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World's top pics: May 21 to 28

Yesterday at 15:11, SAST

The Mail & Guardian's photo editor selects this week's top photos from around the world.

State advisors propose no placards be allowed in Parly

Yesterday at 14:08, SAST

Parliament's rules sub-committee says rules should apply to prevent MPs from holding up placards, after the EFF staged a silent protest last week.

Clive Derby-Lewis gets parole

Yesterday at 11:45, SAST

The terminally ill man who provided the gun that killed Chris Hani is to be out of prison by the end of next week.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Fifa re-elects Blatter president

Yesterday at 21:46, SAST

Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.


Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change

Yesterday at 16:23, SAST

Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.


Transplant man meets donor's sister

Yesterday at 14:32, SAST

A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

Yesterday at 12:15, SAST

[News24Wire] White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids".


Kenya: MP Wants Girls Out of Kiambu School

Yesterday at 07:03, SAST

[The Star] A lawmaker wants girls moved from the oldest mixed secondary school in Kiambu county "to improve the quality of education in the area".


South Africa: Verwoed Plaque Removed From Stellenbosch University

Yesterday at 08:36, SAST

[The Daily Vox] On Wednesday night, Stellenbosch University replaced a plaque commemorating former apartheid prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd with the South African flag. It has taken the university 21 years to make the move, but will it be enough?


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Evans announces 500 words winners

Yesterday at 09:56, SAST

Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.


Jack Vettriano 'unable to paint'

Yesterday at 18:14, SAST

Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.


Eavis had 'death threats' over Kanye

Yesterday at 11:11, SAST

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis says she received death threats after booking rapper Kanye West to headline the festival.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: A New Dawn - Buhari In, Jonathan Out

Yesterday at 11:31, SAST

[Premium Times] At exactly 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 29, Muhammadu Buhari mounted the podium to take his oath of office and that of allegiance, effectively becoming President of Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy.


South Africa: British Paper Mangles Rape Statistics

Yesterday at 19:42, SAST

[Africa Check] An article about rape in South Africa published online by the British Telegraph newspaper was peppered with statistics. Closer investigation reveals that most of them are not backed up by research.


Mali: Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali

Yesterday at 17:44, SAST

[IRIN] Bamako -A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.


Source: All Africa
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Health

The Sound of a Generation Free of HIV

Babies from around the world sing in perfect harmony and share the sound of a generation free of HIV. Learn how you can help make a difference with Coca-Cola and (RED).


Drastic Reduction In HIV/Aids Related Deaths, Prompts Hospice To Change To Child Care Unit

Local non-profit organization, Cotlands, recently announced its transformation from a hospice in to a childcare unit due to the drastic reduction in HIV/Aids related deaths. This move follows the lauded success of the South African government’s...


Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Silk Road drug site founder jailed

Yesterday at 22:09, SAST

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.


Cup Final instant replay app tests

Today at 00:01, SAST

Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test a mobile app at the FA Cup final which uses 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans in the stadium.


Porn, adware found on FBI web domain

Yesterday at 12:50, SAST

Porn and adwarehave briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Cosatu to oppose Eskom's tariff hike

Yesterday at 12:10, SAST

The Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) said it will oppose another tariff increase on the price of electricity as it believes this will make it unavailable to the poor.


CT planning for total blackout

Yesterday at 11:27, SAST

The City of Cape Town has budgeted a couple of hundred million rands in the event of a total power blackout.


Security factors when renting a property

Yesterday at 08:45, SAST

Security is a major determining factor for most property buyers in SA. How, though, do tenants deal with their security needs?


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Blatter wins FIFA presidential election

Yesterday at 18:43, SAST

Despite a damaging corruption scandal, FIFA voted to keep Sepp Blatter as its president.


'No sex in Qatar' - Blatter's own-goals and gaffes

Yesterday at 19:48, SAST

Sepp Blatter has been returned to serve a fifth term as the head of FIFA despite the recent allegations of corruption to hit football's governing body -- and his own long list of embarrassing controversies.


Meet FIFA's 'Mr. Untouchable'

Yesterday at 19:22, SAST

Sepp Blatter wants to leave a "clean house" as regards his FIFA legacy. But given the crisis engulfing the organization will he get the chance to "leave through the front door?"


Source: CNN
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Nature

New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach ...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of ...


Source: The Good News
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