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15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 970

10 December 2018 2:17 PM ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, who were caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars. "It is hoped that the sentences will send a strong message that those who are involved in the illegal supply of explosives will go to jail for a very long time," Captain 66

05 December 2018 3:13 AM 6 killed in shootout between highway robbers in Mexico

Six highway robbers are dead in central Mexico following a shootout between gangs. The federal police says the shootout occurred on Tuesday on the main highway through the central state of Puebla. Police said the dead men were part of a gang that robbed freight trucks on the highway and the confrontation may have been part of a turf war between thieves 95

22 February 2018 11:41 AM EXCLUSIVE: Attempt to kill Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen's brother in Pollsmoor Prison

Cape Town - There has been an attempt on the life of Colin Booysen - the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen - in prison, his attorney has said. News24 understands that Colin Booysen, who is an accused in the extortion case centering around suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, was targeted on Thursday. He is detained 47

27 January 2018 6:42 PM Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Rio de Janeiro - At least 14 people were killed in a shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said on Saturday. "We can confirm 14 deaths," Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara - of which Fortaleza is the capital - told a press conference. Costa said that other victims were hospitalised in serious condition 59

02 December 2017 10:56 AM Nearly 1 300 Nigerians repatriated from Libya in November

Lagos - Nearly 1 300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya in November -- nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday. "1 295 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in November after being stranded in the volatile North African country en route (to) Europe," said Mustapha 158

25 October 2017 4:22 AM Meet the ugly face of crime

Police minister said that he was aware that crime involves high emotions and that the statistics should not be seen just as pure numbers. Despite a slight drop in the number of recorded sexual offences in the past year, South Africans are still under siege from crime – in their homes, in their businesses, where they hang out and on the roads 59

24 October 2017 8:55 AM Crime Stats: Mbalula talks tough, slams 'lazy efforts' by police

Cape Town – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula "isn't feeling" the general 1.8% decrease in crime during the 2016/17 financial year, and has yet again warned violent criminals that they will be dealt with in a "proportional response". "Crime is in general down, but when you zoom into the numbers, we have a big problem where violent crime is going up, and there 65

24 October 2017 6:08 AM Volunteers protecting school children want to be paid

Cape Town - Volunteers for the Walking Bus initiative in Mfuleni escort learners to schools where gangs operate. They accompany the students in all weather. It is often thankless work with parents blaming them when there are incidents at schools, GroundUp reports. They say they want official recognition with stipends, training, equipment and uniforms 43

22 October 2017 11:53 AM Veteran Shai is a greedy 'Vandal'

Vandal is so greedy and ruthless that he does not mind tossing his sister to the wolves to get what he wants. He uses his sister - played by Zukisa Matola - to get closer to Stan, a man who knows the whereabouts of the software to crack the codes in banks. The film, written, produced and directed by Tebogo Mmela, was shot in different locations in Gauteng 53