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Why Italy is so Prone to Earthquakes

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least 73 people have been confirmed dead and 150 are missing following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Ancient Buddhist pagodas damaged in Myanmar's 6.8-magnitude earthquake

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.

Japan, China, S. Korea Unite in Condemning N. Korea Missile

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, center, watches as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se after the press conference following the trilateral meeting in Tokyo, Aug. 24, 2016.

World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON (AP) - The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

ZRP crush MDC-T youths demo, fire teargas

New - ‎2 hours ago‎
POLICE used teargas, water cannon and batons on Wednesday to disperse opposition youths who were demonstrating in Harare against alleged brutality by security agents.

Activists deface road signs

NewsDay - ‎13 hours ago‎
BULAWAYO residents yesterday woke up to the surprise of seeing Robert Mugabe Way having been defaced and changed to Devolution Way by unidentified people, although there is strong suspicion that the graffiti was sprayed by advocates of devolution of ...

MY TURN: No Annan, Zim does not drink bad coffee!

The Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
TWO or so days ago Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general; Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Graca Machel, the former wife of Nelson Mandela (and a couple of other men) released a statement concerning Zimbabwe.

Man petitions Chihuri over police brutality

DailyNews - ‎50 minutes ago‎
HARARE - A senior cop is in trouble after he reportedly brutally assaulted a suspect who has since petitioned police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri over the attack.

Zuma congratulates new Ekurhuleni mayor

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has wished former Trade and Industry deputy minister Mzwandile Masina success following his election as mayor of the Ekurhuleni metro in Gauteng.

John Mahama's clinical finish on Montie 3

GhanaWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
I am yet to hear or read anything suggesting the President's remission of the montie 3 sentence is unconstitutional. The misconception however is the suggestion that the president pardoned the three.

Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(AP Photo/Patrick Post, Pool). Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, center, appears at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Aug. 22, 2016, at the start of his trial on charges of involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in.

Chamisa in a fix

The Zimbabwe Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
Movement for Democratic Change vice-president Nelson Chamisa is in a fix. He failed today to get Parliament to discuss his motion on police brutality.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

Chronicle - ‎17 hours ago‎
Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licences of three private broadcasters, including the country's biggest non-public TV station, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

Zimbabwe: Expose Corruption, Media and Civil Society Urged - ‎3 hours ago‎
Nyemudzai Kakore - Media practitioners and civil society organisations (CSOs) should "name and shame" corrupt public officials as a measure to deter recurrence of the vice, Senate President Cde Edna Madzongwe said yesterday.

What does it mean to be Ukrainian in 2016?

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
As the country marks a quarter of a century of independence from the Soviet Union, what does it mean to be Ukrainian in 2016? For many in Kiev, to be patriotic is to be cool.

NetOne to install 3000 base stations in network project, sets eyes on 10 million subscriber capacity

Technology Zimbabwe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Since 2010, NetOne, Zimbabwe' second largest mobile telecoms operator has been expanding its infrastructure in a phased network project that was launched to expand its coverage.

Gordhan Arrest Reports Increase South Africa's Downgrade Risk

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chances that South Africa's debt will be cut to junk have increased as the political risk that rating companies have raised as concern rose amid renewed speculation Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could be arrested and charged.

Govt abolishes 8000 agriculture jobs to reduce wage bill

New - ‎5 hours ago‎
GOVERNMENT plans to abolish about half the jobs in the agriculture department, a government official said on Wednesday, as President Robert Mugabe's administration struggles to pay public service wages.

'SMEs key point to succeed in Special Economic Zones'

Chronicle - ‎17 hours ago‎
ZIMBABWE should prioritise Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as the sector is key to the successful implementation of Special Economic Zones, an official said yesterday.

6 ways to monetize your website without a sea of ads

Technology Zimbabwe - ‎3 hours ago‎
After realising the unfavourable effects of ads on user experience and data consumption, I found it necessary to investigate alternative ways an online publication can monetize their website.

8 new things Android 7.0 can do that iOS can't

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new version of Android is here, and it looks to be a solid, if relatively low-key, upgrade. Whenever Android 7.0 (Nougat) gets to your device, you'll probably be happy with it.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime could be a high-spec version of the original Galaxy J7

Digital Trends - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung is on a smartphone roll - the company dominated headlines with both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7, and now it could do so again with an update to the Galaxy J line, called the Galaxy J7 Prime.

Cops bash journo as ZBC van set ablaze

New - ‎2 hours ago‎
A ZBC vehicle was Wednesday set ablaze while a freelance journalist, Lucy Yasini, was bashed by the police as ZRP clashed with protesters during a demonstration organised by MDC-T youths.

HARARE AGRIC SHOW ROUND-UP . . .'Mr Bean' steals the show

The Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mr Bean-look-alike Mr Pak Bean (centre) poses for a photograph with Splash Paints staff at the Harare Agricultural Show yesterday.

Republican Meg Whitman Puts Eye-Popping Cash Donation Behind Her Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

People Magazine - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Hillary Clinton is getting more than just an endorsement from prominent Republican fundraiser Meg Whitman. Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and a one-time Republican California gubernatorial candidate, paid $50,000 to attend a ...

Forbes Reveals 2016's Top Paid Actresses: What the List Says About the Evolution of Women in Hollywood

E! Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
If you want any indication of how actresses are progressing in the industry, follow the money. On the heels of Forbes' annual list of highest-earning female movie stars, it's clear that there are benefits to being an actress in 2016 as opposed to ...

Nigeria/South Africa: Enyimba Thrash Sundowns to Salvage Pride - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mamelodi Sundowns were unable to maintain their unbeaten record in Group B as they went down 3-1 to Enyimba in a match that had no bearing on the overall standings.

Sevens mentality road to WP redemption

SuperSport - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
DHL Western Province coach John Dobson wants his team to adopt a “sevens mentality” to dig themselves out of the hole they find themselves in after playing two rounds of the Currie Cup.

Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa Fails to Return From Rio After Oromo Protest

Newsweek - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ethiopian athlete Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to his home country after making an anti-government demonstration following his silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Will China go to Mars?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
China has released images and specifications for a new Martian rover, the latest mission in the country's increasingly ambitious expansion of its space program.

NASA Regains Contact With Sun Probe Lost 2 Years Ago

BloombergQuint - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA has reestablished contact with one of its solar-probing spacecrafts - which captures stereoscopic images of the Sun - almost two years after communications were lost.

Microbeads: Why Britain may ban a popular face soap ingredient

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Environmentalists say the tiny microbeads found in shower gel are moving into the water supply and endangering aquatic life, leading some lawmakers around the world to suggest a ban on the plastic beads.

$66bln needed to eradicate malaria on continent: UN

The Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - All 47 African member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted a new framework on how to deal with malaria on the continent, which still accounts for more than 90 percent of global malaria deaths in 2015, a UN ...

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

BBC News - ‎16 hours ago‎
A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.

Nigeria: Setback Won't Break Govt's Resolve to End Polio - ‎6 hours ago‎
Like many of you, I was saddened to learn that two young children had been paralysed by polio in Nigeria's Borno state - my country's first victims of this horrible disease in more than two years.

Park designed for blind to easily navigate

Independent Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
PUPILS at the Athlone School for the Blind have reason to smile - they have a park especially made for them. The park between Berol Street and Beroma Crescent in Bellville is close to the school.