• 'That's my son cutting off a head'

    Ghania Emwazi screamed: "That's my son," as the knife-wielding executioner made a speech in English while standing behindFoley moments before beheading him in August. Foley, 40, was the first of at least five Western hostages of the Islamic State thought to have been executed at the hands of Emwazi, who grew up in London. Western media revealed last week that British and US intelligence had established that the killer was Emwazi, causing shock in Kuwait, the Arab Gulf kingdom, where he was born.

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  • Generations in Ashes

    Last night was the debut episode of eTV’s new prime time telenovela Ashes to Ashes. After an aggressive ad campaign citing the regeneration of 8pm, the highly anticipated Ashes to Ashes was finally on screens last night. According to e.tv’s website, Ashes to Ashes is a thrilling drama about a family which is involved in the business of funerals. The new show features some of the fired 16 actors from Generations.

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  • Woman busted with R6,7m worth of tik at OR Tambo

    The drugs were found after officials searched her luggage with sniffer dogs.

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  • Michael Jordan joins Forbes billionaires list

    Jordan is the featured rookie on the 2015 Forbes list.

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  • Homeless man shot by LAPD officer was from Cameroon [+video]

    It shows a black man being wrestled to the ground by four police officers, a struggle, and then a white officer drawing his handgun and firing it repeatedly into the man’s body at close range. According to activists on social media, the man was known as Africa, and was from Cameroon. A homeless man, they say, with a long history of mental illness. According to the LAPD: “The officers attempted to use a Taser to subdue him, but the suspect continued to fight.

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  • 'Rat skull' found in Woolies mushrooms

    In the latest Woolworths blunder, a customer has discovered what appeared to be the skull of a rat in a packet of sliced mushrooms. Woolies customer Alison Matthews said she was “absolutely disgusted to say the least”. Matthews had purchased the mushrooms from a Woolworth store in Amanzimtoti, and made the discovery when she arrived home to cook dinner. “It’s a good thing I didn’t just empty the mushrooms straight into my meal… can’t even imagine how disgusting that would have been especially considering that I cook for my children,” said Matthews.

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  • Government forced to warn staff that lying about qualifications is illegal

    "The incidents of misrepresentation, which appear to be on the rise, will not be tolerated as they impact negatively on the reputation of the country, its institutions and the credibility of the National Qualifications Framework," acting director general Donald Liphoko said. All government departments, their entities and agencies needed to implement public service regulations to deal with the problem decisively, he said. Forging qualifications is illegal, he warned. There have been a number of scandals recently over public officials' misrepresenting their academic qualifications.

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  • Mariah Carey devastated over Nick Cannon's new lov

    Wed Mar 04 13:27:44 CAT 2015 The '#Beautiful' hitmaker, who split from the 'America's Got Talent' star last summer after six years of marriage, is reportedly very upset after he was spotted celebrating Valentine's Day (14.02.15) with the former 'Hollywood

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  • Zimbabwe: Nigerian Witchdoctors Planned to Kill Me - Mugabe

    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has alleged that his former Vice President and other top officials in his ruling Zanu-PF sought the services of Nigerian witchdoctors in a bid to kill him. The Africa Review reports that President Mugabe made the bizarre claims at the weekend as he celebrated his 91st birthday at a lavish party hosted by the party's communist-styled 21st February movement. The veteran ruler, in power since Zimbabwe's independence in 1980 claims he was ordained by God to rule forever according to the report. Ms Mujuru was sacked together with more than 10 Cabinet ministers for allegedly plotting to assassinate President Mugabe and being involved in corrupt activities.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hands off, Palestinian activist tells South Africa

    A leading Palestinian peace activist has called for South Africa to back off the Middle East. While South Africans marked the beginning of Israeli Apartheid Week through various activities, Palestinian peace activist Bassem Eid on Monday urged the South African government and its people not to get involved in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Eid, a founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, was critical of South Africans, saying there was little doubt they were “pro-Palestine”.

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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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  • Kabamba Musasa's late goal - My favourite Derby

    My favourite Soweto derby was the Castle Premiership match in December 2003, when Amakhosi won with a late Kabamba Musasa header. Orlando Pirates had Patrick Thwala on the left terrorising Cyril Nzama at Kaizer Chiefs right back. Joseph Mkhanya was on the right turning Chiefs left back Buti Sithole inside out. But Amakhosi had Jabu Pule (now Mahlangu) mesmerising the whole Pirates team, making runs from left to right with his trickery and searing runs.

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  • Kanye West Made Some Questionable Remarks About Nicki Minaj Out-Rapping Him

    8. While his remarks were clearly intended to compliment Nicki, they also reinforce an unfortunate, sexist paradigm. What Kanye seems to have the most trouble with isn’t the fact that he was out rapped on a hit single on his own album.

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  • Oscar goes from caviar to chakalaka - Crime & Courts | 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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  • Motion of no confidence in Zuma withdrawn

    POLITICAL party Agang  SA covered itself in egg rather than in glory on Tuesday when it suddenly withdrew its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma just as the debate was about to start in the National Assembly. The largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), had called a three-line whip, meaning that all its MPs had to be present in the chamber for the debate and the vote.

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  • Pofadder power to the rescue

    The R7.9-billion KaXu Solar One, outside Pofadder, is the first solar thermal electric plant in South Africa. It is also the biggest of its kind in Africa and the southern hemisphere. KaXu, which means "open skies" in the local Nama language, will add 100MW from the sun to the national grid, which is equal to about 320 gigawatt hours of electricity a year. "This is equal to the consumption of 80000 houses, serving more than 400000 South Africans.

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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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