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Flato Markham Theatre’s 17♦18 Diamond Series celebrates culture, community and Canadian artists
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0200
Jann Arden, Kiefer Sutherland and a Bollywood musical are among the acts gracing the stage as part of Flato’s new season
© The Star
Tennis: Poland’s Magda Linette into second round of French Open
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:53:00 +0200
Poland’s Magda Linette has beaten French tennis player Alize Lim 6:0, 7:5 in the first round of the French Open.
© The News
Polish soldiers rescue hostages in Afghanistan
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:49:00 +0200
Hostages held by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been rescued by Polish commandos, Polish Deputy Defence Minister Michał Dworczyk has said.
© The News
Eskom saddened by death of employee
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:21:00 +0200
Eskom said on Tuesday it was saddened by the discovery of the body of its employee, Thembisile Yende.
© Cape Times
Cloete's ban costs him a place in the SA 'A' side
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:14:00 +0200
The stand-out Kings flanker Chris Cloete has been slapped with a one-week ban after picking up a third yellow card this Super Rugby season.
© Cape Times
Southeast Nigeria on shut-down as Biafra marks 50 years
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:10:32 +0200
Shops, schools and businesses were shut in south-east Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since an independent rRepublicof Biafra was declared, sparking a brutal civil war. In Onitsha, the economic hub of Anambra state on the banks of the River Niger,...
© The Punch
Brooklyn rapper arrested in Florida parking dispute killing
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:09:55 +0200
An amateur rapper from Brooklyn was reportedly busted in a fatal parking spat while visiting Florida for a Memorial Day weekend concert.
© NY Daily News
Poland among EU top in smoking-related deaths
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:09:00 +0200
Poland is among the countries which have the highest rate of death from smoking-related lung cancer in the European Union, the Eurostat statistics agency has said.
© The News
Aspen welcomes DA retracting allegations
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:08:00 +0200
Aspen Pharmacare on Tuesday welcomed the the Democratic Alliance's (DA) retraction of allegations of anti-competitive conduct previously made against the pharmaceutical company.
© Cape Times
Here’s what happens when you defund Planned Parenthood
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200
It was Aubrey Reinhardt’s last year at Texas Tech University. So when things started getting serious with her boyfriend, she decided it was time to look into birth control. Reinhardt knew that abortion foes had been trying to strip Planned Parenthood...
© LA Times
Upgrading U.S. nuclear missiles, as Russia and China modernize, would cost $85 billion. Is it time to quit the ICBM race?
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200
The sky over the turbulent Pacific was pitch-black earlier this month when a Minuteman III missile blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a column of fire that illuminated the California coastline for miles. The unarmed missile thundered past the...
© LA Times
Buried deep within GOP bill: a 'free pass' for payday and car-title lenders
Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200
You have to wade all the way to Page 403 of the 589-page Financial Choice Act to find a one-sentence provision that obliterates current efforts to bring fairness and responsibility to payday lenders and similar merchants of never-ending debt. Section...
© LA Times
Mother jailed 26 years for drowning her kids
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:58:34 +0200
A mother who fled conflict and admitted killing three of her children and attempting to murder a fourth by driving her car into a lake was jailed for 26 years in Australia on Tuesday. Akon Guode, who came to Australia after fleeing civil war in South...
© The Punch
BREAKING: Coroner blames drug overdose for Adeleke’s death
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:55:15 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The inquest constituted by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has said that drug overdose killed the politician. He died on April 23, 2017. The coroner, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara,...
© The Punch
Caucus leader: 'not good idea' to hold election on Polish state holiday
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:48:53 +0200
“It is not a good idea to hold elections on a state holiday,” the caucus leader of Poland's governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has said, adding that “something needs to be done” about it.
© The News
Ballistic missile test successful – North Korea
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:37:30 +0200
North Korea on Tuesday boasted its test of a precision-guided missile was “successful”, saying it had zeroed in within a few metres of a target provocatively close to Japan the day before. The North’s leader Kim Jong-Un supervised the...
© The Punch
Suicide bomber kills 16 at Ice cream shop
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:33:33 +0200
A suicide bombing at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop killed at least 16 people, officials said Tuesday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The overnight bombing in the Karrada district in central Baghdad also wounded 75 people, officials said....
© The Punch
Biafra@50: Sit-at-home protest records partial compliance in Enugu
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:33:27 +0200
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The sit-at-home protest ordered by pro-Biafra groups, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the defunct Biafra nation recorded...
© The Punch
Mom jailed for 26 years after drowning kids in lake
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:32:00 +0200
A mother who fled civil war in South Sudan, has been jailed for 26 years after admitting to killing her children by driving her car into a lake in Australia.
© Cape Times
Tobacco kills 7 million yearly – WHO
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:29:48 +0200
Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. The UN agency said tougher measures...
© The Punch
Taxi protest action targets car companies
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:28:00 +0200
Protest committee blames manufacturers for violence in the industry, saying high prices cause fighting over routes.
© Cape Times
No cures for deadly canine viruses
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:23:00 +0200
About 100 dogs are being treated at the The Animal Welfare Society because of two deadly viruses, which at this point, there are no cures for.
© Cape Times
Cape Town to subsidise bus rides for unemployed
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:22:00 +0200
The City of Cape Town says it will be making provision for up to R6.6 million to pay for and subsidise bus rides for unemployed people.
© Cape Times
Promote new play-off that relegates third-rate
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:16:00 +0200
The PSL’s promotional play-offs are not for the faint at heart. Over the years, I’ve seen them make big men cry, says Matshelane Mamabolo.
© Cape Times
Gupta-owned ANN7's propaganda a big turn-off
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:10:00 +0200
Gupta-owned and controlled TV channel ANN7 has artfully mastered Joseph Goebbels’s propaganda techniques to hurt its “enemies”, writes China Dodovu.
© Cape Times
Most important news of last month:
Mets tweet photo showing sex toy in Kevin Plawecki’s locker
Sat, 06 May 2017 06:41:57 +0200
Meat the Mets.
© NY Daily News
#CourtneyPieters: Inside her alleged killer's room
Wed, 17 May 2017 07:51:00 +0200
Daily Voice journalist Saafia February recounts the overwhelming stench which greeted her at the Pieters's home - and the subsequent grim discovery.
© Cape Times
#CourtneyPieters: Accused assaulted at court
Thu, 18 May 2017 06:58:00 +0200
The suspect in the rape and murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters was reportedly assaulted by fellow awaiting-trial prisoners while in the holding cells.
© Cape Times
Man who halted global cyberattack warns of second wave of threats
Sun, 14 May 2017 21:39:33 +0200
The British computer nerd who stopped a historic global cyberattack warned that a second wave of malicious software is on the horizon.
© NY Daily News
Pilot killed in Ekurhuleni plane crash
Sun, 21 May 2017 13:47:00 +0200
A pilot was declared dead by Ekurhuleni paramedics after the light aircraft he was flying crashed near the R59 southbound to Vereeniging.
© Cape Times
#CourtneyPieters: Accused wants ‘special treatment’
Wed, 17 May 2017 16:12:00 +0200
The defence has requested that the man accused of the rape and murder of Courtney Pieters be transferred to the hospital section of a prison, as he fears for his client's safety.
© Cape Times
Diego Novella pleads not guilty to Camps Bay murder
Mon, 15 May 2017 12:57:00 +0200
Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella pleaded not guilty in the Western Cape High Court, claiming he was in agony over Gabriela Alban's death.
© Cape Times
#CourtneyPeters: Parents confirm identity of body
Sun, 14 May 2017 09:23:00 +0200
The parents of Courtney Peters, who went missing ten days ago, have confirmed that the body found in Epping is in fact their -year-old child.
© Cape Times
Alabama woman fatally shoots grandma on way to funeral
Sat, 06 May 2017 22:01:53 +0200
Plans to attend a funeral turned deadly for an Alabama family.
© NY Daily News
Karabo's alleged killer to appear in court
Fri, 12 May 2017 10:25:00 +0200
Media and opposition parties descend in court for Karabo's killer's case
© Cape Times
Murder suspect was ‘friend’ of Canadian woman killed in Belize
Sat, 06 May 2017 05:41:13 +0200
The fellow Canadian man in custody for the murder of Francesca Matus and her American boyfriend was her "best friend."
© NY Daily News
Flooding in Brazil leaves tens of thousands homeless, at least seven dead
Tue, 30 May 2017 01:15:00 +0200
Flooding in Brazil’s northeastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas has left tens of thousands of people homeless and at least seven people dead, authorities said Monday. About 35,000 have lost their homes in the state of Pernambuco after nearly 12 inches...
© LA Times
Falilat Obasa’s rising profile
Sun, 28 May 2017 01:19:22 +0200
Kemi Lanre-Aremu It is no longer news that the Speaker, of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is a polygamist. He is especially fond of his youngest wife, Falilat, with whom he attends both official and informal functions. Slim and shapely,...
© The Punch
PHOTOS: Manchester terror attack scene
Tue, 23 May 2017 10:28:54 +0200
At least 22 people died in a suspected suicide bombing at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester late Monday. See photos: Photo credit: AFP
© The Punch
#CourtneyPieters: Mom wants to know 'why'
Mon, 22 May 2017 06:05:00 +0200
Still reeling from the death of her child, Juanita Pieters wants to ask her daughter's alleged killer why he did it.
© Cape Times
Marla Maples stops by Times Square crash, takes selfies
Thu, 18 May 2017 23:55:32 +0200
Marla Maples purposely put herself in the middle of Thursday’s fatal Times Square crash.
© NY Daily News
Villaggio Coppola Journal: On Italy’s Coast, a Forsaken Village Is a Tale of a Paradise Lost
Wed, 17 May 2017 06:30:23 +0200
Villaggio Coppola was built in the 1960s with utopian ambitions, but it has instead become a vivid concentration of southern Italy’s abiding troubles.
© The New York Times
10-year-old girl killed after being struck by car in Waterdown
Wed, 17 May 2017 05:56:34 +0200
The girl was taken to hospital in Burlington, but died of injuries she sustained in the collision at Evans Road and Highway 5.
© The Star
Heavy shooting in Abidjan, Bouake
Mon, 15 May 2017 12:42:12 +0200
Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast’s two largest cities – Abidjan and Bouake – witnesses said, as the military pressed an operation aimed at ending a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments. Loyalist troops began advancing...
© The Punch
Yearbooks recalled over 'Build that wall' quote
Fri, 12 May 2017 22:28:58 +0200
A North Carolina high school has recalled its yearbooks after school administrators deemed multiple comments “inappropriate.”
© NY Daily News
Press Sec. Sean Spicer cutouts available to decorate bushes
Fri, 12 May 2017 20:38:43 +0200
Who needs lawn gnomes when you have Spicer ornaments?
© NY Daily News
Your Money: 4 Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class
Fri, 12 May 2017 11:05:57 +0200
Each year, we issue a call to high school seniors who dare to address money, work or social class in their college application essays. Here are the standouts.
© The New York Times
#BoozeFreeRoads 'ad an insult to Capetonians'
Fri, 12 May 2017 11:05:00 +0200
The anti-drunk driving ad with the hashtag #BoozeFreeRoads featuring a group of “gangsters” drinking beer and playing dominoes has seriously upset people.
© Cape Times
Uneasy calm after Laudium flare-up
Thu, 11 May 2017 09:18:00 +0200
This morning, human settlements MMC Mandla Nkomo and ward councillor Farouk Essop were due to meet representatives of the community to discuss their service delivery issues in a bid to resolve the impasse.
© Cape Times
Explanatory document issued on Belt and Road Initiative
Thu, 11 May 2017 02:34:00 +0200
CHINA issued a detailed explanatory document on the Belt and Road Initiative on Wednesday. The document, titled Jointly Build the Belt and Road: Ideas, Practices and Chinese Contributions, was released
© Shanghai Daily
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