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Madonna in Malawi to launch children's hospital Madonna in Malawi to launch children's hospitalDate: 28/11/2014

Madonna on Thursday launched a 50-bed pediatrics ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre...

Microbes to munch Sasol sludge Microbes to munch Sasol sludgeDate: 27/11/2014

Oil and chemical giant Sasol is looking to use microbes to turn thousands of tonnes of waste sludge into compost.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremorsDate: 26/11/2014

Anupam Pathak, a senior hardware engineer at Google, shows off the prototype of the Liftware Spoon that helps people eat...

Denmark the most connected country - study Denmark the most connected country - studyDate: 25/11/2014

Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said...

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde Volcano erupts in Cape VerdeDate: 24/11/2014

A rare eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo, its biggest in decades, caused the closure of the airport and evacuation...

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses 6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens housesDate: 23/11/2014

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to...

Hong Kong students call for democracy Hong Kong students call for democracyDate: 06/11/2014

Students calling for full democracy for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong are hoping to take their protest to Communist Party rulers...

New York elects youngest woman to Congress New York elects youngest woman to CongressDate: 05/11/2014

A 30-year-old upstate New York Republican on Tuesday made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to US Congress...

Woman’s death galvanises US right-to-die efforts Woman’s death galvanises US right-to-die effortsDate: 04/11/2014

Portland - Brittany Maynard's last days stirred a debate in the US about whether it's okay for a terminally ill person to end...

U.N. Climate Change Report Offers Stark Warnings U.N. Climate Change Report Offers Stark WarningsDate: 03/11/2014

Climate change is happening, it is almost entirely man’s fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas...

Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 yearsDate: 30/10/2014

Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" ...

‘I’m so grateful to be well’ ‘I’m so grateful to be well’Date: 29/10/2014

Atlanta - Smiling and looking vibrant, the second of two nurses infected while treating the first Ebola patient in the...

Global outcry over Meyiwa's murder Global outcry over Meyiwa's murderDate: 28/10/2014

News makers, the sporting fraternity, and celebrities have joined countless ordinary citizens in expressing their shock over...

Israeli farmers observe sabbatical - with a wink Israeli farmers observe sabbatical - with a winkDate: 27/10/2014

Bnei Netzarim - Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year...

Light touch Light touchDate: 24/10/2014

An Indian artist gives finishing touches to the idols of Goddess Kali at a local workshop ahead of the Diwali festival in...

Hitler cream strikes sour note for Swiss Hitler cream strikes sour note for SwissDate: 23/10/2014

Geneva - Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for putting cream capsules with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini...

Paralysed groom walks down the aisle Paralysed groom walks down the aisleDate: 22/10/2014

Matt Ficarra has been paralysed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking...

Nepal: South Africans listed ‘safe’ Nepal: South Africans listed ‘safe’Date: 21/10/2014

An unofficial list of people caught in a blizzard ranked as one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters, says the five South...

Cheers to Ronaldo's 100m Facebook likes Cheers to Ronaldo's 100m Facebook likesDate: 20/10/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most liked man on Facebook. He reached a cool 100 million “likes” on the social networking site...

Family farms crucial in fight to eradicate hunger: UN Family farms crucial in fight to eradicate hunger: UNDate: 17/10/2014

Rome - Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families and it is they who hold the key to eradicating...

Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next monthDate: 16/10/2014

Berlin - The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet...

Britain begins Ebola screening at London's Heathrow airport Britain begins Ebola screening at London's Heathrow airportDate: 15/10/2014

Britain began screening passengers arriving at London's busiest airport from West Africa for signs of the deadly Ebola virus on...

France’s Patrick Modiano wins Nobel prize for Literature France’s Patrick Modiano wins Nobel prize for LiteratureDate: 14/10/2014

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, was awarded the Nobel Prize...

Nobel Peace Prize choice a victory for human dignity: Obama Nobel Peace Prize choice a victory for human dignity: ObamaDate: 13/10/2014

United States President Barack Obama congratulated Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian...

Princess Charlene of Monaco expecting twins Princess Charlene of Monaco expecting twinsDate: 10/10/2014

Princess Charlene, the South African wife of Monaco monarch Prince Albert II, is expecting twins at the end of the year...

Womb transplant mom hopes to inspire others Womb transplant mom hopes to inspire othersDate: 09/10/2014

The parents of the first baby born from a transplanted womb hope they can be an inspiration to others struggling with...

Vertigo-inducing face lift for Eiffel Tower Vertigo-inducing face lift for Eiffel TowerDate: 08/10/2014

The Eiffel Tower has been given a vertigo-inducing face lift as organisers celebrate the Paris monument's 125th anniversary...

Trio win Nobel medicine prize Trio win Nobel medicine prizeDate: 07/10/2014

British-American researcher John O'Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and...

134 countries participating in march against rhino, elephant poaching 134 countries participating in march against rhino, elephant poachingDate: 06/10/2014

A global march for elephants and rhinos is taking place in 134 countries across the world. The aim of the march is to bring...

PM launches Clean India Campaign PM launches Clean India CampaignDate: 03/10/2014

India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans on...



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