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Six held after teen kidnapped and raped

Six men have been arrested in Qwaqwa after they allegedly kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl, Free State police said on Thursday.

Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the incident took place at Mangaung village in the Maboshoane section on Wednesday evening.… Read the rest


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MK denies plot to murder PRASA chairman

The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has denied claims of a plot to execute Prasa chairperson Popo Molefe.

Molefe has opened a case of conspiracy to commit murder, claiming someone wants him dead.

The rail agency’s chairperson alleges that … Read the rest


Edward VIII gives the Nazi salute, far from Potchefstroom

More Nazi’s in the Royal woodwork

Photographs of the Queen’s uncle Edward VIII giving Nazi salutes on a visit to Germany two years before the outbreak of war have emerged after being put up for auction.

The then Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the previous … Read the rest




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French scrabble champ speaks no French

The Francophone world crowned a new Scrabble champion on Monday – a man from New Zealand who barely speaks a word of French.

Nigel Richards, considered one of the world’s greatest players of the word-based board game, beat opponents from … Read the rest




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Apple future questioned

Apple Inc shares slumped nearly 7 percent in after-hours trading as its fourth-quarter revenue forecast fell short of estimates and it missed some targets for iPhone sales.

The shares dropped to $121 after the company released its results on Tuesday, … Read the rest



The World Food Programme is providing lifesaving assistance to more than 40,000 people in Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP/Daouda Guirou

UN condemns armed attacks on Main Supply Road of CAR

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.

“The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) strongly condemns the marked … Read the rest



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US says Burundi elections not credible

The United States said Burundi’s elections Tuesday lacked credibility and by pressing ahead, the government “risks its legitimacy.”

The voting “will further discredit the government,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, after polling went ahead despite opposition protests that President … Read the rest


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KZN premier’s bodyguard shot dead

Premier Senzo Mchunu’s bodyguard has been gunned down, heightening tensions in the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and raising fears it could lead to further bloodshed.

Xolani Nkosi was found dead with multiple bullet wounds in Empangeni at the weekend, fuelling conspiracy … Read the rest