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Women and men won't reach economic equality until 2186, index says

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and work force participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years, the World Economic Forum said on Tuesday.
Women Work 39 Days More Than Men Per Year
The US has just plummeted down the rankings for gender equality

Gambia is latest African nation to quit international criminal court

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
The international criminal court had been used 'for the persecution of Africans and especially their leaders', the Gambia's information minister said.

The Latest: France clears out Calais migrant camp

Daily Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
French authorities say they've cleared the Calais migrant camp known as "the jungle," days earlier than planned. In this picture made available Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, protesters try blocking a road with pallets to prevent a bus carrying migrants from ...

How the ride turned deadly

Gold Coast Bulletin - ‎12 hours ago‎
INVESTIGATORS will spend weeks working to confirm the exact cause of a fatal tragedy in Dreamworld. Queensland Police have confirmed four people lost their lives after a raft on the Thunder River Rapids flipped backwards after two of the seats came ...

Medium-term budget: Significant tax increases to compensate for slowing economy

Mail & Guardian - ‎48 minutes ago‎
As South Africa faces multiple unknowns, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented a cautious medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday, tailored for an economic environment that is “a challenging one, but not an impossible one”.

More heat for G40 faction as Parliament calls for Kasukuwere probe

Nehanda Radio - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the Auditor-General should move in to investigate Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere over possible abuse of office and misleading President Mugabe about a $50 ...

Chihuri won't touch me, brags Jonathan Moyo

Nehanda Radio - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jonathan Moyo, the Higher and Tertiary Education minister currently facing fraud allegations, has revealed that police boss Augustine Chihuri is not keen to arrest him.

'Hashtag maZimbabweans takapusa chokwadi'

Nehanda Radio - ‎1 hour ago‎
Okay, hold the phone! Allow me but a moment to vent, to curse and, if only I could, to actually shout that which l found out kids mean when they write WTF!

Gospel diva Joyce Simeti dies

New - ‎12 hours ago‎
GOSPEL musician-cum-designer and dress maker, Joyce Simeti has died, close relatives have confirmed. Simeti died in Harare, Tuesday, afternoon of heart failure.

Congo police arrest eight activists protesting election delay

Reuters - ‎8 minutes ago‎
KINSHASA Eight democracy activists were arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday before a planned demonstration against the delay of the presidential election, fellow activists said.

Nyacheki by-election marred with chaos, voter bribery By Eric Abuga

The Standard (press release) - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Jubilee candidate in Nyacheki ward by-election, Maxwell Magoma (with a microphone) addressing Nyacheki town residents during campaigns.

Breaking the university impasse: time to put plans and research into action

RNews - ‎22 hours ago‎
Task teams, ministerial committees, judicial commissions: these are just some of the bodies that have been set up to tackle South Africa's higher education funding crisis since 2011.

Edo governorship: Tribunal grants PDP leave to serve APC by substituted means

Vanguard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Benin - The Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Benin has granted the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Young Democratic Party(YDP), leave to serve their petitions by substituted service on the All Progressives Congress(APC).

'Al-Shabab attack' on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

BBC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya claimed by Somalia-based militant Islamist group al-Shabab. The target was a guesthouse hosting members of a theatre group who were performing plays in schools in the north-eastern town of ...

Vatican Clarifies the Rules for Cremation: Bury, Don't Scatter

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
An urn containing the cremated remains of a Roman Catholic priest during a funeral Mass in Mexico last month. The church allows cremation as long as it is done in accordance with Christian doctrine.

Angola's President faces court inquiry over naming daughter to head state ...

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and head of state energy giant Sonangol, speaks during an interview in Luanda, Angola June 9, 2016.

Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Iraqi special forces soldier waves to a group of newly trained police formed from people displaced by Islamic State militants, as the group sits on a truck bound for the frontline of the Mosul offensive against Islamic State, near Bazgirtan, Iraq ...

Coca-Cola Profit Beats Estimates, Helped by Smaller Packages

Bloomberg - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft-drink company, posted third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates, helped by new beverages like sports drinks and sales of smaller, more-profitable package sizes.

Bond notes delay creates uncertainty

NewsDay - ‎10 hours ago‎
INDUSTRY and investors have called on the central bank to announce the “actual date” when the anticipated bond notes would be released to stem uncertainty, which has seen run-away withdrawals and reduced deposits.

Diamond merger breaks the law amid fears of gold looting by govt

Nehanda Radio - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has been forced to halt gold mining in the Gache Gache area because it has not complied with environmental regulations.

Bulgaria to pay 600 mln euros to Russia over cancelled nuclear project

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
SOFIA, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has agreed to pay about 600 million euros ($655 million) in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for the cancelled Belene nuclear power project, state energy company NEK said on Wednesday.

Air Zimbabwe is the latest airline to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights, cites safety concerns

Technology Zimbabwe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Zimbabwe's national airline Air Zimbabwe has become the latest airline to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from its flights. This follows the string of reports of some Note 7s catching fire while charging made over the past couple of months which prompted ...

Hike Messenger Gets Video Calling, Starting With Android App

NDTV - ‎24 minutes ago‎
India's first homegrown messaging app Hike Messenger on Wednesday launched video calling feature for its users. Video calling - the beta version of which was rolled out in September this year to a select set of less than a hundred thousand users - will ...

Google Fiber broadband plan scaled back

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google is to scale back the expansion of its fibre broadband network, which it was rolling out to bring high-speed internet access to some US cities.

Trump says no interest in launching TV channel if he loses

CTV News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming on his ...

Cape Town makes Lonely Planet's list of must-visit cities for 2017

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Lonely Planet picked the French city of Bordeaux as its hottest urban destination for 2017. Image: Lonely Planet. From new hotels and improved transportation to new options for tour operators and hidden gems, Lonely Planet examines a host of ...

Rolls-Royce Dawn adds new trim options Inspired by Fashion - ‎2 hours ago‎
Demonstrating how the links between the automotive and fashion industries are becoming ever closer, Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new 'couture collection' for spring/summer 2017 for its Dawn luxury convertible, called Inspired by Fashion.

Sharif rallies Warriors

Nehanda Radio - ‎8 hours ago‎
Warriors team manager Sharif Mussa has rallied Zimbabweans to help ZIFA to adequately prepare the team for the Nations Cup finals arguing there is no use continuing to fret over the strengths and high-profile status of their Group B opponents.

Thunderous: a history of Manchester United v City League Cup derbies

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
United's Lou Macari reacts and City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan watches as the ball goes the wrong side of the pos during the fourth round of the League Cup in November 1975.

Caps United welcome back Tsipa, Bhamusi

NewsDay - ‎10 hours ago‎
CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League leading goal scorer, Leonard Tsipa and winger, Phineas Bhamusi bounce back from suspension in the local derby against Harare City at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday.

Michael Carrick hopes Manchester United can 'bounce back' against Manchester City

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Michael Carrick believes Wednesday's EFL Cup clash against Manchester City will give his Manchester United team-mates the perfect chance to redeem themselves.

Going to space is a real pain in the back

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a ...

Scottish scientist dies in Antarctica in snowmobile accident

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Dundee-born scientist has died in Antarctica after the snowmobile he was driving fell into a crevasse. Dr Gordon Hamilton, 50, was killed after the vehicle plunged 100ft (30.48m) into the crevasse on Saturday.

Funding challenges threaten HIV/Aids vaccines R&D

The Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
A New report has revealed how research and development for Aids vaccines, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis using antiretroviral drugs (PrEP) and treatment as prevention (TasP) are in danger of being slowed or even sidelined because of inadequate ...

Here`s why terminally ill cancer patients should avoid surgery!

Zee News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Washington: Patients with disseminated advanced cancer who undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death, found a recent research.

Autism study shows benefits when parents get involved

CNN - ‎14 hours ago‎
(CNN) For millions of families around the world, autism poses daily challenges. Some parents find it difficult or even impossible to communicate with their own children or understand how they perceive the world around them.

Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn

The Independent - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood pressure as becoming overweight, according to the world's largest ever study of the effects of fossil fuel emission on human health.