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In Khayelitsha 'we beat them, we take their things by force'

Today at 18:50, SAST

Foreigners living in Khayelitsha say that they are a target twenty four hours a day, while young locals say that jealousy triggers the violence.

That's racist! Nhleko defends move to suspend Hawks boss Dramat

Today at 17:01, SAST

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has insisted he was right in suspending Hawks boss Anwa Dramat - and any objection to his decision is racist.

Regulatory chair gets leave of absence over Krejcir bribe allegations

Today at 16:11, SAST

National Home Builders Registration Council chairperson Brenda Madumise was on Thursday put on leave of absence, following bribe allegations.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Today at 15:06, SAST

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.


Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

Today at 19:45, SAST

A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City causing dozens of casualties.


Greece to seek 'common ground'

Today at 18:22, SAST

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: Primary School Kids Sent Home Because of Lack of Toilets and Sewage Smell

Today at 12:07, SAST

[GroundUp]It is only 10am on a Wednesday morning and A.C.J. Phakade primary school students in Nomzamo township (near Strand in Cape Town) are already walking home or waiting for shuttles to fetch them.


Botswana: UB, UCT Partner in Research Project

Today at 11:04, SAST

[Botswana Daily News]Bobonong -The University of Botswana (UB) and that of Cape Town (UCT) are conducting a research project aimed at sensitising African and Asian communities and their governments about the impact of climate change.


Liberia: Girls On Loose Ends - Pregnancy Stalling Education

Today at 10:46, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -In Monrovia's biggest slum community of West point, many girls might not attend school this year, though there has been a clamor for the government to reopen schools after the long break caused by the deadly Ebola ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Coronation Street role recast

Today at 16:45, SAST

Actress Lucy Fallon is to take over the role of Bethany Platt, after another actress was dropped from the same role over an age discrepancy.


Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat'

Today at 12:00, SAST

Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.


'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

Today at 00:15, SAST

London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: A Global Compact on Agriculture

Today at 08:29, SAST

[allAfrica]On the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Union declared the year 2014 to be the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. There is much to celebrate; ...


Africa: AU Faces Acid Test Over Continent's Hotspots

Today at 08:13, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]Boko Haram, Ebola, Central African Republic, South Sudan - African leaders have much on their agenda at their summit this weekend. At the top of the list is the creation of an anti-terrorism force.


Liberia: Harvard Scientist Claims Selenium Can Treat Ebola

Today at 16:16, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica]In an article just published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Harvard University researcher Dr Boguslaw Lipinski claims that selenium can treat Ebola virus disease (EVD). His paper says that a specific form ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Office puts chips under staff's skin

Today at 17:01, SAST

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.


Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Today at 18:05, SAST

Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.


US firms object to source code rules

Today at 14:35, SAST

Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Interest rate on hold for now

Today at 16:02, SAST

The South African Reserve Bank has decided to leave interest rates unchanged, it announced on Thursday.


JSE closes higher on record levels

Today at 09:54, SAST

The JSE closed higher thanks to industrial, financial and banking performing at record levels.


Rand weaker against strong dollar

Today at 09:51, SAST

The rand was weaker against the dollar after the greenback made gains, moving to R11.6159.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Aus Open: Andy Murray reaches fourth final

Today at 14:25, SAST

Scot beats Tomas Berdych in an ill-tempered semifinal in Melbourne.


Figo: The future king of FIFA?

Today at 14:23, SAST

It was FIFA's handling of the report into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups that convinced Luis Figo it was time to take a stand.


Serena, Maria reach Aussie final

Today at 08:23, SAST

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova -- the two highest-ranked players in the world -- advanced to the Australian Open final after straight-set wins Thursday.


Source: CNN
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Nature

Source: The Good News
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