• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

    Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

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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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  • 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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  • Pabi Moloi reinvents hersel

    Having won prestigious prizes and graced popular magazine covers, not to mention hosting an O Magazine workshop with Oprah Winfrey, Pabi Moloi is one of the sharpest, smartest and most in-demand presenters around today. The bubbly radio and TV personality has hosted several award shows and demonstrated her star power when she was only 18, landing the converted 94.7 Hot Jock Talent Search title. With a newfound love for fitness and nutrition, Pabi has now reinvented herself and elevated her lifestyle to match her genuinely wholesome image. The Power FM presenter is now at the top of the invite list to host sporting brand events, like her recent gig at the Adidas running shoe launch last year.

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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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  • Lesotho on the boil

    Local radio station Harvest FM has carried unconfirmed reports that the military's special forces and other specialist units, which are said to side with Thabane's rival, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing, were planning to infiltrate election victory celebration rallies later this week. Defence force spokesman Major-General Ntlele Ntoi yesterday failed to return calls or SMSes asking him for comment. On Saturday, Metsing, who leads the Lesotho Congress for Democracy party, said after casting his vote that he had no control over the defence force. On Saturday, Thabane, leader of the All Basotho Convention, said he would ensure that the soldiers who tried to overthrow him in a coup in September, during which he fired army chief Tlali Kamoli, were prosecuted.

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  • Mugabe threatens to take over white-owned safari

    President Robert Mugabe threatened to take over local white-owned safari operations as he celebrated his 91st birthday in Victoria Falls on Saturday. "We are not owners of the animals even that run hither and thither in our forests," Mr Mugabe, wearing a red scarf and a black suit, said. Mr Mugabe appeared to be referring to some private white and foreign owned conservancies still operating in Zimbabwe. A new black farmer who was given part of a conservancy under Mr Mugabe’s controversial land reform programme, has donated elephant and impala for the birthday feast.

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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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  • Samsung answers iPhone 6 with Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics introduced a flagship smartphone with a curved screen and mobile-payment system, seeking to spark sales after a painful year that saw its leadership eroded by Apple and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi. The new Galaxy S6 and its double curved-screen variant the Galaxy S6 Edge, released on Sunday on the sidelines of an annual trade show here, outlines Samsung’s latest strategy for finding its footing: take on Apple’s iPhone head on, while bringing even more of the manufacturing process under its control. In the US, Samsung said it would be offered by all the major carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The stakes are high for Samsung, which saw its previous flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, fall flat with consumers.

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  • Zimbabwe: African Road Funds Hail Zinara Efforts

    Road funds from across the African continent have commended the tolling model used in Zimbabwe as the most ideal and sustainable for funding road maintenance. Chief executives of road funds from 32 African countries are in Zimbabwe for the Africa Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) 13th annual general meeting in Victoria Falls.

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  • Nemtsov killing triggers Russia warnings - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS People hold a banner of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, during a march to commemorate him in central St. Petersburg. The killing of leading Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov sent an exchange of warnings and charges across Europe on Monday as a top Polish legislator was denied an entry visa to attend the funeral. Bogdan Borusewicz, president of the Polish Senate, charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin was steering Russia into a dictatorship. Also on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that the murder, which occurred late Friday, must not be used to score political points.

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  • Zimbabwe: Uebert Angel - From Grace to Grass

    Flamboyant and sharp tongued, Prophet Angel made his way into the public glare in 2011, championing the gospel of prosperity. The tall and lanky prophet, who dressed with a flourish, quickly became one of the most sought after prophets locally and regionally. Fondly referred to as "Papa" or "Major" by his congregants at Spirit Embassy, the youthful prophet - whose collection of flashy cars endeared him to the youthful group in his church - was unapologetic about his boastful tirades. Brash and just as captivating as her husband, Beverly - who is the co-founder and vice-president and overseer of Spirit Embassy - soon had the masses eating right out of her dainty hands.

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  • 'Nation must show Amajimbos unwavering support'

    With Amajimbos touching down at the OR Tambo International Airport this afternoon from the Caf Africa Youth Championships in Niger, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has told EWN Sport that South Africans should be proud of the team and the development of football in the country. Amajimbos lost 2-0 to Mali in the final of the African Youth Championships on Sunday. Mashaba says the future looks bright for South African football. “Please South Africans, let us try to bear with what the South African Football Association is doing.

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