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August 17, 2017 1:21 AM Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby. The UN says more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year - three times as many as the previous 1

August 16, 2017 8:27 PM Amcu commemorates Marikana tragedy

Union leader says Lonmin workers were used as cannon fodder to reassure foreign investors that their interests were safe. Thousands of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members braved the windy, dusty weather on Wednesday, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy. Dressed in green union regalia, mineworkers 1

August 16, 2017 8:20 AM Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history

Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville 2

August 16, 2017 6:05 AM Grace Mugabe evades arrest

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday reportedly evaded arrest in dramatic style in South Africa following her violent attack on a model who she had found partying at an upmarket hotel with her two sons, Robert Jr and Chatunga Bellarmine, NewsDay has learnt. The First Lady was expected to appear at Wynburg Magistrates’ Courts in the afternoon, but had not done so by the time of going 4

August 16, 2017 5:27 AM Five years on: Marikana residents still live in dire conditions

Marikana - Men dressed in white overalls with green and yellow stripes, wearing black safety boots, and carrying their "skafting" (lunch-box) walk the dusty roads of Marikana in the North West. They return home from the Rowlands mineshaft, where most of them are employed. It is a few kilometres away from the koppie where many mine workers lost their 3

August 16, 2017 3:16 AM Marikana massacre to be commemorated at hillside where massacre occurred

Johannesburg – The deaths of 34 miners during the Marikana massacre in 2012 will be commemorated by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Wednesday at the hillside where the massacre occurred. Police shot and killed the miners on August 16, 2012, in an apparent attempt to disperse striking Lonmin miners. Miners demanded that their 3

August 16, 2017 2:37 AM Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history

Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville 2

August 16, 2017 2:07 AM Over 500 nurses employed following persistent protests

The Coalition of Bonded Allied Health Professionals has revealed that over 500 of its members have been notified of their employment. According to Coalition, the recruitment is the result of the protests they held at the Ministry of Health over their lack of employment. President of the Coalition of Bonded Allied Health Professionals, Solomon Yeboah 3

August 15, 2017 11:00 PM Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool: Talking points from Champions League win

A year ago today, Trent Alexander-Arnold was more than two months off making his first-team debut for Liverpool. But, with Nathaniel Clyne out injured, the 18-year-old has more than seized the opportunities afforded to him at right-back over the last month or so. Against Hoffenheim he looked confident, composed and showed good decision-making to get forward 2

August 15, 2017 10:00 PM Still no justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre

“We were not fighting anyone, we were sitting there to demand our right to earn a decent living wage. The police were wrong.” That is the assessment of a former rock drill operator at Lonmin mine. Justin Kolobe, who did not want to use his real name, was present on August 16 2012 when members of the South African Police Service opened fire on striking 1