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Cape Town/ South Africa’s Cab­i­net said yes­ter­day the po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions that State Security min­is­ter David Mahlobo was in­volved in a rhino-poach­ing syn­di­cate. Di­yarbakir/ Turkey de­tained the leader of a pro-Kur­dish party and the mayor of the south­east­ern city of Van yes­ter­day while tak­ing con­trol of three mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in the re­gion, the party said, press­ing on with a crack­down on Kur­dish politi­cians. Brasilia/ Brazil­ian fed­eral po­lice ar­rested the former gov­er­nor of Rio de Janeiro state yes­ter­day as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the em­bez­zle­ment of 220 mil­lion reais ($64 mil­lion ) in pub­lic work projects. Mid­del­burg/ Two white South African men ap­peared in court on Wednes­day on charges of as­sault and kid­nap­ping af­ter a video showed them forc­ing a wail­ing black man into a cof­fin.

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