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Civil service pension firm ‘didn’t cope’

Today at 14:08 PM, via BBC News

Civil service pensions mutual MyCSP “did not cope” with the workload after it took over administration from Capita in 2014, the National Audit Office has said.

Sharks confirm Coetzee’s departure

Today at 14:07 PM, via News24

The Sharks on Thursday confirmed that Marcell Coetzee will join Ulster at the conclusion of the 2016 Super Rugby campaign.

Gold jumps 2.6 percent on US interest rate outlook

Today at 14:02 PM, via Times Live

Gold climbed to its highest in almost nine months on Thursday as the dollar, US Treasury yields and equity markets dipped on bets that the Federal Reserve could find it hard to raise U.S. interest rates this year.

Priest arrested in Italy child sex ring probe

Today at 13:45 PM, via The Sowetan

A priest and a junior football coach were among 11 people arrested in northern Italy on charges of paying for sex with minors, police said Thursday.

Google defends UK tax arrangements

Today at 13:43 PM, via BBC News

Google’s UK chief defends the search giant’s tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

Routine operations target is missed

Today at 13:40 PM, via BBC News

The target for routine operations in England, such as hip and knee ops, has been missed for the first time.

Angry protest heats up Riverlea

Today at 13:40 PM, via The Star

“This is not about politics or DA or ANC, this is about a community that is suffering,” said a protester in Riverlea, Johannesburg.

Almost 20 million women suffer genital mutilation in Nigeria: Unicef

Today at 13:32 PM, via Times Live

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has lamented the high rate of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, disclosing that at least 19.9 million women have gone through the procedure in the country to date, according to a report.

Leicester City and Tottenham face huge title tests

Today at 13:29 PM, via Times Live

Leicester City will be wary of a reality check when the Premier League front-runners visit Arsenal on Sunday before Tottenham Hotspur’s burgeoning title ambitions come under scrutiny at Manchester City.

Paedophile begs for mercy in court

Today at 13:10 PM, via The Star

A self-confessed paedophile and father-of-two has begged the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court for a non-custodial sentence.