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26 November 2018 1:07 PM India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India's financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that those who planned the attack had not been convicted. He called on Pakistan to implement sanctions against those 22

20 November 2018 1:56 PM Small boost for tourism accommodation in September

Income from tourism accommodation in South Africa increased by 4.3% year-on-year in September 2018, according to StatsSA. The increase came amid a 0.3% decrease in the number of stay unit nights sold, but a 4.6% increase in the average income per night. The Stats SA report covered private and public enterprises providing short-stay commercial accommodation 23

03 November 2018 7:58 AM Police: No sign of assault in Saudi sisters' deaths

Police say two Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies washed up on New York City's waterfront told people they would rather harm themselves than return to their home country. The bodies of 16-year-old Tala Farea and 23-year-old Rotana Farea were discovered Oct 24 in the Hudson River. They were bound together with tape, but Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on Friday 43

19 October 2018 9:18 AM Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance. Workers removed the letters spelling "Trump Place" on Thursday from the 46-story condominium on the Upper West Side. Nearly 70% of the owners in the 377-unit tower at 200 Riverside Blvd voted earlier this month for the change, saying they were worried about resale value 32

17 September 2018 6:14 PM Tourist accommodation hit as cash-strapped consumers cut back on travel

Income from tourist accommodation decreased by 2.3% in July 2018 compared with July the previous year, figures released by Statistics South Africa on Monday showed. The data comes on the back of weak economic growth and living costs, which hampered consumers' spending patterns. Various types of accommodation establishments recorded a slump in income 35

05 September 2018 3:45 AM Airbnb, short-term rentals must be monitored

As the success of platforms like Airbnb continue to take the world, including Cape Town, by storm - Neil Markovitz, managing director of Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & Lodges, warns of the pitfalls of unmonitored hospitality systems. Markovitz admits there is no arguing that Airbnb has developed a workable formula for property owners to generate 34

28 August 2018 8:44 AM Sri Lanka warns players of match-fixing approaches

Colombo - Sri Lanka cricket chiefs on Tuesday raised a new match-fixing alert after "suspicious individuals" were kicked out of a Twenty20 game. Players have been warned to tell authorities of any attempt to approach them to fix matches, a Sri Lanka Cricket official told AFP. The move follows the detection of suspicious individuals at a Sri Lankan league 27

24 August 2018 8:27 AM Thomas Cook takes its guests out of Egypt hotel after 2 died

A British international travel company says it's evacuating its customers from a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada after two of them died there. Thomas Cook said in a statement on Thursday that the circumstances surrounding the deaths remain unclear but that it had received reports of "a raised level of illness among guests." The company says its decision 29

20 June 2018 8:12 AM JUST IN: Inflation eases despite April VAT hike

Inflation eased to 4.4% for May compared to 4.5% in April, despite the implementation of a VAT hike implemented in April. This is according to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), which on Wednesday released the consumer price index figures for May. The index increased 0.2% month-on-month. Contributors to inflation include food and non-alcoholic beverages 32

14 June 2018 11:27 AM Green & Gold day of emotion awaits in Bloemfontein

Johannesburg - As much as Saturday’s first Test between the Springboks and England ignited a fire within that has seldom been seen since 1995 in rugby stadiums across the country, the second Test promises to be just as emotional, if not more, given the significance of the day. But while the country will celebrate Youth Day, and focus on remembering the horrors 43