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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 week:
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
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
PPP model for EEC nearly finished
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The government is due to finalise the model and regulations for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Eastern Economic Corridor and submit them for approval to the EEC board, chaired by the prime minister, next month.
© Bangkok Post
Bolton pastor facing luring charges
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:55:58 +0200
Police charged Jeffrey Enns on Oct. 11, with two counts of luring a person under 18 by means of telecommunication.
© The Star
I’ll repay SuperSport’s faith in me, says Brockie
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +0200
SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie says being denied a move to Mamelodi Sundowns during the transfer window has only increased his motivation.
© Cape Times
Standard Bank joins CCRM - global digital Trade risk network
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:30:00 +0200
Standard Bank has signed an agreement with CCRManager, joining their global innovative electronic platform as a member bank.
© Cape Times
1,200 rural homes benefit from BoI’s solar energy
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:23:28 +0200
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Bank of Industry on Wednesday announced that it had provided electricity to about 1,200 rural households and businesses using solar energy. The BoI’s Managing Director, Olukayode Pitan, said the households and businesses...
© The Punch
Fukushima sake served and savored at U.K. Parliament
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:22:55 +0200
A reception was held on Tuesday night at London’s Palace of Westminster used for Britain’s Parliament to serve sake made in Fukushima Prefecture and show ...
© Japan Times
Japanese firms stay bullish on Thailand
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:04:00 +0200
Japanese companies remain upbeat about investment in Thailand, according to a survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).
© Bangkok Post
Jeremy Brockie wants more than just the Confed Cup...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:00:00 +0200
SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie, who has lifted three cups during his two-and-a-half year stay, wants to attain double success in Africa.
© Cape Times
Court stops coronation of new Ijebu Jesa monarch
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:56:08 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A High Court sitting in Ilesa has ordered the Osun State Government and those involved in the selection of the new Elegboro of Ijebu Jesa to maintain status ante on the planned coronation of Prince Femi Agunsoye as the new monarch...
© The Punch
Lawmaker thrown out of plenary over indecent dressing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03:22 +0200
A Kenyan lawmaker known as Elizabeth Nyawira was on Tuesday kicked out of the plenary session over indecent dressing. According to Kenyan’s Dailypost, she was walked out of the assembly by the Deputy speaker who claimed that Nyawira’s dressing...
© The Punch
Catalonia rejects Madrid’s Thursday deadline for renouncing symbolic declaration of independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:49 +0200
Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a collision course ...
© Japan Times
Cops bust billion-baht ice shipment
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:00 +0200
Police have seized 508 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ya ice" with a street value of more than 1 billion baht.
© Bangkok Post
Trudeau, Trump governments trade criticism as NAFTA talks falter
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:55:36 +0200
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday publicly blasted the Trump administration’s NAFTA approach for the first time, the clearest sign yet of the divide between the U.S. and Canada.
© The Star
Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist boom
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:39 +0200
Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second ...
© Japan Times
Malta’s top investigative reporter, who revealed Panama Papers, fought corruption, is killed by car bomb
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:50:57 +0200
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that ...
© Japan Times
Shoppers Drug Mart begins cutting jobs
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:10:20 +0200
Shoppers Drug Mart is cutting jobs Monday in order to contain costs, according to an internal memo obtained by the Star.
© The Star
Rubinstein Festival opens in Łódź
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0200
Monday is the first day of the fifth International Music Festival dedicated to legendary Polish-born pianist Artur Rubinstein which is held in the city of Łódź.
© The News
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
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
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
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