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South Africa

26 June 2006

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

A gun battle between police and a gang that left 12 people, including four policemen, dead in a crime-weary country inured to daily violence has raised huge questions about whether South Africa is a wise choice to stage the next World Cup, in 2010. The gunfight began north-west of Johannesburg on Sunday. Some 20 men armed with AK-47 rifles stormed a supermarket, emptied the tills, stripped scores of shoppers of valuables, pistol-whipped one customer and shot another in... (

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