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Oscar Pistorius: When accused go bad

Today at 06:45, SAST

Advocates say little can be done when clients are determined to do themselves in. On the scale of accused gone bad, Oscar Pistorius barely registers.

Parliament deemed Madiba's bust an 'emergency'

Yesterday at 19:26, SAST

Parliament did not follow normal procurement processes for the manufacturing of a Madiba bust because it was considered an "emergency procedure".

Elections 2014: IEC upholds one candidate objection

Yesterday at 17:19, SAST

The IEC says only one objection to candidates on the political parties' lists has been upheld, after it received 45.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Today at 08:56, SAST

Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.


Ukraine troops enter eastern town

Today at 09:26, SAST

Ukrainian troops sent to reclaim locations seized by pro-Russia militia in recent days, have been seen in the centre of Kramatorsk.


Mini-sub continues search for plane

Today at 09:18, SAST

A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Nigeria: Scores of Girls Abducted From School By Suspected Islamist Rebels

Today at 08:12, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]Suspected Islamist rebels have abducted at least 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, according to local officials. The assailants are believed to be members of Boko Haram.


Mozambique: CPLP Science Ministers Draw Up Strategic Plan

Today at 09:11, SAST

[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's Minister of Science and Technology, Luis Pelembe, has told reporters that, when Mozambique hands over the chairmanship of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Communities (CPLP) to East Timor later this year, it will be ...


Rwanda: RRA to Sponsor More Genocide Orphans

Today at 08:47, SAST

[New Times]Rwandan Revenue Authority (RRA) has stressed the need to help more Genocide survivor students acquire higher education.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Dave Lee Travis charged with assault

Yesterday at 21:51, SAST

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.


New Banksy art removed with crowbar

Yesterday at 22:33, SAST

New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.


One in 10 young people buy cassettes

Today at 07:09, SAST

Cassette tapes have a "novelty value", with 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds buying one in the last month, according to Record Store Day research.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Libya: Jordanian Ambassador Abducted

Today at 09:10, SAST

[VOA]Gunmen have kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.


Cote d'Ivoire: 'We Can Astonish the World' - PM

Today at 07:12, SAST

[VOA]United Nations -Ivory Coast's prime minister says his country is on track to reach double digit economic growth this year and become an emerging market by 2020.


Ghana: Ghana Wants Locals to Benefit From Oil Production

Today at 06:57, SAST

[VOA]Accra -A new law in Ghana requires oil and gas companies to make greater use of local products and services.


Source: All Africa
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Health

CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 15:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...


Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 11:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to ...


Maternal health improves in Gauteng

Feb 10 at 16:10, SAST

Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng's MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the ...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

Yesterday at 16:32, SAST

GENEVA - The UN weather agency on Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this ...


Social media platforms dodging taxes: Turkey

Yesterday at 14:43, SAST

ANKARA - Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said on Tuesday, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders". Without mentioning Twitter by name, Finance ...


Record number of women scientists in Japan -- but still lagging

Yesterday at 14:04, SAST

TOKYO - Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- a record high rate for the country, despite being the lowest rate of any developed nation.   The figure comes amid a high-profile row in Japan that has pitted a ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

Telkom on right track - Maseko

Today at 08:29, SAST

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko, charged with reviving the fixed-line operator, says the patient has been stabilised, and although it is still in intensive care, "the patient won't die".


Rand slips against greenback

Today at 08:21, SAST

The rand was slightly weaker against the dollar in subdued trade on Tuesday afternoon, with most investors on the fence ahead of growth numbers from China due on Wednesday.


Health insurance v Med aid

Today at 07:29, SAST

Will buying cheaper health insurance, rather than joining a medical scheme, cost you less? Our expert unpacks the details for you...


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Hamilton wins tense Bahrain battle

Apr 10 at 12:09, SAST

Lewis Hamilton holds off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to triumph in a tense battle at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.


Encouraging signs for Schumacher

Apr 8 at 12:51, SAST

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness and awakening," his agent says Friday.


Why is F1 such a money-spinner?

Apr 4 at 15:15, SAST

CNN's Ben Wyatt explores the business of Formula One and how it's used as a marketing platform.


Source: CNN
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Nature

SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Yesterday at 12:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.


City's residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Apr 8 at 23:06, SAST

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting ...


Samsung Hands Over Digital Village

Apr 2 at 14:01, SAST

The Digital Village will provide much-needed education and health services to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Cosmo City.


Source: The Good News
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