Last week
News of last week:
Polish ombudsman apologises for Holocaust comments
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0200
The Polish human rights ombudsman has apologised for saying that the Polish nation “participated in the Holocaust”.
© The News
Solid centre options rocking Coetzee the right way
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:08:00 +0200
With several inside and outside centres performing well, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee could be faced with a selection headache in future.
© Cape Times
French blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding dispenser
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:03:44 +0200
A well-known lifestyle blogger and fitness model was killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family announced.
© NY Daily News
NB to increase local raw materials sourcing to 60% by 2020
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:02:02 +0200
The Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc has said that it was making plans to increase sourcing of raw materials like sorghum, Food Grade Starch and others locally from 57 to 60 per cent by 2020. Mr Patrick Olowookere, Corporate Communications and Brand Public...
© The Punch
Senate set to unveil secretive Obamacare repeal bill, with a vote likely next week
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Senate Republicans are set to unveil their sweeping bill to roll back the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, a secretive effort that would dramatically reduce federal spending on healthcare and potentially leave millions more Americans uninsured. The legislation,...
© LA Times
California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power. Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren’t using...
© LA Times
Bronx infection victim warns women about overseas plastic surgery
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Linda McFaline went to the Dominican Republic for plastic surgery and returned with an infection that could have killed her.
© NY Daily News
Top African athletes ready for ASA Half Marathon
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:56:00 +0200
Several top athletes have confirmed their participation for the ASA Half Marathon in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
© Cape Times
Broad suffers heel issue ahead of Proteas Test series
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:00 +0200
England paceman Stuart Broad suffered an injury scare ahead of the four-test series against South Africa.
© Cape Times
A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:43:59 +0200
Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus?
© Der Spiegel
Four migrants charged with killing Polish man in France
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:05 +0200
Two African and two Middle Eastern migrants have been accused of killing a Polish man after his car ploughed into a truck in a pileup caused by a road block in France.
© The News
Plisson back at flyhalf as France change backline for Boks
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:36:00 +0200
Jules Plisson has been restored at flyhalf as one of three changes to the backline by France coach Guy Noves for the third and final Springbok test.
© Cape Times
Breytenbach, co-accused upbeat after legal wins
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:35:00 +0200
Former NPA prosecutor and DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach and her co-accused Gerhard Wagenaar left court in a jovial mood after winning half their legal battle.
© Cape Times
Woman to spend 12 years in jail for nephew's murder
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:32:00 +0200
The Sutherland Regional Court sentenced a 31-year-old woman to 12 years imprisonment for fatally stabbing her nephew during an argument.
© Cape Times
Los Angeles man ran cocaine den inside home day care center
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:31:35 +0200
Instead of toys and teddy bears, a Los Angeles man was hiding cocaine inside his home daycare center., authorities said.
© NY Daily News
WATCH: Protesters demand end to illegal connections
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:26:00 +0200
The situation is tense in ​​Mahube Valley, east of Pretoria​,​ after residents took to the streets demanding an end to illegal water and electricity connections.
© Cape Times
SA 'A' inclusion an important step towards the Springboks
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:24:00 +0200
For players like Kings wing Makazole Mapimpi, the experience gained in the SA 'A' side is an invaluable step towards playing for the Springboks.
© Cape Times
Poor people should not be in charge of economy – Trump
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:21:25 +0200
President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want a poor person in charge of the economy, as he defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history. “Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge...
© The Punch
Ebonyi APC repositions ahead of 2019- Chairman
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:16:28 +0200
The Ebonyi chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has been repositioned to achieve landslide victory in the 2019 general elections. The Acting Chairman, Mr Eze Nwachukwu, who spoke in an interview in Abakaliki on Thursday, said...
© The Punch
Son to pick successor from Softbank Group
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:16:10 +0200
Softbank Group Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son said that he will pick his successor from executives at group companies. At a general ...
© Japan Times
Speaker has power to decide on #SecretBallot: ConCourt
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:16:00 +0200
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the National Assembly Speaker has the power to prescribe voting procedure in a motion of no confidence.
© Cape Times
Takata likely to file for bankruptcy protection on Monday
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:12:52 +0200
Struggling air bag maker Takata Corp. is apparently ready to file for bankruptcy protection Monday under the civil rehabilitation law, informed sources said Thursday. Takata, ...
© Japan Times
Los Angeles man ran cocaine den inside home daycare center
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:10:31 +0200
Instead of toys and teddy bears, a Los Angeles man was hiding cocaine inside his home daycare center., authorities said.
© NY Daily News
Home ground advantage a boost to SA World Cup qualification bid
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:03:00 +0200
The South African men's and women's hockey teams will start their World Cup qualification bid at the Hockey World League semi-finals in Joburg in July.
© Cape Times
Most important news of last week:
Mother and 3 children die in house fire in Hangzhou
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:26:00 +0200
A MOTHER and her three children died in a house hire today in a high-rise building in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The fire started around 5:00am in the apartment on the 18th floor in a residential complex
© Shanghai Daily
Power outage keeps shinkansen services suspended
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:08:09 +0200
Shinkansen services connecting western and southwestern Japan were suspended Wednesday evening due to a power outage, railways said. The outage at around 7:55 p.m. has ...
© Japan Times
Numsa deadlock on wage agreement with employers in engineering sector
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:47:00 +0200
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Wednesday that wage negotiations and employers in the engineering sector have deadlocked after the union rejected the 5.3 percent wage increase earlier this month.
© Cape Times
16 lessons from Evans’ saga…
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:21:24 +0200
For every evil deed…the comeuppance is ‘sure’ to come. It’s a matter of time. Life always offers a window of repentance to an evil doer. But most of them do not recognise such opportunities and what comes afterwards usually spells doom for them....
© The Punch
Married, Dating Other People and Happy
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:29:35 +0200
Exploring trust, jealousy and desire with nonmonogamous couples.
© The New York Times
Bronx infection victim warns women about overseas plastic surgery
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Linda McFaline went to the Dominican Republic for plastic surgery and returned with an infection that could have killed her.
© NY Daily News
Roving vans serve Japanese-Brazilian community’s banking, food and other needs
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:33:54 +0200
Japan’s nearly 200,000-strong Brazilian immigrant community lives in pockets scattered across the middle of the country, clustered around auto parts factories and warehouses where they ...
© Japan Times
Population of world to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: U.N.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:15:43 +0200
The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a ...
© Japan Times
DSI releases YLG Bullion's frozen assets
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The order freezing YLG Bullion International Co Ltd's bank accounts has been revoked after the gold trader disproved allegations that it had cheated investors.
© Bangkok Post
Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
One of Warner Center’s one-story rambling office parks is poised to go vertical as a new era of urbanization unfolds in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The proposed $1-billion development by Adler Realty Investments Inc. is one of many big real estate...
© LA Times
Toshiba selects three-way tie-up for chip unit sale, appearing to prioritize government concerns
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:42:50 +0200
Toshiba Corp. has chosen a consortium formed by Japanese, South Korean and U.S. investors as the preferred bidder for the sale of its flash memory ...
© Japan Times
Banker accuses father-in-law of abducting, renaming son
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:46:35 +0200
….he didn’t complete his wife’s traditional rites – Father-in-law  Samson Folarin A Lagos-based banker, Princewill Njoku, has accused his father-in-law, Chief Godwin Osochukwu, of abducting his son, Kayomikun, adding that the 69-year-old...
© The Punch
Toshiba to negotiate exclusively with three-way consortium over chip unit sale: sources
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:39:10 +0200
Toshiba Corp. is set to negotiate exclusively with a consortium formed by Japanese, U.S. and South Korean entities over the sale of its chip unit, ...
© Japan Times
Subway Delays, Again, Disrupt Commutes; L.I.R.R. Will Offer Some Discounts
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:32:32 +0200
In what has become a seemingly weekly ritual, a series of problems cropped up across the city during the morning rush, including signal issues and a train with mechanical problems.
© The New York Times
A half of Poles supports constitution referendum: poll
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:56:12 +0200
A total of 50 percent of Poles is in favour of a referendum proposed by Polish President Andrzej Duda to make changes to the country’s Constitution, a new poll has found.
© The News
Barbie, are you ready for man-bun or dad-bod Ken?
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0200
Last year when El Segundo-based Mattel unveiled a bumper crop of new Barbies, including curvier, taller and more petite versions of its flagship fashion doll, one social media commenter quipped, “But what about #dadbod Ken?” referring to the perfectly...
© LA Times
Man stabbed to death after threesome in Brooklyn turns violent
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:26:25 +0200
A threesome in Brooklyn turned deadly Monday after one of the participants began filming the kinky encounter, sparking a brutal attack.
© NY Daily News
Shah Rukh Khan headlines T20 Global League owners!
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:49:00 +0200
Cricket South Africa officially announced the successful eight Team Owners who have earned the right to be part of cricketing history.
© Cape Times
Gifu cutlery firm’s samurai-sword scissors prove popular with tourists
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:54:32 +0200
Samurai-sword scissors developed by a manufacturer in Gifu Prefecture are proving to be popular souvenirs for foreign tourists as well as schoolchildren. Shaped like katana, ...
© Japan Times
Even bigger fuel price cut likely in July
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:41:00 +0200
SA motorists could enjoy an even bigger price cut at the beginning of July if current trends persist.
© Cape Times
Juarno Augustus named world’s best U20 player!
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:03:00 +0200
“It is a surreal feeling to win this award,” Augustus said. “I didn’t think I would win it.”
© Cape Times
Outsurance roasted over 'offensive' Father's Day video
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +0200
The insurance company received massive backlash after it posted a video on Twitter in honour of all the "amazing dads out there".
© Cape Times
Chaka Chaka to get ‘an unexpected honour’
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:56:00 +0200
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is to receive “an unexpected honour” at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in Los Angeles.
© Cape Times
Agriculture is the future – Ozuligbo
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 02:20:44 +0200
Kingsley Ozuligbo, 29, is the Chief Executive Officer of Bigfish Agro Services. In this interview with MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI, he says the government should provide incentives for more youths to invest in agriculture  What inspired you to go into agribusiness?...
© The Punch
Abe fears fallout from conspiracy law’s passage in Tokyo assembly election
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:16:31 +0200
With the ruling coalition under public attack for its heavy-handed enactment of the conspiracy law Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is concerned about how his ...
© Japan Times
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