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TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2017, 05:52

South Africa

Five people arrested in WCape for hijacking truck

Today at 03:06 AM, via eNCA

‘Immediate response by the police led to the arrest of the suspects and the truck was found abandoned in Site C, Khayelitsha, with the goods valued at R300,000.’

World

U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

Today at 04:46 AM, via Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States renewed a call for Cambodia’s government to release the country’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party’s seats if it was dissolved.

Africa

Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

Yesterday at 22:30 PM, via The Citizen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that Africa’s Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

Business

Poison purifiers

Today at 01:20 AM, via BBC News

The social entrepreneurs innovating a clean water solution for Bangladesh’s arsenic poisoning crisis

Politics

Dhlomo shows support for Ramaphosa

Yesterday at 13:45 PM, via News24

As presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign steams ahead in KwaZulu-Natal, the province’s Health MEC Sbongiseni Dhlomo on Sunday became the latest high-profile ANC figure to join the ANC deputy president’s camp.

Entertainment

Stars speak out on ending sexual assault in Hollywood

Today at 01:18 AM, via CNN

CNN talks to Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer, Betsy Brandt, Judd Apatow, and Arianna Huffington at the Variety Power of Women event about the necessary changes to end sexual assault in Hollywood.

Entertainment

John Oliver calls out the Academy

Today at 00:23 AM, via CNN

The host of “Last Week Tonight” criticized the Academy for only stripping Harvey Weinstein of his membership and ignoring its other controversial members.

Science/Tech

Google Photos Now Recognizes Your Pets

Today at 03:40 AM, via Slashdot

Today, Google is introducing an easier way to aggregate your pet photos in its Photos app — by allowing you to group all your pet’s photos in one place, right beside the people Google Photos organized using facial recognition. TechCrunch reports: This is an improvement over typing in “dog,” or another generalized term, because the app will now only group together photos of an individual pet...

Science/Tech

Netflix Adds 5.3 Million Subs In Q3, Beating Forecasts

Today at 03:00 AM, via Slashdot

Netflix shows no signs of slowing down. The company announced its third quarter results, adding more subscribers in both the U.S. and abroad than expected. Variety reports: The company gained 850,000 streaming subs in the U.S. and 4.45 million overseas in the period. Analysts had estimated Netflix to add 784,000 net subscribers in the U.S. and 3.62 million internationally for Q3. “We added a...

Science/Tech

Microsoft’s Fall Update With Redesigned Xbox Dashboard Is Now Available To All

Today at 02:20 AM, via Slashdot

Microsoft has released the next big “Fall” update for the Xbox One, which focuses on speed and simplicity. Engadget reports: The first “Fluid Design” interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customization. The top-level section has four shortcuts (your current game, two personalized suggestions, and a deal from the Microsoft store) and a horizontal carousel...

Health

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Today at 02:45 AM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government’s ability to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

Nature

Blog: How to feed our nation

Yesterday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

My earliest memory of hunger is not my own but my mother's. I have my own often complicated relationship with food but I am, undeniably, a sweet summer child, born to plenty and warmth. My mother was not. My mother's family lived in dusty little town called Klipgat, in the now North West Province. It was there, as a little girl, that she experienced the hungriest time of her life. She told me...

Nature

Hidden Gem in the Klein Karoo – Anysberg Nature Reserve

Friday at 08:57 AM, via CapeNature

This summer we invite you to explore, conserve and experience Anysberg Nature Reserve. Located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, off the beaten track near Ladismith, this picturesque nature reserve is renowned for its wide variety of outdoor activities and adventures. Kick back in the shade outside your cottage, with a book and a […]

Nature

Open Streets, open minds this Transport Month

Friday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

How will you #WalkTheTalk during Transport Month? This is what we asked our supporters at the beginning of October, as we launched the month at the Open Streets Day in Cape Town.On a perfectly warm and festive Sunday, participants at Open Streets ditched their cars and travelled into the city on everything from bicycles, unicycles, skateboards to buses, taxis, trains and even – yes – their...