Russia on Wednesday cancelled the release of a Hollywood thriller set in the Stalin era on grounds it distorts history and would be shown as the country celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.
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About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized. This is the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year.
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Cash-strapped Greece fell well short of its budget deficit reduction targets last year, official figures showed Wednesday in a development that’s likely to add pressure on the radical left-led government during tortuous talks with bailout creditors.
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AgangSA members plan to form a human chain around the statue of Paul Kruger in Krugersdorp to protest the recent defacing of statues around the country.
A statue of Paul Kruger in the West Rand town of Krugersdorp was vandalised … Read the rest
Foreigners sought refuge at the Primrose police station on Wednesday night saying they were terrified, Gauteng police confirmed.
Attacks and vehicle stonings marked fresh xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
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Irate residents of Ledig near the Sun City resort outside Rustenburg, refused to allow North West Local Government MEC Collen Maine to speak to them on Wednesday.
“We could not allow the MEC to speak. We agreed yesterday (Tuesday) that … Read the rest
Washington in its arrogance, seeing itself as “indispensable,” poses a continuing threat to the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The extraordinary number of dead that Washington has murdered in the 21st century–”The American Century”–is dismissed as “collateral damage” … Read the rest
For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia didn’t make too much of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used it to treat wounds and chopped down its trees for firewood.
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Germany’s Nobel-winning author Gunter Grass, translated into Afrikaans by PRAAG, said he feared humanity was “sleepwalking” into a world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday.
“We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation … Read the rest
The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, opening the US tech company up to a risk of massive fines and enforced changes in its business model, the Financial Times and Wall … Read the rest
As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations gave the British actor a “license to save” by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and … Read the rest
A plan by the North West Local Government to quell the on-going tensions in Ledig, near Sun City, has failed. The community have been on a rampage since the weekend , alleging that millions of rands in a form of … Read the rest
President Barack Obama told Congress on Tuesday that he plans to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, removing a major obstacle to restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies.
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Simon Magakwe, the first South African to break the sub-10-second barrier in the 100 metres, has been banned for two years for refusing to submit a sample to doping officials.
Several months ago, Magakwe refused to give a urine sample … Read the rest