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Suspected South Carolina child murderer earlier accused of domestic violence

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A South Carolina man charged with murdering his five children last month before driving their bodies across several states and dumping them in Alabama was accused more than two years ago of domestic violence, police records show. The children’s mother, Amber Jones, told police in May 2012 that her then-husband, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from whom she was estranged, threatened to “snap her neck” and to shoot neighbors she was staying with, a Lexington County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. … …read more

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Heavyweight South African state union demands 15 pct pay rise

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week. National Education Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), which has around 280,000 members, said in a statement there was a public health “crisis” in Africa’s most developed economy because of government outsourcing. … …read more

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South Sudan bus crash kills at least 32, mainly Ugandans

JUBA (Reuters) – At least 32 people were killed and 10 seriously injured when a bus collided with a cargo truck in southern South Sudan, hospital officials said on Monday. Officials said it was still not clear what caused the accident early on Monday morning on a road that links the capital of South Sudan, Juba, to Uganda. Police spokesman James Monday Enocka told a news conference the majority of the dead were Ugandan citizens. Traffic accidents are common in the world’s newest country, where buses are the main form of public transport between towns and roads are often poor. … …read more

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