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SUNDAY, 21 APRIL 2019, 14:51


Leader of Turkish opposition party safe after crowd attacks him

Today at 14:29 PM, via Reuters

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party was attacked by several shouting men on Sunday before security guards led him safely away from a crowd in Ankara on Sunday, according to the party and video footage of the incident.


Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

Today at 14:25 PM, via Reuters

Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past 200, police and local media said.


Air traffic suspended for hours over Libya capital

Today at 10:49 AM, via The Citizen

Tripoli air traffic was suspended overnight for “security reasons”, the Libyan capital’s only operating airport said Sunday after clashes intensified for control of the city.


Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe – state TV

Today at 10:22 AM, via Reuters

ALGIERS (Reuters) – An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a probe into the wasting of public money, state TV said on Saturday.


Female teachers need protection from sexual harassment, says union

Today at 14:35 PM, via The Guardian

Call for upskirting videos to be taken more seriously by schools and government

Female teachers are not being protected against “upskirting” videos and other forms of online sexual harassment by pupils, the leader of one of the UK’s main teaching unions has said, calling for schools and governments to take the issue more seriously.

Chris Keates, the general secretary of the NASUWT, said her...


Messaging apps ‘expose teachers to aggression from parents’

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Union says members are receiving angry late-night messages

The rapid spread of email and messaging apps has triggered a surge in parents sending aggressive queries to their children’s teachers and demanding immediate answers, according to a teaching union.

Chris Keates, the general secretary of NASUWT, said her members had reported an increase in messages being sent via specialist school apps...


As Brexit absorbs all political energy and guile, the country’s problems mount | Anne McElvoy

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Paralysed in a quest to fulfil its EU destiny, the governement has allowed other serious items on its agenda to fall into an abyss

We can all list our favourite reasons why the Brexit promised in the pale dawn sunlight of June 2016 has not turned out to be a walk in the park or even a final date with EU destiny. But whatever we now think of the outcome of the referendum, we are all trapped in...


Pop singer Adele parts with husband

Yesterday at 20:26 PM, via Reuters

British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday.


China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island

Today at 05:47 AM, via Reuters

China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday.


Whale Trail upgrades coming in 2020

Thursday at 08:58 AM, via CapeNature

The Whale Trail promises to be the ultimate hiking experience. This wonderful experience takes place at our breath-taking De Hoop Nature Reserve. Our Nature reserve is more than just a retreat, it’s a whole surrender! The trail meanders through the idyllic De Hoop Nature Reserve where the fragrance of fynbos intermingles with salty sea air. […]


Attack of the Shot-Hole Borer

Wednesday at 20:08 PM, via CapeNature

The blog title may sound like something from the realm of science fiction but unfortunately the shot-hole borer is a very real and present threat to trees in South Africa. The Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) is a beetle from Asia that has recently been discovered in South Africa. It has a destructive impact on living […]


Motorists urged to be vigilant after Cape leopard death

10 April at 15:53 PM, via CapeNature

A Cape leopard was hit by a vehicle along the N1 highway between Worcester and De Doorns on Monday evening, 8 April around 19:00. With the safety and protection of the animal in mind, as well as the threat it potentially poses to humans, careful consideration was given to determine the most appropriate action. The leopard […]