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Mourners turn out to bid farewell to Selebi

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Friends and family have paid tribute to former police commissioner Jackie Selebi with some taking a swipe at those who 'preyed on his legacy'.
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Simba had ability to captivate: SABC

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - Television presenter Simbarashe “Simba” Mhere will be remembered for his ability to captivate an audience, the SABC said on Saturday.
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New Islamic State video appears to show beheading of Japanese journalist

Washington Post - ‎56 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - The Islamic State released a video Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist being held hostage by the extremist group, after negotiations for a prisoner exchange stalled.
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US May Approve Sale Of Cobra Jets To Nigeria

The Guardian Nigeria - ‎1 hour ago‎
CREDIBLE sources in the United States of America, Saturday, hinted that the White House might be planning to offer Nigeria a more significant military assistance to fight the Boko Haram terrorist group after the Presidential elections.
Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon as cross-border attacks intensify
UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram
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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community, including long-time foes the U.S. and Iran, rallied in support of Nigeria against the militants.
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Drama and controversy as hosts, DR Congo advance

Daily Mail - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Hosts Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Saturday after a dramatic and controversial Bata double-header.
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Egypt court blacklists Hamas militants as "terror group"

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAIRO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday banned al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as "a terrorist organization.
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Ukraine peace talks collapse as fighting rages

Times of India - ‎11 minutes ago‎
MINSK: Peace talks aimed at halting rising bloodshed in eastern Ukraine ended in failure Saturday, with Kiev's envoy saying pro-Russian separatists wrecked a deal by refusing to discuss an immediate ceasefire.
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Islamic State launches multipronged offensive against Kirkuk

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Islamic State militants have launched a multipronged attack on the northern Iraqi oil hub of Kirkuk, seizing a downtown building and attacking at least three points along the city's defensive perimeter, authorities said.
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73-year-old Sicilian Sergio Mattarella is Italy's new president

euronews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Italy's parliament has elected Sergio Mattarella of the Democratic Party as the new president of the Republic. The constitutional court judge and former minister is expected to be sworn in for a seven-year term, officially taking over from Giorgio Napolitano who ...
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Jonathan! The man and his politics

Nigerian Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
In this report, Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA, concludes the trilogy of analyses on the three most prominent actors in the 2015 election debacle by taking a deep look into the politics and character of President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Voter apathy: What went wrong?

Zambia Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
OVER 1.6 million Zambians on January 20 went to the polls, which saw the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Edgar Lungu emerge winner with 807,925 votes representing 48.3 percent.
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DR Congo says offensive against Hutu rebels underway

Peninsula On-line - ‎10 hours ago‎
Addis Ababa--Congolese government troops have started their long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country, the DR Congo's foreign minister said Saturday.
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Duke tasks Jonathan on oil wells, roads

Nigerian Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to find a lasting political solution to the 76 oil wells which Cross River lost to Akwa Ibom State in 2012.
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Mugabe Defends Image Amid Controversy at Close of AU Summit

Voice of America - ‎56 minutes ago‎
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is rejecting concerns that his election as chairman of the African Union could cause friction with the West - and he's doubling down on statements he made dismissing the idea of equality for ...
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Zuma to proceed with Nxasana probe

News24 - ‎9 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is going ahead with a probe into National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office, the presidency said on Saturday.
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Violence escalates in Malamulele

BDlive - ‎13 hours ago‎
HAVOC broke loose in Malamulele between protesters and police during ongoing demonstrations in the Limpopo town on Friday afternoon.
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It is right that Clive Derby-Lewis' remains in prison - SACP

Politicsweb - ‎10 hours ago‎
The SACP welcomes the announcement of the decision by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services regarding the medical parole of Clive Derby-Lewis this morning in Pretoria.
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Rate cuts unlikely this year: Kganyago

East Coast Radio - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
30 January 2015 at 09:18 by Diane Macpherson - While the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee's decided to keep the repo rate steady at 5.75%, any cuts are unlikely this year.
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Namibia cuts fuel prices

Independent Online - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
Windhoek - Petrol and diesel prices in Namibia will drop by more than one Namibian dollar from next week, government announced on Friday.

Lenovo's Yoga makes new contortions possible

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
You'd think everyone would have noticed by now. In a focus group research project led by tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher for device maker Lenovo, it emerged that computer tablets are used primarily in the home; just more than half of tablet owners use them ...
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Apple Watch Sightings Picking Up Ahead of Official Launch

Mac Rumors - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
With just three months to go until the Apple Watch's April release, Apple is hard at work field testing the device, and hundreds of Apple engineers, employees, and testers are wearing the Apple Watch on a regular basis to help Apple iron out last minute bugs ...
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Facebook tests bluetooth 'beacons' to feed users local content

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica.
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Independent Online - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
TRACERS. DIRECTOR: Daniel Benmayer. CAST: Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner, Rafi Gavron, Sam Medina, Luciano Acuna jr, Johnny M Wu.
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Film Review: 'Annie' remake - ‎19 hours ago‎
Annie ventures into the 21st century in this modern remake of the well-known Broadway musical hit and comic-strip. The plot follows the adventures of a little orphan girl named Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) who lives at a foster home run by the antagonistic ...
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Madrid Maintains First Place With Win

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad, 4-1, at home Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure it remained atop the Spanish league.
La Liga & Serie A roundup: Real, Atletico Madrid roll; Roma's title hopes nearly ...
Real Madrid storms past Sociedad
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Benzema released as Bale fluffs Ronaldo audition - No BBC, no problem. Cristiano Ronaldo's suspension meant only two of Real Madrid's three famous forwards began at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday, but while Karim Benzema's brilliance lit up the Santiago Bernabeu, Gareth Bale fluffed his lines in the absence of the three-time Ballon d'Or winner. A return to 4-4-2 brought better balance as Isco and Asier Illarramendi both started...
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NASA satellite to measure water in Earth's soil sent into orbit

Reuters Africa - ‎4 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 31 (Reuters) - - An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure moisture in the top layer of the Earth's soil, data to be used in weather-forecasting and tracking of global ...
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space
Universe Today
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NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle At dawn this morning (Jan. 31) NASA launched an advanced Earth science satellite aimed at making measurements of our planet’s surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states from space that will revolutionize our understanding of the water, energy, and carbon cycles driving all life on Earth. NASA’s new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory thundered off t...
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Recognising Alan Turing

Impact Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Imitation Game, released last year in cinemas nationwide, tells the story of Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. This month The University of Nottingham is celebrating LGBT History Month with a series of events exploring the culture and history ...
Cryptic challenge for a codebreaker
The secret's out
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Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of the Second World War code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie The Imitation Game.
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Grav wave tsunami NOT caused by Big Bang – astro boffins

The Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
Claims that a gravitational wave tsunami swept the universe from the Big Bang have turned to dust. In September last year, the smart money was already backing the idea that the signal didn't come from the early universe and, on Friday, scientists agreed that ...
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Eight in critical condition after drinking sour milk in East London

Times LIVE - ‎15 hours ago‎
This is the second incident of food poisoning in the province after 115 people were treated after feeding from a dead cow. File photo.
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Chimerix Scraps Testing of Experimental Ebola Drug in Liberia

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chimerix Inc. scrapped testing of its experimental antiviral in Ebola patients in Liberia, saying the number of infections had dropped in recent weeks, and that only a handful of patients had been enrolled in the Liberian study.