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Feb

News24.com | Parliament has ‘window of opportunity’ to improve police accountability via IPID – experts

A small shift in priority at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) could dramatically increase its impact on police accountability, a recently published policy paper has found. The police watchdog should concentrate its sparse resources on …

26
Feb

Community urged to make use of Firearm Amnesty – News24

LOCAL police are urging communities to make use of the Firearm Amnesty process that started in November 2019 and ends on May 31 this year. The Amnesty Plan plan was launched by the Minister of Police, Gen. Bheki Cele, as well as management of the South Afric…

26
Feb

News24.com | Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

Less than nine months out from the 2020 United States presidential election, the pool of Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination continues to shrink.  There are now only eight candidates in the race, down from more than 25 earlier this year.…

26
Feb

Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best games – TechCrunch

Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games, the developer of “Asgard’s Wrath,” considered by many enthusiasts …

26
Feb

Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads across Europe

Healthcare workers and officials appear to be particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus. An estimated 3,000 healthcare workers in China, who have been working on the front lines of the fight against the virus, have tested positive. Iran’s deput…

26
Feb

Delhi sees third day of deadly religious riots

Media captionInside Delhi’s night of horror Rioting has continued in Delhi for the third consecutive night, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Eighteen people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the Indian …

26
Feb

High stakes debate has Sanders in the crosshairs

Image copyrightReutersImage caption The Democrats face off in the last televised debate before the South Carolina primary The Democratic presidential candidate debate in Charleston, South Carolina reprised a piece of political theatre similar a performance…

26
Feb

Vasectomy-escaping baboons on the run in Sydney

Vasectomy-escaping baboons on the run in Sydney

26
Feb

Europe’s coronavirus outbreak spreads from Italy

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Cases have emerged for the first time in countries such as Austria following the Italian outbreak Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, with all appearing to be linked to the growing outbre…

26
Feb

Drug hope for chronic-cough patients

Image copyrightGetty Images Millions suffering from a chronic cough could have their debilitating symptoms relieved by a new treatment, according to a study. Up to 10% of adults worldwide experience symptoms with no clear underlying cause. Some suffer fo…