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Activist Angy Peter found guilty of murder

Today at 17:12, SAST

Judge Robert Henney found Angy Peter and her co-accused guilty of premeditated murder. Their bail was withdrawn and they will stay in police custody.

Mark Shuttleworth wins landmark case against Reserve Bank

Today at 16:48, SAST

The billionaire has won a long-fought legal battle with the SA Reserve Bank, which a court has ordered to repay more than R250m to the entrepreneur.

Nobel laureate summit cancelled over Dalai Lama visa refusal

Today at 15:56, SAST

A Cape Town summit of Nobel peace laureates has been cancelled after too many delegates pulled out over South Africa denying the Dalai Lama a visa.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Students vow to step up HK protests

Today at 15:58, SAST

Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.


Deadly attack on Donetsk school

Today at 15:20, SAST

A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.


Armed man shared lift with Obama

Today at 14:09, SAST

US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Uganda: Pregnant Student Cries Foul Over Suspension

Today at 08:44, SAST

[RNW Africa]Several female students from a university in Uganda are crying foul after they were suspended for conceiving from Uganda Christian University (UCU) in the city of Mukono earlier this year. Sylvia Arinaitwe (21), one of 27 students who ...


Liberia: MOE Plans to Reopen Schools - Introduces Radio Program

Today at 14:13, SAST

[Analyst]The Ministry of Education says it is planning to re-open schools but with no mention of the definite time, announcing also that it will soon begin providing educational courses via radio. Deputy Minister for Early Child Education, Felicia ...


Liberia: Frustrated, Liberian Students Want Ebola Fight Role

Today at 12:34, SAST

[VOA]Monrovia -In order to avoid human-to-human transmission of the deadly Ebola virus, the Liberian government temporarily closed schools, universities and other major public gathering points some months ago. Without the prospect of going back to ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Radio and TV host Sheila Tracy dies

Today at 14:51, SAST

Broadcaster and musician Sheila Tracy, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC Radio 4 and presented Big Band Special on Radio 2, dies.


EastEnders to go live to name killer

Today at 10:02, SAST

The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.


AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia

Today at 10:54, SAST

Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

South Africa: Nobel Laureate Summit Called Off

Today at 16:14, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dharamsala, India -Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference ...


Africa: Money, Power and Governance in a Multipolar World

Today at 13:07, SAST

[ISS]The relative decline in the influence of the West is widely and increasingly acknowledged. From Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and the eastern Ukraine to the advance of the Islamic State into a brittle Iraq and Syria, ...


Kenya: Teenager Arrested in 'Liz' Gang Rape Case

Today at 08:42, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi -The arrest of a second youth in a high-profile case in which a 16-year-old girl was gang raped and dumped in a pit latrine, breaking her spine, shows Kenya is starting to tackle its "epidemic" of sexual violence, ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 11:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...


White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 09:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 08:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Today at 14:49, SAST

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.


Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

Today at 12:21, SAST

Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.


Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Yesterday at 19:56, SAST

Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.


Source: BBC News
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Business

No corruption in nuclear pact - govt

Today at 16:04, SAST

South Africa denied Wednesday any corruption was involved in a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy deal after controversy erupted over whether Russia had won the contract.


Sanral needs R120bn to fix congestion

Today at 14:56, SAST

The South African National Roads Agency will need R120-billion to alleviate traffic congestion in South Africa, CEO Nazir Alli said.


SAA seeking another bailout

Today at 13:48, SAST

South African Airways has reportedly asked the government for a loan guarantee, its second bailouot request in two years.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Messi scores 400th goal

Today at 12:58, SAST

It's a landmark that most players can only dream of, but for Lionel Messi it was only a matter of time.


Thirty-one pens in one match?!

Saturday at 22:53, SAST

Liverpool finally beat second division Middlesbrough in an English League Cup tie -- but it required an extraordinary penalty shootout for the Premier League side to win.


Police act on Balotelli abuse

Friday at 12:59, SAST

Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.


Source: CNN
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Nature

Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides ...


Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, SAST

Creativity could turn unsightly and unhealthy litter into an opportunity for schools to win their share of R60 000 in the annual Collect-a-Can CAN Craze Competition, while also encouraging learners to be more eco-conscious.

Source: The Good News
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