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Red flag for SA as Gordhan drama drags on
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:30:00 +0200
Political uncertainty is one way for South Africa to pave the road to a credit downgrade, economists have warned.
© Cape Times
ANC slams Hawks' 'humiliation' of Gordhan
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:20:10 +0200
The ANC has broken its silence on the Hawks’ “Hollywood-style humiliation” of Minister Pravin Gordhan over the Sars rogue unit by throwing its weight behind him.
© Cape Times
Rohde’s R100K bail paid in cold, hard cash
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Property mogul Jason Rohde paid his R100 000 bail in cold, hard cash and within 20 minutes of the order being granted.
© Cape Times
Pa. man kills wife he previously held captive for 2 weeks
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:40:15 +0200
A Pennsylvania man killed his wife late Tuesday after kidnapping her and leading cops on a manhunt.
© NY Daily News
A new generation of jihadis awakens in Indonesia
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:13:12 +0200
During a May 2011 shootout, Indonesia’s counterterrorism forces killed the leader of a militant group thought to be behind a series of failed bomb attempts around the city of Solo in Central Java. The death of Team Hisbah founder Sigit Qurdowi caused...
© Japan Times
Death toll in Duterte’s Philippine drug war surge to 2,000
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:12:28 +0200
The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president two months ago on a pledge to wipe out the illegal drug trade, has reached around 2,000, fresh data has shown. There has been popular support for his campaign,...
© Japan Times
Trump to make quick trip to meet Mexican leader before immigration speech
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:09:26 +0200
In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration. Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to say he looks...
© Japan Times
Sam Dastyari fit and proper to be MP?
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:08:00 +0200
Government backbenchers question if Sam Dastyari is “fit and proper” to be MP after Chinese company paid travel bill.
© The Australian
Queens woman busted in fake college visa scam
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:06:03 +0200
A Queens woman has been indicted on visa fraud charges for her involvement with a phony “pay to stay” college.
© NY Daily News
Japan Tobacco playing catchup as nation takes to vaping in big way
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:02:53 +0200
Competition to sate Japanese nicotine addicts is heating up. Philip Morris International Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc. have rolled out products that are heated — not burned — in battery-charged devices, seeking to appeal to smokers who want their nicotine...
© Japan Times
Hinch courts strife with selfie
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:59:00 +0200
He was caught napping in parliament yesterday but Derryn Hinch may be in more trouble today for a selfie in the chamber.
© The Australian
Wasserman Schultz, McCain win close primary races
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:55:14 +0200
Wasserman Schultz goes up against law professor Tim Canova, while McCain is being challenged by state Sen. Kelli Ward.
© NY Daily News
Kayakers injured after hit by ferry in NYC
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:52:11 +0200
An NY Waterway ferry hit 11 kayakers in the Hudson River on Tuesday, leaving at least seven injured, officials said.
© NY Daily News
Dotcom's battle to avoid US trial goes live
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:45:07 +0200
AUCKLAND - The protracted battle to have Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom face video piracy charges in the United States broke new ground on Wednesday with live-streaming of his appeal against extradition.
© Bangkok Post
Cryptocurrency exchanges under attack, risking repeat of Mt. Gox debacle
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:36:33 +0200
When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cybertheft — the second largest by an exchange since hackers took...
© Japan Times
Nigeria’s unity negotiable, says Prof. Ango Abdullahi
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:27:17 +0200
Friday Olokor, Abuja A former Minister of Education and member of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said if Nigerians has found it difficult to live together in peace, the component units should find it convenient to go their separate...
© The Punch
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Turkey’s Military Plunges Into Syria, Enabling Rebels to Capture ISIS Stronghold
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:40:38 +0200
Syrian rebels, aided by Turkish tanks, planes and special forces, said they had taken control of Jarabulus, the last major Islamic State redoubt near Turkey’s border.
© The New York Times
Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:27:20 +0200
Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul today, an official and students trapped inside classrooms said, in the latest militant attack in the Afghan capital."I heard explosions and gunfire is going on close by... our...
© Deccan Herald
Suit targets ruling blocking Obama’s bid to shield millions from deportation
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:56:34 +0200
Immigration advocates on Thursday mounted a long-shot effort to revive part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation by filing a lawsuit challenging the national scope of a court order that blocked...
© Japan Times
Explosion and Gunfire Erupt at American University in Kabul
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:06:01 +0200
A siege stretches for hours after a bomb-and-gun attack at the campus in western Kabul, and many people were still thought to be trapped.
© The New York Times
25.3 million Nigerians are out of school – Education minister
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:07:05 +0200
Millions of Nigerian children and youths are out of school as the education sector battles challenges including poor funding, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said. “About 25.3 million students at all levels of education are out- of- school...
© The Punch
Tokyo looks to bestow People’s Honor Award on four-time Olympic gold wrestler Kaori Icho
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:04:27 +0200
The government plans to grant the People’s Honor Award to Kaori Icho, a 32-year-old Japanese female wrestler who won her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the Rio Games, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The government sees Icho, who won in the...
© Japan Times
Non-payment of salary worsening health of Nigerians – NMA
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:16:50 +0200
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Nigerian Medical Association on Sunday said non-payment of workers’ salary in many states in the country has worsened the health condition of Nigerians. NMA spoke in a communique issued at the end of its National Executive...
© The Punch
NASA probe makes closest approach to Jupiter, begins science mission
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:34:14 +0200
Washington AFP-JIJI NASA’s Juno space probe on Saturday made the closest-ever pass to Jupiter and began its science mission to the gas giant. Juno swung within 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of the solar system’s largest planet, traveling...
© Japan Times
UCLA basketball team drops a close game during Australian tour
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0200
UCLA’s second stop on its Australian basketball tour wasn’t as successful as the first. Melbourne United edged the Bruins, 89-84, in an exhibition game played early Saturday morning Los Angeles time in Melbourne. Isaac Hamilton and Bryce Alford each...
© LA Times
Talks must result in Pakistan withdrawal from PoK: India
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:44:42 +0200
India has conveyed to Pakistan that any bilateral engagement must result in its withdrawal from the territories of Jammu and Kashmir it had been illegally occupying.India also accused Pakistan of being the 'prime perpetrator' of terrorism targeting not...
© Deccan Herald
Boko Haram leader wounded in airstrikes - Nigerian president
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:07:54 +0200
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari says that the leader of Boko Haram had been injured in the airstrikes carried out by the country's military.
© Cape Times
Iran deploys Russia-delivered long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:38:06 +0200
Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday. Protecting nuclear facilities is paramount “in all circumstances” Gen. Farzad...
© Japan Times
For China, Russia is more cyberprey than cyberpredator, firm says
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:33:34 +0200
While the West sees Russia as a cyberpredator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there’s been a sharp spike in attacks from China. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian...
© Japan Times
Toronto man charged with murder for crossbow killings
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:55:18 +0200
A Toronto man faces three counts of first-degree murder for his alleged crossbow rampage through a suburban neighborhood.
© NY Daily News
Islamic State suicide bomber kills 54 government recruits in Aden
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:36:24 +0200
A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 54 pro-government recruits, officials said, underscoring how the militant group has been able to exploit Yemen’s civil war to stage...
© Japan Times
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