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Barca roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:35:00 +0200
Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga at the Camp Nou.
© Cape Times
My tweets won me the White House – Trump
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:26:07 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, saying that his tweets won him the White House. In an interview airing on Sunday on “Fox Business Network,” Trump said that with his use of Twitter, he could...
© The Punch
Hamilton doubts title will be wrapped up in US
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:12:00 +0200
Lewis Hamilton roared to the 72nd pole position of his career on Saturday and then forecast that he is unlikely to clinch his fourth world title today.
© Cape Times
Plight of Somalis puts things in perspective
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:12:00 +0200
Next time you meet a foreign national - especially a Somali - in South Africa, think twice before telling them to return to “their own country”.
© Cape Times
Man City have found killer instinct – Guardiola
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:06:41 +0200
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record-equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s...
© The Punch
Zimbabwe government bans fruit imports and other horticultural products
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0200
Zimbabwe has been engulfed by fruit shortages after the government banned imports and other horticultural products with immediate effect.
© Cape Times
Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:59:15 +0200
The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country. The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been...
© The Punch
Astros 4, Yankees 0 | Houston wins series, 4-3: Astros Move Onto the World Series as the Yankees Run Out of Gas
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:53:53 +0200
Behind two of the less heralded members of their pitching rotation, the Astros held the Yankees to three hits and won Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.
© The New York Times
Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:18 +0200
Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Catalan president...
© The Punch
Bitcoin nears record $100bn value
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:06 +0200
The world’s most prominent digital currency was on track to mark a fresh milestone on Friday, with bitcoin rallying and putting the cyber currency in position to hit a total market value of around $100bn. An online business journal, Marketwatch.com,...
© The Punch
At 3.95 percent, China says jobless rate is at its lowest in years, but challenges persist
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:42:12 +0200
China’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as ...
© Japan Times
SANDF to guard Cape Town water
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:31:00 +0200
The army is ready to deploy soldiers to protect water sources, water-carrying trucks and collection points if, as is expected, Cape Town’s supply runs out.
© Cape Times
Double agent principal exposed
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:25:00 +0200
Parents angry over State paid public school deputy principal allegedly heading a private school.
© Cape Times
#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:24:40 +0200
French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment with the name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (“expose your pig”).The initiative, launched by a ...
© Japan Times
Jimmy Carter has offered to travel to North Korea to help defuse tensions
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:20:08 +0200
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help defuse rising ...
© Japan Times
All five living U.S. ex-presidents unite at hurricane aid concert
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:19:52 +0200
The five living former U.S. presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise ...
© Japan Times
South-West govs absence from APC consultative meeting, a protest — Source
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:18:00 +0200
John Alechenu The growing rift among leading figures in the All Progressives Congress has been cited as the reason behind the absence of all governors of the South-West states from the party’s consultative meeting in Abuja. It was learnt in Abuja on...
© The Punch
U.S. says cyberattacks have targeted nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:58 +0200
The U.S. government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyberattacks present an increasing ...
© Japan Times
Honolulu thieves selling stolen cans of Spam on streets
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:34 +0200
Cans of Spam have become a common item being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities.Ra ...
© Japan Times
Letter from Titanic victim fetches record $166,000
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:11 +0200
A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for £126,000 ($166,000), ...
© Japan Times
China, N Korea now Iran is US public enemy no 1
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +0200
President Donald Trump has been searching for such a war almost since entering office.
© Cape Times
Trump to help pay aides’ legal costs over Russia probes
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:53 +0200
President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign ...
© Japan Times
WHO may backtrack on honoring authoritarian Mugabe
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:15 +0200
The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that, as global outrage over the move mounted, he was “rethinking” his decision to name Zimbabwe’s ...
© Japan Times
Most important news of this month:
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
PICS: Dream R700 000 wedding meal goes sour for Ballito couple
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:40:00 +0200
What should have been the happiest day of their lives turned into a disaster when guests fell ill after Eshara Chotoo and Udesh Rangan's wedding.
© 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
Payouts for suspended UKZN executives
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0200
Five of suspended top executives at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have been cleared of misconduct, and have accused the vice-chancellor of racism.
© Cape Times
Fire Academy grad follows lead of 32-year FDNY veteran husband
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:34:41 +0200
When Lisa Snyder is sworn in as a firefighter Wednesday, she will be starting a career her husband has enjoyed for over three decades.
© NY Daily News
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
N1 closed after fatal crash
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:30:00 +0200
The N1 at Leeu-Gamka has been closed after three vehicles involved in a fatal crash caught alight, Western Cape traffic authorities said.
© Cape Times
One dead, four hurt in Umkomaas boat accident
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:56:00 +0200
A man has died and four others injured after their boat capsized off Umkomaas.
© Cape Times
Satanism claim after girl, 18, found dead with her blood in a cup
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:52:00 +0200
Matric pupil Nadine Esterhuizen was allegedly killed by a female friend “who was obsessed with her” - during an apparent satanic ritual.
© Cape Times
Attack on Osun commissioner in Ondo barbaric – Aregbesola
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:12:20 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The cold war between Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola and his Ondo State counterpart, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), may soon escalate following the attack on the Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration, Mr. Bola Ilori,...
© The Punch
Without naming names, Bush slams Trump-era politics, says ‘bigotry seems emboldened’
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:55:30 +0200
Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded ...
© Japan Times
Panic over blood-sucking vampires causes riots in Moz
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:51:00 +0200
Rumours that vampires are colluding with government officials to drink the blood of residents in Gile have resulted in severe rioting in the town.
© Cape Times
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
28 Chinese tanks bound for navy port
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The first batch of 28 VT4 main battle tanks purchased for 4.9 billion baht from China is expected to arrive at the Royal Thai Navy's Thung Prong port in Sattahip district of Chon Buri between Oct 8-15, an informed source said Monday.
© Bangkok Post
Emissions from Eskom and Sasol killing Highveld residents - report
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:58:00 +0200
Thousands are falling ill and dying prematurely because of government’s non-enforcement of minimum emission standards, a new report shows.
© Cape Times
Unilever insists new KJU shower gel has no link to North Korean leader
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:23:34 +0200
Unilever, which is trying to make a splash in the Asian cosmetics market, came to a surprising realization after it developed a new shower gel ...
© Japan Times
Redisa waste tyre plan placed in final liquidation
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:30:00 +0200
Redisa and its management company Kusaga Taka Consulting have been placed in final liquidation.
© Cape Times
FAAC allocation increased by N169.9bn in August
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:23:23 +0200
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federation Account Allocation Committee on Thursday shared the sum of N637.7bn among the three tiers of government. The amount, which is for statutory allocation for the month of August, represents an increase of N169.9bn over...
© The Punch
Researchers warn of loophole in mobile payments
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:01:00 +0200
A MAJOR loophole in mobile payment systems has been discovered by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who made their findings public yesterday.
© Shanghai Daily
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