• 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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  • Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

    Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Teen Allegedly Urged Friend To Kill Himself, Then Tweeted How Much She Missed Him

    Moments before 18-year-old Conrad Roy was going to kill himself last summer, he had second thoughts and climbed out of his running truck. The message allegedly came from Michelle Carter, who police now say sent Roy a series of texts in the last days of his life encouraging him to commit suicide. Roy apparently listened; police later found him dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. In a report, police said that before dying, Roy told Carter “he was scared and didn’t want to leave his family,” the Sun Chronicle reported.

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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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  • 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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  • Meryl Streep's Daughters Look Flawless In This Fashion Campaign

    Those are some good genes — and jeans.

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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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  • Information = Power: Jacob Zuma’s shrinking circle of trus

    Since the disclosure that documents were leaked from the State Security Agency and became part of a massive dump of intelligence information to Al Jazeera, there have been mutterings amongst the ANC’s former security and intelligence heavyweights. “That’s what happens when you get rid of Gibson Njenje because of the Guptas, and put the state in the hands of amateurs nobody has heard of,” said one former high-ranking spook. 'Njenje' in this context is not just the individual concerned, the former chief of the National Intelligence Agency, but is parlance for about a dozen people who served in leadership positions in the state security and intelligence apparatus. Njenje’s name is used colloquially because he was amongst the best known and most respected in ANC intelligence circles.

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  • Emwazi’s mother recognised son in video - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. The mother of Mohammed Emwazi realised he was Jihadi John when she saw a beheading video, it emerged yesterday. A close up exterior view of the Quintin Kynaston Secondary school in St John's Wood, north west London where Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as Jihadi John, was a pupil.

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  • Body found in boot of burnt car in Florida Park

    A body was found in the boot of a burnt car on Monday after fire-fighters extinguished the fire along Church Street in Florida Park, Johannesburg emergency services said.

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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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  • Africa: Mugabe Wants Entire Africa Confiscate Land, Mines From White

    ZIMBABWEAN president, Robert Mugabe wants all countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and the entire African Union (AU) member states reclaim land from white people as well as nationalising all natural resources. Speaking at his 91st birthday celebrations in Victoria Falls on Saturday, Mugabe, said time has come for Africa to be economically independent by owing its natural resources. Mugabe said indigenous African people were being reduced to be mere job seekers while white people, who colonised Africa continued to enjoy Africa's abundance mineral resources.

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  • Nigeria: Amodu, Okocha, Kanu, 16 Others Off to London

    Former national team Head Coach, Shaibu Amodu, and former Super Eagles' captains, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal are among the 19 -man contingent traveling to the United Kingdom today for a two-week capacity building exercise, at the instance of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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