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eNCA | Social cohesion problematic, says ANC

File: The party's head of political education, Nathi Mthethwa, highlighted Helen Zille's controversial tweets on colonialism. Photo: GCIS.

eNCA | #FeesMustFall: Convention brawling highlights student divisions

The Higher Education National Convention was a gamble. To solve the crisis at universities, it planned to bring different student groups together with civil society, the state and varsity leaders. Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana is proud of the National Education Crisis Forum’s work.

eNCA | Support for Japan's Abe falls over scandals: poll

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating has fallen sharply, an opinion poll showed Monday, as scandals erode public confidence in a government now in its fifth year. Abe took power in December 2012 on the back of widespread frustration with the previous administration's handling....

eNCA | Students die in freak tree accident in Ghana

Students die in freak tree accident in Ghana. ACCRA - Twenty students died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana, emergency officials said. Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said the "unusual incident" happened on Sunday afternoon, when....

eNCA | S.Korea's Lotte family owners go on trial for graft

S.Korea's Lotte family owners go on trial for graft. SEOUL - Four members of the family who control South Korea's troubled retail giant Lotte, including its 93-year-old founder, went on trial Monday for embezzlement, tax evasion and fraud. The proceedings against company chairman Shin Dong-Bin, 61,....

eNCA | FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

WASHINGTON - The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security....

eNCA | Former Burundi street child helps heal civil war divisions

READ: Belgium refuses to resume aid to Burundi Forty percent of the farmers at the project in Gasorwe in Muyinga province are Hutu, 40 percent Tutsi and 20 percent Batwa pygmies, Burundi's most marginalised people. At least 300,000 people died in the 1993-2005 conflict between Hutus and Tutsis in....

eNCA | UPDATE: Police on standby in Soweto as protests continue

SOWETO - There was pandemonium in parts of Soweto as protesters burned tyres close to the highway. Officials says residents are protesting over a piece of land they want to occupy. Metrorail has confirmed that train services between Dube and New Canada stations are cancelled due to protest action causing operations to be unsafe.

Chinese medical scientist awarded Order of the British Empire

Professor Jiang Wenguo. People's Daily Online Chinese professor Jiang Wenguo was awarded the Order of the British Empire on March 16, bestowed by Britain's Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Jiang became the first scientist from the Chinese mainland to win this honor, thanks to his outstanding contribution to cancer research.

Beijing 2022 open first worldwide staff recruitment

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened its first worldwide staff recruitment here on Monday. A total of 22 staff members will be recruited for 21 positions, including 11 staff members to be recruited worldwide for 10 positions.

Cambodian PM opens 5th China Round Table on WTO Accessions

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen opened the fifth China Round Table (CRT-5) on World Trade Organization (WTO) Accessions here on Monday, aiming at sharing best practices for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in preparing for the WTO accessions.

GMAT launches Chinese registration system

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) said Saturday it has launched a Chinese registration system for its globally taken Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), making Chinese the first language used in registration other than English. The Chinese system can help save registration....

Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to Live, 2017 Edition

Ah, the ever-exciting city life: It’s not everyone’s cup of mocha java. Cramped apartments go for mind-blowing prices, the daily stress and competition can be killers, a wayward cab just splashed gunk all over your Guccis, and that Knob Creek Manhattan you just ordered up to salve the pain (straight....

Why Adityanath will be a good CM

'Yogi Adityanath will prove to be the most popular and effective chief minister, overseeing a regime of peace and justice, harsh on wrongdoers and rabblerousers, encouraging those who work for India,' says Tarun Vijay. The media's surprise and shock over Yogi Adityanath taking over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister is really entertaining.

LIVE! Voda-Idea merger announced

UP CM Yogi Adityanath continues to grab the headlines. Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the newly formed government in Uttar Pradesh will bring record development in the state, the Congress Party on Monday said the former's assertion of development is a ploy.

Catalonia wants Scottish-style independence vote

Catalonia's separatist government on Sunday again urged Spain's central government to let it hold a legal referendum on independence like the one Scotland staged in 2014 with London's approval. "The government of Britain and Scotland agreed on a referendum," the president of the regional Catalan....

Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing

Monday, 20 March 2017 | MYT 12:14 PM Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing. by patricia zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency will break their public silence on Monday about their....

Porsche invests in tech services to offset possible sales decline

Betting on tech: Meschke said new mobility services would contribute a significant double-digit percentage share of revenue in the coming years. — Reuters. STUTTGART, Germany: Porsche will invest hundreds of millions of euros in digital services to generate the revenue needed to offset an....

Armed with US$11bil, Thai oil giants hunt for investments

BANGKOK: The Asian energy companies sitting on the largest horde of cash outside China are ready to put it to use. Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production Pcl and its parent company have nearly US$11bil combined in cash and marketable securities, such as bonds and other short-term investments.

Algeria president makes video appearance after month of health rumours

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in a video on Sunday for the first time in a month since his abrupt cancellation of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Algiers triggered speculation over his health. Since a stroke in 2013, Bouteflika, 80, has....

Mexico drug war investigators unearth 47 more skulls in mass graves

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Investigators unearthed the skulls of 47 more suspected victims of Mexico's drug war in Veracruz state, just days after uncovering 250 skulls at a separate mass grave used by drug cartels, the state's attorney general said on Sunday.

Why talk facts when you can just yell

If you've ever been on the internet you'll already be aware that the key strategy to winning an argument - at least, winning in the sense of convincing your opponent to shut up - isn't to do loser things like rely on "facts" or "evidence" or boring stuff like that, but to yell and yell and yell until your opponent logs off in disgust.

Paul Keating is wrong: first-home buyers should be able to use their super

There seems to be two major reasons why he argues against the use of superannuation funds to finance entry into home ownership. The first, and probably most important, is because it would take funds out of the superannuation balances largely of the younger members and, because of the power of....

Up to 100 more jobs to go at Bureau of Statistics

The troubled Australian Bureau of Statistics is to axe another 80 to 100 of its public servants, the main public sector union said on Monday. The Community and Public Sector Union says the Bureau has officially notified it that between 80 and 100 staff will be offered voluntary redundancies, with budget cuts blamed for the decision.

Danni Roche versus John Coates for AOC presidency is a clash of cultures

The decision by gold medal winning hockey player Danni Roche to nominate against John Coates for the presidency of the AOC is pitched as a challenge by an energetic 46-year-old who will take a $600,000 pay cut to do the job of a 66-year-old administrator.

OECD education chief Andreas Schleicher: great teachers more important than class size

Australian education 'very significantly shrunk' Leading global education experts Andreas Schleicher criticises the Australian education system for falling behind global standards at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. But it's not the class size that's the key, he explains – it's....

G-20 meeting was 'disappointing' and 'disturbing': Yale’s Stephen Roach

Former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach said Monday that the G-20 financial leaders' dropping their traditionally strong support of free trade was "disturbing" and reflected rising protectionism in the U.S. "It's pretty disappointing when you get finance ministers from leading countries in....

Op-Ed: The Fed’s stealthy QE: $267 billion of fresh liquidity injected since mid-January

Only during the two weeks preceding the push of the federal funds rate (interest rate banks charge each other for overnight loans) to the 0.75-1.0 percent range, a total of $115.5 billion of new liquidity has been created. If that was meant to confuse the gallery it is mission accomplished.

Calkins: Calipari's return good for Memphis

John Calipari is returning to Memphis. He’s bringing his Kentucky Wildcats to FedExForum for the Sweet 16. Kentucky beat Wichita State Sunday, 65-62, to put the finishing touches on what is shaping up as old home week around here. Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner will be in Oxford on Tuesday night, as Georgia Tech takes on Ole Miss in the NIT.

Syrian government forces beat back surprise rebel assault in Damascus

Clashes shocked the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday after rebels and jihadist militants launched a surprise attack as the country struggles to find a peaceful end to its six-year civil conflict. Fighters tried to make their way to the city center, trading fire with government forces that could be heard across Damascus.

Fierce fighting erupts in Syrian capital Damascus after rebel attack

Mar 20, 2017- Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district. The assault began early on Sunday with car bombs and suicide attacks, activists said.
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