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05 January 2019 6:05 AM Zoo elephants eat Berlin's leftover Christmas trees

Berlin's unwanted Christmas trees have ended their days as a festive snack for zoo elephants and stocking fillers for some of their fellow residents. The once-a-year treats arrived Friday at the Tierpark, one of the German capital's two zoos. The zoo takes only fresh, unsold trees from selected vendors. It doesn't accept trees from the public, which 18

30 November 2018 7:58 AM Official: 12 die from drinking tainted liquor in India

At least 12 people have died from drinking tainted liquor in a village in eastern India, a government official said on Thursday. District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said another 25 people were being treated in a hospital in the Nadia district of West Bengal state. Gupta said the deaths occurred over the past two days after workers at a brick kiln consumed 47

19 November 2018 8:01 AM Undersea gas fires Egypt's regional energy dreams

Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy. Encouraged by the discovery of huge natural gas fields in the Mediterranean, Cairo has in recent months signed gas deals with neighbouring Israel as well as Cyprus and Greece. Former oil minister Osama Kamal 48

10 November 2018 12:23 PM Khashoggi corpse went down the drains

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources. This led investigators to believe the dead body of the insider-turned-critic 37

08 November 2018 4:56 PM 4 seriously injured in chemical explosion at Boksburg factory

Four people were injured on Thursday afternoon after an explosion at a chemical factory in Main Rain Reef Road in Boksburg, Johannesburg. "We had one patient seriously burnt in the face, head and neck [who] has been taken to Glenwood hospital for treatment," Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EES) spokesperson William Ntladi said. He added that three others 37

25 July 2018 10:01 AM Drinking water contaminated with micro plastic pollution in Gauteng

Drinking water in Johannesburg and Tshwane is polluted with microplastics, a new study has found. Substantial amounts of microplastics – bits of plastics less that 5mm in size – were found in the tap water in both cities, as well as in rivers in Gauteng and in borehole water in the North West province. But while the people of Johannesburg and Tshwane 36

15 July 2018 7:54 AM Man gets life in prison for promoting terrorist attack on Prince George

London — An alleged Islamic State group supporter who encouraged attacks on 4-year-old Prince George of Britain has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years. Husnain Rashid maintained he'd done nothing wrong during the early part of his trial, but later switched his plea to guilty on four counts of preparing terrorist acts and encouraging 41

29 June 2018 2:52 PM Land: The people speak – Black farmers need resources to be successful, says land claim beneficiary

Land expropriation without compensation will not help black farmers if government doesn't give them adequate financial assistance to farm the land. "Getting land [without the money to make it productive] is like being poor and getting a Ferrari, you will struggle to buy fuel," up-and-coming black farmer Solly Letsoalo told the Constitutional Review Committee 37

26 April 2018 12:01 PM Annual percentage change in PPI 3.7%

Cape Town - The annual percentage change in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for final manufactured goods was 3.7% in March 2018 compared with 4.2% in February 2018, Statistics SA announced on Thursday. From February 2018 to March 2018 the PPI for final manufactured goods decreased by 0.2%. The main contributors to the annual rate of 3.7% were coke, petroleum 77

26 January 2018 4:00 AM Mnangagwa on land: 'We don't think along racial lines... it's outdated'

Davos - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his new government believes thinking along racial lines is "outdated" when it comes to farming and land ownership. The president says white Zimbabwean farmers left on the land had integrated "happily" into the country's new farming system, albeit on smaller land holdings. "We don't want to think along 47