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China To Take Countermeasures If UK Extends Hong Kong Citizenship Plan

HighlightsBritain's offer came in response to a sweeping new security law Britain had handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997 Chinese authorities arrested 10 people under new law during protestsLondon, United Kingdom: China warned Britain on Thursday it could retaliate with "corresponding measures" for London's decision to extend a broader path to citizenship for…

Bystander’s death in the presence of his grandson turns controversial in Kashmir

Srinagar: The death of a 65-year-old bystander in the presence of his three-year-old grandson during a gunfight between security forces and militants cast a pall of gloom over the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. A CRPF jawan too was killed in the gunfight and two others were injured in an attack carried out by separatist militants in Sopore town,…

State Capture | Ex-Prasa CEO spent over R36m on properties in one year | Fin24

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA CEO Lucky Montana. (Esa Alexander, Gallo Images, Sowetan, file) Two of the properties in upscale Hurlingham and Waterkloof suburbs are in a state of disrepair, allegedly due to zoning issues.The properties are not registered in Montana's name.Transactions coincided with the awarding of controversial contracts to Siyangena Technologies.Lucky Montana, the…

Western Cape’s Covid-19 peak could be ‘flatter, longer’, but that’s good news for bed capacity | News24

Beds being moved into the CTICC as it prepares to assist in the Covid-19 fight. New data brings welcome news: It's now believed the Western Cape will have enough beds.This is due to a "flatter, longer peak" - which could put less pressure on hospitals at a given time - rather than an intense spike.The…

EXPLAINER | How liquidation works | Fin24

The coronavirus lockdown has devastated the business sector and many businesses, big and small, have to make some tough decisions about their ability to continue or not.It is important to understand the difference between factual insolvency and commercial insolvency.Make sure you do the right thing by your creditors to avoid committing any offences. The coronavirus…

Netcare sets up free-standing mortuaries at some hospitals | News24

Health department officials collects blood samples for testing at a temporary Covid-19 rapid test center. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Netcare hospital group have set up "free-standing" mortuaries at some of its hospitals.They say this is to ensure the safety of health and funeral parlour workers during the Covid-19 pandemicThey say staff will at all…

More Cape Town officers could face suspension for dragging naked man from shack | News24

More law enforcement officers could be suspended after the removal of a naked man from his Khayelitsha home.The City's safety and security director Richard Bosman said he expects a preliminary report on Monday.Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz condemned the conduct of the law enforcement officers.The City of Cape Town's law enforcement head Richard Bosman said…

[Update: Google Fi] Pixel 3a officially ‘out of stock’ on the US Google Store

The Pixel 3a launched last May at Google I/O and it’s still not clear when its rumored replacement will be announced or launched. The US Google Store today lists the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as being “out of stock.” Update: In a comment, Google has confirmed to us that the Google Store has…

‘NBA 2K21’ comes with a next-gen upgrade… if you spend $100

But wait, there's more! If you're willing to wait for next-gen hardware, you can buy the basic edition of NBA 2K21 for $69.99 — not $59.99 — on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Finally, you can get a version of the Mamba Forever Edition, which is meant primarily for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners,…

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