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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLAKKA, THE SO-CALLED ‘ZOMBIE DRUG’

Media headlines about a ‘zombie drug’ are making waves. TimesLIVE spoke to Shaun Shelly‚ founder of SA Drug Policy Week and a researcher at the International Drug Policy Consortium‚ to

CHURCH MEMBERS ATTACK METRO POLICE OFFICER IN JOBURG CBD

A Johannesburg church has defended its members actions after a violent incident occurred with the Johannesburg metro police on Sunday‚ which resulted in an officer ending up in hospital. On

12 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN RAIDS ON HIJACKED JOBURG BUILDINGS

JOHANNESBURG – Twelve people have been arrested during raids on hijacked buildings in the Johannesburg CBD. Three properties were targeted during Thursday night’s crime prevention operation. The city says that

FOREIGN-OWNED HOMES TORCHED AFTER RUSTENBURG GIRL DISAPPEARS

JOHANNESBURG – The disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in Rustenburg has sparked violent protests in the area, leaving three houses belonging to foreign nationals torched. Gomolemo Haraba was last seen

FEARS GROW AS ‘ZOMBIE’ DRUG HITS DURBAN

A dangerous drug craze sweeping the streets of Australia and the US has made its way to Durban. Known as “flakka” or the “zombie drug”, it is a hallucinogenic drug

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TWO WOMEN KILLED AS NIGERIAN SOLDIERS REPEL BOKO HARAM

KANO, Nigeria – At least two civilians were killed when dozens of Boko Haram fighters tried to storm a town in a remote area of northeast Nigeria but were repelled

IAN SQUIRE: WHO WAS THE BRITISH HOSTAGE KILLED IN NIGERIA

A British man who was taken hostage and killed in Nigeria had travelled to the country to help set up a new eye-care clinic. Ian Squire was one of four

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ITALY PROBES DEATHS OF 26 NIGERIAN WOMEN FROM MIGRANT BOATS

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been

NIGER DELTA LEADER CALLS ON AVENGERS TO HOLD OFF OIL ATTACKS

ABUJA (Reuters) – A key community leader from Nigeria’s tense Delta oil-producing region called on militants on Sunday not to resume their attacks until they had further time to negotiate

GUNMAN STORMS SMALL-TOWN TEXAS CHURCH, KILLING AT LEAST 26

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) – A gunman with an assault rifle stormed a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 worshippers and wounding 20 others in a