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Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg.
A statement says police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people "shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six other people were injured.
Police say they rescued men, women and children who had been held hostage and appeared to have been living at the church. The statement doesn’t say how many were rescued.
Police say more than 30 guns were found and the attack by a group of armed people "may have been motivated by a feud” between church members.
The national police commissioner says the response by security forces "averted what could have been a more severe bloodbath.”
The statement says among those arrested are members of the police, defense forces and correctional services.Associated Press
Bangladesh police were set to file charges on Wednesday against 16 people, including the headmaster of an Islamic seminary, over the shocking murder of a 19-year-old girl burned to death.
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The discovery of the bodies was another reminder of the task facing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in December vowing to reduce the gang-fuelled violence.
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A number of officials accompanied by senior members of the Royal Family were at Abu Dhabi airport for the interaction with PM.
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