• 'That's my son cutting off a head'

    Ghania Emwazi screamed: "That's my son," as the knife-wielding executioner made a speech in English while standing behindFoley moments before beheading him in August. Foley, 40, was the first of at least five Western hostages of the Islamic State thought to have been executed at the hands of Emwazi, who grew up in London. Western media revealed last week that British and US intelligence had established that the killer was Emwazi, causing shock in Kuwait, the Arab Gulf kingdom, where he was born.

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  • Generations in Ashes

    Last night was the debut episode of eTV’s new prime time telenovela Ashes to Ashes. After an aggressive ad campaign citing the regeneration of 8pm, the highly anticipated Ashes to Ashes was finally on screens last night. According to e.tv’s website, Ashes to Ashes is a thrilling drama about a family which is involved in the business of funerals. The new show features some of the fired 16 actors from Generations.

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  • 'Rat skull' found in Woolies mushrooms

    In the latest Woolworths blunder, a customer has discovered what appeared to be the skull of a rat in a packet of sliced mushrooms. Woolies customer Alison Matthews said she was “absolutely disgusted to say the least”. Matthews had purchased the mushrooms from a Woolworth store in Amanzimtoti, and made the discovery when she arrived home to cook dinner. “It’s a good thing I didn’t just empty the mushrooms straight into my meal… can’t even imagine how disgusting that would have been especially considering that I cook for my children,” said Matthews.

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  • Woman busted with R6,7m worth of tik at OR Tambo

    The drugs were found after officials searched her luggage with sniffer dogs.

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  • Zimbabwe: Nigerian Witchdoctors Planned to Kill Me - Mugabe

    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has alleged that his former Vice President and other top officials in his ruling Zanu-PF sought the services of Nigerian witchdoctors in a bid to kill him. The Africa Review reports that President Mugabe made the bizarre claims at the weekend as he celebrated his 91st birthday at a lavish party hosted by the party's communist-styled 21st February movement. The veteran ruler, in power since Zimbabwe's independence in 1980 claims he was ordained by God to rule forever according to the report. Ms Mujuru was sacked together with more than 10 Cabinet ministers for allegedly plotting to assassinate President Mugabe and being involved in corrupt activities.

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  • Mariah Carey devastated over Nick Cannon's new lov

    Wed Mar 04 13:27:44 CAT 2015 The '#Beautiful' hitmaker, who split from the 'America's Got Talent' star last summer after six years of marriage, is reportedly very upset after he was spotted celebrating Valentine's Day (14.02.15) with the former 'Hollywood

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  • The rich get even richer

    Gates was once again named as the world's richest man, according to Forbes' Rich list - a position he has held 16 times. The ringing cash register may be deafening for us measly beings, but the same cannot be said for those whose net worth earned them a spot on Africa's 50 Richest list, also released by Forbes yesterday. South African luxury goods tycoon Johann Rupert increased his net worth from $6.6-billion to $7.3-billion in a year, retaining his top position as South Africa's richest person. Nicky Oppenheimer came in at third in Africa (and second in South Africa) after his net worth increased from $6.5-billion to $6.8-billion.

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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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  • Parliamentary dress code tips - PHOTO

    Wed Mar 04 16:56:00 SAST 2015 The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MPs) should dress.ANC has been arguing that MPs should be given a dress code - to stop standards slipping

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paralysed man to get millions from RAF - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Petrus Taje is to receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund after an accident left him paralysed. Pretoria - A former miner left paralysed following a car accident in 2006, will, thanks to the intervention of lawyers, receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), which initially offered him a mere R25 000. Petrus Taje, 40, has been living in a home for the disabled in Bloemfontein for nine years since the accident and had to make do with a disability grant. Following the settlement which was on Monday made an order of the High Court sitting in Pretoria, an elated Taje said he could now make life easier for himself.

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  • Hands off, Palestinian activist tells South Africa

    A leading Palestinian peace activist has called for South Africa to back off the Middle East. While South Africans marked the beginning of Israeli Apartheid Week through various activities, Palestinian peace activist Bassem Eid on Monday urged the South African government and its people not to get involved in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Eid, a founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, was critical of South Africans, saying there was little doubt they were “pro-Palestine”.

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  • I’m going blind, says rap mogul Knight - Tonight News

    AP Marion "Suge" Knight made an appearance at the Criminal Courts Building on March 2, 2015. London - Suge Knight claims he is going blind in jail. The Death Row Records co-founder was taken to hospital for a third time after appearing in court on Monday, after telling the Los Angeles judge he has been suffering from serious health complications and receiving inadequate treatment while in custody over a murder charge. According to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, he told Superior Court Judge James Brandlin: "I can't really see.

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  • Motion of no confidence in Zuma withdrawn

    POLITICAL party Agang  SA covered itself in egg rather than in glory on Tuesday when it suddenly withdrew its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma just as the debate was about to start in the National Assembly. The largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), had called a three-line whip, meaning that all its MPs had to be present in the chamber for the debate and the vote.

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  • Why would South Africans fight for Isis?

    This is the first question people should be asking themselves in the case of Islamic State (Isis), said senior researcher with the Institute for Security Studies, Anneli Botha. Botha said this was the reason for the growing popularity of the Islamic State ideology.

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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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  • 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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  • Four Malema moments

    Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has attracted a lot of media attention during his political career for either his language when addressing crowds or his behaviour in private settings. Here’s a list of four Malema moments that caused a stir. Malema refused to engage in a debate with former DA parliamentarian Lindiwe Mazibuko, calling her “the Madam’s tea girl” and “a political none entity”. The EFF and its leader Julius Malema called on President Jacob Zuma to pay back part of the money that was spent in his Nkandla home.

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