Today's Big Stories

As France mourns, the world's media express outrage and SAPS monitors border

A terror attack on a satrical magazine in Paris has sent shock waves around the world. Three gunmen entered the offices of Carlie Hebdo in Paris asking by name for certain journalists. 12 people were killed including the magazine’s editor and four cartoonists. One person has handed himself over to police. EWN's Elaine Cobbe has the latest...

There are now fears of other attacks in France. The country has been fighting the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. Questions have been raised whether this is a military style attack. Defence Analyst Helmut Heitmann...

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French Navy frigate Chevalier Paul at sea

Thousands of people gathered in city centres including London and Berlin – protesting against what happened. Social media was abuzz with people demanding freedom of expression. Charlie Hebdo had published many articles – slating the prophet Mohammed. The FXi’s Raymond Louw…

Two of South Africa's most important state institutions now dealing with suspensions at the most senior level. SARS Head of Strategy and Risk Peter Richer has been told he will now face suspension. Richer was served with a suspension letter on tuesday in connection with a so-called rogue spy unit. SARS rejected his reasons why he should not be temporarliy releaved of his duties. Hawks head Anwar Dramat and two other senior Hawks officials are also facing suspension.

Police are monitoring the Limpopo River border as dozens of illegal immigrants try to gain access into South Africa. Since the first of this month -two people have died and about 80 others arrested while trying to cross the crocodile infested Limpopo River.

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The ANC is holding its 103rd birthday celebrations at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. The party’s leadership has spent the weekend conducting door to door visits – telling people that the ANC must govern the province. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was accompanied yesterday by hundreds of residents on a walk about in the area.

Ray chated to Political Analyst Prince Mashele -

United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban ki-moon has confirmed that the Palestinians will officially become a member of the international criminal court on the first of April. On Friday the Palestinians delivered to UN headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the ICC and other international treaties. Israel, like the United States, is not a party to the Rome Statute, but its citizens could be tried for actions taken on Palestinian land.

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