• My friend betrayed me, says drug mule

    It took two women several hours to weave 600g of cocaine into South African drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda's hair.

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  • South Africa: EFF Scores Nkandla Victory - DA Wants to Join in

    Efforts by political parties to call President Jacob Zuma to account over the Nkandla matter should not be seen as turf battles, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. This is vitally important jurisprudence for our constitutional democracy and it's too important to indulge in who won what battle," MP James Selfe said. Selfe said the party was surprised by the Constitutional Court's decision.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Why Bieber broke down on the MTV stage - Tonight News

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Justin Bieber breaks down in tears after performing at the MTV

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  • ‘Petrol pastor’ defends ‘snake pastor’ | The New Age Online

    “Petrol” pastor Desmond Murathi from the Lion Pott’s House in Limpopo has defended controversial snake pastor Penuel Mnguni .

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  • Kane dismisses ‘one season wonder’ tag - Premier League

    AP File picture: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has shrugged of suggestions that he is a one-season wonder after failing to find the net in his four games this campaign. Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane has shrugged of suggestions that he is a one-season wonder after failing to find the net in his four games this campaign, British media reported. The 22-year-old scored 31 goals in his breakthrough campaign for Spurs last season, including 21 in the Premier League, and is in the England squad for their European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland. Some strikers go down a bad path and lose their confidence but not me,” Kane, who also scored on his England debut in March, was quoted as saying.

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  • Promiscuity is murdering us

    Why does South Africa have the largest HIV-positive population in the world? DA leader Helen Zille asked these questions in her statement on Sunday, "Tackling the new Aids denialism", - and she was also kind enough to give us the answer to bringing our HIV-infection rate under control. Zille said the reason we top the list of countries with the largest number of people living with HIV is because we are unfaithful. Quoting Dr Helen Epstein's book, The Invisible Cure on the HIV Pandemic in South Africa, Zille said the only countries in Africa that have turned the Aids pandemic around are those that have focussed on partner reduction.

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  • Ranking African universities is a futile endeavour

    African higher education circles have reacted with suspicion and disdain after it was revealed that a system is being developed to rank the continent’s universities against each other. The simple question is this: how would one claim to rank institutions when comparable and meaningful data from Africa’s universities is virtually non-existent?

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  • Africa's Millionaire Hot Spots Revealed

    Nearly 42% of all dollar millionaires in Africa were living in South Africa's top four cities in 2015, according to a report by global research company New World Wealth released on Wednesday. Johannesburg tops the list with the most millionaires (23 400), while Cape Town (8 900), Durban (2 700) and Pretoria (2 500) are all in the top 10, according to the report. There are about 163 000 millionaires living in Africa as of June 2015, with combined wealth holdings of $670bn. Cairo in Egypt had the second most millionaires (10 200), while Lagos, Nigeria had the third most (9 100).

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  • Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support | The New Age Online

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Thursday his high-profile campaign to defeat the Iran nuclear deal after President Barack Obama secured enough backing to keep Congress from blocking it. Netanyahu has repeatedly spoken out strongly against the agreement between Iran and six major powers aimed at rolling back the Islamic republic's nuclear programme, even appearing before Congress in March. On Wednesday, Obama earned sufficient backing in Congress to uphold his veto should lawmakers pass a resolution that disapproves the deal.

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  • Ethiopia: Nation Eager to Emulate Working Culture, Technological Dev't of Japan - Ambassador

    Ethiopia is also among the few African countries that work closely with Japan. Ethiopia is keen to emulate the working culture and technological development of Japan, according to Ethiopia's Ambassador to Japan. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ethiopian Ambassador to Japan, Dr. Markos Tekle said Japan is the right partner for Ethiopia on the industrialization and economic transformation fronts.

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  • Selfie madness: Too many dying to get the picture

    The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Barack Obama joining in. Dozens of grisly selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to launch a campaign warning avid mobile phone snappers about the danger of, among other things, posing for a selfie with a lion. In June, two men in the Ural Mountains died after posing pulling the pin from a hand grenade; in May a woman survived shooting herself in the head in her Moscow office; a month later a 21-year-old university graduate plunged 40 feet (12 metres) to her death while posing hanging from a Moscow bridge.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Nigeria: I Remember the Day ... I Designed the Nigerian Flag

    Sixty-two years after a British journalist first suggested the name "Nigeria", a 23-year-old Ibadan-born student gave the new country its national flag. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was studying engineering at Norwood Technical College in London when he saw a newspaper advert calling on people to enter a competition to design the Nigerian flag. It was October 1959, exactly a year before Nigeria's independence. Akinkunmi is now a retired civil servant who resides in one of the poorer areas of Ibadan, in a green and white house that can only be reached on foot.

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  • Why not a ‘jackass’ for president? - Tonight News

    From Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, to Pablo Picasso and even the man who walked on water Himself... Kanye West has certainly always held high ambitions (or serious delusions) about his position on the totem pole of life. While political pundits may turn up their noses at such a seemingly preposterous notion, they would do well not to ignore the juggernaut that is the KW brand. After all, in an age where a nest-haired, thrice divorced, thrice bankrupted billionaire, who brazenly declares all Mexicans to be drug-pedalling rapist criminals, and makes embarrassingly inappropriate allusions to female reporters’ monthly cycles, can be regarded as a serious contender for the Oval Office, why not “a jackass”?

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • South Africa: Two Survive Midrand Plane Crash

    Two men escaped serious injuries after their light aircraft crashed in a field off Republic Road in Midrand on

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  • Van Gaal the tough task master - Premier League

    REUTERS Louis Van Gaal is not the arm-around-the-shoulder kind of guy and, at 64, the man they call the Iron Tulip is not for bending. By all accounts, Louis van Gaal toasted the close of the transfer window with a large glass of red wine at his holiday home in the Algarve. ‘My paradise in Portugal,’ as he likes to call it. The Dutchman and his employers at Manchester United clearly feel it has been a good summer for the club. Six new signings will be the exception rather than the norm from now on, and the world-record deal for teenager Anthony Martial pushed United’s spending well north of the £100million mark for the second year in a row.

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  • Protector’s findings worry Prasa - Companies | IOL Business

    The findings made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela against the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) was a matter of concern, Prasa Board Chairman Popo Molefe said on Thursday. “The recent Public Protector’s report, Derailed, which is a report on the investigations on maladministration relating to financial mismanagement, tender and appointment irregularities against Prasa are a matter of concern to this Board and management as well as to the Shareholder, to whom we are accountable,” Molefe said in a statement.

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