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Newborn kidnapped from Mpuma hospital

Newborn kidnapped from Mpuma hospital

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henriA newborn baby has been kidnapped from the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mpumalanga, the provincial health department said on Monday.

A woman walked into the hospital’s maternity ward on Saturday around 2pm claiming she had come to visit her sister-in-law, spokesman Dumisani Malamule said.

She allegedly told the patient she had come to the hospital with the woman’s mother, but that…

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‘Cops assaulted us in front of our kids’

‘Cops assaulted us in front of our kids’

By Angelique Serrao

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Johannesburg – A couple have laid a charge of assault against two Ekurhuleni metro policemen who allegedly shoved and punched them while their two small children looked on.

They tried pursuing the metro police vehicle, but could not keep up as the officers were driving at break-neck speed.

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Shot dead… for a laptop

Shot dead… for a laptop

By Sihle Manda

henriDurban – One man shot dead. His partner beaten up. And all for a laptop. This was the outcome of a robbery in a north Durban suburb on Saturday night.

Stephen John Edmondstone, 62, died in the Collard Road, Umgeni Park, home he shared with Alvin Meyer, in his late fifties, soon after being attacked by two men at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Umgeni Park neighbourhood watch chairman Brian…

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The Angolan massacre of May 27 1977: A grim portent for SA

The Angolan massacre of May 27 1977: A grim portent for SA

An Angolan massacre – grim news for South Africa

Question: When is a massacre not a massacre?

henriAnswer: When truthful reporting of it is suppressed for nearly 40 years, as with the Nitista massacre in and around Luanda in Angola on 27 May 1977, when as many as 25,000 urban people – mainly, but not exclusively, poor black township dwellers – are reported to have been murdered en masseby the ruling…

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Malema takes seat… for now

Malema takes seat… for now

By Marianne Merten

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EFF parliamentary leader Julius Malema was to take his seat on the ad hoc Nkandla committee on Friday, but it might not be for long as the National Assembly wants the suspension of the party on Tuesday.

It’s the latest twist in the “Pay back the money” ruckus during President Jacob Zuma’s question time last week after EFF MPs felt the president failed to…

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10 000 litres of alcohol down the drain

10 000 litres of alcohol down the drain

By Zodidi Dan

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Ten thousand litres of alcohol confiscated from shebeens across the province have gone down the drain.

The booze – whisky, brandy, vodka, wine and beer – was destroyed by police under the orders of provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer, on Thursday, at the Provincial Evidence Management Centre in Belhar.

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MH370 could have changed course earlier then thought, say searchers

MH370 could have changed course earlier then thought, say searchers

By Press Association

The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has been narrowed to the southern region of the previous search zone after a new analysis of satellite phone data.

A failed attempt at a satellite phone call from the jet ‘suggests … the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than expected,’ said Warren Truss, Australia’s deputy prime minister.

It comes just weeks…

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The microscopic MITES that live on your face: Study finds 1100% of people have tiny creatures growing in their hair follicles

The microscopic MITES that live on your face: Study finds 1100% of people have tiny creatures growing in their hair follicles

By Mark Prigg

They are tiny eight legged mites, related to spiders and look rather like an ice cream cone with stubby legs at one end.

Yet although you may not recognise, scientists say they are living on your face right now.

A new study found the mites, invisible to the naked eye, in 100% of the people they tested.

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D. brevis is slightly shorter and rounder, and spends most of its life nestled deeply inside a hair follicle sebum (oil) gland.

D. brevis is slightly shorter and rounder, and spends…

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Man, 32, is left with brain damage after ‘being attacked by gang of 20 black men’ in parking lot after being told Waffle House ‘wasn’t safe for white people after Ferguson’

Man, 32, is left with brain damage after ‘being attacked by gang of 20 black men’ in parking lot after being told Waffle House ‘wasn’t safe for white people after Ferguson’

By MailOnline Reporter

  • Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was placed in a medically induced coma at North Mississippi Medical Center 
  • Police Chief Tim Brinkley said 22-year-old Courtez McMillian of Okolona was arrested on Monday evening and that more arrests are pending
  • McMillan is being held in the Clay County Detention Center and will be charged with aggravated assault
  • Weems’ pal…

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Betrayed by the PC cowards: Damning report reveals 1,400 girls were abused by sex gangs because social workers and police feared racism claims

Betrayed by the PC cowards: Damning report reveals 1,400 girls were abused by sex gangs because social workers and police feared racism claims

By Chris Brooke for the Daily Mail and Francesca Infante for the Daily Mail

  • Report found 1,400 children abused between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham
  • The figure is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale
  • Victims terrorised with guns and doused in petrol and threatened with fire
  • More than a third of the cases were already know to agencies 
  • Author of the report condemned ‘blatant’…

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