Police raid Gupta home
14 February 2018 | 3:30 pm
Elite South African police have raided the residence Gupta brothers suspected of using their ties to President Jacob Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and land state contracts.
Investigators in Germany say an extremist chat group planned bomb attacks to knock out power nationwide. They hoped to create "a civil war-like" situation to topple the country's democratic system of government.
It is the first reported shooting by Sri Lankan police since the start of this wave of protests against sharp fuel price hikes. An economic crisis is leading to a fast deteriorating situation in the country.
Israeli police blocked a flag-waving march that is considered a provocation to Palestinians. A similar event last year came on the eve of a deadly war between Israel and Hamas.
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South African police Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara was searching the Msunduzi River for three people who were swept away in heavy flooding when she and her dog drowned. Their deaths highlight the risks to emergency services personnel when they are called upon to save victims of extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as the climate warms.
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A state probe following the 2020 killing of George Floyd found that Minneapolis officers engaged in a "pattern or practice of race discrimination." The findings come days after Floyd's convicted killer filed an appeal.
Coal producers in South Africa try to recover some of the market share lost by Russia following Europe's sanctions. Some of them last traded with the continent more than a decade ago. Also, the Central African Republic makes Bitcoin its official currency alongside the CFA franc, but the move is raising eyebrows in a country with little internet access. And we take you to the Paris Saint-Germain football academy in Rwanda, six months after it opened.
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Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.
Popular Punjabi rapper and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down over the weekend after his security was reduced. Police said gang feuds might be behind the killing.
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