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2006-07-09 10:26:43

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police arrested more than 500 people in Johannesburg this weekend as the country tried to clean up its image as one of the world's most crime-ridden nations, local media reported. South Africa's high level of violent crime, among the worst in the world, has again come under the spotlight as it prepares to host the next soccer World Cup in 2010. Local officials and world football body FIFA have rejected reports that South Africa may lose the...

2006-05-28 03:45:18

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thirteen people were killed on a South African highway after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a minibus taxi which exploded into flames, Johannesburg emergency services said on Sunday. "All the bodies were burned beyond recognition ... The truck hit the taxi so hard from the rear that it was lodged half-way inside it," said emergency services spokesman Malcolm Midgley. Seven people including both drivers survived and were being treated in hospital for...