This week
News of this week:
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The Indigenous People of Biafra has withdrawn its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.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 week:
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
Metair eyes Russia, China, India for growth
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0200
Metair believes that they can produce 50 millioin batteries across five continents in the next five years.
© Cape Times
Don't let let them exploit you, Kasrils cautions ANC MPs
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:00 +0200
In an open letter to ANC MPs, Ronnie Kasrils urges them not to be trapped into meeting Israeli MPs at a SA Jewish Board of Deputies conference this weekend
© Cape Times
Rikers big probe for using officers in feud with teen neighbor
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0200
Shirvahna Gobin assigned a team of specialized jail officers to sit outside her home.
© NY Daily News
Flood kills three in FCT
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25:10 +0200
The FCT Emergency Management Agency, has confirmed the death of three people as a result of the flash flood in Lokogoma Area of the FCT, on Thursday. The Director-General, FEMA, Alhaji Idriss Abass told journalists that a man and two of his children;...
© The Punch
Henna tattoo leaves girl, 7, scarred for life
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:15:00 +0200
A girl of seven has been left with chemical burns and scarring after a severe reaction to a henna tattoo she was given on holiday.
© Cape Times
African swine flu-infected pigs not processed into pork: agriculture minister
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0200
Poland's Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel has denied claims by one website that African swine fever-infected pigs were being processed into pork products in Poland.
© The News
Princess Mako and boyfriend Kei Komuro to publicly announce their engagement on Sept. 3
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:53:25 +0200
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will meet the press together on Sept. 3 for the announcement ...
© Japan Times
Safaricom buy reduces PIC's stake
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:30:00 +0200
Vodacom said its recent R39bn acquisition of Kenya-based Safaricom would see the Public Investment Corporation holding in the group reduce nearly 2%.
© Cape Times
Mark Pamensky speaks out after OUTA #Guptaleaks accusations
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:18:00 +0200
Mark Pamensky, the former Eskom board member has finally responded, after OUTA laid charges of corruption against him.
© Cape Times
Ex-Nomura salesman exiled in Chicago goes hostile at tiny Japan firms
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:11:57 +0200
From downtown Chicago, a former Nomura Holdings Inc. salesman is taking activist investing to Japan’s smaller listed firms, betting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s corporate ...
© Japan Times
Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:18:46 +0200
The president said removing Confederate monuments was “changing history.” But historians say that monuments don’t always tell the story we think.
© The New York Times
Acher Digital Launches a mobile chat platform
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0200
Acher Digital launched an IMIChatBot designed to replace lengthy telephone conversations with endless streams of customer care agents.
© Cape Times
Not only Guptas got citizenship speeded up
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:42:00 +0200
Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has indicated that the Guptas are not the only family to have been given special treatment when they were granted early naturalisation.
© Cape Times
'Different' Alec Baldwin fit, trim and zen in East Hampton
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
A 'different' Alec Baldwin was fit, trim and zen at East Hampton Library Authors Night.
© NY Daily News
FG approves N39bn loan for DISCOs for supply of meters
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:16:43 +0200
The Federal Government has approved N39bn loan to Electricity Distribution Companies for the supply of meters, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed. The minister made the disclosure on Monday in Kano at the 18th Monthly...
© The Punch
Cops file criminal case against priest, 3 others
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:43:55 +0200
Even as the parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Cordel are fighting to recover more than Rs 5 crore misappropriated by the then parish priest, a parishioner from Urwa has filed a criminal case against the Urwa former parish priest Rev Fr Victor D'Mello,...
© Deccan Herald
Yuguda, Dahiru join GPN
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:33:28 +0200
Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi  The immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Isa Yuguda; his commissioners, campaign directors and supporters have joined the Green Party of Nigeria. Others, who joined the GPN, are a former national organising secretary...
© The Punch
Baht strength holding back trade
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The baht has surged against the US dollar to be the best-performing currency in Asia this year, prompting a growing outcry among exporters fearing that foreign exchange pressure will be a hurdle for them to sell products.
© Bangkok Post
Authentic SUV breed
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
For years, the Land Rover Discovery was greatly known for its go-anywhere ability and highly practical and reasonably opulent cabin. In other words, the Discovery has always been a genuine SUV without feeling utilitarian as in the now-defunct yet iconic...
© Bangkok Post
Yang takes 20K walk gold amid Mall drama
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:01:00 +0200
YANG Jiayu raced to gold in a thrilling finish to the 20-kilometer walk at the world championships in London yesterday but her compatriot Lyu Xiuzhi learned she had been dramatically disqualified when
© Shanghai Daily
Man flees after allegedly killing girlfriend's mom, injuring dad
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:28:00 +0200
A Chatsworth mother-of-three was killed when a man known to her repeatedly drove over her, knocked down her husband and then fled.
© Cape Times
Astros release lefthanded reliever Ashur Tolliver
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:09:00 +0200
ARLINGTON --- The Astros released lefthanded reliever Ashur Tolliver from his minor league contract Saturday night following Class AAA Fresno's game at Albuquerque.
© Houston Chronicle
Krejcir's defence team tries to crack driver
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:02:00 +0200
The State’s star witness in Radovan Krejcir’s trial for murder has been accused of tailoring his evidence because of a series of inconsistencies.
© Cape Times
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