• Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • Julia Roberts’ man has ' had enough' - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Julia Roberts from HBO's 'The Normal Heart' arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2014. Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks. The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.

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  • Kenny Kunene defends teen 'injured' by Woolies bread

    A 17-year-old Sandton teenager will miss her matric dance tonight because she is recovering from a throat injury which her family claims was caused by a broken plastic bottle cap in the Woolworths bread she ate. The teenager’s mother, who did not want to be named, said yesterday they bought the bread from a Woolworths store in Sandton City on Sunday. “My daughter only ate the bread on Tuesday,” she said. The teenager’s neighbour, businessman Kenny Kunene, said they took her to Dr Junaid Hoosen’s surgery in Sandton City for a medical examination.

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  • Montana reveals shocking details about Prasa chairman

    Axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana has opened several criminal cases, one of them against Chairman Popo Molefe for allegedly trying to blackmail the rail agency’s head of engineering. Montana was told to leave before his notice period by the board of Prasa earlier this month. At the time, issues were raised about the trains Prasa bought which are allegedly too tall for South Africa’s rail lines. Engineering head Daniel Mthimkhulu was also suspended and now he has resigned for not being able to prove the engineering and PhD qualifications which he claimed he had.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • SA 'fallen to status of problem state'

    This was said by International Centre for Transitional Justice senior consultant said yesterday Howard Varney at a seminar at which international justice in Africa was discussed. The seminar was convened in Pretoria by the Institute for Security Studies. Last month Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was able to leave South Africa, flying from Waterkloof Air Force Base, in violation of an International Criminal Court warrant for his arrest for crimes against humanity, and a Pretoria High Court order prohibiting him from leaving the country.

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  • Ex NBA player lost $100 million to alcoholism, proudly works as a Starbucks barista

    According to Mail Online, he now works at Starbucks in Rhode Island and is grateful to Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Shultz - the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics (now, the Oklahoma City Thunder) when Baker played for them - for the 'excellent' opportunity. Baker admitted he was a recovering alcoholic after his weight ballooned, his game performance worsened and his coach smelled alcohol on him. Toward the end of his career, Baker wiped out nearly his entire $100 million of earnings through his alcohol dependence and what the Journal describes as a 'series of financial missteps', which include a failed restaurant and financially detrimental partnerships.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Cuts Boko Haram Supply Routes

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blames UK, U.S for Vendors Menace, Threatens to Kick Out Envoys

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has accused Britain and the United States of sponsoring vendors to resist government orders to move out of the country's city centres. The 91-year-old leader always blames everything that goes wrong with the country on former coloniser Britain and its ally, the US. On Wednesday he said the UK and Britain were demon-possessed for wanting to see Zimbabwe ruined. An unemployment crisis has seen millions of Zimbabweans turn to vending to survive, many flooding city centres for prime hawking spots.

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  • Nigeria: Ministry Honours Nigerian Who Graduated With 5.0 CGPA in Russia

    The Federal Ministry of Education has honoured the best graduating student of Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (RNRMU), Dr Victor Olalusi, who scored 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in 2013. Olalusi was the best graduating student in the whole Russian Federation in 2013 and one of the students that studied in RNRMU, under the Russia-Nigeria Bilateral Education Agreement. Speaking at the event, the permanent secretary Dr. MacJohn Nwaobiala described Olalusi as a genius, saying that going by his achievement, has become an ambassador not only to the ministry but to Nigeria and Russia.

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  • Bey and Jay are finally pregnant again - Tonight News

    AP/Frank Franklin II In this May 2, 2014 file photo Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z watch the first half of a NBA basketball playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, in New York. Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting a baby. The couple - who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival.

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  • 9 things black people will dance for according to South African adverts

    Despite the fact that our advertising industry is one of the most well respected in the world, we are constantly bombarded with adverts of black people dancing for food, alcohol, sweets and even airtime.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Mourinho targets Benitez over wife's messy remark

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard's wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the attack after Spanish newspaper La Region published her light-hearted remark following Benitez's appointment at the Bernabeu last month, the third time he has joined a club previously managed by his rival. Mourinho was clearly not amused and speaking to reporters after Chelsea beat European champions Barcelona on penalties in a Washington friendly, he delivered a withering straight-faced response. "Her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

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  • 117 Boko Haram fighters killed: Chad - Africa | 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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