Japan PM dismisses aide over ‘outrageous’ homophobic comments

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dismissed one of his secretaries on Saturday over homophobic comments that the premier called “outrageous”. Kishida said the remarks by Masayoshi Arai — in which…

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Shark kills teenage girl in Australia

A 16-year-old girl was killed Saturday after being mauled by a shark as she swam in a river in Western Australia, officials said. The girl was critically injured when an…

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Fashion designer Paco Rabanne passes away at 88

PARIS – Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne, known for his eccentric clothing designs and for founding one of the world’s best-known fragrance brands, died on Friday at the age of…

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Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail

Convicted paedophile and former rocker Gary Glitter was released from a jail in Britain on Friday after serving half of a 16-year sentence. GLITTER’S CONVICTION The 79-year-old singer –- who…

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Kaunda vows to return eThekwini to its former glory

DURBAN – The mayor of eThekwini, Mxolisi Kaunda, acknowledged the city’s failures and said his administration was responding to the challenges. Kaunda’s statements followed his survival of a motion of…

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Western Cape Health aims to vaccinate 95% of province’s children against measles

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Health Department says it plans to vaccinate 95% of children under the age of 15 years against measles disease. This comes after five cases…

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City of Cape Town raises alarm over MyCiTi bus attacks

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town on Friday raised concern about the staggering increase in attacks on its MyCiTi buses. The municipality said that more than 70 MyCiTi…

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NICD says it foresaw rise in measles cases in January

JOHANNESBURG – The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said it foresaw the continued rise of cases in measles-affected provinces in January. The infectious disease spread to five provinces, recording…

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Ramaphosa’s economy remains a work in progress

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Petrol and diesel prices going up from Wednesday

From Wednesday, the price of 93 and 95-grade unleaded petrol will rise by 28 cents a litre while the cost of diesel (0.05% sulphur) will increase by 9.16 cents a…

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Tongaat Hulett delays publication of business rescue plan — again

Embattled sugar and property company Tongaat Hulett has again extended the deadline for publication of its business rescue plan, saying it needs to finalise complex work streams.  Tongaat entered voluntary…

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Eskom, Transnet hamper mining sector

Next month’s Mining Indaba will take place as the sector grapples with inadequate services from state-owned enterprises such as Eskom and Transnet.  What President Cyril Ramaphosa once called South Africa’s…

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Horoscopes for 05 February 2023 – Sunday

Are you prepared for the day? Do you know what to look out for? See your daily Horoscopes for 05 February 2023 below to know exactly what the stars have…

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Today’s Love Horoscope for 05 February 2023

Are you ready to plan your day for the infinite possibilities that could be coming your way? Make sure to prepare accordingly by viewing the daily love horoscope and more…

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Progress! Woolies, Checkers & more to add lily pet label warning

It’s a bittersweet moment for a grieving South African pet owner after several major retailers have vowed to warn consumers about the dangers of toxic plants. This, after her cat…

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Anitta, the Brazilian superstar bringing flavour to the Grammys

There is no clear frontrunner for this year’s prestigious Grammy for Best New Artist, but Brazil’s Anitta definitely has a strong chance to win — which would be the perfect…

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Erasing Black History Is Not the Role of the College Board

I thought about the teachers in Florida I had spoken to in recent days, who were being asked for the first time to document and report their Black History Month…

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House G.O.P. Subpoenas Biden Officials for Investigating School-Related Threats

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Friday issued their first subpoenas of the Biden administration since taking control of the House, demanding documents for an investigation into whether the government mistreated parents…

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Nigeria: Soldiers, Students Clash Causes Pandemonium in Nigerian University

The soldiers were said to have gone back to the campus on Friday for a reprisal. Pandemonium broke out on the University of Benin campus on Thursday when some soldiers…

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Ethiopia: Ministry to Rebuild More Than 70 War-Damaged Schools in Amhara and Afar Regions

Addis Abeba — Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced that it will rebuild 71 standard schools using financial support from World Bank (WB), Menschen für Menschen charity organization and the…

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