• '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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emwazi tape: ‘9/11 was wrong’ - 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. Mohammed Emwazi told an MI5 officer that 9/11 was “wrong”, the 7 July bombings were “extremism” and people were entitled to their own beliefs, according to a new recording. In taped interviews purporting to be from 2009, the British extremist known as “Jihadi John” said that if he had the opportunity to retrieve the lives lost during 9/11 he “would make those lives come back”. The interview, conducted by Asim Qureshi, the research director of advocacy group Cage, recalls his encounter with an MI5 agent after he was flown from Tanzania to the Netherlands in 2009.

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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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  • '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 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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  • Michael Jordan joins Forbes billionaires list

    Jordan is the featured rookie on the 2015 Forbes list.

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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: Cape Town Still Battling Blaze

    The City of Cape Town is still battling a raging veld fire that started in the early hours of Sunday. The fire is causing havoc in areas including Hout Bay, Tokai and Fish Hoek. Hundreds of fire fighters have been battling the blaze and dozens more arrived on Chapman's Peak Drive on Monday afternoon. In addition, assistance had been sought from fire fighters from Working on Fire, who are expected to make their way to Cape Town from around the country to help put out the blaze.

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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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  • In-form Liverpool can win all their games, says Rodgers

    Last season's Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the new-found expectation thrust upon them at the start of the campaign while a host of new arrivals found it difficult to make up for the sale of talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona. With Champions League qualification a distinct possibility after Sunday's 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City, Rodgers is delighted his side have finally found their groove. Having downed second-placed City, Liverpool now turn their attentions to relegation-threatened Burnley on Wednesday. Rodgers will be without Jordon Ibe "for a few weeks" after the winger picked up a knee injury against Besiktas last week but captain Steven Gerrard is making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring problem.

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  • Reserve Bank defends exchange controls law

    Mark Shuttleworth wants to overturn a 10% exit charge for a R1,5billion transfer out of South Africa.

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  • Malema's life told by Taylor Swift lyrics - Connect

    Ever thought Julius Malema and Taylor Swift would have anything in common? Check out our list of Malema's iconic moments explained by Taylor Swift lyrics.

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  • Madikizela-Mandela’s Qunu house claim ‘baseless’

    WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela had not explained why she waited until Nelson Mandela had died before claiming to own the former president’s Qunu property, said struggle lawyer George Bizos SC in court papers on Monday. The court dispute over who rightfully owns the Qunu property is one of a number of ugly, public spats involving members of the Mandela family following the death of the revered statesman. Mr Bizos’s affidavit on behalf of the executors of Mandela’s estate — Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Eastern Cape High Court Judge President Themba Sangoni and Mr Bizos — was filed in the Mthatha High Court on Monday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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