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WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY 2018, 05:31

South Africa

Bodies of 2 men retrieved from cave near Vlakplaas

Yesterday at 22:33 PM, via News24

Allegations that the two men are members of the Zion Christian Church cannot be confirmed, pending identification, Captain Augustinah Selepe has said.

Africa

UK pensioner convicted of raping children in Kenya

Yesterday at 21:29 PM, via News24

A 72-year-old British man was convicted of raping two children in Kenya after a trial in Britain in which one of his victims gave evidence from Africa via video-link, prosecutors have said.

Business

Challenging finances

Today at 01:48 AM, via BBC News

After years of growth, the UK’s challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.

Sport

Is Unai Emery Arsenal’s new manager?

Today at 04:34 AM, via Eyewitness News

Arsenal are expected to name the former Paris St Germain coach as successor to the long-serving Arsene Wenger this week.

Education

Lost youth

Today at 01:50 AM, via BBC News

The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.

Education

Grammar school pupils ‘gain no social or emotional advantages’ by age 14

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Critics say UCL research calls into question government’s plans to expand selective state education

Grammar school pupils gain no social or emotional advantages by age 14 over children who do not attend a selective school, a study suggests.

The research by University College London (UCL) is the latest to call into question the government’s plans to expand selective state education, which have...

Education

Oxford faces anger over failure to improve diversity among students

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Figures show one in four of colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017

Oxford’s glacial progress in attracting students from diverse backgrounds has been revealed in figures showing that more than one in four of its colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017.

Several of the most prestigious colleges,...

Entertainment

Singer R. Kelly sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment

Today at 02:45 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – A woman who said she meet R&B singer R. Kelly at a party in 2017 has filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of sexual battery, false imprisonment and transmitting a sexual disease, the latest in a string of accusations against the Grammy-award-winning pop star.

Entertainment

R. Kelly sued for alleged sexual assault

Yesterday at 23:15 PM, via CNN

A 20-year-old woman has filed suit against singer R. Kelly, claiming he unlawfully gave her alcohol, assaulted her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Science/Tech

FBI Reportedly Overstated Encryption Threat Figures To Congress, Public

Today at 04:05 AM, via Slashdot

mi shares a report from The Washington Post (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the correct number was much smaller, probably...

Science/Tech

Sony In $2.3 Billion Deal For EMI, Becomes World’s Biggest Music Publisher

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

Sony said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services. Reuters reports: The acquisition is the biggest strategic move yet by new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and gives Sony a catalogue of more than 2 million songs from artists such as Kanye West, Sam Smith and...

Health

Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion ‘tactics’

Today at 04:46 AM, via Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalizing Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted ‘No’.

Health

Are we using too much Calpol?

Today at 01:22 AM, via BBC News

Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?

Nature

Good Hope FM breakfast host Dan Corder gets to know CapeNature and the Clanwilliam cedar tree

Yesterday at 10:08 AM, via CapeNature

The new host of Good Hope’s FM breakfast show, Dan Corder sat down with CapeNature’s Conservation Manager Rika du Plessis at Algeria in Cederberg recently to unpack the significant history of the endemic Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis). [vimeo https://vimeo.com/44633289] [vimeo 271226458 w=632&h=324] https://vimeo.com/271226458 w=632&h=324 du Plessis explains more...

Nature

More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve

16 May at 15:31 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve Mining is damaging the sustainability of the Magaliesberg Biosphere and undermining the commitment that SA Government departments made to UNESCO to protect this unique region and promote...