• British teen gang raped in Thailand - World News | IOL News

    AFP This 2014 combination of handout images shows British students, Hannah Witheridge, left, and David Miller. A British teenager has been brutally kidnapped, raped and robbed by a gang of local bikers at a picturesque backpacking resort in Thailand, it was claimed last night. The 19-year-old had been dining with friends in a popular town in western Thailand before she was allegedly grabbed off the street by a motorbike gang. The attack comes just eight months after British backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered on a Thai beach.

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  • Madonsela hits out at shortcomings in Nkandla report

    * A claim is made in Minister Nhleko’s report, which incorrectly states that the Public Protector found that “no public funds was used to build the President’s house(s)” (sic). This could not be further from the truth.

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  • Thando Thabethe's skin color questioned - Connect

    Thando Thabethe's skin color is being questioned, after a Twitter follower hinted that she may have bleached her skin.

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  • ‘It is absurd that dagga is still illegal in SA’

    WHICHEVER way you look at it, dagga is medicine. There is intense lobbying for the legalisation of the common South African weed and equally vehement groups that want its possession and use to remain a criminal offence. The "dagga couple", as the media have dubbed Lanseria activists Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clark, have been joined by doctors, psychologists, lawyers and other interested parties campaigning for the legalisation of dagga for medical and recreational use.

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  • DJ Sbu making bread now - SundayWorld

    It’s not over until DJ Sbu says so. It seems the SABC suspension has not halted Sibusiso Leope. Sbu was suspended by SABC after he pissed off his bosses when he defiantly promoted his energy drink at the Metro FM Awards which were beamed live on SABC 1 last Saturday night. According to Sbu the project of getting his Nzo Bread into our supermarket aisles has taken him 3 years to achieve.

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  • Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

    White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids". Dlamini had written on Facebook last month that he admired Hitler for his "charisma and organisational skills" and that there was an element of Hitler in all white men.

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  • What men look for in a wife

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Former Muvhango star joins Generations

    The cast of Generations: The Legacy is growing. Neshehe will be playing a businessman named Zola, who returns to South Africa after spending several years overseas. Neshehe was a one of Muvhango’s most popular actors, but was fired in 2008 because of lack of performance.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

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  • Nigeria: Obama Nominates John Kerry, Olajuwon, Others for Buhari's Inauguration

    President Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA) on Wednesday released the final list of the White House delegation to grace the inauguration of the President elect, Maj General Muhammadu Buhari, which holds this Friday at the Eagles Square, Abuja.

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  • Study reveals why girls join IS - World News | IOL News

    AP In this still taken from CCTV, Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana, centre, and Shamima Begum walk through Gatwick airport, south of London. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. London - The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released on Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

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  • Anglo American announces changes to South African leadership structure

    ANGLO American on Thursday announced changes to its leadership structure in SA, effective from June 1. In light of SA’s strategic importance to Anglo American, this reorganisation of the board of Anglo American South Africa is expected to bring greater effectiveness and alignment across the group’s diversified mining businesses in South Africa, the company said. Following Michael Spicer’s decision to retire as chairman of the Anglo American SA board, Mark Cutifani, CE of Anglo American, will assume the role of chairman. Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, will assume the role of deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa, fulfilling the fiduciary duties of the Anglo American South Africa board while continuing to lead the Kumba business.

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  • 15 Bollywood Celebrities That Are Way, Way Smarter Than You Think

    Preity Zinta could have been a criminal psychologist if she wasn't an actress.

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  • Opening batsman dilemma for Proteas - Proteas Cricket

    Gallo Images The absence of AB de Villiers from the South Africa side to play two Tests against Bangladesh has given the Proteas selectors a bit of a headache. The absence of AB de Villiers from the South Africa side to play two Tests against Bangladesh at the end of July has changed the dynamic surrounding who will accompany Dean Elgar at the top of the batting order.

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  • Gang link slurs rock W Cape parly - Politics | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez. Cape Town - A debate in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament turned ugly on Thursday as members of the province’s ruling party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and official opposition the African National Congress (ANC), accused one another of befriending known gangsters and vigilante groups in Cape Town. “The question is, how did the leader of the opposition (Marius Fransman) know?

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  • 11 Celeb Twins That Prove That Everything Old Is New Again

    Style twins across the decades. From the new People Stylewatch Style Twins issue, out now.

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  • Mathoho’s future to be decided soon

    Kaizer Chiefs should shed further light soon on whether Eric Mathoho will still be at the club next season. Mashamaite’s contract with Chiefs expires at the end of June and there have been reports that talks between him and Amakhosi have broken down, with Mamelodi Sundowns being mentioned as his next possible destination.

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  • Fifa Corruption: Six things we learned about SA’s alleged involvement on Thursday | Daily Maverick

    On Wednesday, several high-ranking officials were arrested in Zurich, ahead of Fifa’s annual congress. The US justice department released a 164-page indictment that makes for bone chilling reading. Among the most alarming of allegations is South Africa’s alleged involvement. The exact details remain murky for now, but the overwhelming response from the South African camp has been denial, denial, denial. Dominic Chimhavi, Safa’s director of communications, went as far as to tweet, "No need to press any panic button regarding the Fifa 2010 World Cup.

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  • Obama workout: strength and power - IOL Lifestyle

    The Washington Post First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrates exercises as part of a #Gimmefive video taping in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Gymnasium of the White House. Washington - When a friend suggested I take a look at the workout video tweeted by first lady Michelle Obama, I was sceptical.

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