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Gauteng police arrest 484 suspects over the weekend

The Gauteng police arrested 484 suspects over the weekend for various crimes as part of its Safer Festive Season Operations. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the Sedibeng police arrested a murder suspect on Saturday and recovered a firearm believed to have been used in the commission of that …

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Saudi warplane crashes in Yemen; pilots escape

A warplane from the Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen has crashed after suffering a “technical failure”, a coalition statement said. However, Houthi rebels claimed on Sunday they shot down the plane, a British-made Tornado fighter jet, according to rebel-run al-Masirah television. The aircraft went down in Saada province. The Saudi-led coalition carried …

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Explosion at Syria jihadist base kills 18: monitor

An explosion at a base for Asian jihadists in northwestern Syria’s Idlib city on Sunday killed 18 people including civilians, a monitor said. Extremist groups fighting in Syria count thousands of Asians among their ranks, including many from central Asian states and members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority of …

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Namibia Switches to Electronic Passports – Nehemia Nghishekwa

Namibia has ceased the issuing of machine-readable passports and will start issuing biometric or electronic passports as from Monday, 8 January 2018. This was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration’s director for immigration and border control, Nehemia Nghishekwa, on Friday at a media briefing in Windhoek. Nghishekwa …

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