Stop capturing moments, you won't remember - research
WASHINGTON - Taking a picture to help you remember something might end up having the opposite effect, according to research published in the United States. A study released this week showed that people who took photographs of items during a museum tour were less likely to remember details...
General Motors appoints Mary Barra CEO
NEW YORK - General Motors on Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker exits the government-bailout era with sales at their best level in six years. GM announced that company veteran Mary Barra would succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive on January...
Investors flock to Twitter, shares climb
SAN FRANCISCO - Investors piled into Twitter Inc for the second straight day, lifting its shares to more than $52 and setting a new intraday high on Tuesday even in the absence of any significant announcements from the social media debutante. Shares of Twitter were up 6 percent to...
Flu virus keeps contagiousness
PARIS - A mutant form of the H7N9 flu virus that is resistant to frontline drugs is just as contagious as its non-resistant counterpart, according to a lab test reported on Tuesday. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, raises a red flag for the virus, which has...
Smartphone usage allowed in planes
BRUSSELS - Long overdue in an increasingly connected world -- or the end of a precious oasis of peace -- the European Union on Monday took a first step to allowing expanded use of smartphones and tablets on aircraft. The EU's Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) judged airline passengers would...
Live WWII bomb to be moved
BELGRADE - An unexploded bomb of "great destruction power" dating back to Wold War II was found in downtown Belgrade and removed Sunday for controlled detonation, the government said. The one-tonne German bomb containing 620 kilogrammes (1370 pounds) of explosives was found during...
Mobiles to drive global ad spend: research
LONDON - Growth in global advertising spending will accelerate to 5.8 percent a year by 2015, driven by demand for marketing via ...
Cloud firm Box raises $100 million
NEW YORK - Cloud storage startup Box, launched from a college dorm in 2005, has raised $100 million in new capital to help fund a global expansion. The latest funding gives Box, which competes with firms like Dropbox as well as Google and Microsoft, a value of some $2 billion, according...
Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
NEW DELHI - Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting the rules still regularly uses Hotmail. Like many of his peers in ministries across New Delhi, IT Minister Kapil Sibal...
New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017
PARIS - The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm. The market, estimated at 53.9 billion euros ($73.8 billion...
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Far from the madding crowd: Crowds mourn Mandela at Ellis Park
Yesterday at 20:00, SAST
Away from the crowds, cameras and politicking at FNB Stadium, mourners at Ellis Park braved the wind and rain in a "sacrifice of gratitude" to Madiba.
Zuma booing not a crisis in our democracy, says Maharaj
Yesterday at 19:07, SAST
Mac Maharaj has brushed off the heckling of President Jacob Zuma by sections of the crowd at Nelson Mandela's memorial, saying it was over quickly.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Ukraine police move on protest camp
Today at 06:11, SAST
Thousands of police have moved on a large protest camp near Independence Square in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
Mandela's body to lie in state
Today at 07:08, SAST
The body of Nelson Mandela is due to be taken in procession to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where it will lie in state for three days.
Source: BBC News
South Africa: Boos & Cheers Greet Leaders At Mandela Service
Yesterday at 21:26, SAST
[allAfrica]The world was treated to a display at the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela of how South Africa was freed from apartheid and became a democracy: a feisty, even bloody-minded citizenry determined to have its say, backed by ...
South Africa: President Obama's Full Speech at Mandela Memorial
Yesterday at 13:59, SAST
[allAfrica]U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a powerful speech at former South African president Nelson Mandela's memorial service:
Source: All Africa