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DA won't get 30% - Zille

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
VIDEO: DA won't get 30% - Zille. DA leader Helen Zille says her party does not expect to get 30% of the vote in the upcoming national election.
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A long history of principled choices

BDlive - ‎5 hours ago‎
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela delivers her final Nkandla report in Pretoria in March. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO. Related articles.
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Sherpas stage walkout in honor of colleagues killed in Mount Everest avalanche

Washington Post
46 minutes ago
Written by
Lindsey Bever
A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, on April 21.
Norgay son: Climbers should treat Sherpas 'equally'
Discovery switches from daredevil jump to Everest avalanche documentary
BBC World Service
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Sherpas in Nepal are deciding whether to go on strike and cancel ascents up Mount Everest after 16 sherpas died in an avalanche on Friday. Colleagues and families are unhappy with the compensation that has been offered. Sherpa Jamling Tenzing Norgay, whose father was the first to climb the mountain with Edmund Hillary, says attitudes towards the guides have changed for the worse over the years - they should be treated with more respect and be bet...
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EFF to protest against SABC - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said that the party would march on the SABC's offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg after the broadcaster refused to air the party's election advertisement.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia 'to respond if its interests' attacked

BBC News - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Russia will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war.
Russia warns US over troops
Russia threatens response if interests attacked in Ukraine
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In a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, John Kerry expressed "deep concern over the lack of positive Russian steps". Russia blames Kiev's leaders for the collapse of last week's Geneva accord. Ukraine's acting president earlier ordered the relaunch of military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east of the country. ... #ukraine  #russia #kerry 
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Obama seeks to ease Japan and allies' China fears as Asia trip begins

The Globe and Mail - ‎19 minutes ago‎
U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United ...
Obama to back Japan in China islands dispute
Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip
The Voice of Russia
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Obama's Asian tour: countries rejoice? or? Across-the-board rallies in Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines marked the upcoming visit of President Barack #Obama to the Asian region. The tour, scheduled to start next week, will embrace four countries - Japan, Malaysia, the Philippine islands and South Korea, amid commonly felt unease over China’s rise: Photo:
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Neighbours react to deaths of three children in south London - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Officers from the Metropolitan Police were called to a house in New Malden, south London, after the bodies of three children were found there on Tuesday night.
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Nations to plot internet governance

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called the gathering last years amid ire worldwide stemming from the disclosures about US spying in documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
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Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage

Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎
BAMAKO: One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), a splinter group of Al-Qaeda's regional branch, told AFP Gilberto ...
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South Africa's "Born Frees" struggle with history

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ed Cropley. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Nkululeko Simelane was born on April 27, 1994, her parents did not have to think twice about her name.
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We take a look at the top stories on 23 March 2014

DestinyConnect - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEWS: The Department of Education will contend that it did not breach the basic education rights of pupils who did not receive textbooks at schools in Limpopo.
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CT man held for decapitating nephew - ‎54 minutes ago‎
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his four-year-old nephew in Khayelitsha. The child's decapitated body was found buried in a shallow grave among bushes close to his home yesterday.
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Ten tough questions for NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
The M&G puts 10 tough questions to Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, founder and leader of the National Freedom Party. NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi.
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'Platinum industry could be at risk of being abandoned'

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎1 hour ago‎
The striking miners are demanding R12 500 per month as an entry level. Talks between platinum producers and labour union Amcu to resolve a 12 week long wage strike will continue on Wednesday.

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Trade on Johannesburg bourse delayed by another glitch

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Inserts missing word 'said' in sixth paragraph). JOHANNESBURG, April 23 (Reuters) - A technical glitch delayed the start of trade on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for an hour on Wednesday, the latest in a string of errors that have hampered Africa's ...
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Leading business indicator falls in February

BDlive - ‎3 hours ago‎
SOUTH Africa's composite leading business economic indicator fell by 2.8% year on year in February after a 2% year-on-year decline in January, supporting views for a weak economic growth rate in 2014.
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WBS licences 'lapsed'

ITWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has successfully argued that Wireless Business Solutions' (WBS's) six spectrum licences are no longer valid, because it has not paid outstanding licence fees.
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Joburg's R2m solution to rodent problem

Independent Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
The money would be spent on pest control measures, such as rodenticides, rat cages, owls, and fogging machines. Related Stories. Urgh, it's the invasion of the rats · Xenophobia justified in ant kingdom · Marion Island's plague of mice · How mice take bite ...

Drew Barrymore welcomes baby girl - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 39-year-old actress, who already has a 19-month-old daughter Olive, welcomed another baby girl, called Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, into the world with her husband, Will Kopelman (36) in Los Angeles on Tuesday, 22 April.
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Come Dine With Me SA canned

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
This local version of the hit BBC show, in which four strangers each host a dinner party in an attempt to win a cash prize, lasted just three seasons on the BBC Entertainment channel on DStv.
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Salma Hayek steps out with daughter Valentina

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
She turns heads with her incredible figure and elegant fashion whenever she appears on the red carpet, but while she's off duty, Salma Hayek prefers to blend into the background, wearing dark colours.
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Ajax seek green light for game against Liverpool

Sport LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
AJAX Cape Town are seeking permission from the Premier Soccer League, the South African Football Association and the Confederation of African Football to host potential new English champions Liverpool at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, May 19.
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Jake reshuffles backs as Keegan celebrates

SuperSport - ‎2 hours ago‎
There appears to be a miracle cure for hamstring injuries doing the rounds in Durban, with most of the players listed at the start of the week as unlikely starters being named in the Cell C Sharks team for Saturday's Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the ...

Oupa price tag 'ridiculous'!

SPORT24 - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - The €2 million (R29m) price tag slapped on Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa 'Ace' Manyisa is a "ridiculous" amount according to one of South Africa's top agents.
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Rogers cleared to race after doping case

SuperSport - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling's governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test.
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Fernando Torres sings the name of Diego Simeone in Atletico Madrid stands in ...

Daily Mail - ‎11 minutes ago‎
He played against the side he manages on Wednesday night and could be playing for him next season, but it wasn't so long ago Fernando Torres was singing Diego Simeone's name at the Vicente Calderon.
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60% of Japanese in support of continued whaling, while only only 14% eat the ...

The Japan Daily Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
A controversial ruling by an international court on whale hunts has certainly had the Japanese public divided. The International Court of Justice ordered a stop to Japanese whale hunts in the Antarctic recently, saying the research hunts are in reality a cover ...
60% of Japanese Support Whale Hunting – Poll
60% of Japanese support 'scientific' whale hunt
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Whales go...quack? The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved. Acoustic recorders have revealed that the sound is in fact the underwater chatter of the Antarctic minke whale.
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AHF to build state-of-art clinic in SA

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will build its first clinic in South Africa, the global organisation announced on Tuesday.

Treatment halted at Johannesburg hospital

Sowetan - ‎1 hour ago‎
A shortage of a key chemotherapy drugs at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has halted treatment for certain cancer patients, a Gauteng official said on Wednesday.
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Sloth guts, just hanging around

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
The South and Central American forest dweller, also known as the brown-throated sloth, spends a large part of its life hanging from its hind legs.
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Toxic hair scare: Name-and-shame call

Independent Online
11 minutes ago
Written by
Lyse Comins
(File photo) A Brazilian mortician is said to have invented the method. Picture: AP Photo/Felipe Dana. Related Stories. Quest for straight hair brings cancer?