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The Johannesburg emergency medical services reportedly served as support to EMS. A statement from ER24 says there are no fatalities in the crash Tuesday morning at a commuter train station in Germiston. Metrorail has also set up a walk-in Center at its headquarters, Umjantshi House in Braamfontein near Park Station to assist the commuters who were involved in the Kroonstaad train crash.
  • India not eyeing anyone's territory, declares PM

    India not eyeing anyone's territory, declares PM

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that there is a huge change in perception about India in the last 3-4 years of his government's ruling at the Centre. He also pointed how people in India feel proud even if an Indian-origin person file a nomination paper to fight election in another country. As many as 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries are participating in this conference.
  • Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

    Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

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    He said that till reports last came in, two of the hiding terrorists were neutralised by the security forces. The victims were identified as Muhammad Furhan and Muhammad Farhan, both local militants. Two militants have killed so far in the ongoing encounter. With militancy, especially home grown, on rise, security forces have launched a massive operation to flush out the ultras.
  • Arrest made over alleged drug trafficking

    Arrest made over alleged drug trafficking

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    A Victoria police spokesperson confirmed a 54-year-old man was arrested and released on Tuesday following last week's raids. Detectives attended the Rouse Street address at 9.30am on Friday (5 Dec). Thompson earlier denied his home had been raided when contacted by Fairfax Media. Thompson was fined $30,000 for his role, although he later filled in for Hird in 2014 while the Essendon coach served an AFL suspension.
  • Trump administration may drop proposal seeking to tighten H-1B visa norms

    Trump administration may drop proposal seeking to tighten H-1B visa norms

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    Initial reports had suggested that the U.S. was considering an adjustment to the H-1B policy that granted extensions to the visa if the visa holders had been accepted for permanent residency "Green Card". The US grants 85,000 non-immigrant H-1B visas every year - 65,000 to foreigners hired overseas and 20,000 to foreigners enrolled in advanced degree courses in US schools and colleges.
  • PM Modi reaches Madhya Pradesh to attend police-paramilitary meet

    PM Modi reaches Madhya Pradesh to attend police-paramilitary meet

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    There was also a presentation on the implementation status of decisions taken during the last three years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told police and security agencies that "highest priority" should be given to dealing with cybersecurity threats and technology could be used to pinpoint problem areas of radicalization of youth.
  • Huge Fire Engulfs London Paint Factory

    Huge Fire Engulfs London Paint Factory

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    London Fire Brigade said the blaze was "significant": "The fire completely destroyed the single-storey building". Smoke billowed across northwestern parts of the capital while nearly 100 firefighters tackled the fire near the Brent Cross shopping centre.
  • Fire tears through university during £33m refurbishment

    Fire tears through university during £33m refurbishment

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    There are no reports of any injuries. The five-storey building was undergoing a £33m programme of works to become the new home for Bristol University's School of Mathematics. "There were no hazardous materials involved", the spokesperson continued. "Building being totally refurbished for Maths". An investigation will be launched in due course, they added.
  • Pradyuman Murder Case: Court denies bail to 16-year-old accused

    Pradyuman Murder Case: Court denies bail to 16-year-old accused

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    Barun Thakur, the father of deceased Pradhuman, welcomed the order and said he was satisfied with the verdict. The additional district sessions court J S Kundu even provided alternative names to be used in reportage on the case: the juvenile suspect is to be referred to as "Bholu", the Class II student who was murdered is to be called "Prince" and the school where both of them studied is simply "Vidyalalya".
  • RugbyL: PNG and Widnes player Ottio dies at 23

    RugbyL: PNG and Widnes player Ottio dies at 23

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    Widnes says Ottio "developed a sudden health issue whilst training" on Sunday. "To receive this tragic news is heart-breaking". "All of us saw at the World Cup the incredible gifts that Kato had, and his potential to forge a great career in rugby league", Widnes head coach Denis Betts said.
  • Father stabs family dog to death to save one-year-old child

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    Police said the attack was "unprovoked" as the dog grabbed the infant by her face as she played feet away from her father. A 1-year-old girl was being mauled by the family dog. "She's very good. The dogs always got along with her, so I don't know what happened". Local police said they are investigating Sunday's incident. She was transported to the Falmouth Hospital by ambulance, and subsequently to a Boston area hospital by LifeFlight helicopter.
  • Iran Bans English Language in Primary Schools

    Iran Bans English Language in Primary Schools

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    Iran's leaders have often warned about the dangers of a "cultural invasion", and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voiced outrage in 2016 over the "teaching of the English language spreading to nursery schools". The state's High Education Council decreed that English lessons were "against laws and regulations". President Hassan Rouhani said today every Iranian should be free to criticise officials and has resisted calls from hardline clerics to block access to social media and ...
  • Azarenka out of Aust Open, Tomljanovic in

    Azarenka out of Aust Open, Tomljanovic in

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    But Australian Open director Craig Tiley said on Monday: "It's unfortunate "Vika" is unable to travel to Australia this year". After she struggled with a foot injury in 2014 and 2015, Azarenka made an impressive comeback in 2016, winning titles in Brisbane, Indian Wells, and Miami, and reaching the quarter-final at the Australian Open .
  • Coli outbreak that sickens 17

    Coli outbreak that sickens 17

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    The CDC says it is unable to recommend whether people should avoid a particular food while the source of the outbreak is still under investigation. The CDC says because the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses", the FDA spokesman said Tuesday. "As with all outbreak investigations our role is to identify the source of the food (s) the CDC identifies through case interviews and other evidence to identify what was commonly eaten among the people who became ill, and determine whether it is linked to ...
  • High-Level Inter-Korean Talks to Focus on PyeongChang Olympics

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    Pyongyang's chief delegate Ri Son-Gwon has a similar role as head of the Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea. Before leaving Seoul, the delegation's leader, Unification Minister Cho Myung-Gyun, said the two sides would focus on the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Games but the agenda would also include ways to thaw frosty ties.