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World

Trump decides against more North Korea sanctions at this time: source

Today at 01:55 AM, via Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.

Africa

UN chief calls for ‘far greater support’ for Cyclone Idai response

Yesterday at 20:27 PM, via CNBC Africa

The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stranded across the storm countries in southern Africa.

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Business

Is this America’s most hated family?

Today at 00:01 AM, via BBC News

Purdue Pharma has generated billions for the family that own it from selling controversial painkiller opioids.

Education

University barred 10 students from campus during Queen’s visit

Yesterday at 19:37 PM, via The Guardian

King’s College London to review security procedures as students explore legal action

King’s College London is to order an independent review of its security procedures after a group of students said they were singled out as troublemakers and barred from campus during a visit by the Queen.

The 10 undergraduates say they are exploring legal action against KCL after their security passes were...

Education

Malawi: Kasungu’s New School With Aesthetic Appeal

Yesterday at 16:17 PM, via All Africa

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -Nine girls at Kadifula Community Day Secondary (CDSS) in Kasungu District dropped out of school last academic year either due to pregnancy or for marriage.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Revived and Killed Clippy in a Single Day

Today at 02:11 AM, via Slashdot

The dream of the ’90s was alive in Microsoft Teams this week when Microsoft’s old office assistant, Clippy, showed up. From a report: If you used Microsoft Office between 1997 and 2001, you likely remember Clippy as the animated paperclip that popped up and offered tips for using the software. Microsoft did away with Clippy in 2001, so people were surprised to see Clippy stickers appear in...

Science/Tech

Police Officers In Berlin Had To Break Up Fight Between Supporters of Two Rival YouTubers

Today at 01:30 AM, via Slashdot

More than 100 police officers were deployed to break up a mass brawl reportedly organized by two rival YouTube stars in Berlin. The BBC reports: The fight broke out on Thursday evening on Alexanderplatz square in the German capital, police said, adding that nine people were arrested. More than 400 people had gathered after two social media influencers reportedly urged their fans to join a...

Health

Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

Today at 02:25 AM, via Reuters

Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a mobile clinic on Friday set up by local health officials.

Health

U.S. Customs details China pork seizure; importers could pay fine

Yesterday at 21:03 PM, via Reuters

U.S. border agents said they have seized 1 million pounds (453,592 kg) of food products from China this month, rather than 1 million pounds of pork as they had previously announced, as they work to keep out African swine fever.

Nature

See not waste, but opportunity on Global Recycling Day

14 March at 13:35 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post See not waste, but opportunity on Global Recycling Day appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

It is estimated that in the year 2017 alone South Africans generated 54,2 million tonnes of general waste. Of these millions of tonnes of waste only 38,6% was recycled, which means almost two thirds of our waste still ends up on landfill sites. It is up to consumers to put this...

Nature

How Western Cape fires and drought have affected critically endangered geometric tortoises

08 March at 15:00 PM, via CapeNature

The Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) is one of the world’s most beautiful of the chelonian family. Its domed geometric-like hard shell, striking summer-sunset yellow and black radiating pattern makes it the Fabergé Egg of the tortoise world. When the terrestrial tortoise is fully grown, it reaches only five to six inches. But, due to their […]

Nature

Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

08 March at 14:48 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme. Responding to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, the President said the IPPs would not collapse Eskom....