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Asian markets buoyed by Wall Street and oil gains

Asian markets buoyed by Wall Street and oil gains

Asian stock markets rallied again on Thursday as another surge in oil prices and gains on Wall Street reinforced optimism about the world economy. With a positive vibe flowing across trading floors, investors shifted out of safe-bet assets such as the yen, which helped Japan’s Nikkei record a third-straight gain. …

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Lions lose another star to injury

The Lions revealed on Wednesday that Coetzee will be out for between 6-8 weeks without specifying what kind of injury the player picked up, which will be revealed later on Thursday when coach Johan Ackermann announces his team for the Super Rugby game against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on …

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Mice in space suffer liver damage in just two weeks

Mice in space suffer liver damage in just two weeks

Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration space flight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday. The findings could interest the US space agency, which plans to send people to deep space destinations …

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VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

Volkswagen wants to buy back the 500,000 or so diesel cars that it programmed to cheat on US emissions test, or repair them and compensate owners for their trouble. Under a plan that Reuters says VW is expected to present to a federal judge on Thursday, the German automaker will offer a …

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Multiple bee stings leave man critical

A 53-year-old man is in a critical condition this afternoon after he sustained multiple bee stings at a construction site on Herman Road in Potchefstroom. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 11h24 where they found the patient standing on the side of the road. On inspection, paramedics found that …

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Zwane promises to engage mining companies over charter

South Africa’s government will talk with mining firms to overcome differences in a new proposed Mining Charter that requires the companies to keep black ownership at 26 percent, the mining minister said on Tuesday. The state published the requirements on Friday, but companies have opposed the proposals saying that once …

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Nhlanhla Nene’s dismissal changed history

Nhlanhla Nene’s dismissal changed history

For political commentator Aubrey Matshiqi, the last five months in South Africa have made him feel like “a child in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory”. The scale of the disorder in local politics may be worrying, but it is as exciting as it gets for someone in his line of work. …

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Klusener to take Dolphins to CCMA

Lance Klusener

Former Dolphins coach Lance Klusener will be taking the Dolphins franchise to the Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over his dismissal in February before the season was complete ESPNcricinfo reports. The hearing, scheduled for the first week of May, will likely not be enough to reappoint Klusener as the Dolphins …

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How on God’s Green Earth Is the B-52 Still in Service?

Earlier this month, a contingent of US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers landed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. They’re there to support Operation Inherent Resolve, the push to eliminate the Islamic State throughout Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. The B-52s will drop GPS-guided smart-bombs and conventional 500-pound bombs on …

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Eskom ramps up energy for winter

Power utility Eskom on Tuesday announced that it had begun to cut back on planned maintenance to shore up energy for winter. “Our winter plan formally kicked off on 1 April 2016 and runs until end of August 2016. As a result, we have already started to ramp down planned …

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SA’s economy has stagnated

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) reflected a negligible month-on-month and year-on-year increase for March in what Economists.co.za chief economist Mike Schüssler says is a sign that the economy has stagnated. The index, which measures the South African interbank payment system’s transactions that are smaller than R5 million, was up …

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