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Powerful earthquake collapses Taiwan high-rise, hundreds injured

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
TAINAN, Taiwan -- Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds.

Zuma faces his toughest State of Nation Address

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
WITH the deadline for an agreement to settle the Constitutional Court case over Nkandla gone and no deal reached, President Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address on Thursday under pressure like never before.

National disaster, but food aid for all

NewsDay - ‎9 hours ago‎
President Robert Mugabe has belatedly, but expectedly declared this agricultural season a national disaster and hopefully this means the government will start making efforts to ensure that no one succumbs to the famine.

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Watertown Public Opinion - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.

Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan.

Seoul: N. Korean rocket launch window is Feb. 7-14

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday.

Diplomats wrong to tip Mnangagwa: Tsvangirai

NewsDay - ‎9 hours ago‎
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed that many diplomats were of the view that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is a pragmatist and reformist who can take the country forward if he succeeds President Robert Mugabe.

War vets demand poverty datum line allowances

NewsDay - ‎9 hours ago‎
WAR veterans are demanding allowances above the poverty datum line (PDL), which currently stands at around $500. BY RICHARD CHIDZA/SILAS NKALA.

Bombing Mugabe: I Had A Right to Attack President

ZimEye - Zimbabwe News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Zimbabwe People's Front political party leader Owen Kuchata, who was arrested while trying to petrol-bomb the First Family's Alpha Omega Dairy farm in Mazowe, on Friday admitted that he indeed wanted to bomb the dairy, and that it was his idea to ...

Team Lacoste 'courts Mujuru'

Nehanda Radio - ‎6 hours ago‎
HARARE - WITH the Zanu PF faction behind embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa feeling the heat of the ruling party's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars, the camp is now reaching out to followers of former Vice President ...

Limited resources should not compromise academic excellence - Margaret Kenyatta

The Star, Kenya - ‎28 minutes ago‎
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has asked stakeholders in education to ensure challenges of limited resources do not compromise academic excellence.

Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West - president

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON Feb 6 (Reuters) - Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on ...

Maties unit investigates 'blackface'

News24 - ‎21 hours ago‎
Stellenbosch University's newly formed Equality Unit is investigating an incident at one of its female residences. A photograph taken at Heemstede Women's Residence this week shows two white students whose skin is covered in a dark pigment.

'I had to step down,' says Nene

BDlive - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mr Nene was fired by President Jacob Zuma in December and replaced by little known MP Des Van Rooyen, prompting an unprecedented backlash from the markets and a knock to the currency.

PM Cameron wins approval from Poland's Kaczynski on deal to keep Britain in EU

Business Insider - ‎2 hours ago‎
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to win support from Poland on Friday for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union, though an opinion poll suggested voters could still reject membership by as much as ...

As Syria Rebels Face Rout, Allies Saudi, Turkey May Send Troops: Experts

NDTV - ‎3 hours ago‎
Riyadh: With rebel forces facing the prospect of a crushing defeat by Syria's Russian-backed regime, their allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey may send in limited numbers of ground troops, analysts say.

Social media not an issue: Kasukuwere

Nehanda Radio - ‎6 hours ago‎
HARARE - ZANU-PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday said Zanu-PF had no time discussing social media issues in its Politburo meetings, accusing the media of trying to craft the agenda for the ruling party.

RBZ to 'snoop' into people's accounts

New Zimbabwe.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has moved to stop the illegal transfer of money out of the cash-strapped country and has put in place new measures to monitor accounts of individuals and businesses.

PSMAS moves to stem bleeding

NewsDay - ‎9 hours ago‎
HEALTH insurer Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) and its investment arm, Premier Services Medical Health Investments (PSMI), have moved to plug gaps in its financial systems as well as rationalise expenditure in a bid to keep afloat, NewsDay ...

Spectrum: Use long spoon Zim, you are supping with the devil

Chronicle - ‎12 hours ago‎
One can't help feeling sorry for Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa. But he should not expect sympathy from the private media which has in the past few months tried to appropriate him as the man in Zanu-PF fighting a lone ...

Zimbabwe: Land 'Must Be Re-Distributed Equally' to Avoid Hunger

AllAfrica.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
At least 2.5 million rural Zimbabweans are facing food shortages, a situation which has forced President Robert Mugabe to declare a 'state of disaster'.

WhatsApp Group Chat Can Now Fit A Small Army

Tech Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The WhatsApp update rolled out a new feature that allows iOS and Android users to exchange messages with more than 200 people in a group chat.

iPhone 7 release date, price and specs rumours - NO camera bump and distance wireless charging

Expert Reviews - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The smart money says 2016 will bring big changes with the iPhone 7. Here's everything you've got to look forward to. David Ludlow · @daveludlow.

BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.

Driverless cars: London wants Google vehicle trials

BBC News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Transport bosses in London want Google to try out its driverless cars in the capital. Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring said discussions were at an early stage but "we would be keen for trials to happen".

DJ Cleo ready to settle down

Nehanda Radio - ‎14 hours ago‎
South African House music maestro DJ Cleo declares that he is ready to settle down and proclaims that he might have found 'the one'.

Man with many talents

The Zimbabwe Daily - ‎14 hours ago‎
BOB-NYABINDE Bob Nyabinde's office at the Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa complex on Mazowe Street is unabashedly a craftsman's workshop.

Zimbabwe: Who's a Fashion Icon?

AllAfrica.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fashion Talk 263 Knowing how to dress is key. We all know fashion icons -- they headline the news, they are on magazine covers everywhere and their faces are regularly featured on every TV show on fashion.

Zimbabwe: Cool Reloaded - Promoters Be Diverse With Foreign Artistes

AllAfrica.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
Word Up!!! How is the weekend so far? It is the athletics season and hope you are in shape already. Running is good for your health and so don't skip the session because after school you won't have another time for that instead you will have to focus ...

Stage set for Super Rugby showdown

NewsDay - ‎10 hours ago‎
A HOST of Springboks and emerging South African rugby players descend on the National Sports Stadium today when Super Rugby side the Vodacom Bulls and the Toyota Cheetahs clash in the Lafarge Zimbabwe Champions Cup.

Don't axe Pasuwa says Benjani

Nehanda Radio - ‎2 hours ago‎
Former Zimbabwe skipper Benjani Mwaruwari has backed Callisto Pasuwa to rise from the nightmare of the doomed African Nations Championship campaign and lead the Warriors to qualification at the 2017 Nations Cup finals in Gabon.

Pre-season test for DeMbare

Nehanda Radio - ‎2 hours ago‎
HARARE giants Dynamos will tomorrow give their fans a glimpse of what to expect this season when they host Zambian side Kabwe Warriors in a pre-season friendly international match at Rufaro.

Teen mankads and underage veterans

Chronicle - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
IN the current hiatus between Test series, and having seen little of the recent and current batches of limited-over internationals, I concentrate in this week's Confectionery Stall largely on the controversies that have grabbed cricket's attention over ...

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on moon, dies at 85

CNN International - ‎15 hours ago‎
(CNN) Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 human beings who walked on the moon, has died, according to his ex-wife, Anita Mitchell. Mitchell was 85.

Dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal found

Times of India - ‎18 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY: Scientists have discovered that an ancient hoofed mammal had very unusual features similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs, showing a convergent evolution across millions of years between two very distantly related ...

NASA's Planetary Defence Office on first serious mission, Close encountering with 100-Foot Astroid

Daily Star Gazette - ‎45 minutes ago‎
A small asteroid that is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km.

Climate science on chopping block as CSIRO braces for massive job cuts

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The CSIRO is bracing for significant job cuts, with the organisation's climate science teams expected to be the hardest hit. Key points: 300 positions facing the axe over the next two years; Cuts expected in the Oceans and Atmosphere and Land and Water ...

Zika virus found in saliva, urine of patients

gulfnews.com - ‎50 minutes ago‎
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Published: 15:11 February 6, 2016 Gulf News.

Prostitute surgically separated from lover after he died during sex

The Punch - ‎20 hours ago‎
A video has emerged that apparently shows a prostitute stuck to an elderly client who died on her. Hidden under a blanket, the footage is purported to show the prostitute on top of the man while still attached at the genitals.

Zika outbreak: UN warns against laws restricting pregnancy

Vanguard - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York - The United Nations (UN) has called for the repeal of laws and policies that restrict access to sexual and reproductive health services in contravention of international standards.

Each One Reach One: Campaign against female genital mutilation launched

Hindustan Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Thousands of FGM survivors are joining the 'Each One Reach One' campaign not only from India, but also from Canada, Australia, South Africa, Britain.
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