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US election 2016: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 09 November 2016  -  447 Views  -  0 Comments
Trump wins presidential election   Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the capstone of a tumultuous and divisive campaign that won over white voters with the promise to "Make America Great Again."   Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET... Read Article

Millions flee as US braces for deadly Hurricane Matthew

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 October 2016  -  363 Views  -  0 Comments
Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into the Bahamas early on Thursday and intensified as it barrelled toward the south-eastern US coast where millions of residents heeded warnings to flee inland. Roadways in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were... Read Article

Van Niekerk breaks 400m record

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016  -  755 Views  -  0 Comments
Michael Johnson’s 17year old 400m record came shuttering down on a Rio de Janeiro night when South African track ace, Wayde van Niekerk, powered home in just over a 43seconds.The performance has left the athletics world spellbound and scratching for superlatives to best describe such a wonderful... Read Article

Stay or Go? Britain decides in EU vote

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016  -  513 Views  -  0 Comments
Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe after voting on Thursday in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Prime Minister David Cameron called the referendum under pressure from his ruling Conservative Party... Read Article

Snake latches onto man's penis

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016  -  680 Views  -  0 Comments
Bangkok - A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the... Read Article

US Fed raises interest rates by 0.25%

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 December 2015  -  644 Views  -  0 Comments
THE US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006. The move takes the range of rates banks offer to lend to each other overnight - the Federal Funds rate - to between 0.25% and 0.5%. The move is likely to cause ripples around the world, and... Read Article

Indians celebrate 155 years in South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 November 2015  -  2,512 Views  -  0 Comments
The month of November marks the 155th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa. As part of the celebrations, it has been announced that a Centre for Indian Diaspora Studies will be established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.They arrived in 1860, some as indentured workers and... Read Article

Volcanic eruptions on Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 04 November 2015  -  1,161 View  -  0 Comments
Thousands of tourists – and one Indian gangster – are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from the Mount Rinjani volcano forced the closure of airports and blanketed villages and farmlands. The volcano, on Lombok Island, blasted ash and debris 3,500 metres into the air on Wednesday. The... Read Article

MTN given 18 days to pay $5,2bn fine

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  665 Views  -  0 Comments
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) shows no sign of backing down over a record-setting US$5,2bn (R72bn) fine against the local subsidiary of South African-headquartered mobile phone group MTN. According to a report by the news wire service AFP, the commission has given MTN until 16... Read Article

$600m to help Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  579 Views  -  0 Comments
DELHI, INDIA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced $600m (£393m) in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi. More than 50 African leaders are attending the India-Africa Forum Summit, unprecedented in scale, in the Indian capital.Although India's trade... Read Article

Incorrect food labelling under the spot light

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  510 Views  -  0 Comments
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has launched an investigation into all retailers who sell agricultural produce. Woolworths is being probed over allegations of false labelling for products from Israel. The NCC says it decided to launch an investigation into retailers after receiving... Read Article

Low rainfall predicted for festive season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  572 Views  -  0 Comments
Pretoria – The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned that major parts of South Africa are likely to experience dry conditions and intense heat during the festive season and beyond as they will have little rainfall. Addressing a departmental workshop held in Pretoria recently, hydrologist in... Read Article

Nene promises adherence to expenditure ceiling

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  569 Views  -  0 Comments
NATIONAL – During his mid – term budget speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene admitted that global economic growth has slowed, commodity prices remain depressed and unemployment has increased in many parts of the world, factors that contributed to a revised revenue estimate for the... Read Article

Vodacom billions to go to Eskom, Brics bank

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  601 Views  -  0 Comments
Government proposes to use a R2bn portion from its sale of Vodacom shares for South Africa’s initial capital contribution to the New Development Bank. The share sale is expected to yield total receipts of R25,4bn, of which R23bn has been provided to recapitalise Eskom. The purpose of the New... Read Article

Relations between US and Cuba restored

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2015  -  1,214 View  -  0 Comments
WASHINGTON - Diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba have been officially restored, with Cuba’s foreign minister taking the hugely symbolic step of raising his country’s flag at a newly designated embassy in Washington later on Monday. Bruno Rodríguez visiting the US capital for the first time... Read Article

Ghana death toll rises to 150 after explosion, flooding

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 09 June 2015  -  4,339 Views  -  0 Comments
GHANA - Ghana’s president says the death toll from a gas station explosion in the capital and widespread flooding has increased to 150 people.  An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital Accra killed about 90 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, on Wednesday... Read Article

Nepal hit by second deadly earthquake in less than three weeks

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  950 Views  -  0 Comments
The latest quake killed scores of people and sent panicked families into the street, just 17 days since the devastating 7.8-magnitude tremor killed more than 8,000 and injured almost 20,000. Charikot, about 75 km (45 miles) east of Kathmandu, was one of the hardest-hit areas.Aula Bahadur Ale, the... Read Article

Burundi unrest: Top general announces overthrow of president Pierre Nkurunziza

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  750 Views  -  0 Comments
A top Burundian general has announced the overthrow of president Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to stand for a third term. The radio broadcast by General Godefroid Niyombare — who was sacked from his position as the central African nation’s... Read Article

Boko Haram girls free

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  658 Views  -  0 Comments
Hotoro, Kano, Nigeria - Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest in the northeastern part of the country, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said the rescued girls and women are still being screened and none has... Read Article

Chile’s volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  862 Views  -  0 Comments
Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted twice in 24 hours, the country’s National Geology and Mining Service said early Thursday. The agency said it was evaluating the spectacular nighttime eruption, but indicated it was “stronger than the first one.” Authorities issued a red alert for the towns of Puerto... Read Article