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MAN 0 – GREAT WHITE SHARK 1

25 July 2017
 MAN 0 – GREAT WHITE SHARK 1

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps's much-hyped race against a Great White Shark ended in defeat for the 28-time Olympic medallist. But Phelps didn’t actually swim against a shark, it was a superimposed computer generated image that gave the a...

OPEC SHOULD STICK TO LIMITS – SAUDI

25 July 2017
OPEC SHOULD STICK TO LIMITS – SAUDI

Saudi Arabia has called on all OPEC members to keep to the agreed limits of 1.8 million barrels per day that was agreed in January 2017. In a statement Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Khalid Al-Falih said OPEC would monitor rising production from Ni...

TRUST BROKEN IN GULF STAND-OFF

25 July 2017
 TRUST BROKEN IN GULF STAND-OFF

Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Samer S. Shehata has warned that trust may be gone and cooperation may never be the same again between Qatar and neighbouring Gulf nations after the diplomatic crisis as a result of Qatar’...

MASJIDUL AQSA UNDER SIEGE

25 July 2017
MASJIDUL AQSA UNDER SIEGE

Palestinians say they are cautiously optimistic after Israel decided to remove metal detectors it placed at the entrances to the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. However, in a statement Israel’s security said they were replacing them with smart, less ob...

HOUSING PROTESTS IN CAPE TOWN

25 July 2017
 HOUSING PROTESTS IN CAPE TOWN

Residents of Steenvillas Estate in Cape Town blockaded roads and set fire to dirt bins in an attempt to get attention from authorities in their plight to hold on to their rented homes. Earlier today a private security company arrived with armoured v...

MANDELA’S LAST DAYS

25 July 2017
 MANDELA’S LAST DAYS

As the controversy over Nelson Mandela’s final days continues, the South African Medical Association (Sama) says the ethical guidelines given to doctors and medical practitioners to protect patients’ confidentiality are unshakeable. This comes as Ma...

EU SEEKS U.N. ALLIANCE ON ILLEGAL TRADE

24 July 2017
EU SEEKS U.N. ALLIANCE ON ILLEGAL TRADE

The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade in torture equipment and lethal injection drugs, to make it harder for any country to perform executions. The EU says it will call for an alliance against trade in goods such as sp...

ISLAMIC STATE LOSING GROUND IN RAQQA

24 July 2017
    ISLAMIC STATE LOSING GROUND IN RAQQA

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are reportedly making good progress in Raqqa against Islamic State positions in the city. Islamic State fighters took control of Raqqa in 2014 and since then, the Syrian army has been battling to dislodge them from...

EU WORKING HARD TO DEFUSE QATAR STAND-OFF

24 July 2017
 EU WORKING HARD TO DEFUSE QATAR STAND-OFF

The European Union’s Foreign policy commissioner, FEDERICA MOGHERINI is in Kuwait to try and defuse the tension between Qatar and four other Gulf Cooperation Council members. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a series of...

TENSIONS RUNNING HIGH IN WEST BANK

24 July 2017
   TENSIONS RUNNING HIGH IN WEST BANK

Clashes broke out between Palestinian and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem following the deployment of security metal detectors at entrances to Al Aqsa mosque. Israeli actions triggered international alarm and prompted the United Nations Securit...

RONNIE MAMOEPA REMEMBERED

24 July 2017
RONNIE MAMOEPA REMEMBERED

Tributes are pouring in for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa who died on Saturday night. Mamoepa died after complications arising from a stroke he suffered last month, at the age of 56. President Jacob Zuma and the depu...

MANDELA’S LAST YEARS

24 July 2017
    MANDELA’S LAST YEARS

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is remaining mum on a controversial book which details the former statesman's last days and death. The book, Mandela’s Last Years goes into detail about Madiba’s final days, claiming it was his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela...

PALESTINIANS PRAY OUTSIDE AL AQSA

19 July 2017
PALESTINIANS PRAY OUTSIDE AL AQSA

Palestinians performed their prayers outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem after refusing to pass through newly-installed Israeli security measures. Israel has unilaterally installed metal detectors at the gates of Islam’s third holiest site following...

UBER VS METERED TAXIS

19 July 2017
UBER VS METERED TAXIS

As the Uber and Meter Taxi war wrangles on, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he will meet the Transport Department later today in a bid to address the ongoing feud between drivers of the cab hailing service and metered taxi drivers. Violent clash...

WORLD’S FASTEST URBAN ZIPLINE

19 July 2017
WORLD’S FASTEST URBAN ZIPLINE

Thrill seekers had their first chance to try out a new attraction in the heart of London, billed as the fastest urban zip wire in the world. With a specially built launch tower 35 metres high, or the height of nine double-decker buses, the zip wire...

QATAR DIPLOMATIC RIFT

19 July 2017
QATAR DIPLOMATIC RIFT

First the Americans and then the Europeans, but none could help loosen up the diplomatic deadlock surrounding the gulf state of Qatar. Some analysts in the Gulf believe unless direct dialogue is back on, the stalemate has to linger on, from days int...

OBAMACARE 1 – DONALD TRUMP 0

19 July 2017
 OBAMACARE 1 – DONALD TRUMP 0

US President Donald Trump said he is disappointed that the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in the Senate failed. Repealing and replacing Obamacare has been a top Republican goal for seven years, and President Donald Trump ma...

ANC MP CALLS ON ZUMA TO STEP DOWN

19 July 2017
ANC MP CALLS ON ZUMA TO STEP DOWN

ANC MP and outspoken critic of President Zuma, Dr Makhozi Khoza says that the president should listen to the public outcry against him instead of resorting to name calling and dividing the nation along racial and tribal lines. Dr Khoza says she feel...

21 SITES ADDED TO WORLD HERITAGE LIST

17 July 2017
 21 SITES ADDED TO WORLD HERITAGE LIST

The ancient Iranian city of Yazd, a sacred Japanese island where women are not allowed and Greenland’s sub-arctic farming landscape Kujataa are among the 21 sites included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Other sites located in Poland, Russia, Frenc...

TURKS COMMEMORATE 2016 COUP

17 July 2017
  TURKS COMMEMORATE 2016 COUP

Thousands of Turks gathered in front of the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara at the anniversary of last year's failed coup. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressed the thousands gathered in front of parliament. A sea of rapturous, flag-wa...

LIBYA TAKING THE BRUNT OF MIGRANT CRISIS

17 July 2017
LIBYA TAKING THE BRUNT OF MIGRANT CRISIS

The Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR ) has singled out Libya as being the frontline of the migrant crisis, not the Mediterranean Sea. In a statement the UNHCR stressed that the core problem lay in Libya, not at...

MASJIDUL AQSA RE-OPENED

17 July 2017
 MASJIDUL AQSA RE-OPENED

Israel reopened Masjid ul Aqsa on Sunday. This comes as the holy sanctuary was closed for two days with Palestinians being barred from Islam’s third holiest site. For the first time in almost 50 years, the Jummah or Friday prayers could not be perfo...

ZUMA AMNESTY?

17 July 2017
ZUMA AMNESTY?

The ANC have branded a report in the Daily Maverick which claims a 2 billion rand package for President Zuma to step down as fake news. The Daily Maverick reported at the weekend that a faction within the African National Congress (ANC) in support o...

FRANCE TO TAKE OVER AS EU FINANCIAL CAPITAL

13 July 2017
FRANCE TO TAKE OVER AS EU FINANCIAL CAPITAL

France is pooling all its resources into its financial capabilities in order to take first place as the European Union’s finance capital after British exit of the EU. To succeed, France needs to change its taxation and Labour laws, which are conside...