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#Elections2016: ANC trails in polls - survey

Independent Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - Six days before South Africa holds local government elections, the ruling African National Congress trails the main opposition party in three key cities, including Pretoria and Johannesburg, according to an eighth and final public ...
South Africa: Opposition Aims for Upset in South Africa's High-Stakes Election
Housing shortage may damage ANC in local elections
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Kunene's painting crude and offensive, but we won't take legal action - DA

News24 - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Johannesburg - Despite finding businessman Kenny Kunene's controversial painting of its leaders offensive, the DA would uphold freedom of speech and not take legal action, its spokesperson said on Friday.
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Zuma latest ANC leader to hit campaign trail in North West - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Rustenburg - President Jacob Zuma was set to continue the party's local government election campaign on Thursday, this time in the Bojanala region of the North West province.
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Francis condemns 'cruelty' in prisons after Auschwitz visit

Irish Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Following his sombre, silent visit to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, Pope Francis has condemned the way prisoners are “tortured” in parts of the world today.

How convicted paedophile killed himself

Independent Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Convicted paedophile Brian Shofer, who was arrested and charged with child rape this week, following a Weekend Argus exposé, was found hanged in the Lentegeur Police Station holding cells on Friday as investigators prepared to add more ...
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Be vigilant – ANC not above using dirty tricks‚ Buthelezi warns

Times LIVE - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi told party supporters on Saturday to be vigilant on August 3‚ charging that the ANC are “not above using dirty tricks to manipulate the electoral outcome”.
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Zimbabwe veterans' spokesman in court for insulting Mugabe

BDlive - ‎3 hours ago‎
Youth Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe cheer during the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front One Million Youth March in Harare.
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Eight Turkish soldiers killed in PKK ambush - ‎7 hours ago‎
Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed eight Turkish soldiers in an ambush in the troubled southeast of the country, local media reported on Friday.
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Election 2016: Re-registration exercise will not be extended – EC - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Communications Director of the Electoral Commission Eric Dzakpasu explained that there is no certainty that an extension will see more people registering.
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Liberia: President Honors 11 Foreign Ministry Staffers - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has bestowed upon 11 personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) some of the nation's highest honors for dedicated services to the country.
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#Elections2016: Your big questions answered

Independent Online - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
This is being called the mother of all municipal elections, dubbed our most important poll since 1994. But do you understand how it works?

Gov will not tolerate #Elections2016 disruptions

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The government says it will not tolerate any action aimed at disrupting Wednesday's local elections. Anyone who attempted to do so would face the full might of the law, it said on Saturday.
Political killings not linked to positions: ANC
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Motorist lost in KZN floodwaters still missing

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Durban - The search for Durban woman Brenda Scriven, who was swept away by floodwaters on Monday evening, has been scaled down. Tragically, there is no closure for her family but the search will continue for the 62-year-old who vanished after heavy ...
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EFF's candidate's FB post a step too far

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pretoria - The EFF has welcomed the decision of the Electoral Court to disqualify its Tshwane candidate Thabo Mabotja for breaching the Electoral Code of Conduct.
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Third man arrested for arms stolen from Navy base

News24 - ‎22 hours ago‎
Cape Town - A third man has been arrested for allegedly stealing military equipment from the SA Navy arms depot in Simon's Town over the weekend, the Hawks have confirmed.
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Petrol price to drop 99c per litre from next week

East Coast Radio - ‎7 hours ago‎
The price of all petrol grades is set to drop by 99 cents a litre next week. The Energy Department says diesel will also decrease by between 74 and 73 cents per litre on Wednesday.
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#SABC8 establish fund

Independent Online - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Johannesburg - A fund in honour of the journalists fired at the SABC has been established to assist others in the profession who are in need.
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Fears expressed that fuel shortages could affect LGE

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎1 hour ago‎
The strike came as news broke of a 99 cents a litre drop in the petrol price from Wednesday.(SABC). Tags: South Africa · Ceppwawu · Petrol · LGE 2016 · Durban Chamber of Commerce · Zeph Ndlovu.
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Spain's Political Paralysis Threatens Solar Effort

Forbes - ‎15 hours ago‎
A new push to open a 3GW PV solar auction in Spain is under pressure due to the country's prolonged political morass, which has left Madrid without a majority government for months.
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Massive malvertising infection: check if you are at risk

MyBroadband - ‎7 hours ago‎
Researchers have discovered a massive malvertising network, and has released a list of websites where these malicious ads were shown.
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A New Yahoo AI Can Detect Online Abuse, But Automation Isn't the Answer

Gizmodo - ‎12 hours ago‎
Online harassment is a serious, but tough problem to try and solve. There is a need for a new system that can ease the burden on moderators who have to comb through those reports.
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Smithfield police aim to lure wanted individuals with rare Pokémon

Daily Press - ‎14 hours ago‎
Eight lucky people were invited to the Smithfield Police Department's processing room to test their "Pokémon Go" skills and catch a rare creature.
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Ubisoft confirms Just Sing for PS4 and Xbox One

MCV - ‎13 hours ago‎
The talent behind the blockbuster Just Dance series has revealed a new karaoke arm for the brand. Just Sing will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6th. It's being developed by Elite Beat Agents and Lips developer iNiS. Players will not be ...
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Good Food & Wine Show chefs share recipes

Independent Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Angela Day features recipes from three local chefs who will be appearing at the Good Food & Wine Show. CHOCOLATE & BEETROOT CAKE.

IEC clears Tau over ad complaint - Spokesperson

News24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has dismissed a complaint by the DA that Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau misused state funding to punt himself as a mayoral candidate for Wednesday's municipal elections, his spokesperson ...
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Lions, this is your (new) captain speaking…

Citizen - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Ackermann said Whiteley would either sit in the coaches box, the commentary box, next to the field or with his wife in the stands - it's up to him.
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Mr World Rohit Khandelwal eyes Bollywood - ‎4 hours ago‎
Southport: Mr World 2016 winner India's Rohit Khandelwal flanked by first runner-up Fernando Álvarez (R) and second runner-up Aldo Esparza Ramírez at the beauty pageant in Southport, UK on Tuesday.
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Hurricanes book home Super rugby final

Times LIVE - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The Hurricanes booked a second consecutive home Super Rugby final after a suffocating the Chiefs to win 25-9 in Wellington. Save & Share.
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Rosberg on pole for German GP

Independent Online - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Hockenheim, Germany - Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position ahead of his world championship leading Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's German Grand Prix with a bold fastest lap in the final minutes of a tense qualifying session on Saturday.
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Chiefs, Pirates fans in for a treat

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
You may be thinking that today's Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates (3pm) is not worth even lifting a finger to get you out of your warm bed because there will be plenty of these, with much more at stake, to go around throughout the ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
As Rio nears - and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London's debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts - the Olympic ideal ...

Get ready for the great TV pause - ‎3 hours ago‎
ONCE every four years, like clockwork, television networks press pause on regular broadcasts to make way for the Olympic Games. It remains one of the biggest events on the small screen, where for two weeks almost every eyeball in Australia is drawn to ...
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Farnborough students tackle the reef

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - ‎15 hours ago‎
Montana Wilson (9), Amber Hollingsworth (10) and Maddie Rossiter (10) won an award for The Capricorn Coast Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) video competition, which called on the region's aspiring video makers to help create awareness about ...
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YouTube conspiracy theorists predict doomsday caused by 'second coming of Jesus Christ'

Daily Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
In September, the world was warned apocalypse was coming when a rare 'super blood moon eclipse' filled the night sky. Luckily for us, the world continued as it was.
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NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS - ‎3 hours ago‎
An artist's concept shows a SpaceX Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station, as it will during missions for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.
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County health fair celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Vallejo Times Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division is celebrating breastfeeding mothers and their families during World Breastfeeding Week, today through Aug. 7. This year's theme, “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable ...
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Another day, Another Meldonium: Nikita Lobintsev Took It For Seven Years - ‎9 hours ago‎
Nikita Lobintsev had been using Meldonium without telling his coach in the United States for seven years before he tested positive in June for what became a banned substance on January 1 this year.
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Peng Liyuan calls for more support to children orphaned by AIDS

Xinhua - ‎22 hours ago‎
Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan, who is also the World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, attends the opening ceremony for "Love in the Sunshine"-- the 2016 China-Africa Children Summer Camp, ...

Genetic doping – the 'sea serpent' of cheating

Citizen - ‎9 hours ago‎
“It's a bit like sea serpent,” mythologised, potentially capable of causing serious harm, “but not so present”, said Martial Saugy, former director of the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses.


Independent Online - 24 minutes ago