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12 September 2018 5:24 AM Defiant Oz paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Melbourne - An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page on Wednesday, slapping aside "politically correct" accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist. Melbourne's Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight's caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open, was originally 28

11 September 2018 3:27 PM Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch the Carolinas have seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of more than 209km/h. North Carolina has been hit by only one other Category 4 storm since reliable record keeping began in the 1850s. That was Hurricane Hazel in 1954. In comparison, Florida, which is closer to the equator and in line with the part of the Atlantic 30

20 August 2018 7:53 PM Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, has died. He was 94. Avnery passed away on Monday at a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke. For decades, he was a symbol of the Israeli peace camp, easily recognised by his thick white beard and white hair. A member 35

04 July 2018 2:09 PM Mpofu ponders next move after De Vos misses deadline to remove SARS inquiry blog post

A blog post by legal expert Pierre De Vos remained online on Wednesday afternoon despite advocate Dali Mpofu's request via Twitter, for it to be removed because it was, among other things, "possibly racist". "If you do not remove this article which I find defamatory, insulting & possibly racist from any public space in which you have published it plus any references 34

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 46

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 42

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 Battlefield.com, 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 30

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 45

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 888

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 70