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Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Nov 30, – “Disaster risk management and the South African Red Cross Service are on scene to co-ordinate relief efforts including providing food, baby packs, mattresses and blankets,” mayor Patricia de Lille said in a statement. Two people died and about 3,000 were left homeless when a fire destroyed 800 shacks at the Masiphumelele informal […]

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South Africa: Briton acquitted of honeymoon murder

South Africa: Briton acquitted of honeymoon murder

Dec 08, – Shrien Dewani was found not guilty by Judge Jeanette Traverso who said the prosecution did not present sufficient evidence. The British businessman was later released from the hospital where he had been held for depression. The family of a Swedish citizen who was killed on her honeymoon in Cape Town said they […]

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Taylor Swift roped in for ‘The Giver’

Taylor Swift roped in for ‘The Giver’

Oct 17, – Swift told ABC Radio that she was completely unaware that the film’s makers were in the audience during her performance. Singer Taylor Swift’s recent performance in Los Angeles has landed her a role in the film ‘The Giver’, which stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. The film is currently being shot in […]

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Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Oct 11, – The greatness of Sachin Tendulkar is that he has never been dropped from the Indian team in any form of cricket, barring a bizarre decision to rest him from the One-Day Internationals (ODI) on the last tour to Australia. That’s an awesome record. Only he decided to call time, last year from […]

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Rhino horn poaching hits new record in South Africa

Rhino horn poaching hits new record in South Africa

Oct 03, – If the trend keeps at its current pace, more than 1,000 rhinos would be killed in 2014, putting the species on the brink of a population decline that the ministry has said could lead to the end of wild rhinos in about a decade. The number of rhinos killed by poachers has […]

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World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Sep 26, –  The leader of al-Shabab said in a message that there is no way Kenya can “withstand a war of attrition inside your own country.” “Make your choice today and withdraw all your forces,” said Ahmed Abdi Mohamed Godane, who goes by his nom de guerre Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, in a new statement […]

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UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

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Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

Nelson Mandela in ‘serious’ condition

June 12, AP – Zuma said doctors briefed him thoroughly on the condition of the frail anti-apartheid icon, who has showed no sign of improvement after four days in hospital. South African President Jacob Zuma sought to reassure an uneasy nation that Nelson Mandela, although in a “very serious” condition as he battles a recurrent […]

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