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11 January 2019 7:45 PM Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of spying. Whelan's arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians 81

11 January 2019 6:58 PM 4 arrested for alleged fake JMPD jobs scam

Four people were arrested on Friday for participating in an alleged fake Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) jobs scam in Tembisa, in the east of Gauteng. According to JMPD spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, the alleged scam was discovered when a young woman went to the JMPD offices for a job after she paid "recruiters" thousands 68

11 January 2019 9:44 AM Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after 122

10 January 2019 6:43 PM Manuel Chang to remain behind bars until bail application

Former Mozambican finance minister Manual Chang has had his bail application postponed to January 18 by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. The postponement was granted to give his defence time to peruse an indictment detailing charges related to crimes that the US alleges he committed and to review the validity of Chang's warrant of arrest pending 127

09 January 2019 10:06 AM Cops arrest teen fan over abusive language during Spurs-Chelsea tie

London - London's Metropolitan Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a "racially aggravated public order offence" during the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley, a force statement said. "Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a racially aggravated public order offence at tonight's @SpursOfficial 63

08 January 2019 12:41 PM Former Mozambique finance minister claims arrest at OR Tambo airport was unlawful

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is to remain behind bars after briefly appearing in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Through his lawyers, the 63-year-old argued that his detention was unlawful and that his extradition, if carried out, would also be illegal. Chang was on his way to Dubai when he was arrested on December 68

06 January 2019 8:05 AM Security Council regrets Somalia's expulsion of UN envoy

The UN Security Council is expressing regret at Somalia's decision to expel a UN envoy who questioned the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. The council issued a statement on Saturday, a day after a closed-door discussion about Somalia's move to kick Nicholas Haysom out. The statement conveys gratitude to the longtime UN official 59

03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 62

31 December 2018 4:48 AM Police uncover R1.5m stash in Durban flat

A 53-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday after allegedly running a drug laboratory from an apartment in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban. Mandrax and heroin with a street value of R1.5m was found on the premises. The arrest followed a raid on the premises on Friday night by various police units, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel 79

23 December 2018 6:05 PM Roaming goats and smuggled sheep: Eastern Cape stock theft unit has a busy Christmas

The Eastern Cape's Stock Theft Unit has been busy this December with smuggled sheep, stolen goats and at least one horse recovered as officers work to put the illegal stock traders behind bars and return animals to their rightful owners. "Eastern Cape is the food basket of the whole country in agriculture, mostly livestock and wool production," said Eastern 70