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P.W. Botha Dragged into Nkandla Debacle

P.W. Botha Dragged into Nkandla Debacle

The former president of South Africa, Pieter Willem (P.W.) Botha is being dragged into the Jacob Zuma Nkandla debacle. Zuma has referenced the former president to the ongoing Nkandla upgrades that have been symbolized as waste of taxpayers’ funds. The R246 million spent on upgrades has caused an outrage of comments by both opposition parties […]

Oscar Pistorius Jailed for Five Years

Oscar Pistorius Jailed for Five Years

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years. He has been on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. After being found guilty, it was up to the judge to determine whether he should face jail or house arrest. The decision on the sentencing has been ongoing for a week now. The prosecution […]

Halloween Has a Reason for the Costumes

Halloween Has a Reason for the Costumes

Halloween takes its origin from the Pagan Holiday, Samhain, where Celts would dress up in costumes and dance around a large bonfire giving for several reasons. Thanking their Gods was one of them. Today the holiday is more about candy and pranks, though the tradition of dressing up has continued. The holiday was known as […]

Winnie Faces Criticism Over Mandela Land Claim

Winnie Faces Criticism Over Mandela Land Claim

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela faces the wrath of the people over a land claim of the Late Nelson Mandela. Whom does the land in the village of Qunu, Eastern Cape belong to, the former president or Winnie? There is a dispute brewing, and it is Winnie  that stated certain land in Qunu does not belong to the […]

Boko Haram Impostor May Have Negotiated Cease-Fire Agreement

Boko Haram Impostor May Have Negotiated Cease-Fire Agreement

An alleged impostor of Boko Haram named Danladi Ahmadu may have negotiated a cease-fire agreement with the Nigerian government. Reports had surfaced that representatives of the extremist group and government delegates had allegedly agreed on a cease-fire agreement last week, but gunfire reportedly broke out over the weekend and killed dozens of people. Furthermore, a […]

Online Harassment Laws Hardened in the UK

Online Harassment Laws Hardened in the UK

The internet is no stranger to abusive comments and insults. Combining the ease of communication with the anonymity enables many to voice their opinions with little repercussions. Heated debates can often result in harsh insults and even threats. With the spread of Internet and social media the abuse has begun spilling into real life, however, […]

Gough Whitlam, Former Australian Prime Minister Passes Away at 98

Gough Whitlam, Former Australian Prime Minister Passes Away at 98

Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975, passed on earlier this morning. According to his four children: Catherine, Stephen, Nicholas and Antony, he is to have “a private cremation and a public memorial service.” Known for pushing a political system to its limits, he has inspired leagues of individuals and is historically […]

Bear in China Zoo Bites off 9 Year Old Boy’s Arm

Bear in China Zoo Bites off 9 Year Old Boy’s Arm

A black bear in a Chinese zoo has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the bars of its cage. The attack occurred on Saturday morning at the zoo inside Pingdingsham Hebin Park in Henan province. A doctor who treated the boy said the entire arm needed to […]

September at Record High Temperatures Indicate 2014 Could be Warmest Year

September at Record High Temperatures Indicate 2014 Could be Warmest Year

Already 2014 is tied with 1998 and 2010 as having the recorded warmest years. The global average temperature has been 1.3 degrees higher than average. Even the ocean temperature has been 1.19 degrees above the average. Most of the U.S. experienced a September that was not near as hot as past years, California however is […]

Sweden Searches for Secret Submarine

Sweden Searches for Secret Submarine

On Thursday, officials in Sweden began reporting that they had intercepted a distress call in Russian from what was presumably a submerged vessel in their waters, though Russian officials deny having any secret submarine operations in the area. Transmissions reportedly being made to a Russian holding in Kaliningrad, just over 300 miles to the south […]

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