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Lesotho 'coup' a test for Mugabe – reports

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Zimbabwean media reports that the attempted coup in Lesotho gives President Robert Mugabe, who is the new Southern African Development chair, his first test in dealing with coups.
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Newborn kidnapped from Mpuma hospital

Independent Online - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A newborn baby has been kidnapped from the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mpumalanga, the provincial health department said on Monday. A woman walked into the hospital's maternity ward on Saturday around 2pm claiming she had come to visit her ...
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'Born-frees' soon a third of voters

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The born-free generation will make up a third of the voting population by the 2019 general election, a survey found. FILE PHOTO: Masi Losi.
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Hackers Post Alleged Naked Pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Other Celebs

ABC News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are among dozens of celebrity women who had risque photos allegedly of them leaked by an online bulletin board in an apparent hacking campaign.
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Hundreds of nude photos allegedly of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were leaked online Aug. 31 after hackers exploited a flaw in iCloud. While Apple has not yet publicly commented, many celebrities have asked the public to respect their privacy.
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Israel claims nearly 1000 acres of West Bank land near Bethlehem

Times of India - ‎6 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem - a step that could herald significant Israeli construction in the area - defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement ...
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Bacteria poised to fight food allergies

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Researchers experimented on mice, exposing some mice born and raised in sterile conditions to peanut allergens. Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food ...
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Police, protesters battle in Islamabad, Pakistan

CNN - ‎5 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Protesters demanding the resignation of the Pakistani Prime Minister engaged in running battles with police near government offices in the capital Monday.
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Parent Stabs to Death 3 Students at Elementary School in China

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING - A man stabbed to death three students and wounded six other people before jumping to his death in Hubei Province on Monday, according to a police statement issued in the municipality of Shiyan, where the school is located.
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Hong Kong protests as China rules out democracy

Times of India - ‎20 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.
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Japan pledges $33.8 billion for infrastructure projects

Times of India - ‎8 minutes ago‎
TOKYO: Pledging to enhance bilateral cooperation, Japan today promised $33.8 billion assistance to India for the next five years towards funding next generation infrastructure projects, smart cities, rejuvenation of Ganga and introduction of bullet trains.
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Missing Safari Express plane found crashed in Serengeti

The Standard Digital News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tanzania: The Safari Express plane that had gone missing was Monday found crashed at Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, killing all the three occupants.
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The Race For APC Consensus Candidate; Who Wins? - ‎22 minutes ago‎
download President Goodluck Jonathan is primed to pick the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 presidential election ─ from all indications.
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Taxi driver shot dead in Nyanga

Independent Online - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A taxi driver was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning, Western Cape police said. The 39-year-old man from Zwelitsha was apparently shot while on his way to work, said Captain Frederick van Wyk.
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The Survival Game - Why Zuma Will Outlast the Nkandla Crisis - ‎4 hours ago‎
There have been many times when President Jacob Zuma's political career seemed to be teetering on the edge. Headlines warning of his imminent political demise came when he was named as Mr X in the Scorpions' arms deal investigation, when he was ...
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JPSA weighs in on e-tolling debate

Eyewitness News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The organisation has added its voice to those calling for a fuel levy to help pay for e-tolling. FILE: The controversial e-tolling system went live on 3 December after months of legal wranglings, protests and calls for civil disobedience.
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Eskom denies power constraint report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eskom has denied a news report that it will take years to stabilise the country's power supply demands. The power utility said on Monday that the weekend report was based on a "worst-case scenario" presentation that the company's management had ...
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Standard Bank recovers from system downtime

ITWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
Banking services have been restored and Standard Bank says its app will soon follow suit. Standard Bank says its systems are up and running again, following widespread downtime earlier today.
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Big upgrade to Sat-3 capacity

TechCentral - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 12-year-old submarine cable system has been upgraded to carry nearly 1Tbit/s of bandwidth. Added by Duncan McLeod on 1 September 2014.
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Telkom primed for universal broadband

ITWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko says SA's broadband plan is ambitious, but the country needs it to be. As SA's government strives to dissolve economic and social inequality through universal broadband - a 2020 aim it has put in black and white in its National ...
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Apps: Hyperlapse and more - ‎4 hours ago‎
We're picking our favourite apps and games once again - so what do we have this time? Highlights this week include a locally developed weather app, Bioshock on mobile and the neat Instagram Hyperlapse app.

Generations boss hits US jazz clubs

Channel 24 - ‎22 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - While the axed Generations actors are contemplating what will become of their careers, the creator and executive producer of South Africa's favourite soapie will be holidaying on Mackinac Island on Lake Huron in northern Michigan in the US, ...
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Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, is keeping 'fingers crossed'

Los Angeles Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
As Joan Rivers remained hospitalized Sunday, her daughter, Melissa, thanked the public for the outpouring of good wishes surrounding the sharp-tongued comedy star's health.

Blue Bulls Under-21 lock cited

SPORT24 - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - Blue Bulls Under-21 lock Marvin Orie has cited for dangerous tackle which led to WP lock JD Schickerling breaking his neck.
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Another hamstring injury forces Clarke out

BDlive - ‎3 hours ago‎
"YA," AUSTRALIA captain Michael Clarke barked at Brad Haddin between turning Donald Tiripano to square leg and chugging to the other end of the pitch for a single at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
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Real take Hernandez on loan from United

Reuters Africa - ‎41 minutes ago‎
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid have moved to broaden their options in attack by agreeing to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United for the 2014-15 season.
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Pitso: Malajila was a hawk

SPORT24 - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Pretoria - Pitso Mosimane reckons that Cuthbert Malajila came to their rescue as he is one of four strikers fighting for his place at Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Boebie Solomons dismissed by Polokwane City - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The 59-year-old former Bloem Celtic coach is the second coach to be fired since the beginning of the season, joining Cavin Johnson who was dismissed by SuperSport United just last Friday.
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Bad weather may delay Japan dolphin hunting season

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
Oscar Pistorius's father, Henke, finally gave his son a hug in court this week. Reeva Steenkamp's dad, Barry, was also there - no doubt wishing he, too, could have given his daughter just one final hug.
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Iceland volcanic eruption still pouring lava, no ash

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
REYKJAVIK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was still spouting lava on Monday but no ash, a day after an eruption that briefly caused the country to raise its ash alert level for aviation to its highest level.
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SA activists held in whaling protest

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Two South African women are said to be among 14 animal rights activists arrested in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic while trying to prevent islanders from killing pilot whales during one of their traditional but controversial hunts.
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The Clever Dick campaign kicks off in the Cape - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Two mobile circumcision surgical theatres have been deployed in the Western Cape and with the Clever Dick cartoon character as ambassador, has been roping in dozens of men who underwent the small snip, thereby protecting them against HIV infection.
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South Africa's new travel rules: From October, families with under-18s will need ...

The Independent - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Families travelling to the perennial winter-sun favourite, South Africa, face a tangle of red tape. On 1 October, the republic will bring in the most stringent rules yet for arriving children.