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UK citizen jailed in US for airport plot

Today at 23:09 PM, via BBC News

A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.

South Africa

Hawks arrest SASSA syndicate members

Today at 20:55 PM, via eNCA

The syndicate was implicated in having defrauded Sassa of more than R2.3 million involving more than 400 social grants.


Volcano eruption covers villages in ash

Tuesday at 04:52 AM, via BBC News

A thick layer of ash has covered several villages in Indonesia after the eruption of Mount Sinabung, on Sumatra island.


2 000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Tuesday at 04:47 AM, via News24

Around 2 000 migrants seeking to reach Europe were plucked to safety from unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean in 15 operations off the coast of Libya the Italian coastguard service says.


Mozambique fails to honour state loan

Monday at 23:00 PM, via eNCA

The state firm, Mozambique Asset Management, was unable to make the $178 million payment and the government also failed to come up with the cash.


More to debt review than meets the eye

Tuesday at 04:43 AM, via Fin24

A report says the South African economy has faced significant headwinds over the past year or so and the situation is likely to continue.


DA to drag defence minister before parly’s ethics committee

Tuesday at 00:00 AM, via Times Live

The DA is to refer Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to parliament’s ethics committee after allegations that she abused state resources to smuggle a family friend into South Africa from Burundi.


Argentina set to bid for 2027 RWC

Tuesday at 05:31 AM, via News24

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri says the South American country wants to bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027.


The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 23, 2016

Monday at 23:48 PM, via New York Times

On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.


South Africa: Mobile Computer Lab for Pretoria School

Monday at 16:41 PM, via All Africa

[] Pretoria -A Pretoria school has received a mobile computer lab which will be used to access educational content, provide connectivity to the internet and assist with facilitating training for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills.


Dr Ken’s funny barbs

Tuesday at 05:17 AM, via IOL

That Asian guy from the Hangover films is now a doctor


Spotify revenue and losses on the rise

Tuesday at 04:56 AM, via BBC News

Streaming music platform Spotify sees revenue top 1.95bn euros ($2.2bn;£1.5bn) over the past year, but has yet to make a profit.


MoD criticised over Lariam prescribing

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via BBC News

Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the “drug of last resort” for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.


South Africas Giant Solar Plant

Monday at 14:36 PM, via

South Africas Giant Solar Plant TerniEnergia, an Italian company, recently completed its giant solar plant near Citrusdal in the Western Cape. According to Times Live once the 82.5MW Paleisheuwel photovoltaic plant reaches optimal operation it will be able to generate a further 153GWh per year, …


Portugal runs four days straight on only renewable energy

Monday at 14:20 PM, via

Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures. Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an …


Dead Dolphins In Fukushima

Monday at 13:04 PM, via

Japanese scientists have said they have never seen anything as horrific as the massive group of dead dolphins discovered stranded on a beach near the site of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. After conducting an autopsy the scientists found that the dolphins’ lungs were white – which they say is …