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21 Mar 2021
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Daily news update: JMPD officer found burnt, Editors warns cops on spying

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WATCH: Lava eruption from long-dormant Icelandic volcano

Iceland volcano eruption

This, March 20, 2021, image taken by the Icelandic Coast Guard shows the lava flowing from the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano some 40 km west of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, on March 20, 2021. – A volcano erupted in Iceland on Friday some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital Reykjavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said, as a red cloud lit up the night sky and a no-fly zone was established in the area. (Photo by Icelandic Coast Guard / AFP)

Glowing red lava spewed Saturday from a volcano that has erupted near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik after being dormant for more than 900 years.

But officials said the eruption was small and did not appear to represent a danger to people.

Dramatic images filmed by a coast guard helicopter showed streams of red lava bubbling and flowing out of a fissure in a valley in Geldingadalur, close to Mount Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland.

Lloyd Harris’ dream Dubai run ended in final by Karatsev

Tennis player Lloyd Harris

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris lost in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday, but he enjoyed a dream run during the week, toppling several higher ranked players. Picture: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Though he stumbled at the final hurdle, Lloyd Harris is likely to look back on this week’s Dubai Tennis Championship as a turning point in his career.

Facing wild card entry Aslan Karatsev in the final of the ATP 500 series tournament, Harris lost in straight sets on Saturday, with his Russian opponent winning the battle of the underdogs 6-3, 6-2 to lift the trophy.

Karatsev had turned some heads, beating No 2 seed Andrey Rublev in the semifinals to set up the clash against the 24-year-old South African.

Aiming for his first ATP Tour title, however, Harris had also shone throughout his campaign in Dubai.

JMPD security officer found burnt at Soweto Rea Vaya station

rea vaya bus station

A Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) security officer has been found burnt at a Rea Vaya bus station in Soweto on Friday morning.

According to JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla, security officer Dumisani Trevor Tani reported on duty at the Rea Vaya bus station at Klipspruit Valley Road in Klipspruit on Thursday evening.

At 04: 50 on Friday morning, a colleague arrived to relieve Dumisani from his duties and to open the station and was surprised to see the station quiet.

Biden condemns Atlanta shootings as anti-Asian hate crime

US President Joe Bidden

US President Joe Bidden has called for an end to anti-Asian violence in the United States. Picture Flickr

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday called for an end to anti-Asian violence in the United States after meeting with Asian-American community leaders in Atlanta following spa shootings that killed eight.

‘Stop bugging journalists’ editors’ forum Sanef tells Saps

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Sanef has told Saps to stop bugging journalists. Picture: iStock

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has called on the South African Police Service (Saps) to immediately cease the surveillance of journalists.

In a statement released on Saturday Sanef labelled this as a blatant act aimed at threatening journalists and compromising media sources and whistleblowers.

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