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TRUMP PUSHES FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS IN THE U.S

14 July 2020
TRUMP PUSHES FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS IN THE U.S

  Despite the resurgent infections, the Trump administration is pressing for a full reopening of schools, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos warning that "families need for kids to get back in the classroom. And it can be done safely." 

CLASHES REIGNITE ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN CONFLICT

14 July 2020
CLASHES REIGNITE ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN CONFLICT

  Deadly border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan entered a second day on Monday, as the EU, US and regional power broker Moscow urged restraint. Four Azerbaijanis were killed between Sunday and Monday. Oil-rich Baku's defence ministry sai...

MORE THAN A MILLION HIT BY INDIA MONSOON FLOODS

14 July 2020
MORE THAN A MILLION HIT BY INDIA MONSOON FLOODS

  Rescue teams in the northern Indian state of Assam are faced with a double challenge - that is flood water and the coronavirus as they help villagers affected by annual floods. More than a million people have reportedly been affected by flood...

SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF LIFE ON MARS AS NASA ROVER LAUNCHES FROM EARTH ON JULY 30

14 July 2020
SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF LIFE ON MARS AS NASA ROVER LAUNCHES FROM EARTH ON JULY 30

  NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, will launch from Earth on July 30th to seek out signs of ancient microbial life on what was once a river delta three-and-a-half billion years ago. The interplanetary voyage will last six months....

SEVERAL JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN MOSCOW DURING PROTEST

14 July 2020
SEVERAL JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN MOSCOW DURING PROTEST

  Several journalists were detained during a demonstration in support of Ivan Safronov, a respected former journalist who became an advisor to the Roscosmos space agency and was arrested on suspicion of state treason.  His detention sparke...

SINGAPORE ENTERS INTO RECESSION

14 July 2020
SINGAPORE ENTERS INTO RECESSION

  Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2 percent, with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus. According to reports Singapore’s economy shrank 12.6 percent between April and June, as st...

GAUTENG COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 103 000, AS OVER 287 000 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE GET INFECTED

14 July 2020
GAUTENG COVID-19 CASES RISE ABOVE 103 000, AS OVER 287 000 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE GET INFECTED

  The Gauteng Province has reported 103 713 positive covid-19 cases while the Western Cape is close to reaching 80 000 cases. This takes the number of confirmed virus cases in the country to 287 796. There have been a further 93 COVID-19 relate...

VERULAM MOSQUE KILLING CASE GETS STRUCK OFF THE COURT ROLL

14 July 2020
VERULAM MOSQUE KILLING CASE GETS STRUCK OFF THE COURT ROLL

  On Monday, the Verulam Magistrate’s Court threw out the case against 12 men allegedly accused of being involved in a killing at a Verulam mosque during May 2018. The 12 accused had also been held on a raft of charges arising from the pl...

ELDERLY VIRUS SURVIVOR WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS RECALLS HER EXPERIENCE

13 July 2020
ELDERLY VIRUS SURVIVOR WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS RECALLS HER EXPERIENCE

  Seventy-one-year-old Nomonde Baatjies became so ill she couldn’t move from the bed to the bathroom, in her Port Elizabeth home. With several pre-existing medical conditions she feared for her life after testing positive for covid-19. Af...

SOUTH AFRICA RANKS 10TH IN THE WORLD WITH COVID-19 CASES

13 July 2020
SOUTH AFRICA RANKS 10TH IN THE WORLD WITH COVID-19 CASES

  Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa said the coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any, we have known before. Ramaphosa announced that over 276 000 people have been infected with the coronavirus, and there are still...

SA RE-IMPOSES CURFEW & BANS ALCOHOL SALES

13 July 2020
SA RE-IMPOSES CURFEW & BANS ALCOHOL SALES

  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has re-imposed a night curfew from 9pm until 4am and has suspended alcohol sales, as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risks being overwhelmed.

ZINDZI MANDELA DIES AGED 59

13 July 2020
ZINDZI MANDELA DIES AGED 59

  The daughter of former President Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,) Zindziswa also known as Zindzi Mandela has reportedly died at the age of 59. Zindzi served as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark. Mandela is surv...

CHINA RESORTS TO TIT-FOR-TAT MEASURES ON U.S

10 July 2020

{modal https://www.itvnetworks.tv/index.php/18-itv-news/2690-china-resorts-to-tit-for-tat-measures-on-u-s}China plans to impose tit-for-tat measures on US institutions and individuals after Washington slapped sanctions on Chinese officials over a cra...

SA MANUFACTURING DROPS BY HALF

10 July 2020
SA MANUFACTURING DROPS BY HALF

South Africa’s manufacturing production decreased by 49,4% in April during the nationwide lockdown which limited economic activity to essential services. Stats SA has also announced that motor vehicle production dropped by 98%. Basic iron and steel...

STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING KICKED IN AT 12PM

10 July 2020
STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING KICKED IN AT 12PM

Eskom says they started to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12pm and this will continue until 10pm. This has been caused by an increase in plant breakdowns exceeding 3 000MW of capacity. While five generation units were taken off the grid last ni...

SEVEN EKURHULENI OFFICIALS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

10 July 2020
SEVEN EKURHULENI OFFICIALS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Seven Ekurhuleni officials in the office of the Executive Mayor have tested positive for Covid-19. All staff in the office of the Executive Mayor went for tests on July 9th. The executive Mayor of the City of Ekhurhuleni and Councillor Mzwandile Mas...

GAUTENG PREMIER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

10 July 2020
GAUTENG PREMIER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Gauteng’s Premier David Makhura announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. After experiencing mild symptoms on Wednesday he went for a test on Thursday and as a precautionary measure went into self-quarantine until he received his results t...

THOUSANDS FLOCK TO COVID-19 TESTING SITES AS U.S RECORDS 53,000 NEW DAILY CASES

10 July 2020
THOUSANDS FLOCK TO COVID-19 TESTING SITES AS U.S RECORDS 53,000 NEW DAILY CASES

Long lines of cars snaked around a drive-thru testing site near Miami, amid the high demand for COVID-19 tests, as daily positive cases in Florida continue to surge. The United States posted a record of 53,000 new cases as the deadly pandemic accele...

AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN MALAYSIA

10 July 2020
AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN MALAYSIA

Al Jazeera journalists have come under the spotlight after they arrived at Malaysia's national police headquarters for questioning on a documentary about the arrests of migrants during the coronavirus lockdown. Malaysian officials have reportedly co...

STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY RESUMES TODAY WITH FORMER DG’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TESTIMONY

10 July 2020
STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY RESUMES TODAY WITH FORMER DG’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TESTIMONY

The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, corruption and fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of the State will resume today. The commission will hear law enforcement related testimony from the form...

JAPAN RESCUERS BATTLE TO REACH THOUSANDS IN AFTERMATH OF DEVASTATING

09 July 2020
JAPAN RESCUERS BATTLE TO REACH THOUSANDS IN AFTERMATH OF DEVASTATING

Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled on Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said rising fl...

GAUTENG BECOMES SA’S COVID-19 HOTSPOT

09 July 2020
GAUTENG BECOMES SA’S COVID-19 HOTSPOT

The Gauteng Province has now overtaken the Western Cape as the province with the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases. Gauteng has risen just above 75 000, while the Western Cape has reported over 73 000 people who tested positive. There have been a fur...

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse due to increase in virus cases

09 July 2020
Panama hospitals on verge of collapse due to increase in virus cases

Hospitals in the hardest-hit Central American country - Panama are reportedly on the verge of collapse due to the explosive growth of COVID-19 cases. Doctors from the Arias Madrid Hospital said they are really tired with having to work 12 hours cont...

AUSTRALIA EXTENDS HK VISAS BUT SUSPENDS EXTRADITION AGREEMENT WITH HONG KONG

09 July 2020
AUSTRALIA EXTENDS HK VISAS BUT SUSPENDS EXTRADITION AGREEMENT WITH HONG KONG

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an extension of the visas of around 10,000 Hong Kongers living in the country by five years and the suspension of Australia's extradition treaty with the financial hub, following China's securit...

VEHICLE LANDS ON RAILWAY TRACKS

09 July 2020
VEHICLE LANDS ON RAILWAY TRACKS

Around 06.29 this morning a collision was reported on Heidelberg Road in Alberton. Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a light motor vehicle lost control resulting in the vehicle rolling down an embankment and landed upside down on ra...

KENYA TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

08 July 2020
KENYA TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a "phased reopening" of the country, with the recommencement of international flights from August 1st as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions. The move comes as pressure mounts to k...

AUSTRALIA’S PM CALLS FOR UNITY AMID THE RETURN OF HARSH VIRUS RESTRICTIONS

08 July 2020
AUSTRALIA’S PM CALLS FOR UNITY AMID THE RETURN OF HARSH VIRUS RESTRICTIONS

  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for unity and urged Victorians to remain strong amid the return of harsh virus restrictions. Experts have warned that people will have to get used to the "new normal" with on-and-off...

GOLD CLIMBS ABOVE $1,800 AN OUNCE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011

08 July 2020
GOLD CLIMBS ABOVE $1,800 AN OUNCE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011

  Gold has climbed above 1,800 dollars an ounce on Wednesday for the first time since 2011. Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com, said gold was winning support due to fears of high inflation caused by central bank stimulus to prop...

ESKOM’S POWER SUPPLY GETS SEVERELY CONSTRAINED

08 July 2020
ESKOM’S POWER SUPPLY GETS SEVERELY CONSTRAINED

Eskom hasrequested the public to use electricity sparingly. This morning one generation unit each at the Kendal and Tutuka power stations tripped, adding to the Tutuka unit that tripped yesterday evening. The Medupi unit that tripped yesterday eveni...

STRONG WIND, RAIN & COLD EXPECTED IN PARTS OF SA

08 July 2020
STRONG WIND, RAIN & COLD EXPECTED IN PARTS OF SA

  A cold front is expected to make landfall over the south-western parts of the Western Cape on Thursday morning. Localised flooding, gale force winds and high sea conditions are some of the extreme winter weather phenomena we can expect from t...

CHINA OPENS INTELLIGENCE OFFICE IN HK FOR AGENTS TO MONITOR THE FINANCIAL HUB

08 July 2020
CHINA OPENS INTELLIGENCE OFFICE IN HK FOR AGENTS TO MONITOR THE FINANCIAL HUB

  China opened a new office on Wednesday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under its tough new security law. In a public display of its tightening control over the financial hub, the new base is locat...

PANIC-BUYING RETURNS IN AUSTRALIA AS MELBOURNE BRACES FOR LENGTHY LOCKDOWN

08 July 2020
PANIC-BUYING RETURNS IN AUSTRALIA AS MELBOURNE BRACES FOR LENGTHY LOCKDOWN

  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for unity and urged Victorians to remain strong amid the return of harsh virus restrictions. Panic-buying returned in Melbourne as shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped...

ESKOM’S POWER SUPPLY GETS SEVERELY CONSTRAINED

08 July 2020
ESKOM’S POWER SUPPLY GETS SEVERELY CONSTRAINED

  Eskom HAS requested the public to use electricity sparingly, as the power generation system is severely constrained after two generation units tripped late yesterday. Eskom said they lost a unit at Medupi and another at the Tutuka power stati...

DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 RISES TO 3502 AS CASES INCREASE TO 215 855

08 July 2020
DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 RISES TO 3502 AS CASES INCREASE TO 215 855

  A further 192 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred - 15 from Limpopo, 22 from KwaZulu Natal, 36 from the Eastern Cape, 44 from the Western Cape and 75 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 3 502. The number of confirmed cases have re...

COVID-19 DAILY CASES IN INDIA REACH 24 000

06 July 2020
COVID-19 DAILY CASES IN INDIA REACH 24 000

  India on Monday became the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world. The Indian government -- like many around the world -- has gradually lifted virus restrictions to help the battered economy, but the number of cases has continued to...

HONG KONG’S DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST MAKES A CALL FOR THE WORLD TO STAND WITH THEM

06 July 2020
HONG KONG’S DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST MAKES A CALL FOR THE WORLD TO STAND WITH THEM

  Hong Kong’s prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong has made a global call for the world to stand in solidarity with Hong Kongers. This comes after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous city.

MORE RAIN HITS SOUTHERN JAPAN

06 July 2020
MORE RAIN HITS SOUTHERN JAPAN

  Water levels have increased along the Sendai river in southern Japan after more rain hit the region. Around 50 people are feared dead as the heavy rain caused rivers to burst their banks and flood low-lying regions. In a desperate search for...

SANDF MEDICAL TEAM DEPLOYED TO EASTERN CAPE TO ASSIST WITH ESCALATING NUMBER OF INFECTIONS

06 July 2020
SANDF MEDICAL TEAM DEPLOYED TO EASTERN CAPE TO ASSIST WITH ESCALATING NUMBER OF INFECTIONS

  In the Eastern Cape -- Forty-seven defence force medical personnel were deployed this weekend to help with the health service, which is buckling under the rising number of cases. Defence force spokesperson Thabo Sello says, "The province is n...

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

06 July 2020
BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

  A Black Lives Matter protest took place in Sao Paulo yesterday in remembrance of the unsolved killings of five teenagers in March. Demonstrators gathered to denounce racism and police violence in Brazil. The protest was held in Cidade Tiraden...