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Guards save ‘dead’ man under Plettenberg Bay boardwalk

2017-08-19 07:27

A man who tried to find shelter from the cold and rain would have frozen to death, had it not been for observant security guards.

World

Search for loved ones after Spain's twin attacks

2017-08-19 08:39

"Missing in Barcelona," reads a Facebook message posted by Tony Cadman, asking users to share a picture of his seven-year-old grandson who disappeared after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish seaside city.


 
 

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