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Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison: state TV

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Mursi to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday for the killing of protesters in December 2012, in a decision broadcast on state television. It was the first ruling against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mursi since the army toppled him in 2013 after …

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China issues travel advisory for SA

Chinese nationals planning to visit South Africa have been warned to exercise caution due to ongoing xenophobic violence, which started more than two weeks ago. Issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on Monday 20 April, via its website, the amber travel alert states, “Residents intending to visit the …

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Last Northern White rhino under 24 hour guard

At first glance, Sudan looks like any other northern white rhino: stout and agile, with square lips. He grazes under the hot sun, his massive head lowered to the ground, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. When he’s not wallowing in his enclosure, he waddles around the sprawling …

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Zim hunter killed by elephant

A Zimbabwean professional hunter was killed by a bull elephant in the north of the country, his company said on Thursday. Ian Gibson was killed on Wednesday by the elephant he was tracking with a client in the lower Zambezi Valley, Chifuti Safaris said in a statement posted to the …

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School boy, 17, stabbed to death near Hamburg


German police have launched an investigation into the death by stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in a school near the port city of Hamburg, authorities said on Wednesday. The boy was stabbed by a fellow pupil after an argument in a classroom in the Hamburg suburb Wilhelmsburg. He succumbed to …

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5 alleged rhino poachers in Limpopo court

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Five alleged rhino poachers have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. The five, who were arrested in two incidents in the Gravelotte area over the weekend, had their cases postponed to April 20, spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said. Three of them were arrested on a …

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SADTU shocked with Mswati


The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) was shocked by reports that Swazi King Mswati III had pushed back the beginning of the academic year by a week, the union said on Sunday. “Sadtu is shocked by reports that King Mswati III has ordered the schools which were meant to reopen …

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1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia identified

A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing. Hayati Lutfiah Hamid’s identity was confirmed …

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