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16 April 2015 9:31 AM IRR's Cronje defends UCT 'bush college' comment

This was one of the questions and comments directed towards the liberal think-tank’s CEO Frans Cronje after he yesterday tweeted: “UCT’s reputation will take a step downwards after events of tonight. Can it recover or is it doomed to become Cape Town’s ‘bush college’?” Cronje’s post was in reaction to the University of Cape Town council’s decision last night 145

16 April 2015 6:13 AM You Must Avoid OBJ If You Want To Succeed As President, Owie Tells Buhari

Former Senate Chief Whip, Rowland Owie, has advised president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of former President Olusegun Obasanjo if he desired to succeed as Nigeria’s leader. In a statement in Benin City, capital of Edo State, yesterday, Owie said: “To Buhari, I thank God for you, but you must deliver on your promises and also build on what president 3

16 April 2015 4:43 AM Hackers could crash airliners

A new report from the US government accountability office identified the danger as one of several emerging cyber-security weaknesses that the Federal Aviation Administration must address. "Internet connectivity in the cabin should be considered a direct link between the aircraft and the outside world, which includes potential malicious actors," the report 10

15 April 2015 10:43 PM The Big Read: What a new DA leader faces

Thirteen exhilarating, exhausting and often hair-raising years at the crease was quite enough for me, the party and doubtless for the country as well. On Sunday the person who was elected as the second leader of the DA, Helen Zille, announced that she would be retiring next month as party head at the DA congress. There is, as she observed, nothing in the party 6

15 April 2015 5:16 PM Iran holds Obama 'responsible' for fate of nuclear deal: Zarif

"It is the obligation of the government of the United States to implement its international agreements. And we will hold the US government, the US president accountable" for the application of the treaties that they sign, Mohammad Javad Zarif told journalists in Lisbon. He was reacting to a move by the US Senate foreign relations committee on Tuesday 5

15 April 2015 3:30 PM Commercial planes open to hacking

Washington – Commercial airliners in the U.S. could be hacked in flight by passengers using a plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a federal watchdog agency warned on Tuesday. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified the danger as one of several emerging cybersecurity weaknesses that the Federal 7

15 April 2015 3:19 PM Hillary tries new tactic in Iowa

Monticello - Hillary Clinton is searching for a second chance in the state that delivered the first blow to her failed presidential campaign eight years ago. In the midst of a two-day swing through Iowa, the opening act of her 2016 campaign to become the first female US president, Clinton is trying to show Democratic voters that she's taking nothing 6

15 April 2015 2:30 PM Iran Accuses Congress of Meddling in Nuclear Deal

Comments from president signal fresh obstacles to an agreement on disputed nuclear program Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday accused the U.S. Congress of meddling in sensitive negotiations over the fate of the country’s disputed nuclear program, signaling potential new obstacles in the way of a final deal. “What the U.S. Senate says, or what the U.S. House 31 29

15 April 2015 2:02 PM REFILE-UPDATE 2-Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

ANKARA/DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear programme if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it. The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in any future accord -- including the right 6

15 April 2015 1:35 PM In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a "champion" for struggling families Tuesday, offering a full-throated embrace of economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats at the first formal event of her young presidential campaign. "I think it's fair to say that as you look across the country, the deck is still stacked in favor of those 5