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Saudi king labels Israeli offensive in Gaza a war crime

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah broke his silence on Friday over the three-week-old conflict in Gaza, condemning what he saw as international silence over Israel's offensive and describing this as a war crime and "state-sponsored terrorism".

Surfaces could be cleaning themselves soon

Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have created a new way of making surfaces that actively control how fluids move across them.

Kids Haven protege wins medal for South Africa

Commonwealth Games medallist Mpho Madi, a product of the Kids Haven home in Benoni, met her future foster mother through wrestling.

French hospital plans wine bar to cheer patients' last days

The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine.

Petrol price stays the same for August

The price of petrol will remain the same but the diesel price will go down, the energy department said on Friday.

Joburg granny tied up for two days

A 75-year-old woman was tied up for two days at her home in Morningside, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Friday.

'Easter egg' campaign lets you unlock free beer

Castle Lite has launched an ‘Easter Egg’ campaign to reward its customers with free beer.

Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO

The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.

I went back to prostitution ring after giving birth at 15: testifies prostitute

An 18-year-old woman told the Durban Regional Court on Friday that she gave birth to a baby four months after her 15th birthday and returned to prostitution three months after its birth.

Farms are dying

Rural areas are in a "death spiral", with thousands of farmers abandoning their land.
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Momoti withdraws from IRB World Cup opener

Springbok women's flank Lamla Momoti was forced to withdraw from the team's opening Women's Rugby World Cup clash against Australia on Friday, the SA Rugby Union announced.

No escaping Van Gaal's gaze for Man United squad

Manchester United's squad have been warned. Slack off in training and new manager Louis van Gaal will be watching you.

Court blocks Madrid's plans to remodel Bernabeu

A Spanish court has temporarily stopped Real Madrid's plans to remodel its Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with the club under investigation by the European Union for possibly receiving illegal state aid.

US PGA: The final test against the strongest field

The US PGA Championship might be the hardest to win of the four majors, even if it seems to play the easiest.

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris.

Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO

The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.

One-off BMWi8 to go under the hammer

The unique Concours d'Elegance Edition of the high-tech hybrid supercar will boast a number of special features and the proceeds of the sale will go to charity.

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SA must take ‘clear steps’ to improve investment climate, says Nene

SA needs to take clear steps, based on National Development Plan, to improve investment climate if it wants to continue attracting multinationals, minister says

Sanral faces legal battle over toll-road secrecy bid

The application for secrecy on the grounds of ‘commercial confidentiality’ is highly unusual for a public entity

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