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South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

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South Africa's elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation into so-called state capture continues.Three arrests have been made, including one Gupta brother, local media report. Police say two other people are expected to hand themselves in.The Gupta family have been accused using their friendship with President Jacob Zuma to wield enormous political influence for their business interests.They all deny the allegations.Africa Live: For all the latest on the Guptas and Zuma, as it happensThe raid on the Gupta's walled compound in Johannesburg comes as Mr Zuma faces increased pressure to resign, in part because of links to the Guptas.He is expected to respond later today to a formal request from the African National Congress (ANC) to step down....
Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

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Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations, a move that could lead to the first indictments after months of corruption investigations focusing on the prime minister and his family. Israeli police said in a statement they had "sufficient evidence" against the prime minister in both cases "for the offense of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust." Israeli police alleged Netanyahu received at least 1 million shekels, around $ 283,000, in lavish gifts and bribes. Case 1,000 alleges that Netanyahu accepted gifts from wealthy patrons in return for advancing their interests. In so-called Case 2,000, Netanyahu is accused of striking a deal with Israel's second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, to provide h...
Toronto police find sixth body in planters

Toronto police find sixth body in planters

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Toronto police announced Thursday they've recovered the remains of six people linked to an investigation into a landscaper they're describing as a serial killer.Investigators said they found the remains of all six people in planters on a property where Bruce McArthur, 66, provided landscaping services.Last month, police charged McArthur with five counts of first-degree murder. The number of counts is likely to increase after the discovery of more remains, Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said during a news conference.He said investigators seized 15 planters from the property, but "exactly where we are on the examination of those planters, I'm not ready to say yet."Police initially arrested McArthur in early January for the slayings of Selim Esen, 44, who went missing in April, a...
Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

Police shoot man dead after alleged Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.Andrew Finch was shot at his front door on 28 December in Wichita, Kansas.Police surrounded the home after receiving a hoax emergency call from a man claiming to have shot dead his father and taken his family hostage.The call stemmed from a row between two gamers playing Call of Duty online, US media say, although the address raided was apparently unconnected to either.Police have said they believe the report was an act of "swatting" where a person makes a false report to send police to another person or fake address. 'Innocent victim'Audio of the emergency call has been made public. A man can be heard telling authorities that he had shot ...
Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

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Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are a growing band of young women wearing revealing clothing while they game. Some go further and entertain fans by dancing or by doing a series of suggestive exercises, like squats, to tempt people to subscribe to their channel or to hand over Twitch's micro-currency - bits.Dubbed "booby streamers" these young women have been a feature of Twitch for years but their numbers have grown significantly over the last few months, prompting a wave of complaints. On social media many parents have posted messages about what their younger children are seeing when they visit the s...