‘Touched By An Angel’ actress dies at 86

22 November 2017, 8:12 AM
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
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Court grants Breytenbach R 50 000 bail 5 December 2019, 12:11 PM

The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has granted former media executive Willem Breytenbach bail of R 50 000.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses with his party's manifesto as he visits Labour activists.
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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida.
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Drugs worth almost R3 million confiscated in KZN 4 December 2019, 3:01 PM

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Parly suspends voting to recommend appointment of new Deputy Public Protector 4 December 2019, 2:45 PM

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