This month
News of this month:
R2.62bn in Swedish krone may go to charity
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0200
The world’s oldest central bank is asking Swedes to hand in old one, two and five krona coins to banks before the end of August.
© Cape Times
Security beefed up ahead of SADC Summit
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:44:00 +0200
Security has been beefed up ahead of the official opening of the 37th Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Summit.
© Cape Times
20 Nigerians graduate from Korean Pop Dance Academy
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:42:45 +0200
Mr Han Sungrae, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre says 20 young Nigerian have graduated from the 2017 Korean Pop (K-Pop) Dance Academy after six weeks of training and coaching. The academy is organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in the Federal...
© The Punch
Beggars dare Kano gov, return to streets
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:42:04 +0200
Many beggars in Kano have returned to their businesses in spite of a state government order in 2016 which banned street begging. Our correspondent who visited some streets in the state capital on Friday, reports that many beggars were seen on the streets,...
© The Punch
Stabbing spree in Finland leaves two dead, several injured
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:41:00 +0200
Two people have died in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku, police told a news conference Friday.
© Cape Times
Bronx girl whose friend scalded her face makes amazing recovery
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:34:48 +0200
The Bronx girl who was horrificly burns on her face after a friend poured boiling water on her left the hospital looking like her old self.
© NY Daily News
The Competition Commission launches data market inquiry
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:30:00 +0200
The competition commission on Friday said the data market inquiry has been officially set in motion.
© Cape Times
'Gross lack of management skills responsible for KZN health crisis'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:30:00 +0200
KwaZulu-Natal's dysfunctional public health department can be blamed on a systematic breakdown of core functions, Motsoaledi said.
© Cape Times
Leyds shows his Bok class as WP run riot
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:22:00 +0200
The home side produced some vintage Province rugby to run in six tries in a bonus-point win over the Golden Lions on Friday night.
© Cape Times
IPOB withdraws threat to stop Anambra election
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:13:26 +0200
The Indigenous People of Biafra has withdrawn its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. The decision was reached after a meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation, the Ala-Igbo International Foundation...
© The Punch
'Handmaid's Tale' star Elisabeth Moss defends Scientology
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:12:19 +0200
Thetans, back off!
© NY Daily News
Eclipse prompts California power grid changes when solar energy supply dips
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:10:00 +0200
Although the moon will push in front of the sun and darken the skies on Monday, California’s solar-heavy electricity grid isn’t expected to run short on energy to power homes, businesses and industry. The manager of the state’s electricity grid,...
© LA Times
Freed Chibok girls will enter university in September –Jumai Alhassan
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:06:20 +0200
The 106 Chibok schoolgirls who have been released by Boko Haram will all go to university from September, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, said on Friday. One of the girls required a prosthetic leg following her ordeal, several...
© The Punch
Spurs sign Ajax star Sanchez in reported club record transfer
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:00:00 +0200
The signing of Davinson Sanchez will alleviate some anxiety amongst Spurs fans concerned at Mauricio Pochettino’s lack of activity in the transfer market.
© Cape Times
La Liga league fixtures
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:54:51 +0200
The La Liga authorities on Friday said all games across the top two divisions will be preceded by a minute’s silence. “LaLiga has asked the RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) to hold a minute’s silence in all matches of the first day...
© The Punch
Another LUTH doctor tests positive to Lassa fever
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:51:34 +0200
Bukola Adebayo Another doctor has tested positive to Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the new case on Friday, said the doctor had had contact with the index patient....
© The Punch
Police See Wider Plot in Spain, Say Carnage Could Have Been Worse
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:48:40 +0200
The assaults killed and wounded people from at least 34 countries, and the police are still hunting for the driver of the van that charged down Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
© The New York Times
Bruce Forsyth, longtime British TV host, dead at 89
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:44:05 +0200
Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on British television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.
© NY Daily News
Pedro Martinez shows he still pitches like a pro in charity game
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:42:34 +0200
The Mets might want to consider reaching out to Pedro Martinez if they need another starting pitcher.
© NY Daily News
Two arrested for theft of five plasma TVs in Eastern Cape
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:42:00 +0200
Two men were arrested in Butterworth on Friday, for house robbery as they were making their way to East London
© Cape Times
‘Movie’ about Buhari’s 100 days in London trending on social media
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:40:31 +0200
An old Nigerian movie about politics, featuring late Nollywood ace actor, Justus Esiri, has been renamed to reflect President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued stay overseas on medical attention. Produced by Ayo Emmanuel and edited by Segun Kiishii Rowlands,...
© The Punch
16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:35:18 +0200
Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.
© The New York Times
Terrorist attacks mar La Liga’s return
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:35:03 +0200
Spain’s La Liga returns on Friday under the shadow of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 killed and more than a hundred injured. The league’s authorities still plan for all 10 La Liga fixtures to take place, including...
© The Punch
Inmate who died in custody was ridiculed by corrections officer
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:32:39 +0200
A 22-year-old Florida inmate who died from a police dog bite infection was ridiculed while in custody.
© NY Daily News
Most important news of this month:
LISTEN: Zhauns kidnapping: what witnesses saw
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:18:00 +0200
Eyewitnesses spoke to Bush Radio's Tammy Koeberg, who came on the scene shortly after businessman Sadeck Zhaun Ahmed was allegedly kidnapped.
© Cape Times
9-year-old child mauled to death by dog
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:35:00 +0200
A nine-year-old child has been mauled to death by the family dog in Leslie Road, Waterfall, near Hillcrest.
© Cape Times
ASIB raided by the competition commission
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0200
The Competition Commission launched its largest simultaneous and coordinated search and seizure raid in a cartel investigation in its history yesterday when its investigators swooped on the premises of the Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (ASIB)...
© Cape Times
Anthony Scaramucci’s Uncensored Rant: Foul Words and Threats to Get Priebus Fired
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:46:51 +0200
Using vulgar language in an interview with The New Yorker, Mr. Scaramucci, the White House communications director, disparaged Mr. Priebus and Stephen K. Bannon.
© The New York Times
Woman, 45, shot dead in Ottery hijacking
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:28:00 +0200
A 45-year-old female driver was shot dead during a hijacking along Strandfontein Road opposite SA Breweries in Ottery yesterday.
© Cape Times
Photojournalist Phando Jikelo wins top international prize
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:02:00 +0200
Former Independent Media photojournalist Phando Jikelo has been named a co-winner in the Top News category of the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.
© Cape Times
Ransom demand for kidnapped Zhauns owner
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:24:00 +0200
Three days after Sadeck Zhaun Ahmed was kidnapped, the family has received confirmation he is alive after a call from him saying his captors are demanding a ransom.
© Cape Times
LISTEN: Pelican Park protest force road closures
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:42:00 +0200
A protest has flared up in Pelican Park forcing the closure of several main roads in the vicinity.
© Cape Times
Anti-Solly rant caught on tape
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:19:00 +0200
Cellphone video footage showing ANCYL leader Sinki Mahlangu hurl a volley of insults at mayor Solly Msimanga on Mandela Day have emerged.
© Cape Times
German broadcaster refuses to apologise for ‘Polish death camp’ reference: report
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:22:00 +0200
German public broadcaster ZDF has launched an appeal against a court order to apologise on its homepage to an Auschwitz survivor for use of the phrase “Polish death camp”, according to a report.
© The News
Polish justice system 'sick': report
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:32:00 +0200
Poland’s justice system is nepotistic and has communist-era judges, Swedish news portal Fria Tider has said while defending government-backed reforms that have been vetoed by the president amid a political storm, according to newsbook.pl.
© The News
Miyagi lawmakers ask governor to ax suggestive tourism video featuring Dan Mitsu
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:03:33 +0200
Seven female members of the Miyagi Prefectural Assembly asked the governor on Friday to remove a tourism promotion video the prefecture is using on the ...
© Japan Times
Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:25:00 +0200
Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation...
© LA Times
No audit report on N4.2tn TSA two years after –AGF
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:33:04 +0200
John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives were in shock on Wednesday when the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, disclosed that over two years after the Treasury Single Account policy came into operation, it had not been...
© The Punch
Students do SA proud with hackathon win
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0200
FOUR UCT students Valerie Tshiani, Fadzai Mupfunya, Kungela Mzuku and Lorna Nqodi, participated in the GirlCode Hackathon and won.
© Cape Times
Kidnappers demand R44m for Zhauns owner's safe return
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:32:00 +0200
The family of businessman Zhaun Ahmed was locked in tense negotiations with his alleged kidnappers, who are believed to be Cape Flats underworld figures.
© Cape Times
California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy. In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined...
© LA Times
Tech firm app could save police millions
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:02:09 +0200
TECHNOLOGY developed by a company in Glasgow could mark the end of the traditional police officer’s notebook after it announced plans to expand across the world.
© Herald Scotland
Comrades, friends remember unionist Matankana Mothapo
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:50:00 +0200
A memorial service for Mothapo, who passed on in Joburg on Wednesday last week, was held at the UJ Bunting Road Campus.
© Cape Times
As manga goes digital via smartphone apps, do paper comics still have a place?
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:56:38 +0200
Japan’s famed manga industry is turning the page to an unknown chapter.Possibly this year, annual sales of digital comics may surpass that of paper for ...
© Japan Times
Scaramucci’s Brief, but Volatile, Tenure
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 02:02:16 +0200
Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director on July 21 and removed July 31. Here are the highlights from the moments in between.
© The New York Times
OmiseGo opens up e-wallet payments
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0200
OmiseGo Pte, a blockchain-based subsidiary of Omise Pte Ltd, will decentralise its exchange and payment infrastructure to enable cross-platform payments with a new e-wallet software development kit.
© Bangkok Post
Korat to get elevated train when track built
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:05:00 +0200
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has bowed to calls to redesign a section of the dual-track railway in Nakhon Ratchasima, saying Wednesday it will build an elevated 15-kilometre track to avoid causing traffic problems in downtown Muang district.
© Bangkok Post
Feenix.org raises R1 million in the first month of operation
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:10:00 +0200
Crowdfunding platform powered by Standard bank has raised R1 million in its endeavour to help students complete their tertiary education.
© Cape Times
Japan Airlines, VietJet on business tie-up
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:58:00 +0200
HANOI - Japan Airlines and Vietnamese budget airline VietJet Air inked an agreement Tuesday to form a comprehensive business alliance.
© Bangkok Post
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