Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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SOUTH AFRICA: POLICE CHARGED WITH MURDER

JOHANNESBURG -- Eight South African police officers were charged with murder today for the death of a taxi driver dragged by a police vehicle, a videotaped incident which became a worldwide symbol of police brutality in this country.

Earlier today, friends and relatives of Mido Macia gathered around a simple table adorned with a few flowers in the poor township of Daveyton, to mourn the death of the slender 27-year-old who died shortly after the dragging incident on Tuesday.

South Africa's police chief Gen. Riah Phiyega said she shared "the extreme shock and outrage" over the video evidence of abuse of Mr. Macia by police officers and said his rights were "violated in the most extreme form."

Ms. Phiyega said the police force would also have its own internal investigation and said the Daveyton station commander was removed "so that the investigations can proceed uninhibited."

TACO BELL, ICELANDIC PIES DRAWN INTO MEAT SCANDAL

LONDON -- Taco Bell is the latest restaurant chain to acknowledge that its food has been adulterated with horse meat, yanking a variety of ground beef products from its three British outlets and issuing an apology to its patrons today. Meanwhile, in Iceland, a food official said his team had found a beef product which contained no meat at all.

Chief meat inspector Kjartan Hreinsson said a brand of locally produced beef pie found at a Reykjavik supermarket had "no mammalian DNA."

Authorities say the fraudulent labeling poses no health risk, but the scandal has drawn attention to the complex supply chains behind processed meat products.

Thousands of products have been tested, and found that contamination is relatively rare. Britain's Food Standards Agency said today that of more than 5,400 products tested in Britain, more than 99 percent were clear of horse. …

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