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A video circulated widely on social media, showing a Kwazulu Natal family members dropping a dead body as evidence for funeral cover payout at Old Mutual Insurance offices following a dispute over claims. We are poor and they were refusing to pay us. Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, we will continue engaging directly with the family. "This has been most unsettling and we are sympathetic towards the family during this hard time".
  • Democrats to question former diplomat Volker over role in Trump-Ukraine dealings

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    Ms Williams told the committee that Mr Trump's call with Mr Zelenskiy was unusual because "it involved discussion of what appeared to be a domestic political matter". At the inquiry's core is a July 25 telephone call in which Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son, a member of the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm, and a discredited theory that it was Ukraine - not Russian Federation as determined by US intelligence agencies - that interfered in the 2016 USA election.
  • EU, US

    EU, US "fully support" Georgia's anti-government protests

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    Although violence remains possible as protests continue to play out, the situation in Tbilisi has thus far remained mostly peaceful. Twelve Georgian Dream lawmakers -- including two deputy parliament speakers -- have left the party in protest at the controversial vote.
  • Sondland invokes family's escape from Holocaust in impeachment hearing

    Sondland invokes family's escape from Holocaust in impeachment hearing

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    Former State Department Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker offered testimony before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that completely exonerated President Donald Trump in the Democrats' partisan impeachment inquiry . Asked about that conversation during a deposition, Sondland said, "I don't recall". A May 26 message from Taylor to Volker says that Taylor was stressed by the decision over whether to return to Kyiv.
  • China deal is 'in trouble'

    China deal is 'in trouble'

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    Reuters reported, citing trade experts and people close to the Trump administration, the completion of a partial trade deal could be pushed into 2020 as China seeks more extensive tariff rollbacks. Investors are growing concerned that relations between the world's two biggest economies may be further strained after the U.S. Senate passed a bill in support of Hong Kong's antigovernment protesters.
  • IDF Strikes Iran Targets in Syria Following Rocket Attacks on Israel

    IDF Strikes Iran Targets in Syria Following Rocket Attacks on Israel

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    Israel has carried out frequent air and missile strikes against targets inside Syria since the country descended into civil war in 2011. "Our air defense confronted the heavy attack and intercepted the hostile missiles, and was able to destroy majority before reaching their targets", Syria's SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying.
  • Dogs kill pregnant woman in France during hunt

    Dogs kill pregnant woman in France during hunt

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    A pregnant woman used to be killed by canine while walking her contain dog in a woodland in northern France in some unspecified time in the future of a hunt with hounds, investigators acknowledged Tuesday. Christophe, who is the husband, rushed to the scene only to be met by the ghastly sight of the body of her wife with their dog curled around her. L'Union said in a report that a pack belonging to a local hunting crew based in the village of Morsain could be involved and DNA samples from ...
  • Prison Guards for Jeffrey Epstein's Cell Indicted for Falsifying Records

    Prison Guards for Jeffrey Epstein's Cell Indicted for Falsifying Records

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    To hide their failure to perform their duties, NOEL and THOMAS repeatedly signed false certifications attesting to having conducted multiple counts of inmates when, in truth and in fact, they never conducted such counts. After that, Epstein was placed on suicide watch for about a week but then was taken off it and returned to a special detention unit where inmates receive extra supervision, including being checked in on once every 30 minutes.