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Pickets supporting resident doctors held across Poland
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0200
Pickets were held in several major cities in Poland on Saturday in a display of support for resident doctors on hunger strike.
© The News
‘S.N.L.’ Rips Harvey Weinstein Over Sex-Abuse Allegations
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:52:58 +0200
Criticized for earlier overlooking the scandal, “Saturday Night Live” addressed it this weekend, with varying degrees of comfort and effectiveness.
© The New York Times
California blazes rage on, killing 40 in one week
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:52:00 +0200
Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10 000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed 40 people.
© Cape Times
WATCH: Babes Wodumo bags reality TV gig
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:51:00 +0200
Exclusive: Despite some industry hard-knocks, the Qgom Queen bags TV deal with pay channel for show.
© Cape Times
Ramaphosa to meet Indian business in Durban
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:40:00 +0200
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa invited to explain the ANC's stance on Palestine, crime and health.
© Cape Times
'Corpse pile-up due to rise in gun deaths'
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:28:00 +0200
A huge increase in gunshot victims has been singled out as the main reason for the pile-up of corpses at the city’s state mortuaries.
© Cape Times
I will testify against Zuma with my conscience - Schabir Shaik
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:19:00 +0200
Schabir Shaik is preparing to turn State witness as the possibility looms that President Zuma will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges.
© Cape Times
Tigers need to live up to name
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:17:00 +0200
The tone for the three-match One-Day series between South Africa and Bangladesh will be set in Kimberley this morning, writes Stuart Hess.
© Cape Times
Weah, Boakai edge towards Liberia presidential run-off
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:13:59 +0200
Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai on Saturday edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia’s presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted. Weah now commands 39.2 percent of votes...
© The Punch
On a mission to grow her black-owned auditing firm across Africa
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0200
Chartered account Lindani Dhlamini is on a mission to grow her leading black-owned auditing firm SekelaXabiso across Africa.
© Cape Times
Hokkaido town tests driverless bus service
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:45:59 +0200
The town of Kamishihoro, Hokkaido, began testing a driverless bus service on Saturday.The test by the Kamishihoro Municipal Government is designed to study technical issues ...
© Japan Times
Mathews Phosa: Will black gold ever shine in our economy?
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:45:00 +0200
Phosa sets out ANC’s successes and failures and suggests where the country needs to go from here.
© Cape Times
Mountaineer Reinhold Messner and the art of not getting killed
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:41:40 +0200
Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner is perhaps one of the world’s last great adventurers: He has conquered the planet’s highest peaks, crossed Antarctica and hunted for ...
© Japan Times
Pac-12 football: Arizona State upsets No. 5 Washington
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:35:00 +0200
Manny Wilkins completed 29 of 41 passes for 245 yards, Arizona State's defense smothered Washington most of the game and the Sun Devils stunned the No. 5 Huskies 13-7 on Saturday night. It was the highest-ranked team the Sun Devils (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12) have...
© LA Times
In U.S., meditation breaks into the mainstream
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:32:05 +0200
It is 5 p.m., rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads straight for her daily dose of peace and quiet: half ...
© Japan Times
Mathews Phosa: Speak out against corruption and state capture
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:30:00 +0200
This week Independent's politics team looks at Mathews Phosa among the leaders vying for president.
© Cape Times
Princess Sirindhorn attends rehearsal for late King's funeral
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:11:00 +0200
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Sunday took part in the second rehearsal of the procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol.
© Bangkok Post
Fukushima takes camping to a whole new level of luxury with ‘glamping’
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:09:22 +0200
“Glamping” — i.e., camping but with the comforts of modern amenities — has been growing popularity in Fukushima Prefecture, as more people look to bring ...
© Japan Times
Kings find their power and beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0200
With great power comes great comeback ability. The Kings’ power play was like a slot machine that hadn’t paid off in weeks. It got good looks in the first three games of the season but found itself 0 for 16 going into Saturday. It came alive just...
© LA Times
Volunteers’ websites help voters attend speeches and vet candidates ahead of Lower House election
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:45 +0200
Volunteers have set up websites to help voters make their choices for next week’s Lower House election.Charity Japan’s online map (charity-japan.com/event/6754) allows people to watch ...
© Japan Times
Stolen car crashes into fence at Joint Base San Antonio-Rudolph
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:05 +0200
Police captured two of the passengers shortly after the collision.
© NY Daily News
Most important news of last week:
Foreign film crew robbed at Silvermine
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:51:00 +0200
An international film crew was robbed by a knife- and spade-wielding gang at Peers Cave in Silvermine, a spot popular with tourists.
© Cape Times
Maritzburg United’s Mlondi ‘Vicks’ Dlamini passes away
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:24:00 +0200
Dlamini was one of the nominees for the Diski Player of the Season in the last campaign.
© Cape Times
In the solitary world of video poker, Stephen Paddock knew how to win. Until he didn't
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Stephen Paddock wanted to win and, like any savvy video poker player, knew which machine to lock down at Mandalay Bay. There was only one in the casino — a Jacks-or-better 9-6 machine, meaning it paid 9-to-1 credits on the full house and 6-1 on the...
© LA Times
#Dove advert blunder is 'no surprise'
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:35:00 +0200
Company apologises for "racist" ad - but it's not the first time, says Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
© Cape Times
Drama as woman cuts off neighbour’s tongue
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:23:05 +0200
Afeez Hanafi Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu, Lagos State, has turned into a theatre of the absurd after a 29-year-old resident, identified simply as Biodun, allegedly cut off the tongue of her confidant, Babangida Sulyman. It was learnt that 23-year-old Babangida...
© The Punch
Fla. schools blamed third-graders for being molested by teacher
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:16:54 +0200
A Florida school district is poised to pay $3.6 million settlement after blaming classroom abuse on the third-grade victims.
© NY Daily News
Day care workers fired over sex toy Snapchat video
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:32:11 +0200
Teachers at an Arizona day carecenter have been fired following a disturbing video showing them playing with a sex toy in front of children.
© NY Daily News
Deliveree now a marketplace
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0200
Deliveree, a Bangkok-based on-demand delivery mobile application, has diversified to become a marketplace, raising Series A funding of US$14.5 million (482 million baht).
© Bangkok Post
PIC AND VIDEOS: Roads come to a standstill as storm hits Durban
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:29:00 +0200
Areas closer to Durban were already experiencing adverse weather conditions
© Cape Times
Op-Ed Contributors: The E.P.A.’s Smoke and Mirrors on Climate
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:24:59 +0200
The Trump administration is using sleights of hand to justify rescinding one of the most significant climate rules of the Obama years.
© The New York Times
World Poutine Eating Championship raises $50,000, crowns new winner
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:22:15 +0200
Carmen Cincotti takes home the trophy after consuming 20. 25 pounds of poutine.
© The Star
Why I celebrated my birthday with biscuits –Funmi Awelewa
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:05:31 +0200
Tofarati Ige and Olushola Ricketts Pretty actress, Funmi Awelewa, aka Morili sneh, celebrated her birthday during the week and many expected her to pull all the stops in making it a remarkable affair. But the soft-spoken thespian shocked not a few when...
© The Punch
Union rep for Jesus Campos addresses ‘highly unusual’ disappear
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:15:40 +0200
Jesus Campos was shot in the leg and then radioed for help during the Las Vegas mass shooting.
© NY Daily News
Driver leaves passenger for dead in blazing car in Brooklyn
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:46:12 +0200
A woman was found dead in the passenger seat of a burning car in the middle of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway early Friday.
© NY Daily News
Maritzburg College pupils, EFF and the land, what's the problem Kevin?
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:07:00 +0200
Ex England cricketer Kevin Pietersen shot down for denouncing school after picture emerges of pupils approval of EFF.
© Cape Times
Trump: ‘We’ll Be There’ for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:52:40 +0200
A day after warning that he “cannot keep” troops and emergency workers in the hurricane-ravaged island “forever,” the president signals solidarity.
© The New York Times
Nonfiction: A Lamentation for a Life Cut Short
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:00:17 +0200
In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.
© The New York Times
Gang chases man out of pizzeria and shoots him in the street
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:26:36 +0200
An armed crew chased a man out of a pizzeria in Brooklyn Thursday and shot him in the street, officials said.
© NY Daily News
A Look Back at California’s Deadliest Wildfires
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:47:20 +0200
In 1933, a 47-acre blaze killed 29 people in Los Angeles. The men fighting the fire were largely unprepared for the task.
© The New York Times
Lagos resident leads gang to rob, kill neighbour
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:27:56 +0200
Afeez Hanafi The police in Lagos are on the trail of one Chinedu, a resident of Ayobo, Lagos State, who led a six-man gang to rob his neighbour. The victim was shot dead in the operation. However, two members of the gang – Tobi Michael, 22, and 19-year-old...
© The Punch
Japan ex-defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa counsels patience on Taiwan independence
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:42:42 +0200
Former Japanese defense chief Tokuichiro Tamazawa said Taiwan enjoys de facto independence and its best policy for now is to maintain the status quo.“Taiwan is ...
© Japan Times
VP Boakai, Weah lead in Liberia provisional result
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:22:41 +0200
The Liberian electoral body has just released provisional results of Tuesday’s presidential and House of Representatives elections. The result was from some polling centres across the country. Though no winner has yet to emerge, Vice President Joseph...
© The Punch
137th IPU: Saraki leads NASS delegation to Russia
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:52:48 +0200
A delegation of the National Assembly to the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, led by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, departed Nigeria on Thursday to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the session. The Chief Press Secretary to Saraki, Mr Sanni...
© The Punch
Frenchman’s tribute to Nanjing victims
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:01:00 +0200
French oil painter Christian Poirot is visiting Nanjing, whose tragic wartime history has inspired a new painting series.
© Shanghai Daily
Jewish organisation ‘welcomes’ planned Polish restitution law
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:52:38 +0200
The World Jewish Restitution Organization has said it welcomes Poland’s announcement of new national legislation for confiscated property.
© The News
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