• Jihadi John tried to enter SA

    According to British media, Emwazi was arrested as he tried to force his way past a security checkpoint onto a Johannesburg-bound flight without a passport. Emwazi has beheaded several Islamic State hostages over the past year. It is reported that at the time of his arrest in Tanzania he was with two members of Somalia-based Islamic terrorist organisation al-Shabab: Bilal Berjawi and Mohamed Sakr. It is not clear why Emwazi wanted to fly to Johannesburg.

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  • Tshwane metro cop stable after shootin

    A Tshwane metro police officer who was shot by criminals during a foiled robbery at a petrol station last week is in a critical but stable condition hospital. The officer, whose name is with held for his own safety, is expected to undergo surgery today while a second metro police officer who was also shot at is due to undergo counselling after being traumatised by the shooting. “They were approached by a man who sought their assistance saying he was almost hijacked near a Total garage,” Tshwane metro police spokesperson Console Tleane said.

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  • A Mom Posted A Picture Of Her Sick Toddler Online And Thousands Of Strangers Mocked It

    For the family of Mariah Anderson, every day is a gift. Last month, her mother Kyra Pringle posted a picture of her daughter on Facebook to celebrate her second year of life, News 2 reported. According to Pringle, somehow the photo began being shared all over the Internet. This why I say watch who you have kids with .... Baby look like the leprechaun.

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  • Boko Haram releases beheading video - Africa | IOL News

    AP This is 2014 file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, showing their leader Abubakar Shekau. Abuja - Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State. The footage will stoke concerns that Boko Haram, which evolved out of a clerical movement focused on north-east Nigeria, is expanding its scope and seeking inspiration from global militant networks including al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

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  • Kelly Khumalo: Love like this

    Singer Kelly Khumalo’s love life has been media fodder for years now it seems. Khumalo a talented vocalist, seems to be in the media more for her boyfriends than her songs. In an interview with the several news publications, Nzama claimed that Khumalo pushed, shoved and poked Nzama in the eye, because she wanted him to leave his first wife. This is not the first reports of Khumalo fighting.

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  • Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list again - City Press

    Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people, as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time. Gates’ net worth rose to $79.2 billion (R929 billion) from $76 billion (R892 billion) a year earlier, putting the Microsoft Corp co-founder at the top for the 16th year in the last 21, Forbes said yesterday. Mexico telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu ranked second, worth $77.1 billion (R905 billion), while Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett was third, at $72.7 billion (R853 billion).

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  • Police in disabled parking row - Daily News | News

    Policewomen were confronted by disgruntled shoppers in Pinetown on Friday. Police who parked their vehicles in bays designated for disabled and wheelchair-bound motorists came in for criticism at the weekend. Irate shoppers at two shopping malls photographed police cars and vans parked in these bays and put them up on Facebook, which prompted a huge public outcry. At Sandy Centre in Pinetown, two policewomen were engaged in a heated argument with motorists and shoppers on Friday afternoon.

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  • Di Maria was sold by Real Madrid for being 'too ugly'

    Real Madrid sold Angel di Maria to Manchester United because the Argentine was “too ugly” for the European Champions, according to Barcelona’s assistant Director of Football Carle Rexach.

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  • On Zuma’s claims regarding the JSE – I’m confused

    This is why I find it so confusing when the presidency claims that only three percent of the JSE is owned by black people to emphasise the need for transformation. One of the ANC’s mandate issues for the past twenty years was economic transformation and they’re giving me a metric to show that they haven’t pulled it off as some sort of argument in favour of the ANC?

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  • Pabi Moloi reinvents hersel

    Having won prestigious prizes and graced popular magazine covers, not to mention hosting an O Magazine workshop with Oprah Winfrey, Pabi Moloi is one of the sharpest, smartest and most in-demand presenters around today. The bubbly radio and TV personality has hosted several award shows and demonstrated her star power when she was only 18, landing the converted 94.7 Hot Jock Talent Search title. With a newfound love for fitness and nutrition, Pabi has now reinvented herself and elevated her lifestyle to match her genuinely wholesome image. The Power FM presenter is now at the top of the invite list to host sporting brand events, like her recent gig at the Adidas running shoe launch last year.

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  • South Africa projected to be third most miserable economy

    South Africa is projected to be the third most miserable economy to live and work in this year.

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  • Nigeria: Mob Kills Suspected Female Suicide Bomber in Bauchi

    A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her ablaze on Sunday, according to police and witnesses in Bauchi State. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal Market, the biggest market in Bauchi city, reported the Associated Press (AP). A spate of suicide bombings has been blamed on Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, which wants to enforce strict Islamic law across Nigeria. The group has threatened to disrupt Nigeria's March 28 presidential and legislative elections, saying democracy is a corrupt Western concept.

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  • Samsung answers iPhone 6 with Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics introduced a flagship smartphone with a curved screen and mobile-payment system, seeking to spark sales after a painful year that saw its leadership eroded by Apple and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi. The new Galaxy S6 and its double curved-screen variant the Galaxy S6 Edge, released on Sunday on the sidelines of an annual trade show here, outlines Samsung’s latest strategy for finding its footing: take on Apple’s iPhone head on, while bringing even more of the manufacturing process under its control. In the US, Samsung said it would be offered by all the major carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The stakes are high for Samsung, which saw its previous flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, fall flat with consumers.

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  • Plane tickets show Kunene funded EFF

    SUSHI king Kenny Kunene and his business partner Gayton McKenzie have bankrolled Economic Freedom Fighters leaders despite vehement denials by its leaders. Sowetan has seen electronic copies of business class airplane tickets for a round trip from Johannesburg to Durban for Julius Malema which Kunene paid for. Malema made the EFF business trip in July 2013. Kunene also bought new tyres for EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu's BMW 7 series which cost him about R10000.

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  • Nigeria: 'Synagogue - Collapsed Building Not as a Result of Structural Defects'

    The consultant engineer, Mr. Oladele Ogundeji, who supervised the construction of the collapsed six-storey guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), yesterday, told the Coroner's Inquest investigating the incident that the collapse was not due to structural defects. Ogundeji, a structural building engineer also told the inquest presided over by Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe that the foundation of the collapsed guesthouse was built to standard with 28 columns. The Lagos State Government inaugurated the Coroner's inquest under the state Coroner's System Law No.7 of 2007 to investigate the cause and circumstances resulting in the death of 166 people following the building collapse and bring its findings and recommendations to the appropriate authorities.

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  • Soli statement draws rumours amid split - IOL Tonight

    Gallo Images END OF THE ROAD: Soli and Toni are getting a divorce. Soli last week confirmed to the Daily Voice that he is divorcing his wife of over 30 years, Toni. Soli posted a heart-wrenching essay on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, entitled “In My Own Words”. In it, the Taxi Radio star says: “I have left my wife and partner of the last more than 30 years, Toni Philander.

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  • 2 killed in William Nicol crash

    Two men died and three others were injured after two cars collided on William Nicol drive in Johannesburg on Monday morning, paramedics said.

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  • Homeless man shot by LAPD officer was from Cameroon [+video]

    It shows a black man being wrestled to the ground by four police officers, a struggle, and then a white officer drawing his handgun and firing it repeatedly into the man’s body at close range. According to activists on social media, the man was known as Africa, and was from Cameroon. A homeless man, they say, with a long history of mental illness. According to the LAPD: “The officers attempted to use a Taser to subdue him, but the suspect continued to fight.

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  • I felt like a kid - Mourinho - Soccer Cup Competitions

    AP Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he felt like a kid after claiming the first trophy of his second Stamford Bridge tenure. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he felt “like a kid” after claiming the first trophy of his second Stamford Bridge tenure with a League Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur. A deflected John Terry strike and a Kyle Walker own goal gave Chelsea a 2-0 win at a rain-soaked Wembley on Sunday and earned Mourinho his third success in the competition after two triumphs during his first spell as the west London club's manager.

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  • Roxy's rocky road to LA

    Since moving to the US five years ago, the sultry beauty has gone from living in a hostel and working in a factory to joining one of the world's top modelling agencies, interviewing stars on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, and playing a part in an upcoming movie. Jooste, 30, from Atlantis, has been modelling since she was 18, despite being just 1.67m tall. Speaking from California, Jooste attributed her modelling success to barging into Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles two years ago. It was like I was dreaming," Jooste said.

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