‘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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Cheryl Zondi
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Gauteng Premier Candidate Solly Msimanga
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France floods
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At least six people were killed in flash floods in the south-western Aude district of France after several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, the local government prefect said on Monday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan touched down in Sydney on Monday, kicking off a bumper Pacific tour that is the British royals' first major outing abroad as a couple.

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Congolese Migrants caring household belongings.
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Indian minister M.J. Akbar
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Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as "wild and baseless" on Sunday and added he plans to take legal action against the women who have made the accusations.

Sundowns players celebrating
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Jamal Khashoggi
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Suicide vest
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The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured, a local hospital official said on Sunday.

Solly Mapaila
SACP’s Mapaila says heads must roll for VBS looting 14 October 2018, 8:13 PM

First Deputy General Secretary of SACP Solly Mapaila says heads must roll at the South African Reserve Bank because looting at VBS Mutual Bank has happened under their noses.

False stamp over article
Sunday Times apologises over false reporting on rogue unit 14 October 2018, 7:58 PM

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Albertina Sisulu Primary School
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Sewage Picture
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Residents of Homevale in Kimberley are outraged over the constant stench of sewage flowing in the area. They complain they have been living under such dire circumstances for more than a year.

Novak Djokovic kissing his trophy
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VBS building
Limpopo ANC to discuss VBS saga on Monday 14 October 2018, 2:01 PM

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Cope's Dennis Bloem
COPE against Commission of Inquiry into VBS saga 14 October 2018, 1:40 PM

The Congress of the People says it's against the proposal by ANC Chairperson Gwede Mantashe that a Commision of Inquiry be appointed into the VBS saga.

Ramaphosa and others on a walk
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The ANC's January 8 Statement rally will be held in KwaZulu-Natal. The party will also on the same day unveil its election manifesto.

Pastor Andrew Brunson with Donald Trump
Trump thanks Turkey for pastor’s release, denies cutting deal 14 October 2018, 8:58 AM

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a "tremendous step" towards improved relations with Turkey but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara.

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