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Will I be next? South Africa women ask

A white coffin carries the remains of Karabo Mokoena. Her friends and family have gathered to say an untimely goodbye to their loved one. She was found dead, burnt beyond recognition and buried in a shallow grave in a deserted field, several days after she went missing. It is alleged …

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Donald Trump visits Israel amid tight security

US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his first foreign trip. He flies in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Mr Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and …

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Top Bahrain Activist Denied Bail: Rights Group

DUBAI (Reuters) – A leading Bahraini human rights activist was denied bail on Tuesday on charges of spreading false news, a pro-opposition rights group reported. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy added that Nabeel Rajab’s health is deteriorating after he underwent an operation last month for bleeding ulcers. “Rajab …

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Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

G7 nations are meeting in Italy to try to hammer out a unified approach to the Syria conflict, in the wake of last week’s suspected chemical attack. Foreign ministers will seek to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said possible sanctions …

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KZN Cosatu not part of anti-Zuma march

Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal says although it supports the removal of President Jacob Zuma from his position, it will not join Friday’s anti-Zuma march. Cosatu provincial chairperson Edwin Mkhize says the march is organized by people who have no history in the struggle for economic emancipation of the oppressed. He says …

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Hands off Zuma: Supporters

Members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) have formed a human chain outside the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg. ANC supporters have joined the veterans to defend Luthuli House and President Jacob Zuma. Protests are taking place across the country calling for the President to …

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Giant python swallows Indonesian farmer whole

Body of missing man, who vanished while harvesting his crops, found in belly of seven-metre snake A farmer has been found inside the belly of a giant python after the animal was caught near where he vanished while harvesting his crops in Indonesia. The body of Akbar, 25, was discovered …

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona ‘indignation’ at forward’s Argentina ban

Barcelona have described Lionel Messi’s four-match international ban with Argentina as “unfair and totally disproportionate”. The 29-year-old Barca forward was suspended for directing “insulting words” at an assistant referee during Thursday’s 1-0 win over Chile. He remains free to play for his Spanish La Liga club. In a statement, Barcelona …

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