• '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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  • 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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  • Government forced to warn staff that lying about qualifications is illegal

    "The incidents of misrepresentation, which appear to be on the rise, will not be tolerated as they impact negatively on the reputation of the country, its institutions and the credibility of the National Qualifications Framework," acting director general Donald Liphoko said. All government departments, their entities and agencies needed to implement public service regulations to deal with the problem decisively, he said. Forging qualifications is illegal, he warned. There have been a number of scandals recently over public officials' misrepresenting their academic qualifications.

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  • Michael Jordan joins Forbes billionaires list

    Jordan is the featured rookie on the 2015 Forbes list.

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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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  • South Africa: Nigerian Refugee Crisis Continues

    The exodus of Nigerians fleeing violence in the country's north-eastern regions continues, amid an influx of 16 000 refugees into neighbouring Cameroon, says the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Clashes between Boko Haram and Nigerian Government forces have intensified in recent weeks as fighting has spilled across borders and become increasingly regionalized. During the past few weeks alone, the group has also perpetrated deadly attacks against civilians in Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Speaking to journalists, on Tuesday, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said Cameroonian authorities had observed a steady flow of refugees streaming in through the "extremely volatile" border regions of Makaria, Logone Birni and Fotokol, just south of Lake Chad, rendering them vulnerable to attacks from the Nigerian insurgent group, Boko Haram.

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  • Kelly Osbourne quit over 'handling' of row

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Schumi's son to drive in Formula 4 - IOL Motoring Motorsport

    EPA Mick Schumacher, left, who bears a startling resemblance to his mother Corinna, with his new boss, Frits van Amersfoort. Frankfurt, Germany - Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick has outgrown kart racing and is moving up to Formula 4, a series for young talents. The young Schumacher has signed a contract with Van Amersfoort Racing to drive in Formula 4.

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  • Oscar goes from caviar to chakalaka - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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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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