• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Police in disabled parking row - Daily News | News

    Policewomen were confronted by disgruntled shoppers in Pinetown on Friday. Police who parked their vehicles in bays designated for disabled and wheelchair-bound motorists came in for criticism at the weekend. Irate shoppers at two shopping malls photographed police cars and vans parked in these bays and put them up on Facebook, which prompted a huge public outcry. At Sandy Centre in Pinetown, two policewomen were engaged in a heated argument with motorists and shoppers on Friday afternoon.

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

    Those are some good genes — and jeans.

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  • Di Maria was sold by Real Madrid for being 'too ugly'

    Real Madrid sold Angel di Maria to Manchester United because the Argentine was “too ugly” for the European Champions, according to Barcelona’s assistant Director of Football Carle Rexach.

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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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  • Ghana/Nigeria: FIFA Stops Ghana, Nigeria Friendly

    World football governing body (FIFA) has cancelled the proposed international friendly duel between the Nigeria's Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana this month in London. FIFA said that it is against their regulations which states that no country should play two games across two continents in three days. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had earlier announced that the Super Eagles would play Bolivia on March 26 in Uyo, and then take on the Black Stars on 29 March in London, but the friendly has now been scuttled.

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  • Nigeria: Mob Kills Suspected Female Suicide Bomber in Bauchi

    A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her ablaze on Sunday, according to police and witnesses in Bauchi State. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal Market, the biggest market in Bauchi city, reported the Associated Press (AP). A spate of suicide bombings has been blamed on Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, which wants to enforce strict Islamic law across Nigeria. The group has threatened to disrupt Nigeria's March 28 presidential and legislative elections, saying democracy is a corrupt Western concept.

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  • Roxy's rocky road to LA

    Since moving to the US five years ago, the sultry beauty has gone from living in a hostel and working in a factory to joining one of the world's top modelling agencies, interviewing stars on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, and playing a part in an upcoming movie. Jooste, 30, from Atlantis, has been modelling since she was 18, despite being just 1.67m tall. Speaking from California, Jooste attributed her modelling success to barging into Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles two years ago. It was like I was dreaming," Jooste said.

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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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  • 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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