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What SAfricans say about #SONA2916

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma seems to have failed to impress with Thursday's State of the Nation Address as commentators say he delivered no real solutions.
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World powers agree to 'Syria ceasefire'

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Munich - Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.
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Clinton slams Sanders 'promises' in debate

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
Democratic US presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016.
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Seoul, US To Open Talks On Missile Defense Aimed At North Korea

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seoul, South Korea: Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated US missile defense system in South Korea, officials ...
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49 dead in Mexico prison battle

iAfrica.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
Relatives of 49 inmates slaughtered in a fiery Mexican prison brawl sobbed and fainted as they read the list of victims on a wall after the country's deadliest jailhouse riot in years.
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Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Vatican City - Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1 000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.
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Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in

DAWN.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.
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Man kills 6 at Saudi education office

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Riyadh - A man killed six employees in a “criminal” attack at an education department office in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
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Francois Hollande: Assad must leave power

NRT - ‎1 hour ago‎
French President Francois Hollande attends a live prime time new broadcast fromt the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, February 11, 2016.
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South Sudan leader re-appoints rival

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has re-appointed his rival Riek Machar as vice president, a decree said on Thursday, the culmination of a deal to try to end months of civil war in the world's newest nation.
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The Road To 2017 Budget By Pius Adesanmi

Naija247news - ‎2 hours ago‎
What the creatives prepared by Budgit - the social conscience outfit that has become the nemesis of even the most ingenious yam eater in Nigeria - on President Buhari's 2016 Federal budget is to ensure that even members of NURTW can discuss the said ...
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Benin's presidential election postponed by a week to March 6

Reuters Africa - ‎25 minutes ago‎
COTONOU Feb 12 (Reuters) - The first round of Benin's presidential election has been postponed by a week to March 6 because of problems with the distribution of voting materials, the constitutional court said late on Thursday.
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Victory staring at NRM

New Vision - ‎3 hours ago‎
What the NRM supporters have to do is to come out in big numbers and vote. Why am I writing that the NRM will win? The NRM is the only party that has organised party structures from the village level up to the national level.
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Jonathan's ADC stopped at Airport, to face EFCC enquiry

P.M. News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The on going probe into arms purchase continues today as the Nigerian Army said it has handed over six serving Generals and one retired General to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for investigation.
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No coincidence so few post-TRC prosecutions have occurred, says Ntsebeza

BDlive - ‎7 hours ago‎
IN THE face of the almost total dearth of post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) prosecutions, it was time to ask what kind of deals had been struck between the representatives of the old apartheid order and the representatives of the new, said ...

'I saw robbers and went into attack mode'

Independent Online - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Durban - A brave couple have given a blow-by-blow account of how they fought off robbers who broke into their home in Durban's Outer West.

Farm killers get life sentences

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Durban - Young people who committed barbaric and despicable acts of violence against innocent and defenceless members of society should not expect a lighter sentence by claiming to rely on their relative youthfulness and immaturity.

Truck driver survives train collision

iAfrica.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
A truck driver was lucky to escape with his life when his vehicle collided with a moving train. The incident occurred on Thursday at the railway crossing near Ferreira plots outside Bloemfontein, paramedics said.
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Mining makes gains, but is not out of the woods yet

Independent Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - South Africa's mining production grew by 3.3 percent last year compared with 2014 according to data released by Statistics SA yesterday, but the industry is not yet out of the woods.
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ArcelorMittal's South Africa unit planning 800 MW gas power plant

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG Feb 12 (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal's South Africa is in talks with the government to build an 800 megawatt gas power station on its Saldanha Steel property in the Western Cape province, its chief executive told Reuters.
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Gupta-Zuma vow to save coal jobs

Independent Online - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Johannesburg - A company controlled by the Gupta family said it will preserve jobs at a mine that it bought together with the son of South African President Jacob Zuma from Glencore after the Competition Commission recommended approval of the purchase.
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Drought weighs on Pioneer

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - Pioneer Foods Group said a drought in South Africa is weighing on earnings as soaring grain prices hit volumes and margins at the country's second-biggest food maker.

Origin Access: “Endless PC gaming for just R48.50 a month”, and kind of worth it

MyGaming - ‎2 hours ago‎
Origin Access, much like EA Access, offers gamers who subscribe access to a growing collection of games, a 10% discount on Origin purchases as well as early access to new EA titles.

SA drive: Merc's 'comfier' new A-Class

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Car launches are events to showcase all the new features of a new model, so that us scribes can impart our knowledge and experience and, hopefully, enable our readers to make a better-informed choice next time the buying-bug bites.
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League of Legends dumps Dominion game mode

Gamereactor UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
The developer of the widely popular MOBA League of Legends, Riot Games, have announced in a blog post yesterday that they would be removing the little-used game mode, Dominion, and its map from the game later this month.
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NCCRegulator says number of Internet users in Nigeria reduced in December

Pulse Nigeria - ‎1 hour ago‎
According to the NCC's Monthly Internet Subscriber Data statistics, the total number of GSM and CDMA subscribers in Nigeria was 97,182,014 in December 2015.
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Seven days of hell and hope for trapped Lily miners

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
The chance that the miners trapped underground at Vantage Goldfields's Lily Mine will be found alive has faded along with the miners' tapped signals.
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Hollywood stars ditch Kenya for SA

Times LIVE - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pitt will star in a film called Africa that will be directed by Jolie. File photo. What do Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have in common with actress Hilary Swank?
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Best & worst looks from the #SONA2016 red carpet

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mandla Mandela and his partner arrive at the State of the Nation Address on February 11, 2016. Image: Ruvan Boshoff. The State of the Nation Address may be focused on political topics but with every important event come important fashion moments.
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Ivan Botha, Donnalee Roberts, Elize Cawood, Wilson Dunster, Illise Roos, Dirk Stoltz

Channel 24 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Vir Altyd is a romantic adventure film that tells the story of Nina (Donnalee Roberts) who believes in fairy tales but despite her meticulous planning of her wedding day, her fiancé leaves her embarrassed and betrayed at the altar.
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Mhango gets signed by Arrows

Sport24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cape Town - Golden Arrows have increased their fire-power after securing a short term deal for Hellings 'Gabadinho' Mhango.
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Platinum Stars going for Maritzburg's scalp

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Platinum Stars at Bidvest Stadium on February 03, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Sevens has steepened Juan's learning curve

SuperSport - ‎5 hours ago‎
Normally the accepted sequence of development for South African players is that they may start off participating in Sevens earlier in their career and then use the skill sets they develop in the abbreviated code to make it in the conventional 15-man ...
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Teenager Zverev into Rotterdam quarterfinals

SuperSport - ‎6 hours ago‎
Alexander Zverev battled for three hours on Thursday to defeat third seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) and make the Rotterdam ATP quarterfinals.
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Two new specimen found at Sterkfontein Caves

Citizen - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Two new specimen have been found in a chamber at the Sterkfontein Caves, Witwatersrand University said on Thursday. The specimen, a finger bone and a molar, are part of a set of four specimens associated with early stone tools dated to 2,18 million ...
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South Africa: Nearly 1000 Hidden Galaxies Mapped Behind the Milky Way - and SA Helped Find Them

AllAfrica.com - ‎18 hours ago‎
In a project that has taken decades, an international team of scientists that includes an astronomy researcher from UCT and another from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) have made a groundbreaking discovery.
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Gravitational waves found: the inside story

TechCentral - ‎3 hours ago‎
For decades, astronomers have gathered strong corroborative evidence of the existence of these waves, but they have never been detected directly - until now.
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Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell after radio silence

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
FRANKFURT Feb 12 (Reuters) - European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade.
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Taking diet advice from fat US like taking rugby advice from Bangladesh: Noakes

Times LIVE - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Taking diet advice from the most obese nation in the world is a fat lot of use, says Banting champion Tim Noakes. Save & Share.
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Nigeria: Govt Screens for Zika At Airports, Borders

AllAfrica.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nigeria is now on high alert over the Zika virus ravaging parts of the world. Already, to prevent the virus from spreading into Nigeria, the Federal Government has directed intense screening at the nation's points of entry, including airports, land and ...
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Internet Is Growing Market for Illegal Drugs, Says EU Watchdog

NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Internet is now a growing and varied market place for trading illegal drugs in Europe, the European Union's watchdog agency said on Thursday.
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Nigeria: 'Prosecute Perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation'

AllAfrica.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and spouses of governors of six states with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation have joined calls to prosecute people involved in the practice in hopes of ending cutting of girls by 2030.

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