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Palestinian toddler dies in arson attack

A suspected “price tag,” or retaliation, arson attack by Jewish settlers killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child in a house in the occupied West Bank and injured several other people, according to Israeli police.

The toddler died in a house fire … Read the rest

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France, Russia sink Mistral

Talks between Russia and France concerning the future of the Mistral contract have ended. The contract will be terminated in the near future, a top Russian official has stated.

Paris and Moscow have agreed on and amount of the penalty … Read the rest

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Mother shot dead in her driveway

A case of murder has been opened following last night’s shooting where a white woman (36) was shot dead in her driveway in Esther Park.

The woman lived alone with her three children and full-time nanny.

According to Sebenza SAPS … Read the rest

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One dead after migrants storm Eurotunnel

At least 1,500 migrants desperate to reach England made new attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal overnight in the French port town of Calais, a police source said Wednesday, adding that one person was found dead.

“Our team found a … Read the rest

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McDonald’s losing the fast food fight

In the fast food fight for customer spending, one restaurant giant is struggling while rivals scoop up diners’ dollars.

Last week, McDonald’s reported its global comparable sales fell again, dropping 0.7 percent in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, comps at Burger … Read the rest

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American hunter kills wrong lion

An American man is being sought in connection with the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday.

The man suspected in Cecil’s death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the … Read the rest

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Putin on rise of right-wing in Europe

President Vladimir Putin said it was not Russia’s business to analyze the foreign policy of European countries, but discussing inter-European affairs with European partners in Washington “is not very interesting”.

The Russian president spoke to the Swiss RTS TV channel.… Read the rest

Not a black journalist in sight

Fewer black US reporters than in 1968

America’s newspapers, including many that for years decried the lack of black representation in Congress, on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms, have not increased the percentage of African-Americans in newsrooms above 1968 levels — and may have even cut … Read the rest

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Violence rocks PE

Violent protests rocked Port Elizabeth’s northern areas on Monday.

On Monday areas – including Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp – were ablaze over the closure of 33 schools due to a lack of teachers.

Talks between angry residents, principals, the Eastern Cape … Read the rest