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State of the Nation address: Cloud hangs over Zuma

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The president will deliver his annual address to the nation today, just two days after the Concourt reserved judgment in an application against him.
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Senate approves new North Korea sanctions

CNN International - ‎4 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved new sanctions against North Korea to punish the rogue nation for carrying out recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests as well as for other malicious activities, including cybersecurity ...
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Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram

News24 - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Abuja- Nigeria's army says it has arrested two soldiers trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
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Muthambi calls for better online environment

ITWeb - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Communications minister Faith Muthambi says a better Internet environment is good for society as it promotes the advancement of a country.
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John Kerry to push for ceasefire at Syria meeting

CNN International - ‎6 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) Secretary of State John Kerry hopes to secure a cease-fire in Syria and immediate aid for civilians at a key meeting of major powers in Germany Thursday viewed by U.S.
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Doctors stage second strike in English hospitals

Free Malaysia Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
doctors-demo LONDON: Thousands of junior doctors at English hospitals staged a second strike into Thursday against proposed new conditions and pay rates for working unsociable hours. Junior doctors — all medics below consultant level — were ...
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German police focus on signal controller

SBS - ‎9 hours ago‎
German police are zeroing in on the signal controller as the investigation into why two trains collided head on in Bavaria continues.
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SACKED 3000 WORKERS: Okorocha bows to Labour

Vanguard - ‎5 hours ago‎
OWERRI—Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, bowed to the superior force of labour and recalled the over 3,000 workers he summarily sacked mid January, 2016.
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Nigeria: PDP Crisis Deepens As BOT Defies NWC, Meets, Sacks Bello As Chairman - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The crisis in Nigeria's major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, deepened Wednesday as the Board of Trustees, BoT, held its meeting, thereby defying the decision of the National Working Committee that all meetings of the organs of the ...
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US accuses Rwanda of stoking violence in Burundi - ‎2 hours ago‎
The United States on Wednesday accused Rwanda of tring to destabilise troubled Burundi by recruiting refugees for armed attacks on the government.
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Arms deal: Why we can't probe ex-Service Chiefs — Chief of Army Staff

The Eagle Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said on Wednesday that the Army cannot probe ex-Service Chiefs involved in procurement of weapons for the fight against Boko Haram because they had retired.
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Mother of trapped Lily miner struggling to cope

News24 - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Johannesburg - The mother of one of the women trapped underground at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga has fallen ill due to stress, her husband Almond Mnisi told News24.
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Tradi leaders want answers

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eastern Cape traditional leaders want answers from Nelson Mandela's grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela about why he reportedly converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman.
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ANC brass fail to show up for Cape residents

Times LIVE - ‎7 hours ago‎
"I was attending the chief whip planning meeting for tomorrow's [State of the Nation Address] and I am sure others have got their own reasons which I don't know," said Kodwa.
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SAHRC about to conclude Zwelithini probe

News24 - ‎16 hours ago‎
Durban - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is finalising its investigation into Kind Goodwill Zwelithini's alleged xenophobic comments.

Scramble for safety boosts yen, gold and bonds

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SYDNEY: Fresh cracks appeared in global markets on Thursday as investors sought the safety of Japanese yen, gold and top-rated bonds while dumping U.S.
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Is Sanral using private debt collectors for e-toll fees?

DestinyConnect - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Outa, which changed its name from the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance recently, said it needed the public to “register their dissent” so that it can begin “a mass-action campaign to put a halt to the South African National Road Agency's (Sanral ...
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A positive outlook on how the global economy will affect SA

Eyewitness News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Bruce Whitfield | How will the global economy affect South Africa this year? Standard Bank's Goolam Ballim and Bruce Whitfield break it down.
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Lego arm for disabled kids wins digital innovation prize - video

Times LIVE - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A prosthetic arm made of Lego that disabled children can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo forum for digital technology in Paris.

eThekwini Cycle Safe Forum looks at safety plans for cyclists

East Coast Radio - ‎13 minutes ago‎
eThekwini Municipality together with some cycling clubs have launched the eThekwini Cycle Safe Forum, a safety plan for cyclists. Share on; Whatsapp.
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LibreOffice 5.1 delivers support for cloud storage and greater file fidelity with Microsoft Office - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Document Foundation has released the latest version of its open source LibreOffice application suite, which has been given a reworked user interface and support for common file storage services.
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Hearthstone gamers who download cheats may be cursed with malware

SC Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
Hackers are disguising malware files as third-party cheat apps that supposedly help Hearthstone gamers improve their rankings. Evoking the old axiom “cheaters never prosper,” Symantec yesterday warned online gamers of new Windows-based malware ...
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Durban radio jock gets death threats over 'insensitive' Facebook post

Times LIVE - ‎19 hours ago‎
A veteran Durban radio producer has found himself in hot water over an insensitive Facebook post commenting on the death of two city cyclists at the weekend.
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Minnie Dlamini to host awards

Citizen - ‎18 hours ago‎
Africa Magic and MultiChoice in association with Amstel Malta, have announced the two hosts for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCAs).
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Kate Winslet a quick heel-er after breaking toe filming Triple 9

Irish Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kate Winslet broke her toe in an on-set accident while shooting Triple 9 - but was determined to wear her character's high heels anyway.

The most romantic line of all time?

Independent Online - ‎31 minutes ago‎
So it perhaps comes as little surprise that a line by one of Jane Austen's heroes has been voted the most romantic ever uttered.
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Cilic reaches Rotterdam quarters

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Marin Cilic fought through to the Rotterdam World Tennis quarter-finals with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (9/7) defeat of Luxembourg veteran Gilles Muller on Wednesday.
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Aces rescue a point against Ajax

SuperSport - ‎10 hours ago‎
Despite taking a two-goal lead, Ajax Cape Town failed to bag the full three points when they drew 2-2 against Mpumalanga Black Aces in an Absa Premiership match at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.
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'Injured' Steyn gets nod for World Twenty20 ahead of firing Morné

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE usual suspects lined up in Johannesburg on Wednesday when the squad SA will send to the World Twenty20 in India next month was announced.
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Coetzee faces youthful Tshwane challenge

SuperSport - ‎16 hours ago‎
With a quartet of young South Africans on the rise, defending Tshwane Open champion George Coetzee is determined to throw everything into the fray to keep his title when the tournament gets underway in Thursday.
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Climate change 'forcing species to move'

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
SYDNEY: Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected.
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Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

Citizen - ‎1 hour ago‎
The physics world is abuzz ahead of a hotly anticipated announcement concerning the quest to track down gravitational waves. But what are they, and why should you care?
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Team of scientists discover over 800 more galaxies

Eyewitness News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The galaxies were found by peering through the stars & dust of the Milky Way with a radio telescope. Screengrab form an International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) video showing the galaxies discovered by the scientists.
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Climate change will slow transatlantic flights

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS: Winds bolstered by climate change will slow flights between North America and Europe, boosting fuel costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- which caused the problem in the first place, researchers said Wednesday.
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I am a scientist, not a doctor - Noakes

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
cape Town - Had he been thinking of himself as a doctor he would have responded differently to the tweet that had landed him in hot water, sports scientist Tim Noakes said on Wednesday.
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Zika virus: WHO advises safe sex

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Geneva/London - The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to “normal ...
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Key Ugandan HIV control body under pressure to close, activists object

Reuters Africa - ‎15 hours ago‎
KAMPALA, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two parliamentary committees want to cut costs by closing down the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), set up 24 years ago to oversee and coordinate HIV prevention and control - despite activists' fears that ...

Sierra Leone discharges last known Ebola patient

Reuters Africa - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
FREETOWN Feb 8 (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, medical officials said on Monday, allowing authorities to begin a six-week countdown before declaring the West African country free of the virus once ...


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