Monthly Archive: August 2017

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Shock and fear amid South Africa cannibalism case

Police found several human body parts during a raid in a traditional healer’s houseFear has gripped the village of Shayamoya in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province after the discovery of a decapitated body. The family of Zanele Hlatshwayo, 25, who has been missing since July, believe...

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I Hate Surprises!

How often do you hear “I hate surprises!” One Sunday recently, my kids and I decided to drive the 3 hours it takes to visit a beloved cousin of mine who lives in another city. We decided not to tell her we were coming. My...

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West Africa steams over jollof rice war

Which nation makes the best jollof rice? This simple question has grown into a fierce debate in some West African countries, where jollof rice is a national delicacy. The celebration dish is hugely popular in countries such as Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia...

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Why Trump keeps going after Obama

Since the Inauguration, President Trump has gone after President Obama’s legacy and today, he did it again. Every evening, from the MSNBC studios in Washington, D.C., veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a passionate hour of in-depth political analysis and fiery debate. “Hardball with Chris Matthews”...

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Ian Watkins child abuse: South Wales Police criticised

Police missed a number of chances to bring paedophile Ian Watkins to justice sooner, an investigation has found. Between 2008 and 2012, South Wales Police failed to adequately act on eight reports and three intelligence logs from six people about the former Lostprophets frontman’s intentions....

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Myanmar tensions: Police killed in Rakhine militant attack

At least 32 people, including 11 security personnel, have been killed in militant attacks on police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the army says. More than 20 posts were targeted by Muslim militants in pre-dawn raids, the government said, in Rakhine’s worst violence for months....

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South Africa Declares Zimbabwean First Lady Wanted

South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the Police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police...

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Barcelona attack kills 13 in tourist spot

A van has run into pedestrians in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. Spanish police have described it as a terror attack. The attack began at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT). Witnesses described seeing a white van zig-zagging...