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South Africa

Man accused of rape, murder of Tazne van Wyk took stand for a second day

Yesterday at 19:53 PM, via Eyewitness News

The child disappeared from near her Elsies River home in February 2020 and more than a week later, police arrested the accused in the Eastern Cape. He led police to her body in a storm water pipe, along the N1 highway, near Worcester.

Business

Lottery boss resigns

Today at 01:41 AM, via Moneyweb

The National Lotteries Commission has been overwhelmed with corruption over the past few years.

Education

Gambia: Gambia, Cuba to Sign MOU in Area of Higher Education

Yesterday at 10:20 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] Banjul, August 6th 2022:-The Gambia and Cuba will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Higher Education with the purpose of further strengthening the links of collaboration between the two sister countries.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Employees Exposed Own Company’s Internal Logins

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

Multiple people who appear to be employees of Microsoft have exposed sensitive login credentials to the company’s own infrastructure on GitHub, potentially offering attackers a gateway into internal Microsoft systems, according to a cybersecurity research firm that found the exposed credentials. Motherboard reports: “We continue to see that accidental source code and credential leakages are...

Science/Tech

Burnout Turned Twitch Streamers’ Dreams of Playing Games Into Nightmares

Today at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Stephen Flavall makes his living by playing video games to an audience of thousands on Twitch. When he first started streaming, he only had about fifteen people at a time watching him. He liked how he could engage with a small community, cracking jokes while people cheered him on. Unfortunately, the vibe changed as his popularity grew. “Around 200...

Science/Tech

Tesla’s Public Superchargers Are Deemed ‘Illegal’ In Germany Due To Technicality

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

Tesla’s Supercharger stations that are open to non-Tesla electric vehicles are deemed “illegal” in Germany due to the lack of kWh counter on the units. Electrek reports: Handelsblatt reports that Tesla’s Superchargers are considered “illegal” because they don’t have a visible kWh counter at the stations (translated from German): “Every charging station at which charging current is billed...

Health

Polio May Have Been Spreading for a Year

Yesterday at 23:10 PM, via New York Times

A new study from the C.D.C. provides more details about a polio case detected in New York last month, and reports that the virus was in the state’s wastewater in April.

Nature

Firenado rages in California

11 August at 10:58 AM, via BBC News

Hot temperatures and strong winds formed a ‘firenado’ in California on Wednesday.