US Internet control ending

The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the world’s Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be privatized and out of US government control by year’s end.

Fadi Chehade’s comments came despite criticism in the US Congress, where … Read the rest

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White nun’s murderers sentenced

The Pietermaritzburg High Court is scheduled on Friday to sentence two black men convicted of raping and killing an 86-year-old nun infor iXopo in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

Austrian nun, Getrud Tiefenbacher’s body was found in her room, with her hands … Read the rest

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Autonomy proposed for Russians in Ukraine

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic have proposed amendments to the Ukrainian constitution to vest individual districts in eastern Ukraine with vast autonomy, including authority to regulate cross-border cooperation and the use of the Russian language.

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Code Blue: End UN immunity

Former First Lady of South Africa and Mozambique has added her voice to a growing campaign to block staff in UN peacekeeping missions from hiding behind immunity when accused of crimes and sexual abuse.

Graça Machel has added her voice … Read the rest

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ANC to march on Eskom

The ANC in Johannesburg will lead a march of Soweto residents to Eskom offices in Diepkloof on Thursday. The march follows last Friday’s power cuts in Soweto which lasted for more than ten hours.

Meanwhile, many of Soweto’s resident feel … Read the rest

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Vatican recognizes Palestine

Israel says it is “disappointed” that the Vatican has recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

In a statement, the Israeli Foreign Ministry says the move doesn’t help the peace process and “distances the Palestinian leadership from returning … Read the rest

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FBI warned of derailment after 9/11

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy was on board Amtrak train 188 that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving at least six people dead and more than 140 others injured. All seven cars derailed, some flipped on their sides, trapping passengers under … Read the rest