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Uzi killing in Arizona throws spotlight on rising gun tourism

Toronto Star - ‎29 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS, NEV.—The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.
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Ebola cases could reach 20 000: UN

Independent Online (blog) - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A public information board explains the symptoms of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Picture: Youssouf Bah. Geneva - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many ...
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Flight MH370: Search Shifts As Airline Suffers

Sky News - ‎1 hour ago‎
As Australia reveals new information on the missing plane's fate, Malaysia Airlines confirms the impact on its finances. 12:54pm UK, Thursday 28 August 2014.
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Samsung Gear S watch sports 3G, LG G Watch R gets curvy

Computerworld - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Samsung and LG have announced more smartwatches ahead of next week's IFA trade show in Berlin, with an emphasis on connectivity and curvy faces.
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WildLeaks targets poaching elite in Tanzania

The Asian Age - ‎12 hours ago‎
Poachers slaughtering Africa's elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from the police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing.

Mkapa: Law to separate business and public leadership important

IPPmedia - ‎6 hours ago‎
Retired President Benjamin Mkapa has underscored the need for the government to fast track the formation of law to separate business and public leadership.
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DA 'encouraged' by spy tapes ruling

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The ANC has 'noted' the ruling for the NPA to hand over the spy tapes and the DA said it would review them thoroughly to establish authenticity.
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Arms deal inquiry not salvageable - Feinstein

News24 - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The commission is investigating allegations of corruption in the controversial multi-billion rand arms deal. (AFP). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories ...
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…Botswana stops South-bound DRC cargo at Kazungula

Zambia Daily Mail - ‎38 minutes ago‎
MORE than 80 trucks carrying various cargo, including copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) en route to South Africa, are marooned in the border town of Kazungula because Botswana officials have refused to allow them entry into that ...
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Ramaphosa Says South Africa to Clarify Policy to Boost Sentiment

Businessweek - ‎48 minutes ago‎
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government will seek to provide more clarity to businesses about its policies in order to bolster confidence and spur investment.
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Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France

Reuters UK - ‎9 minutes ago‎
BERLIN (Reuters) - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France.
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Syria attacks militants near Golan Heights border crossing

Christian Science Monitor - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
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Afghan vote audit 'not possible'

Independent Online - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes in front of international observers at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
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Japan's Abe faces another bruising debate over raising sales tax

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO Aug 28 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a hard choice in coming months: whether to hike Japan's sales tax again, raising the risks of damaging a fragile recovery, or to back off and shake markets' confidence in his commitment to curbing ...
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Apple's iWatch secrecy and the perilous game of predicting the future

28 minutes ago
Written by
Steve Ranger
One of the most noteable things about the iWatch is the utter lack of solid information about it. Apart from a few 'people familiar with the matter' type stories, there have been no leaks at all; the lack of component leaks is particularly noticeable.
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Apple's Bid To Ban Samsung Sales Denied Again

ValueWalk - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) again could not convince a U.S. district judge to put a sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) devices that were found to be infringing the iPhone maker's patent, says a report from Bloomberg.
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Twitter Shows How Many People Saw Your Tweets

Sky News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Now everyone can see how many times each of their tweets have been seen thanks to Twitter's analytics system. 1:02pm UK, Thursday 28 August 2014.
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Hello Kitty: when is a cat not a cat?

The Guardian - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Appearance: A cat. Just so, so clearly, a cat. Cat ears, whiskers, a tiny feline nose, and weirdly, no mouth. But still obviously a cat, damn it.
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Solange attack, 'divorce' all for sales

Independent Online - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On the Run tour at AT&T Park on August 5, 2014 in San Francisco. Photo: Mason Poole/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment.
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Zara withdraws T-shirts over anti-Semitism claims

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON: The Zara T-shirt called the "Sheriff" went on sale online at 2 am, London time, on Wednesday. Within a few hours, it had sparked a social media outcry, with many Twitter posts accusing the clothing company of anti-Semitism - or at least a large ...
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Look! Emma Stone wows at Venice Film Festival - ‎2 hours ago‎
Emma Stone stole the show at the premiere for her film Birdman at the Venice International Film Festival yesterday (August 27). The 25-year-old actress chose a plunging tulle Valentino Couture gown in deep emerald for the event.
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Smart sailing

Montreal Gazette - ‎20 minutes ago‎
PAPENBURG, Germany. Today, we have smartphones, Smart cars, smartwatches and now a smartship. Throughout every square metre, Royal Caribbean's latest ship - the 4,200-passenger Quantum of the Seas - is loaded with technology-laden fibre ...
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Foreign teams arrive for 2014 East African Golf Challenge in Uganda

GlobalPost - ‎11 hours ago‎
KAMPALA, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Golfers from four countries have arrived in Uganda ahead of the 2014 East African Golf Challenge which takes place at the 71 Entebbe Course from Aug. 28-31.
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China showcases future Olympic stars as curtain falls

Bangkok Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
BEIJING - A glittering ceremony will Thursday close the Youth Olympics in China's eastern city of Nanjing after 12 days of competition that showcased the sporting superstars of the future.
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Scientists Solve the Mystery of Death Valley's 'Wandering Stones'
6 minutes ago
Written by
Liz Klimas
For more than 50 years, scientists have puzzled over rocks that seemed to move across the dry landscape of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.
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Here's What all you can do with IBM's Watson

Maine News Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
International Business Machines has developed a cognitive computing system using IBM's Watson Technology. The advanced system is a natural extension of what humans can do at their level best.
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Walking Fish Offers Insight Into Ancient Evolutionary Transition

36 minutes ago
Written by
Vikas Shukla
Ever wondered what might have happened when the first fish “crawled” out of water? It started a long evolutionary trek, giving rise to today's tetrapods: reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.
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Underground Experiment Proves What Powers The Sun

Huffington Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
This is a composite sun in which four images, taken almost at the same time by the STEREO Behind spacecraft on May 1, 2007, were merged together.

Dar hosts crucial malaria meeting

Daily News - ‎12 hours ago‎
AN important meeting on malaria will be held in Dar es Salaam next week as part of preparations for the development of the next iteration of the Global Malaria Action Plan.

Patient causes Ebola scare at Nkasi hospital

Daily News - ‎14 hours ago‎
COMMOTION erupted at Nkomolo Health Centre in Namanyere township, Nkasi district, in Rukwa region when a female patient was brought to the health facility bearing the symptoms of the dreaded Ebola disease, causing both patients and medical staff to ...