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06 June 2018 8:15 PM High seas fishing would go broke without 'massive' subsidies: study

Tampa - Fishing on the high seas would be an unprofitable business, but for the billions of dollars in government subsidies that keep an often destructive industry afloat, international researchers said Wednesday. The high seas refers to areas beyond nations' territorial waters, where species like tuna tend to be overfished and migratory sharks - 44% of which 32

31 May 2018 4:14 AM ISIS claims deadly attack on Belgium police

The Islamic State group (ISIS) on Wednesday claimed one of its "soldiers" killed two policewomen and a student in the Belgian city of Liege this week, the jihadists' Amaq propaganda agency said. "The author of the attack on the city of Liege in Belgium is a soldier of the Islamic State," ISIS said in a statement published on Amaq's Telegram account a day after 36

17 May 2018 3:39 PM Trevor Noah to host EA games big reveal

Cape Town - Local comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah will be hosting EA's big Battlefield V reveal. The live reveal will take place on 23 May at 13:00 (Pacific Time) on YouTube and, Trevor announced on Twitter. In the video Trevor also confirmed the title of the game: Battlefield V. He says: "We've got big news," as he sips from a mug with a big "V" on the side. He also captioned 27

14 May 2018 4:01 AM ISIS releases purported allegiance video of Paris attacker

Islamic State, which has claimed the deadly knife attack in Paris this weekend, released a video on Sunday of a young man it claims was the attacker pledging allegiance to the jihadi group. The ISIS propaganda agency Amaq posted the video online using Telegram, featuring a young man wearing a hood with only his eyes exposed as the lower part of his face is covered 36

10 May 2018 11:36 AM Dr Dre loses trademark clash with gynaecologist Dr Drai

Cape Town – According to CNN, BBC and The Independent, hip-hop entrepreneur Dr Dre has lost a trademark battle with a gynaecologist with a similar name. The producer, rapper and record label boss lodged a case with the US trademark office in 2015 after Pennsylvania real-life doctor Draion Burch, applied to register the name Dr Drai. The medic is a media 881

12 April 2018 10:10 AM Australian Muslim activist 'kicked out of US'

A high-profile Australian author and Muslim activist said she was refused entry to the United States on Thursday and put on a plane home after arriving for a speaking engagement. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, an advocate for youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, said she was stopped by border officials and ordered out of the country 64

29 March 2018 11:00 AM We watched the new flicks opening in cinemas this Easter weekend and here’s what we thought

Cape Town – Helen Mirren owns the cinema this weekend with two films on circuit – a horror and a mediocre road trip drama. Also in cinemas is childhood favourite Peter Rabbit and Steven Spielberg’s okayish dystopian drama, Ready Player One. Short review: This horror movie is about more than just big scares and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Short review 30

13 March 2018 2:00 PM Gabrielle Union calls out news site for referring to her just as ‘Dwyane Wade’s wife’

Cape Town – Gabrielle Union has no time for people who identify her just as ‘Dwyane Wade’s wife’ and we are here for it! The TV and movie actress, activist and author called out a news site on Twitter on Monday after they referred to her just as ‘Dwyane Wade’s wife’ in an article about her and her basketball player husband’s donation to a student-run 50

12 March 2018 3:19 PM Cape Town needs up to R12bn to avert future water crises

Cape Town - Cape Town would need between R8bn and R12bn over the next five years for water and sanitation infrastructure to deal with its water crisis properly and avoid future water supply crises, according to a report released by Moody's Investors Service on Monday. The money needed would, therefore, be 95% more compared to the previous five years 40

10 February 2018 7:58 AM Warning of illegal South African abalone flowing into Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Illegally poached abalone from South Africa is pouring into Hong Kong where the gastronomic gastropods are a traditional and expensive banquet favourite, a new study warned. The report on Friday by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, released just before Chinese New Year, estimated that 65% of South African abalone imported to Hong Kong in 2015 was illicitly 48