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WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2022, 04:24

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

Germany To Keep Last Three Nuclear-Power Plants Running In Policy U-Turn

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Germany plans to keep its remaining nuclear power plants open for longer in a major U-turn as it scrambles to keep the lights on this winter with less Russian gas. The Telegraph reports: Officials have concluded the plants are needed due to gas shortages and they can be kept open without safety concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported. Germany pledged to phase out nuclear power after the...

Science/Tech

Drought-Stricken States To Get Less From Colorado River

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures an extreme drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. The Associated Press reports: The cuts planned for next year will force states to make critical decisions about where to reduce consumption and whether to prioritize growing cities or...

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...

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.