• Definitive Proof That Usher Has Absolutely No Control Over His Own Hands

    Usher Terry Raymond IV, singer/songwriter/performer, has no control over his own hands. An investigation.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana's Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • Here Are The First Pictures Of The New Royal Baby

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce their newborn princess.

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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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  • Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies | The New Age Online

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement. "Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

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  • Tesla unveils battery to ‘transform energy infrastructure’

    Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world". The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage. In theory the device, which typically would fit on the wall of a garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes completely independent of the traditional energy grid. "The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Mr Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a stylish warehouse space outside Los Angeles.

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  • ANC to blame for bad work ethic

    Enough with the "South Africans are lazy" rant. There is merit in the argument that South Africa's work ethic leaves much to be desired when measured on labour productivity compared with other countries. South Africans want to work, they want to be self-reliant, they want to be proud of the legacy they are creating for their children. When Kenya got its independence in December 1963, the incoming independence government popularised the slogan "uhuru na kazi" (freedom and hard work).

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  • DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold - City Press

    The student wing of the Democratic Alliance has achieved a watershed achievement: winning the student representative council elections at the University of Fort Hare, which for years has been an ANC stronghold. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) won the student representative council elections on a 52.5% majority, in a first-ever victory. The DA students’ triumph came at a time when the institution is facing a National Student Financial Aid Scheme crisis.

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty. "It really was terrible that these cruel and unnecessary executions went ahead," he told reporters in Sydney. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was unable to confirm reports that the men's bodies were on a flight which touched down early Saturday in Sydney.

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  • Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

    Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter, who was born on Saturday, is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession to the throne by any future younger brothers. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced on March 28 that laws to end centuries of male primogeniture had taken effect, following the enactment of the required laws in Australia. The princess is fourth-in-line to the throne, after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son Prince Charles, Charles's eldest son Prince William, and her older brother Prince George.

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  • Machel warns state on xenophobia

    The widow of former president Nelson Mandela has warned the South African government to deal with the problems which have led to the recent xenophobic attacks or it will see them resurfacing again. Speaking at the memorial service of Emmanuel Sithole, Graça Machel told mourners that since the attacks were happening for the second time, the nation had no excuse not to deal with them decisively. Now we know how bad it can be ... our actions have to be proportional to the deep crisis we are going through," Machel said. Sithole was stabbed in Alexandra at the height of the xenophobic attacks that gripped the country.

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  • Cape Town's noon gun costs R670 per round

    One of the city's oldest traditions - popular among tourists albeit deafening at close quarters- is the firing of the noon gun. Twenty-nine years ago, it cost R17.79 a day to fire the cannon, according to an archived memorandum of agreement between the city and the Department of Defence, dated June 25 1986. The city agreed to pay the South African Navy for this and accept liability for escalating future costs. In keeping with the rising price of everything, from bread to petrol, the daily tariff to fire the noon gun is now R670 per round.

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  • Nigeria: UN Envoy Welcomes Release of 200 Nigerian Girls Held Captive By Boko Haram

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls, ahead of his meeting tomorrow with Nigerian President-Elect. "It is time to end the nightmare," said Mr. Brown, who will have talks with Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow about the missing girls. Some 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, located in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Borno state, in April 2014, as the militant group ramped up brutal attacks targeting the African country's children.

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  • 37 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As another week passes, let’s take a moment to look back at the images that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, and impactful photos from this past week.

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  • Australia toughens property ownership laws for foreigners

    Foreigners who break rules on buying Australian real estate will face up to three years in jail or fines of Aus$127,500 (US$100,050) for individuals and Aus$637,500 for companies under tougher rules unveiled on Saturday. In announcing the changes, conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his government was in favour of foreign investment. "But it does have to be the right foreign investment, in the right things, and we do need to have a foreign investment review system which encourages public confidence that the foreign investment we need really is in Australia’s national interest," Mr Abbott said.

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  • South Africa: Six Dams to Be Built, Expanded Over Next 10 Years

    Government will build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country. The dams identified include the dam at the Mzimvubu River in the Eastern Cape, the expansion of the Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape, the Nwamitwa Dam and Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Polihali Dam in Lesotho which will provide water to Gauteng.

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  • Zimbabwe: Immigrants Vow to Go Back to SA

    AFTER near-death experiences in Durban during the recent wave of xenophobic attacks which claimed at least seven lives, it would be reasonable to assume none of the survivors would ever want to set foot in that part of South Africa again. The tide of deadly xenophobic violence that swept through Durban left a trail of destruction and murder, forcing hundreds of foreigners to flee with terror back home. Some have vowed never to go back to South Africa. Less than an hour after stepping out into the harsh sun in searing hot Beitbridge on Friday aboard one of five buses for repatriated Zimbabweans, Nyikadzino told the Zimbabwe Independent that he was merely coming to cool his heels in his home town of Chitungwiza, dormitory town of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, before re-tracing his steps to the fabled "land of gold".

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  • Wenger: Jose lacks respect - Premier League

    Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho, branding the Chelsea boss disrespectful. London - Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho on Friday, branding the Chelsea manager disrespectful. In response to home fans chanting ‘boring, boring Chelsea’ during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, Mourinho claimed it was Arsenal’s 10-year title drought that was boring.

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