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Paris St-Germain 6-2 Toulouse

Yesterday at 23:59 PM, via BBC News

Neymar scores twice on his home debut as Paris St-Germain net four of their six goals with only 10 men to beat Toulouse.

Top Stories

WATCH: Man downs bottle of booze in one go

Yesterday at 23:02 PM, via News24

Downing a bottle of booze in one go not only is a sign of emotional problems, but also very dangerous, doctors warn after video surfaces of man apparently doing just that.

South Africa

NSRI still searching for missing fisherman

Yesterday at 22:07 PM, via News24

The National Sea Rescue Institute is searching for a missing a 36-year-old fisherman who was allegedly washed off rocks by waves at Cape Vidal while fishing.

South Africa

Taxi rape and robbery investigations continue

Yesterday at 21:16 PM, via News24

Gauteng police have requested information on a third suspect sought in connection with the rape and armed robbery of a woman who boarded a taxi in Ridgeway.

World

Sudanese children of Islamic State militants released in Libya

Today at 00:47 AM, via Reuters

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday for return to their country.

Politics

UDF stalwarts call to fight corruption

Yesterday at 20:42 PM, via SABC News

Stalwarts and former leaders of the United Democratic Front have called on South Africans to unite against corruption.

Sport

Bale scores as Real Madrid begin with win

Today at 00:49 AM, via BBC News

Real Madrid begin their La Liga title defence with an easy victory at Deportivo La Coruna, but Sergio Ramos is sent off in injury time.

Education

Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Today at 00:23 AM, via The Guardian

Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie Shirley

Children as young as two years old should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers.

Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose company was one of the first to sell software in the 1960s, said that engaging very young children – in...

Education

Sprint finish to mark reformatted GCSEs, say examiners

Yesterday at 19:44 PM, via The Guardian

70,000 English papers were unmarked at the end of July, with increased payments and discounted books offered to examiners to complete task

Examiners have complained that this year’s reformed GCSE exams in England have been tougher to mark, taking them longer to complete and leading to exam boards cajoling markers to process more papers and increasing payment rates.

Results for the reformed...

Education

Labour urges college principals to get students on electoral register

Yesterday at 18:32 PM, via The Guardian

Some universities have just 13% of students on the electoral roll compared with 76% registered at Sheffield

Labour is writing to all university vice-chancellors and college principals urging them to help students sign up to vote when they enrol in higher education this September.

Cat Smith, the shadow voter engagement minister, and Gordon Marsden, the shadow higher education minister, urged the...

Entertainment

Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says

Yesterday at 21:15 PM, via CNN

Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91.

Science/Tech

50,000 Users Test New Anti-Censorship Tool TapDance

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

The CBC reports:
What if circumventing censorship didn’t rely on some app or service provider that would eventually get blocked but was built into the very core of the internet itself? What if the routers and servers that underpin the internet — infrastructure so important that it would be impractical to block — could also double as one big anti-censorship tool…? After six years in development,...

Science/Tech

Bug In Lowe’s Site Sold Goods For Free. Couple Arrested For Exploiting It

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: A couple from the Brick Township in New Jersey stands accused of using a flaw in the Lowes online portal to receive goods for free at their home. According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the couple tried to steal goods worth $258,068.01, but only managed to receive approximately $12,971.23 worth of merchandise. Officers executing a search warrant said the...

Science/Tech

FBI Accepts New Evidence in 46-Year-Old D.B. Cooper Case

Yesterday at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes the Daily Mail:
The FBI is looking at an ‘odd bit of buried foam’ as possible evidence in the cold case investigation into criminal mastermind D.B. Cooper, according to private investigators. The potential evidence was handed over to authorities last week by the team of sleuths who believe the foam made up a part of Cooper’s parachute backpack, the New York Daily News...

Health

Drugmaker Hikma’s U.S. unit raises medicine prices: Financial Times

Yesterday at 20:53 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc’s U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400 percent and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Health

Caregiver convicted of rape in nursing home

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via CNN

At first, no one believed them when they said the charming, well-liked aide in the nursing home where they lived had raped them. Now he’s going to prison.

Nature

Clanwilliam Flower Show cancelled due to drought

14 August at 11:09 AM, via CapeNature

This year’s Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show – an annual event that takes place in the village’s beautiful, historical Flower Church – has been cancelled due to the extreme drought in the area. This decision was made this week after thorough deliberation with all the parties involved. The Flower Show would have taken place from 25 […]

Nature

Women claiming a voice in agriculture

10 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

I will never forget how shocked my friends were when I boldly announced my intention to study Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University.And how their shock echoed back at me in twinges of apprehension as I arrived, on that very first day in 1995, at JS Marais Building at Stellenbosch University, to be greeted by a not terribly welcoming tannie who told me: “Young lady you are at the...

Nature

Door-to-door approach to water management

08 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Ceres Valley is often referred to as the fruit basket of South Africa – and it's here that a community approach to water stewardship initiated by WWF South Africa is taking shape. Meet the Witzenberg Water Savers…For years, Catherine Ambraal, a resident of Prince Alfred Hamlet, has been struggling with a leaky bathroom pipe that's been affecting the foundation of her home and posed a...