Sep 30, 2014

South Africa suspends use of Israeli circumcision device

THE Department of Health has put on hold its plan to introduce an Israeli-made circumcision device in the face of pressure from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and its affiliates......»»[bdlive]Read More...

Childhood obesity linked to antibiotic drugs - Study

A new study involving 65,000 American kids shows that exposure to antibiotics at a young age of 2 years causes children to be more obese when they reached the age of five......»»[istreetresearch]Read More...

600yr-old canoe discovered in New Zealand

The discovery of an advanced 600-year-old canoe shows how early human settlers colonised New Zealand, two studies have shown. Human history in the country began around 1200 to 1300.....»»[ibtimes]Read More...

French international Giroud renews contract with Arsenal

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract to keep him at the Emirates until 2018, according to reports. The French international is currently sidelined through injury but boss Arsene Wenger has been keen to reward Giroud for his performances....»»[metro]Read More...

Arsenal to sign Man United Defender for £10million

Arsenal are expected to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in January with talks over a £10million move reportedly set to begin soon. The Gunners tried to sign the England international before he moved Old Trafford back in 2010....»»[sportsvibe]Read More...

My daughter was a victim of childhood abuse -Nicki Minaj's Mother

Carol Maraj, mother of rapper superstar Nicki Minaj, recently revealed that her daughter had an abusive childhood caused by her alcoholic and cocaine-addicted father......»»[webpronews]Read More...

Toyota company recalls thousands of pickups

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire......»»[news4sanantonio]Read More...

China approves sale of Apple iPhone6 after weeks of delay

China has granted network access license to iPhone 6, giving permission to sell the Apple's latest smartphone in the country after weeks of tantalising delay resulted in large scale smuggling of the phone from Hong Kong and the US......»»[dnaindia]Read More...

Nigeria to compel non-indigenous companies to be listed

A BILL that would compel private companies operating in Nigeria, whose shareholders fund exceed N40 billion with N80 billion turnover to convert to public liability company and list shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) may be passed in May,next year....»»[The Guardian]Read More...

Spanish court stops Catalan independent vote

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9th, although leaders of the rich northeastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote......»»[thelocal.es]Read More...

Zimbabwe Students take president to court

Zimbabwe students union takes President Robert Mugabe to court over the awarding of a controversial doctorate of philosophy degree to Grace Mugabe......»»[Mail&Guardian]Read More...

Sep 29, 2014

Ebola may affect cocoa prices in West Africa -Experts

Hedge funds are betting that the price of cocoa will rise on concern that the deadly Ebola disease will disrupt supplies from West Africa, which produces 70% of the global supply......»»[latimes]Read More...

Russia's satellite launch into orbit successful

Russia on Sunday successfully launched a Proton-M rocket carrying a satellite into orbit in the first such launch since one of the rockets fell back to Earth soon after liftoff in May. The Proton-M rocket lifted off on schedule from the Baikonur......»»[straitstimes]Read More...

Rihanna's look costs £30,000 per week

Rihanna spends £30,000 a week on her appearance because she insists on a string of experts - including a tanner, false eyelash technician and a dermatologist - to be on hand whenever she needs them......»»[femalefirst]Read More...

Nigerian Singer Flavour Welcomes Baby Girl..

Flavour N'abania, popular singer and Globacom ambassador has officially become a daddy and the woman who takes credit for bearing the singer a daughter is former Delta Soap model, Sandra Okagbue as she delivered a baby girl in a US hospital.....»»[nigerianbulletin]Read More...

New 'Anti-Facebook' social network goes viral

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet......»»[sowetan]Read More...

Nigerian court fines Australian bank, firms £1.63b

For allegedly reneging on a partnership agreement to establish a polymer currency printing plant in Nigeria, the Reserve Bank of Australia and two other firms, Securency Private Ltd and Innovia Films Ltd, based in Australia, may pay damages up to 4billion euros.....»»[thenation]Read More...

Sep 28, 2014

23 Pakistani militants killed in airstrikes, gunfight

At least 23 militants and seven civilians have been killed in northwest Pakistan in attacks on rebel hideouts, a checkpoint clash and a motorcycle bombing, officials said Sunday......»»[ahram]Read More...

Member of British PM's cabinet resigns over sex scandal

A British minister announced his unexpected resignation as a Sunday newspaper reported he had sent an explicit photo of himself online, in the latest setback to David Cameron’s Conservative-led government....»»[dailystar]Read More...

Alleged nude photos of Nicki Minaj leaked, phone hacked

Nicki Minaj may have become the latest victim who has reportedly had her nude photos leaked on the internet, reports say. According to several outlets, Nicki won't be happy to find out her alleged nude pics have made their way around the net......»»[gackhollywood]Read More...

Nigerian Geoffrey Wins MTN Project Fame West Africa 7

Lagos- Geoffrey Oji has become the luckiest winner to wear the crown of the newest season of MTN Project Fame. Oji beats other contestants to emerge top of the Season 7 after an outstanding performance of Asa's 'Beautiful'......»»[dailytimes]Read More...

Google demands more requirements for phone manufacturers

Google has new requirements for phone manufacturers who want to use Google services as part of its Android operating system on their phones......»»[theepochtimes]Read More...

S.A. rand drops to 8-month low against dollar

South Africa's currency tested fresh eight month lows against the dollar on Friday as the already rampant U.S. currency received a further boost from upbeat GDP numbers. The rand, under heavy selling pressure this week, extended earlier losses......»»[businessday]Read More...

India explores nuclear energy as alternate..

India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad......»»[focus-fen]Read More...

Asian FA supports Sepp Blatter re-election

Asia's football chief threw his support behind Fifa president Sepp Blatter's re-election bid on Saturday as the 78-year-old looked increasingly certain to win a fifth term......»»[gulfnews]Read More...

Libya calls for international help against militants

Libya's foreign minister warned Saturday the situation in his country could spiral further out of control without international sanctions against political spoilers and quick support to equip and rebuild the army......»»[wsj]Read More...

Soccer players killed in Mexico gun attack

Two Mexican soccer players were killed in a gun attack against their team bus in a spasm of violence that left four others dead in troubled Guerrero state, officials said Saturday......»»[inquirer]Read More...

Islamic militants claim attack near US embassy in Yemen

An al Qaeda splinter group said it launched a rocket towards the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, wounding several guards, to retaliate for a purported U.S. drone strike in a northern province of Yemen the day before......»»[firstpost]Read More...

Sep 27, 2014

Hollywood star George ‪Clooney‬ marries lawyer Amal

Hollywood star George Clooney has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, in one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the showbusiness year......»»[bbc]Read More...

Police arrest scores of Hong Kong protesters

A standoff between Hong Kong police and democracy activists occupying a public plaza at the Chinese territory's main government compound continued into early Sunday despite repeated attempts by officers to disperse the growing crowd......»»[latimes]Read More...
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