• 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Ashifashabba takes back his lobola: Report

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Vladimir Putin Is Immortal And The Internet Has The Proof

    This news will send shockwaves through the art world and eastern Europe alike.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Safaree Samuels slams Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill - with audio

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has blasted her and her new fiance Meek Mill in a new song titled 'Lifeline'.

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  • Kylie Jenner ignites secret marriage rumours | The New Age Online

    Kylie Jenner has sparked rumours that shes married to her rapper boyfriend Tyga.

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  • Malema's Parliamentary office burgled

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the Parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema has been burgled. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says when Malema’s personal assistant returned this morning after the winter recess she found doors leading to Malema’s office open, and files missing.

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  • Nudism in full swing in KZN as opposition backs down

    After bringing in police to arrest nudists when the province's first legal nudist beach opened in April, threatening to lodge a complaint with the public protector and appeal to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change its approval, the opposition group has "vanished". The Concerned Citizens Group, which claimed to represent thousands of residents in towns along the province's South Coast, has not "put a stop" to the nudist beach, as it had planned to do. "It seems as if all those who were opposing the beach have ridden into the sunset," said SA National Naturists Association chairman Serge Pavlovic yesterday. The group's spokesman, the Rev Mike Effanga, could not be reached for comment.

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  • ‘I warned my daughter not to date DJ Donald’

    The mother of a woman who was allegedly killed by former Jozi FM DJ, Donald Sebolai, has told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge, that she had warned her daughter not to date him just days before she was murdered. Elizabeth Marawa has told the court she was against her daughter becoming romantically involved with Sebolai because he was disrespectful towards her. Sebolai, popularly known as DJ Donald Duck, allegedly stabbed Rachel ‘Dolly’ Tshabalala to death in Soweto in June last year. Marawa recalls the first time she met Sebolai in June last year, the same month that Tshabalala’s body was discovered in her flat.

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  • Prodigal Son Khune to return to Chiefs | The New Age Online

    Itumeleng Khune is set to finalise his move back to Kaizer Chiefs before the end of the week. Khune left Amakhosi in acrimonious circumstances when his contract expired last month following disagreements over a new deal. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung even described the former goalkeeper as disrespectful to the club and believed he was holding the club to ransom over a new deal. It’s unclear whether Mandla Masango, another player facing an uncertain future, will commit himself to Amakhosi this week.

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  • 'NPA employee' shot dead in Tembisa taxi war

    A woman thought to be an employee of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was shot dead and three other passengers wounded in a long-standing taxi feud that turned violent in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, on Tuesday morning. The victims were caught-up in a cross fire between two taxi associations at Sangweni Taxi Rank, who were fighting over an unnamed route. The incident happened at about 5am when a group of people allegedly arrived at the rank in a minibus and opened fire at another minibus that was loading passengers.

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  • Killing famous lion ‘was a mistake’ - Africa | IOL News

    A Zimbabwean hunter says he was devastated when he discovered his client had shot a bow and wounded a widely loved lion, known by locals and tourists as Cecil, who was part of a lion research project run by Oxford University for the past 15 years in the huge Hwange National Park. The hunter and his “North American” client returned the next morning and found the lion was injured, and immediately killed it to put it out of its misery. The professional hunter, who has asked not to be named until official investigations are complete, said his client, who he would not name, was a North American.

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  • Mbalula and Mamabolo in Twitter war

    A war of words has broken out between ANC Youth League (ANCYL) task team member Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema’s former friend-turned-rival Boy Mamabolo.

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  • Nkandla: turning up the gas

    President Jacob Zuma mocked people a while back for going on and on about Nkandla. By opening access to Nkandla and showing it is not the palatial paradise the public thought it was – with an upgrade price tag of R246 million it’s no surprise this was the feeling – the powers that be have not deflected the attention, they have turned up the gas.

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  • Asylum seekers get cold shoulder

    The Department of Home Affairs has released for public comment a new application form that requires asylum seekers to specify how much money they have in South Africa and how they intend to support themselves here. An asylum seeker who fled his country is unlikely to have taken any of this information with him or to be able to contact a previous employer," said Roni Amit, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society. South Africa is obliged to protect refugees in terms of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.

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  • Four-legged snake fossil found in Brazil - with video

    A fossil of a four-legged snake uncovered in Brazil has shed new light on the origins of snakes as land burrowers, not sea creatures, a study said Thursday.

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  • R1.3bn mosque and varsity complex

    Hoping to leave a legacy in South Africa, "Uncle Ali", as he is popularly known, has already spent more than R210-million on the new Nizamiye mosque and community complex, and has no plans for slowing down. If you look at the richest men in history, they're often forgotten. During the planning stages, Katircioglu travelled back and forth between Turkey and South Africa. When construction started in October 2009, he moved to South Africa with his wife to oversee the project in person.

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  • Jolie’s son to take over charity - Tonight News

    Jolie is the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Angelina Jolie wants her eldest son to run the charity she named after him. The Oscar-winning actress, who adopted Maddox, 13, from an orphanage in western Cambodia in 2002, says he will take over the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which she set up there 12 years ago "to help local families overcome problems associated with poverty in the region and to help preserve the remarkable habitat and wildlife for future generations,'' in the future.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Golden Boot keeps feet planted in Bethlehem

    Last season's Golden Boot winner, with 14 goals during the 2014 - 2015 campaign, was reportedly a target of champions Kaizer Chiefs, runners-up Mamelodi Sundowns and rivals Bloemfontein Celtic. "It would have been distracting to think about anything other than helping the club avoid relegation.

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