 injured as taxis collide

2015-03-02 05:44

Two men have died and at least 24 have been injured when two taxis collided on the R25 near Bapsfontein, Gauteng.

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Man arrested after girl, 8, is raped

2015-03-02 06:07

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl in Zazela village in Ngqamakhwe, in the Eastern Cape.

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2015-03-02 05:36

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Moscow slams ‘abominable’ new Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-03-02 06:17

The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee Alexei Pushkov has denounced a cartoon published in the latest issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on the truce in Ukraine as ‘abominable’.


Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

2015-03-02 05:58

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.


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