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Worm burrows through man's brain, scientists sequence it's DNA

A went to his doctor because he was suffering from headaches and experiencing strange smells - only to find out there was a rare parasitic worm in his brain.

Pneumonic plague hits Madagascar, 40 killed

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Hlophe tribunal challenge dismissed, again

The High Court in Johannesburg has denied two Constitutional Court judges leave to appeal a previous ruling on the lawfulness of a JSC probe into Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Second great white found at Australia's Bondi

A great white shark has been caught in nets at Sydney's Bondi Beach, authorities said Saturday, the second of the predators found dead at the popular swimming spot this week.

Guptas to list uranium mine to raise R800 million

The Gupta family intend listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800 million.

Assange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary'

Ecuador Friday guaranteed political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for "as long as necessary," one day after he lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest.

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

Research shows that you can double your intake of saturated fats - without driving up their level in your blood.

Road rage redlines

South African drivers are stressed out and are taking it out on one another.

'Say goodbye to the kids'

Hours before he was gunned down in an ambush, an East Rand taxi owner told his wife to say goodbye to his children for him.

PetroSA boss storms newspaper

Controversial PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima stormed into the Times Media Group's Johannesburg offices yesterday demanding to speak to the editor of Business Day, Songezo Zibi, who had published a story that painted him as an alleged fraudster.

Sunday Times journalists arrested

Two Sunday Times journalists were arrested after trying to interview drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele in prison.

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Indonesian teams fear gangsters, try to score most own goals to avoid match

The Indonesian Football Association banned 12 players and officials who competed to score own-goals in a farcical match last month, an official told AFP Saturday.

Disgraced Pistorius spends birthday behind bars

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday -- his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity.

Coach Gharib gets the boot for Egypt's Afcon qualifying failure

Shawky Gharib was on Friday sacked as coach of Egypt for failing to qualify the Pharaohs for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Australia beat South Africa by three wickets to take five-match series 3-1

Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in their fourth one-day international on Friday.

Hamilton fastest in first Abu Dhabi practice

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck a psychological blow with the fastest time in Friday's first practice for Formula One's Abu Dhabi title decider.

'Keep protests peaceful' Obama urges Ferguson

US President Barack Obama urged calm Friday ahead of a grand jury decision expected to trigger protests in the restive town of Ferguson, where the FBI arrested two men for buying explosives.

Alone or in coalitions, in 2016 DA will take municipalities: Zille

The DA would consider entering into coalitions in municipalities for the 2016 local government elections, party leader Helen Zille said at the DA Gauteng Congress in Boksburg, on the East Rand.

Cadillac has BMW in its sights with the new ATS-V

The ATS-V is the first 'hot' high-performance Cadillac ever to get a turbocharged engine and as if to make up for lost time the company has decided to go with two turbos, rather than just one.

Cookbook of the Year 2014

Bingo and sports betting make inroads into casinos

Gross gambling revenues from bingo operations rise 67.5% last year

Union finds another Eskom silo crack

Solidarity claims to have warned Majuba management about ‘increasing vibrations’

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