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LABOR - Germany's Air Berlin says will cut 900 jobs BERLIN - Agence France-Presse Germany's number two airline, Air Berlin, said on Tuesday it would slash about 900 jobs or nearly 10 percent of its workforce in a bid to get back in the black after nearly five years of losses.The troubled airline unveiled details of what it called its two-year "Turbine" programme extending across all its business divisions and focusing "on its key markets on the basis of a stringent business model"."'Turbine' has defined initiatives of around 400 million euros ($535 million) by the end of 2014 to achieve a lastingly competitive result," the company said in a statement." After terrifying school massacre, Peshawar teachers pack guns - In one of the desk's drawers, within easy reach of Abdul Saeed's right hand, lies a fully loaded pistol. A teacher for 15 years, Saeed argues that bringing a gun to school reassures his students, who are still terrified after a brazen attack on the Army Public School and Degree College in December, when Taliban militants stormed the building and massacred dozens of students during a six-hour siege. "They would look to the door every time they heard a sound. Now when they see me wearing a gun, they need not worry and can focus on the task at hand, which is to educate themselves," Saeed says. READ: Stunned by loss, so much blood, sorrow

omarjee-s-life-of-luxury-1.473467#.UWFWDDU9w6k Smooth, immaculately dressed and very clever. These are the words that describe Yusuf Omarjee, 41, who appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday on fraud charges. Jail, where he is awaiting trial, is a far cry from Omarjee's life "on the outside". "This ou (guy) is a tyc (tycoon), bru," one of his employees told the Tribune. Photographs of the Islamic Tuareg tribe where women embrace sexual freedoms The Tuareg have maintained their way of life for centuries, crossing from one side of the world's largest desertYet beneath the traditional way of life lies a progressive society where women's rights have been embracedFamilies trace their line through the women and not the men, with women owning the tents and animals Pre-nups and divorce are everyday - with parents throwing their recently separated daughters 'divorce parties'But the rise of extremist Islam in the region could put all this under threat as a more conservative lifestyle prevails By Flora Drury For Mailonline Published: 06:55 GMT, 24 June 2015 | Updated: 15:49 GMT, 25 June 2015 For centuries the nomadic Tuareg tribe have crossed the Sahara desert, sometimes being led by the blind who used their heightened sense of smell and taste to pick a safe path across the ever-shifting sands. But behind the ancient way of life is a culture so progressive it would even make some people in liberal western cultures blush.

The Citizen Online National 5.5.2014 05.00 pm FILE PICTURE: An IEC official scans a green bar coded ID book at a voter registration center in Melville, Johannesburg, 10 November 2013. Picture: Tracy lee Stark The home affairs department has extended its office hours in the lead-up to and on election day, it said on Monday. The department would open all of its offices across the country on Wednesday from 7am to 9pm in line with voting hours to assist citizens with the voting process, spokesman Lunga Ngqengelele said in a statement.

Doctors claim jab can regenerate damaged tissue after one injection Pioneering stem cell treatment could avoid thousands of hip replacements Five NHS hospitals will trial jabs which have potential to be 'life-changing'Doctors claim jab can regenerate damaged tissue after just one injection Patients often face years of pain before having a hip replacement By Katherine Keogh and Paul Dinsdale For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:08 GMT, 31 January 2015 | Updated: 12:33 GMT, 1 February 2015 fraudster-s-wife-one-child-also-had-fake-ids-1.473590#.UWFaSVmwm-0 The State says he is a powerful man, a serial fraudster who duped banks out of R100 million by using three identity books - two of them false. But Durban businessman Yusuf Omarjee says the Home Affairs Department made a mistake and issued him with an ID book reflecting the wrong details, an identity he simply assumed. Omarjee, who has a string of businesses, has been arrested three times in as many years on charges of fraud and corruption, and is running his third bail application in the Durban Magistrate's Court. He was arrested in 2008, following the bust of a man - allegedly with al-Qaeda links - for selling fraudulent ID documents. The State says that Omarjee was one of his customers and a police probe uncovered that he had three ID books: one in his birth name, Yusuf Mohammed Omarjee, one bearing the name Yousuf Omerjee and another with the name Essop Bhana.

Wiltshire shooting: Solicitor James Ward who was blasted in the head with a sawn-off shotgun as he sat in his office has died after three weeks in hospital Married father-of-three James Ward, 58, died in hospital surrounded by his familyProperty developer Michael Chudleigh had already been charged with attempted murderPolice say they will work with Crown Prosecution Service to ensure charges reflect Mr Ward's death By Helen Lawson Published: 16:32 GMT, 23 July 2012 | Updated: 16:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 A solicitor who was shot in the head at his firm's offices in Devizes has died of his injuries with his family by his side.