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‘Mandela Rules’ on prisoner treatment adopted at UN forum

The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted crucial revisions of 60-year-old international standards on treatment of prisoners at a meeting on Friday in Vienna.

Randburg court officials, including prosecutor, in the dock for selling dockets

Seven Randburg Magistrate’s Court officials including a prosecutor appeared in court this week on charges of corruption for allegedly selling dockets.

Fort Hare students boo deputy education minister, demand Blade

Centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) were disrupted by hundreds of students at the Alice campus on Friday afternoon.

'The world's largest sex and swinger' website hacked

A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

Saudi suicide attack on Shi'ite mosque kills around 20: hospital official

The suicide attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia has killed around 20 people, a hospital official said.

Nigerian youths shut down crude oil production at OML 29 in Nembe

Nigerian youths shut down crude oil production at two flow stations of the OML 29 (oil mining licence) oil block near Nembe in Bayelsa state at around 10 am.

Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world soccer's governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to Tunisia on Thursday.

Fraudster fails to escape Pollsmoor

British fugitive Raymond Nevitt, arrested in Cape Town last week, failed yesterday in his bid to get transferred from Pollsmoor in Tokai to the reputedly more congenial Goodwood prison.

'Debt led to Jayde's murder'

It is suspected that debt, running into millions of rands, and an extramarital affair drove Christopher Panayiotou to plot the murder of his wife, Jayde.

Dozy doctors of the world unite

Doctors around the world have lashed back after a blog post slammed a young Mexican doctor for sleeping on the job.

Is there justice in a big cheque?

A discount on a rape sentence costs just R100,000.

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Sharks down Reds to end Super Rugby losing streak

The Sharks kept alive their slim hopes of making the Super rugby playoffs with a 21-14 win over the Queensland Reds on Friday.

Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world soccer's governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to Tunisia on Thursday.

Nadal, Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a French Open quarter-final collision course in Friday's draw.

Bulls lower their horns at stricken Chiefs

The Bulls will today have one eye on the log and the other on claiming their first win of their Australasian tour.

Sterling won't sign Liverpool deal - not even for R17m-a-week, says agent

Raheem Sterling's agent has fuelled the fire surrounding the player's contract standoff with Liverpool by saying the England winger would not sign a new deal at Anfield - even for £900,000 ($1.41 million) a week.

The BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition, a special edition that is truly special

BMW has announced a new special edition based on the 4 Series coupe which offers interior, exterior and under-the-hood upgrades and will be limited to just 100 examples when the order books open in July for US buyers.

On your case: Discovery speaking in code

Every day I get emails from customers of large companies who’ve spent days or weeks dealing with call centre employees in a bid to get a problem sorted out, with no success.

Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

The major hurdle to ‘user pays’ buy-in is the track record of the administration — if the user pays, the state must give the user what he has paid for, writes Michael Fridjhon

No Eskom solution without deep reform

The state faces a big challenge: Anthony Butler asks how it can ensure that recapitalisation goes hand in hand with governance reforms and an end to patronage

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