This month
News of this month:
Australia braces for turmoil as pay dispute rages on
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:17:00 +0200
A bitter pay dispute between Australia's cricketers and the national board appears set to remain unresolved by deadline.
© Cape Times
Widows of Ogoni leaders killed by Abacha drags Shell before Dutch court
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:20 +0200
Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nigerian military, Amnesty International said Thursday. The civil case has been...
© The Punch
Bournemouth close in on signing Defoe
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:08:00 +0200
Premier League veteran Jermaine Defoe could miss out on a move to Bournemouth as he looks to keep his career alive.
© Cape Times
NGOs sue BNP Paribas over role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:59:27 +0200
Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The groups accuse the French bank of financing the...
© The Punch
Miller has eye on Test spot
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:57:00 +0200
David Miller is the most intriguing call-up to the South Africa A side for two four-day matches against Australia A later this month.
© Cape Times
Meet Evans’ lawyer, Ogungbeje, who loves ‘unpopular cases’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:53:58 +0200
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard,...
© The Punch
Sony to restart vinyl record production
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:08 +0200
Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format. A factory south-west of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony...
© The Punch
10.06sec: Bolt in unfamiliar territory
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:41:00 +0200
All is not right with Usain Bolt, who rather worryingly seems to have misplaced his boosters two months out from the World Championships.
© Cape Times
Open air jazz festival starts in Warsaw
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:39:00 +0200
The 23rd International Open Air Jazz Festival at Warsaw’s Old Town district starts on Saturday.
© The News
Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:03 +0200
A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who is suffering...
© The Punch
FNB eliminates data charges for banking app
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:00 +0200
FNB announced on Thursday it has slashed data charges for its banking app, meaning that customers who use its banking app will no longer need data to access it via their smartphones from 1 July.
© Cape Times
Rivers Tribunal sacks Senator Sekibo
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:24 +0200
The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East and has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election. The Tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission...
© The Punch
#ThembisileYende: Calls mount for protection of whistleblowers
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:22:00 +0200
Calls for more protection of whistleblowers grew louder after it was heard that Thembisile Yende was killed for allegedly trying to expose illegal activities.
© Cape Times
McGregor hires Pacquiao’s former sparring partner
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:21:00 +0200
Conor McGregor has hired one of Manny Pacquiao’s former sparring partners as he steps up his preparation ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
© Cape Times
Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:13:46 +0200
Friday Olokor, Jos The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with immediate effect. Although the details of the reason for the dissolution were not given, THE PUNCH...
© The Punch
Aston Martin DB11 gets V8 turbo power
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:12:00 +0200
Latest coupe from Britain adopts twin-turbo 4.0-litre powerplant from a technical collaboration with Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
© Bangkok Post
260 000 chickens culled due to avian flu
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +0200
Minister Senzeni Zokwana said hundreds of thousands of chickens had now been culled to avoid the spread of the contagious disease.
© Cape Times
A room with a life jacket: Japan probes using cruise ships for Olympic accommodation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:03:57 +0200
Anticipating a serious accommodation shortage in the 2020 Olympics, the government is exploring using luxury cruise ships as floating hotels, government officials said Thursday. Ministries ...
© Japan Times
Sony to crank out vinyl records for first time in 28 years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:09 +0200
Sony Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of vinyl records for the first time in three decades this fiscal year as the format sees ...
© Japan Times
Ramokgopa has mishandled forensic assistants strike, says DA
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:00 +0200
The DA said that the Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa had mishandled the strike by forensic assistants by not getting a court order against it.
© Cape Times
Women in Japan cite being judged at work as top concern for taking maternity leave, survey shows
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:56:19 +0200
More than 30 percent of women in Japan are worried about how they will be viewed by their bosses as well as by colleagues at ...
© Japan Times
Nigeria’s Agah reappointed as Deputy DG of WTO
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:26 +0200
Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term. Agah, who hails from Benue state, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year...
© The Punch
Ramaphosa pays tribute to activist 'Bernie'
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:00 +0200
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to late activist, Ronald "Bernie" Bernickow, who died earlier this week after an extended illness.
© Cape Times
Most important news of this month:
Body found on Table Mountain is Charlotte Nikoi: Unicef
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:31:00 +0200
Charlotte Nikoi, who worked for the UN for 18 years, went missing on March 21 after she had gone hiking with her family.
© Cape Times
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
Arrest made in fatal Kenilworth stabbing
Wed, 31 May 2017 11:01:00 +0200
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the murder of a 23-year-old Kenilworth, Cape Town, resident on Tuesday.
© Cape Times
Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0200
MMA fighter Holly Holm backed Conor McGregor to cause Floyd Mayweather problems after their cross-over boxing showdown was confirmed.
© Cape Times
President Putin gives parenting award to Jehovah’s Witnesses
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:54:50 +0200
Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of “Parental Glory” to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia, who raised eight children, during a ceremony in Moscow at the Kremlin. The Order of “Parental Glory” was instituted...
© The Punch
Staffer at Upper West Side’s Trinity School grifted $400G: DA
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 22:25:53 +0200
Kirsten Olsen’s family posted $150,000 bond and the defendant walked out of court Friday.
© NY Daily News
Aare Ona Kakanfo: Gani Adams keeps mum
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:20:32 +0200
Nineteen years after the death of the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief MKO Abiola, there is the possibility that a new one may emerge soon. Although the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who is to install the new ‘generalisimo’, has yet to...
© The Punch
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
Ballpark proposal fails miserably as woman ditches guy at stadium
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0200
What could possibly go wrong?
© NY Daily News
WATCH: #CapeTownStorm - School too damaged to reopen
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:50:00 +0200
Hundreds of pupils have yet to return to school following the devastating storm after the building was deemed unsafe.
© Cape Times
Man arrested with human head, vagina in Osogbo
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:16:56 +0200
The Police command in Osun State said it has arrested a 38-year-old man, Ajibade Rasheed with fresh human parts in Osogbo the state capital. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye said Ajibade was caught by policemen at Olu-Ode area. The...
© The Punch
S’Korea 2017: StarTimes promises fans
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 01:54:36 +0200
Uruguay and Venezuela will be battling  each other for a place in the final of the South Korea 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Thursday. The South American rivals  file out for the first semifinal at Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon, with England...
© The Punch
Stop treating Mgidlana like a golden boy: Nehawu
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:03:00 +0200
Nehawu accused national legislature secretary Gengezi Mgidlana of awarding himself a bursary and bonus of R70k.
© Cape Times
PHOTOS: Angry villagers burn two to death in Imo
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:30:01 +0200
Two men have been burnt to death by angry villagers in Mbaise, Imo State. It is unclear where in Mbaise the incident occured and what they were alleged to have stolen to have warranted such jungle justice, but Amaefule Emmanuel, who shared the photos...
© The Punch
53-finger robot plays piano with Italian pianist in Tianjin
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:26:00 +0200
A robot pianist called "Teotronica" plays the piano at a theatre in Tianjin, north China, June 3, 2017. The 53-finger robot played the piano with Italian pianist Roberto Prosseda at the concert in Tianjin.
© Shanghai Daily
David Suzuki ‘delighted’ that $85M slated for mercury cleanup
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:07:36 +0200
That the $85-million mercury cleanup announcement came the day before environmentalist David Suzuki was scheduled to visit Grassy Narrows was “a rather amazing coincidence” Suzuki said.
© The Star
Pheu Thai wades into primary voting row
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:55:00 +0200
The Pheu Thai Party yesterday lodged a petition with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) calling for a review of the controversial political party law.
© Bangkok Post
BBL chooses fintech startups for InnoHub
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Bangkok Bank (BBL) has picked eight local and overseas financial technology (fintech) startups to join the bank's fintech accelerator programme, as part of its quest to implement innovative financial products and services.
© Bangkok Post
Medical giant Netcare in fronting battle
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:14:00 +0200
A complaint of BEE fronting has been launched against Netcare at the BEE Commission for what an empowerment company feels is a breach of contract.
© Cape Times
Le Roux tells of 'emotional abuse endured at hand of mom' he killed
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:02:00 +0200
Sentencing procedures continued against the man who attempted to poison his mother before hacking her to death with a spade and crowbar.
© Cape Times
Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, C.B.O. Says
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:19:07 +0200
The figure released by the Congressional Budget Office is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured under the House version of the legislation.
© The New York Times
Poland has taken in 1.4m Ukrainians, has clear conscience: MEP
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:51:00 +0200
Poland has taken in 1.4 million Ukrainians, but EU leaders have refused to take that into account amid tensions over proposed immigrant quotas, Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski has said.
© The News
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