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World

The man who ‘killed’ Pluto

Today at 01:11 AM, via BBC News

How Mike Brown’s discovery of a larger object threatened Pluto’s 75-year status as a planet

Africa

Covid-19: Kenya extends curfew as cases surge

Yesterday at 17:16 PM, via News24

Kenya said Friday it is extending a nighttime curfew and banning public gatherings to slow the spread of Covid-19, warning that hospitals were becoming overwhelmed.

Politics

Steenhuisen seeks answers on lead-up to Gauteng and KZN unrest

Yesterday at 14:04 PM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen says he has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa requesting an urgent meeting to include all opposition parties in Parliament regarding the timeline to the week leading up to the looting and unrest that hit KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng earlier in July.

Education

Uganda: Uneb Attributes Low Uce Candidature to Covid-19

Yesterday at 17:21 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] The Uganda national examination board says they registered low candidature of candidates who sat for the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) due to various reasons, top among which include Coronavirus induced lockdown where schools were closed.

Education

Uganda: 1,292 Uce Results Withheld Over Malpractice

Yesterday at 17:21 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] Uganda National Examination board on Friday said it had withheld 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) for 1,292 candidate over examination malpractice.

Education

Uganda: Govt Ties Schools Reopening to Jabs

Yesterday at 17:21 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] Schools will not reopen unless all teachers and university students take the Covid-19 jab and the disease’s positivity rate reduces to 5 per cent, a minister has said.

Science/Tech

Amazon Delivery Companies Routinely Tell Drivers To Bypass Safety Inspections

Today at 03:31 AM, via Slashdot

Amazon delivery companies around the U.S. are instructing workers to bypass daily inspections intended to make sure vans are safe to drive. From a report: Amazon requires contracted delivery drivers to inspect their vehicles at the beginning and end of their shift as a safety precaution. But some drivers say they’re pressured to ignore damage and complete the inspections as quickly as possible,...

Science/Tech

Software Downloaded 30,000 Times From PyPI Ransacked Developers’ Machines

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

Open source packages downloaded an estimated 30,000 times from the PyPI open source repository contained malicious code that surreptitiously stole credit card data and login credentials and injected malicious code on infected machines, researchers said on Thursday. Ars Technica reports: In a post, researchers Andrey Polkovnichenko, Omer Kaspi, and Shachar Menashe of devops software vendor JFrog...

Science/Tech

June Heatwave Was the ‘Most Extreme’ On Record For North America

Today at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

The devastating heatwave that struck the Northwest US and southwest Canada in June was “the most extreme summer heatwave” ever recorded in North America, according to a new analysis from nonprofit research group Berkeley Earth. The Verge reports: Record temperatures in the region reached roughly 20 degrees Celsius (or 36 ÂF) hotter than average in June. Canada recorded its hottest temperature...