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Naspers again bets on online insurance with R120m investment in Naked

Naspers Foundry said investing in the company meets its strategy of growing tech businesses that address societal needs.Naked was established ...


T20 WC: India to face Pakistan on October 24

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): The much-awaited high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming T20 ...


SA steel supplier hit by cyberattack around the same time as Transnet

At the end of July - around the same time Transnet was hit by a cyberattack - local steel supplier ...


Airline industry statistics confirm 2020 was worst year

Montreal [Canada], August 4 (ANI): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication ...


Much-changed Lions want fewer stoppages after 126-minute second Test

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland said on Tuesday he would be speaking to the referees about ensuring a ...


Covid-19: Death toll climbs by 555 as cases increase by 8 988

South Africa recorded 8 988 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Tuesday.555 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official death ...


Five ways Uganda's health teams provided HIV care in lockdown

Uganda is currently in a partial country-wide lockdown. The "second wave" of coronavirus infections has been especially unforgiving. There is ...


How the private sector can support South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the scaling up of the country's COVID-19 vaccination rollout. At the beginning of ...


Dwayne Bravo plays his final T20I match 'in the Caribbean'

Georgetown [Guyana], August 3 (ANI): Dwayne Bravo, the two-time T20I World Champion, on Tuesday announced that today's match against Pakistan ...


Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 6.78 million: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], August 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,787,146 as of Tuesday afternoon, ...


FIFA hand year suspension to former CAF head Hayatou

FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday handed a year ban from football-related activities to former African Football Confederation (CAF) president Issa ...


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Europeans evacuate 394 migrants from boat on Mediterranean

TUNIS, Tunisia: Some 394 migrants were rescued from an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday.The Sea-Watch 3 ...

Lebanon fires two rockets at Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Lebanon has fired two rockets at Israel.Israel, in turn, has responded with artillery fire.The skirmishes are part of regional tension ...

Rwanda sends 300 troops for UN mission in Central African Republic

Rwanda has sent 300 troops to reinforce United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, where they will help protect ...

DR Congo doctors end three-week strike

A doctors' union in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday called off a three-week-old strike over pay that had brought ...

DA seeks to stop EFF's march in Phoenix, Durban

Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen, has written to the South African Human Rights Commission in an effort to stop the ...

Court orders church to pay transgender woman R600 000 in damages

The Equality Court has awarded a transgender woman R600 000 in damages.Karabo Ndlovu was made to undress in a public ...

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Disney says all employees working at parks must be vaccinated

ORLANDO, Florida: The Walt Disney Company say that all of its on-site salaried and non-union hourly employees in the United ...

U.K.'s Channel 4 in discussions for sale to American Discovery Channel

LONDON, England: U.S. broadcaster Discovery Channel is in early discussions to potentially take over Britain's state-owned Channel 4 television broadcaster.A ...

ASX ends at all-time high, elsewhere Asian stocks mixed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's indices losing ground, while Australia rose to ...

French automakers disappointed with slow rebound post-Covid

PARIS, France: The French auto market is not rebounding as quickly as hoped for, with blame being placed on the ...

Zoom to pay $85 mln due to sharing data, 'Zoombombing'

SAN JOSE, California: Zoom Video Communications has agreed to pay $85 million, along with improving its security, as a settlement ...

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Wildfires, high temperatures strike Sicily, Italy

Catania, Sicily: Italian firefighters are battling wildfires in Sicily for a second consecutive day.The fires reached the town of Catania ...


U.S. doctors' groups endorse COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women

CHICAGO, Illinois: All pregnant women should receive Covid vaccines, according to two major U.S. obstetricians' groups.Citing data collected from tens ...


Protests in France to block use of Covid health pass

PARIS, France: Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities protested against the introduction of a mandatory COVID-19 health ...


Deadline for UN pledges on greenhouse gases missed by China, India

BERLIN, Germany: China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit new plans detailing how they will reduce greenhouse gas ...


Haiti Supreme Court judge in hiding, wanted in killing of president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haitian police on Friday accused former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot of having met with Colombian mercenaries accused ...


U.K. Space Command begins task of protecting from threats in space

LONDON, England: Following the United States, Britain has created a military space command to supervise activities in space, Britain's Ministry ...


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