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World

Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Today at 15:00 PM, via NPR

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist.

World

In fresh blow to Trump, US court rejects Pennsylvania election case

Today at 10:09 AM, via News24

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by US President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the election.

Africa

22 killed in ethnic violence in southern Chad

Today at 11:29 AM, via News24

At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers, the communications minister said Friday.

Africa

Ethiopia’s Abiy tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Today at 10:33 AM, via News24

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional f

Business

Tech stocks are not over-valued – there is no bubble

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

The fear with stock market bubbles – like all bubbles – is that they might burst unexpectedly. Critically, though, they only pose material risk if there is neither earnings growth nor cash flow to support them, says Gerrit Smit, head of equity management at Stonehage Fleming.

Business

Why your December braai will be more expensive

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

With Christmas only five weeks away, the current trend in meat prices signals prospects of expensive braais during the 2020 December festive season, according to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB.

Politics

Nyhontso to challenge Speaker’s decision in court

Today at 15:56 PM, via SABC News

The sole Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) MP who had his membership revoked by Parliament, Mzwanele Nyhontso says he will urgently challenge the Speaker’s decision in court.

Politics

PAC loses its sole MP seat in National Assembly

Today at 14:06 PM, via SABC News

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has lost its sole seat in the National Assembly after its President Mzwanele Nyhontso has been suspended with immediate effect.

Education

University of Surrey to lower entry grades in recognition of Covid disruption

Today at 13:51 PM, via The Guardian

Move will help those who have had their learning significantly affected across two academic years

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The University of Surrey has become the latest higher education institution to lower its entry requirements for next year in recognition of the disruption to education caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Entry grades will be reduced by one...

Lifestyle

Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

Today at 13:46 PM, via Eyewitness News

The singer, who has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move, arrived in the Pakistan capital this week to see the animal before the flight to Cambodia on Sunday.

Science/Tech

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Today at 15:19 PM, via The Guardian

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deployment

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Nadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.

No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer.

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Health

A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Tuesday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]