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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Today at 10:19 AM, via Al Jazeera

Israeli army says it struck Hamas military targets in the besieged strip after two rockets were fired into Israel.

South Africa

Strong winds reignited Northern Cape veld fire

Today at 09:16 AM, via SABC News

Free State Umbrella Fire Protection Association says strong winds have reignited the veld fire that was contained in the Northern Cape.

World

Biden slams Trump friendship with ‘thug’ Kim

Today at 10:12 AM, via News24

Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea’s “thug” leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

Business

Alex Rider and more new series to stream

Today at 10:56 AM, via BusinessTech

Anthony Horowitz’s spy novels come to life in hotly anticipated adaptation Alex Rider. And that’s just one of the brand-new series streaming in Showmax right now.

Business

Woolworths Black Friday 2020 plans

Today at 10:37 AM, via BusinessTech

Woolworths has confirmed that it will again be participating in Black Friday this year, with the retailer offering promotions during the period in Fashion, Beauty, Home and Food across stores, online and its app.

Politics

DA lays criminal charges against EFF’s Ndlozi

Today at 06:40 AM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip in Parliament Natasha Mazzone has laid criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member of Parliament, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, for inciting violence.

Politics

Free State branches gun for Ace

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Parts of the provincial ANC will target their former premier, Magashule, and the Free State PEC in a rolling mass action campaign

Sport

Bravo! Rabada ramps up hunt for IPL record

Today at 10:27 AM, via News24

In-form Kagiso Rabada should inch ever closer on Saturday to Dwayne Bravo’s record of 32 wickets in a single IPL season, writes Rob Houwing.

Education

Kenya: Thousands of Primary School Learners Miss Knec Tests

Today at 08:18 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Thousands of Grade Four and Standard Eight learners missed the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) assessment that began on Wednesday, as head teachers blamed the government of failing to fund the buying of materials.

Lifestyle

Covid-19: Airline groups push for end to quarantines, travel bans

Today at 08:56 AM, via Times Live

The US, state governments and some foreign countries should replace quarantines and travel bans on airline passengers with Covid-19 testing of travellers before departure and upon arrival, airline and business groups said on Thursday.

Science/Tech

Standard Bank invades cyber insurance space

Today at 10:54 AM, via ITWeb

The big four bank unveils a product that provides cover for cyber extortion, hacking, physical theft and loss of both devices and physical hard copy data.

Science/Tech

ICT tenders: A race to the finish

Today at 09:58 AM, via ITWeb

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees the rush to conclude outstanding tenders heating up.

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Yesterday at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]