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Former circus lions begin journey to South African refuge from Lima

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
LIMA, April 29 (Reuters) - A blind lion, one that is missing an eye, and 31 others that had worked in circuses began the journey to a South African wildlife sanctuary from Lima, Peru, on Friday in what their rescuers called "the biggest transfer of ...
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'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce

Eyewitness News - ‎8 hours ago‎
On Friday charity organisation, MSF has put the death toll in the latest airstrike on a hospital at 50. A Syrian family walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on 28 April 2016 in the Bustan al-Qasr rebel-held ...
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Output at N.Sea Gullfaks B platform shut after helicopter crash-Statoil

Reuters Africa - ‎11 hours ago‎
OSLO, April 29 (Reuters) - Production at the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea is shut for an undetermined period following a helicopter crash in which 13 platform staff are presumed dead, a senior company official said.
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UNSC votes to bring back MINURSO to Western Sahara

The Daily Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sahrawi children play by the February 27 refugee camp, near Raboumi. The Western Sahara is at the root of decades-old hostilities between Morocco and Algeria.
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Piller grabs lead at weather-hit LPGA Texas Shootout

Citizen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gerina Piller tapped in for birdie at the final hole on Friday to take a one-shot second-round lead in the weather-disrupted LPGA Texas Shootout in Dallas.
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Iran seeks closer ties to Brics

Independent Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
Presdent Zuma's tête-à-tête with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is of particular significance, says Shannon Ebrahim.
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Kenya to torch huge elephant tusk stockpile

Citizen - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Eleven giant pyres of tusks are to be set on fire as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.
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Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

Greensboro News & Record - ‎8 minutes ago‎
This frame grab from a video provided by KTN News shows aftermath of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 29, 2016.
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Benin mourns as Oba of Benin, Erediauwa joins ancestors

Vanguard - ‎3 hours ago‎
OMON N'OBA Ne Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Oba Erediauwa has joined his ancestors. He was the 38th Oba of Benin Kingdom. A terse announcement yesterday in Benin by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom (the Traditional Prime Minister), Chief Sam Igbe who spoke ...
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Progress is possible on press freedom and journalist safety

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era. April 29, 2016 - 6:15pm. Text size.
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Why we demanded new minimum wage in spite of cash crunch —NLC, TUC

The Nation Newspaper - ‎2 hours ago‎
Organised labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) said yesterday that the failure of some states in the country to pay salaries of workers will not stop them from demanding a review of the national ...
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14 die in taxi‚ truck collision

Times LIVE - ‎12 hours ago‎
Fourteen people were killed and two others injured on Friday afternoon when a large truck and taxi collided head-on on Randfontein Road in Randfontein.
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Nhleko says panel will influence the future of public order policing

BDlive - ‎13 hours ago‎
POLICE minister Nathi Nhleko says a panel of experts recommended by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry is likely to set the tone for the future of public order policing in SA.
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Abalone worth R2-million seized by police

eNCA - ‎13 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - Western Cape police arrested a 33-year old man on Thursday night, after he was pulled over and found to have been carrying abalone worth an estimated R2- million.
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EFF to launch election Manifesto

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎7 hours ago‎
The EFF is hoping to attract thousands of supporters as it prepares for the August 3rd local government elections. (SABC). Tags: Gauteng · Johannesburg · Soweto · EFF · Manifesto · Launch · LGE 2016 · Julius Malema · Ntlantla Kgatlhane.
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Another crippling strike set to hit SAPO

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Post Office has been bedeviled by crippling strikes, board room dramas and corruption in recent years.(SABC). Tags: South Africa · Mbongeni Muthwa · Post Office · Strike · Aubrey Tshabalala · Mark Barnes.
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Starbucks plans 150 stores in South Africa - CEO - ‎3 hours ago‎
Plans to Invest R130m as the company starts its expansion in the continent's most developed economy. Reuters and Bloomberg | 30 April 2016 01:12.
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World Bank delays aid to Mozambique pending debt analysis: spokesman - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The World Bank is delaying approval of further development loans to Mozambique pending a debt sustainability analysis to be conducted with the International Monetary Fund, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Motorists refuse to pay e-tolls despite 60% discount

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎13 hours ago‎
With the deadline looming for motorists to take advantage of the 60% discount on their e-toll debt, some motorists are still refusing to pay.
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Apple needs a big bite of something new

Independent Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
London - For a company that has built itself on arming a large proportion of the population with the same device, the fact that people seem not to be buying Apple's iPhones in the droves they once did could be disastrous.
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Nintendo NX release date: Nintendo confirms March 2017 launch date for the next-gen console

MNR Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
(REUTERS / KEVORK DJANSEZIAN)Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014.
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AOC slaps a racing stripe on its new line of gaming displays

Digital Trends - ‎9 hours ago‎
Although the spelling is a little different, it feels fitting to talk about the first Agon display from AOC, what with the new season of Game of Thrones running alongside its debut.
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Ford Reveals First EcoBlue Diesel Engine

The News Wheel - ‎5 hours ago‎
While other automakers are being caught cheating emissions tests left and right, Ford this week announced the next phase of diesel engine innovation.
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Mariah Carey is Dishing on Her Wedding Plans — and They're Not What You'd Expect (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
And you thought planning a wedding while working a nine to five was tough? (But really, we speak from experience, it is...) Just try your hand at working out all your "I do" details while rocking a world concert tour.
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Yoh! AKA shut down Pearl Thusi in one Tweet

Times LIVE - ‎11 hours ago‎
So there AKA was talking about his new car. An expensive one. He posted a picture alongside a BMW X6M. In the post he mentions that it is “full spec” and “very rare.
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NUM demand payment for Lily Mine Workers

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lily Mine has not been operational since a sinkhole appeared in February, thus making the mine cash strapped.(SABC). Tags: Mpumalanga · Barberton · Lily Mine · NUM · AMCU · Rob Deveraux · Amanda Celliers.
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Kim Kardashian talks motherhood, style and launching Kardashian Kids in Canada

Vancouver Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
It has been a few years now since Kim Kardashian West added “mom” to her resumé. The 35-year-old reality TV and virtual game star-turned mogul welcomed her first child, daughter North, in 2013 and son Saint in 2015 with husband Kanye West.
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Bulls hammer Force

SuperSport - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Vodacom Bulls broke a four-year drought in Australia, beating the Western Force 42-20 in sparkling fashion in their Vodacom Super Rugby match in Perth on Friday.
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Manqele making progress at Chiefs

Sport24 - ‎10 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has been satisfied with Edward Manqele's effort during training of late. The 28-year-old striker made his first appearance for Chiefs in months during the second half of the 2-1 win against University of ...
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Bulls turn up heat on Stormers

Sport24 - ‎10 hours ago‎
Cape Town - The Bulls on Friday surged right into the frame to win Africa Conference 1 in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby. Their fast-paced, purposeful 42-20 grilling of the Western Force in Perth saw the side from Pretoria not only open their three ...
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Transformation is like a plant

News24 - ‎14 hours ago‎
Transformation is at the heart of South African Sport. Its just like a hemorrhoid, this issue just won't go away,even if you wish it.
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SALT leaves scientists starry-eyed

News24 - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sutherland - Astrophysicists attached to the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) are observing supernovas "almost weekly", Naledi Pandor, Science and Technology Minister, was told during a tour of the facility on Friday.
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Russia delays space crew's return to Earth

eNCA - ‎6 hours ago‎
MOSCOW - Russia's space agency on Friday announced that the return to Earth of three astronauts currently on the International Space Station will be delayed by nearly two weeks in June.
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5 human spaceflight missions to look forward to

TechCentral - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Plans include taking humans from low-earth orbit back to the moon and even an asteroid in the 2020s - all designed to help prepare for the ultimate goal of a human mission to Mars in the 2030s.
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Large Hadron Collider on paws after creature chews through wiring

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator has been brought to its knees by a beech marten, a member of the weasel family, that chewed through wiring connected to a 66,000-volt transformer.
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Pioneering gene therapy may lead to potential cure for common causes of vision loss - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new University of Oxford research published today shows.
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Kenya: KNH Won't Admit Mombasa Conjoined Twins - ‎13 hours ago‎
Conjoined twins born on Thursday morning in Mombasa are yet to be flown to Nairobi for specialised treatment because Kenyatta National Hospital does not have enough ventilators.

Fears new rules could see US cigar factory go up in smoke

Citizen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eric Newman eases into an armchair on the top floor of his century-old factory, lights a cigar named after his grandfather, and ponders the prospect of his family legacy going up in smoke.
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San Juan Capistrano lab is first to get OK for commercial Zika test

OCRegister - ‎1 hour ago‎
A medical researcher uses a monitor that shows the results of blood tests for various diseases, including Zika, at the Gorgas Memorial laboratory in Panama City.