• Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • British teen gang raped in Thailand - World News | IOL News

    AFP This 2014 combination of handout images shows British students, Hannah Witheridge, left, and David Miller. A British teenager has been brutally kidnapped, raped and robbed by a gang of local bikers at a picturesque backpacking resort in Thailand, it was claimed last night. The 19-year-old had been dining with friends in a popular town in western Thailand before she was allegedly grabbed off the street by a motorbike gang. The attack comes just eight months after British backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered on a Thai beach.

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  • Fifa Corruption: Six things we learned about SA’s alleged involvement on Thursday | Daily Maverick

    On Wednesday, several high-ranking officials were arrested in Zurich, ahead of Fifa’s annual congress. The US justice department released a 164-page indictment that makes for bone chilling reading. Among the most alarming of allegations is South Africa’s alleged involvement. The exact details remain murky for now, but the overwhelming response from the South African camp has been denial, denial, denial. Dominic Chimhavi, Safa’s director of communications, went as far as to tweet, "No need to press any panic button regarding the Fifa 2010 World Cup.

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  • Obama workout: strength and power - IOL Lifestyle

    The Washington Post First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrates exercises as part of a #Gimmefive video taping in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Gymnasium of the White House. Washington - When a friend suggested I take a look at the workout video tweeted by first lady Michelle Obama, I was sceptical.

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  • What men look for in a wife

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • The 40 Dumbest Things Patients Have Said To Doctors

    This is what GPs have to deal with.

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  • Madonsela hits out at shortcomings in Nkandla report

    * A claim is made in Minister Nhleko’s report, which incorrectly states that the Public Protector found that “no public funds was used to build the President’s house(s)” (sic). This could not be further from the truth.

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  • Former Muvhango star joins Generations

    The cast of Generations: The Legacy is growing. Neshehe will be playing a businessman named Zola, who returns to South Africa after spending several years overseas. Neshehe was a one of Muvhango’s most popular actors, but was fired in 2008 because of lack of performance.

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  • At least 23 South Africans have joined Isis

    An Al Jazeera investigation has revealed that at least 23 South Africans have travelled to either Iraq or Syria to join the Islamic State (Isis). Al Jazeera is reporting that at least eight families, some with children as young as one, have left South Africa to join Isis over the past year, raising concerns about recruitment in this country. Last month a 15-year-old girl was pulled off a flight at Cape Town International Airport after suspicions that she was en route to join the terrorist group. The Al Jazeera journalist on the investigation, Khadija Patel, says at least 11 South Africans have been questioned and deported from Turkey alone.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • US willing to help train Nigeria army - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he arrives at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Kerry is attending the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria. Abuja - The United States is prepared to send military trainers to Nigeria to help new President Muhammadu Buhari's armed forces improve their intelligence gathering and logistics, a senior State Department official said on Friday.

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  • Janet Jackson enjoys surprise 49th birthday party

    Wissam Al Mana, who secretly married the Together Again hitmaker in 2012 after two years of dating, organised a special celebration in her honour at Hyde Lounge in Los Angeles to mark the occasion on May 16. The businessman, 40, initially pretended he was taking Janet out for a romantic sushi dinner so she was amazed to be greeted by so many of her loved ones instead, including her brother Jermaine Jackson. Jackson previously insisted she didn't mind that Al Mana is almost a decade younger than her. The singer - who once had a seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri - said: "My mother always raised us to believe that age was just a number.

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  • Study reveals why girls join IS - World News | IOL News

    AP In this still taken from CCTV, Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana, centre, and Shamima Begum walk through Gatwick airport, south of London. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. London - The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released on Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

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  • 50 cows to wed Obama's girl! - Back Page | IOL News

    REUTERS A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats to wed is daughter Malia. London - A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in return for his eldest daughter Malia’s hand in marriage. Felix Kiprono Matagei, who is also listed as an Oxford University student on his Facebook profile, said he has been ‘interested’ in Malia, 16, since Mr Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008, when she was ten.

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  • Libya: ISS Arms Expert Heads to Libya

    Institute for Security Studies (ISS) senior researcher Ben Coetzee has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to the UN Panel of Experts on Libya.

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  • Anglo American announces changes to South African leadership structure

    ANGLO American on Thursday announced changes to its leadership structure in SA, effective from June 1. In light of SA’s strategic importance to Anglo American, this reorganisation of the board of Anglo American South Africa is expected to bring greater effectiveness and alignment across the group’s diversified mining businesses in South Africa, the company said. Following Michael Spicer’s decision to retire as chairman of the Anglo American SA board, Mark Cutifani, CE of Anglo American, will assume the role of chairman. Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, will assume the role of deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa, fulfilling the fiduciary duties of the Anglo American South Africa board while continuing to lead the Kumba business.

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  • Nigeria: President Jonathan's Handover Speech to Buhari

    This event and tomorrow's inauguration of a new administration are truly historic as it is the first time in the history of our nation that we are witnessing the democratic and orderly transfer of power at the Federal level from one political party to another. The hand-over notes which we now present, contain the governance philosophy, strategies, policies, programmes and activities of my Administration for the period - 2011-2015. Also to be found in the notes are the objectives, targets and implementation strategies, achievements and challenges of our key policies, schemes, initiatives as well as the status of commitments and liabilities of the various MDAs.

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  • Limpopo premier’s MEC choice criticised - Limpopo | IOL News

    Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha appeared to have outsmarted his detractors on Wednesday when he named two trusted lieutenants as MECs. The ANC wants MP Polly Boshielo to replace Ramadwa, who is said to be defiant. Ramadwa refuses to resign as MPL to take up Boshielo’s position in the National Assembly.

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  • Indian hospitals struggle to cope with heatwave victims

    Hospitals in India were struggling on Thursday to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just more than a week. Hundreds of people — mainly from the poorest sections of society — die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year’s figures are unusually high. In neighbouring Telangana, where temperatures hit 48°C at the weekend, 340 people have died from the heat recently compared to 31 in the whole of last year. "Heatwave conditions in 2015 so far have been of a shorter duration, yet with a higher death toll," said Arjuna Srinidhi, programme manager for climate change at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) research group.

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  • Two South Africans implicated in 2010 FIFA World Cup scandal

    At least two South Africans have now been implicated in corruption allegations regarding the 2010 World Cup bidding process. There is no further indication of who the two South Africans might be, but co-conspirator number 15 is accused of having handed over thousands of dollars as far back as 2004, for deals with the Carribbean Football Union. Co-conspirator number 16 is accused of agreeing to pay then CONCACAF president Jack Warner $10-million to secure three votes for 2010. Warner is accused of then diverting some of the bribe for his own use, rather than handing it over to two co-conspirators, one of whom has been identified as American Chuck Blazer.

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  • Nigeria: For the Records - President Muhammadu Buhari's 2015 Inaugural Speech

    Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015

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