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By Jinkie Barendse On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Critics call Sean Penn a hypocrite over gun ownership with ‘The Gunman’ film

In January 2013, Sean Penn went on MSNBC’s Hardball to attack gun ownership as a real emergency, criticized personal firearms as “cowardly killing machines” and sold all his guns in order that they might More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Aleksander Doba named Nat Geo ‘Adventurer of the Year’ over Tommy Caldwell, Will Gadd

Aleksander Doba has been named the 2015 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year for completing the longest open-water kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean — at age 67. Doba was selected from More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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This Day in History: Nelson Mandela released from prison 25 years ago

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990, 25 years ago. Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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World Hunger Has Decreased, But Economists Say It’s Not Enough

According to economists, 25 developing countries have met an ambitious goal, set by the U.N., to cut their number of undernourished citizens by half. The number of chronically undernourished people in the world, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Shark Week’ set for a July return on Discovery

SHARK WEEK, television’s most anticipated week of shark filled television, kicks off this year on July 5 (through the 12th), earlier than ever before. In addition to SHARK WEEK  in July, Discovery will also premiere More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Franklin Graham condemns Musim prayer service at National Cathedral

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. hosted its first Muslim prayer service last week and Evangelist Franklin Graham joined the outcry from critics, condemning the move.   “It’s sad to see a church More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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‘Homeland’ season 4, ep 5 preview: Claire Danes’ Carrie has more tension with Quinn, Rupert Friend

Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) relationship with her lead source, Aayan Ibrahim (Suraj Sharma), will reportedly get more complicated and therefore, complicate the situation with Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Tour the globe in Nat Geo’s new book highlighting ‘World’s Best Cities’

The 21st century has been heralded as the “Century of the City” by the Rockefeller Foundation as, for the first time ever, the majority of people live in urban areas. In a glossy, lavish tribute to cosmopolitan More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Corey Stoll on his ‘Homeland’ season 4 role

Fans don’t know too much about the new season of Homeland, the popular espionage show on Showtime, and how Carrie (Clarie Danes) will entertain without Brody (Damian Lewis). Corey Stoll doesn’t offer More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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‘Homeland’ season 4 production set to film in South Africa

Charlotte, North Carolina can no longer call itself the hometown of Homeland. Showtime and Fox 21 announced Friday that filming for season four of the popular TV drama series will begin in June, but the production More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius vomits in courtroom listening to autopsy details

During the murder trial of “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Monday in the Pretoria courtroom, the Para -Olympian bent over retching and vomiting while details of the autopsy on his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Australia: Queensland Health issues Rubella alert

Queensland Health has been notified of a case of Rubella virus, with the patient having traveled on international and domestic flights. Queensland’s Acting Director of Communicable Diseases Dr Alun Richards said More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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South Africa: ANC Parliament member, Crosby Moni, succumbs to malaria

African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) and former deputy president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM),  Crosby Moni died Sunday after contracting malaria after a recent visit to Mozambique. What More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Remembering Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ‘greatest son’

Just as Hollywood honors the legacy of the great South African leader, Nelson Mandela has passed away. photo South Africa The Good News / www.sagoodnews.co.za “He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Fan arrested after climbing into ring with WWE star Randy Orton and punching him in the groin VIDEO

WWE star Randy Orton was seemingly attacked earlier this week during a match in Cape Town, South Africa, after a fan hopped into the ring and proceeded to deliver blow to the wrestler. Orton is clearly hit in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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South Africa hockey players, Jonty Robinson and Austin Smith, recovering from dengue fever

The South African Hockey Association said in a statement Monday that national players Jonty Robinson and team captain Austin Smith are being closely monitored in hospital following their contracting Dengue Fever, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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President Obama to South Africa on electricity, Power Africa, don’t even trust the foreign powers, not even the US

President Obama pledged $7 billion in aid to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa, as he warned Africans to be wary of exploitation by other countries, including the U.S. donkeyhotey [email protected] “I’m More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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President Obama tells South African youth to push for clean energy or ‘the planet will over,’ critics link comment to socialism

President Obama discussed “youth empowerment and leaderships with young African leaders” in Johannesburg, South Africa in a town hall. During the town hall president Obama expressed the need to address More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Muslim lawyers group calls for Obama to be arrested over ‘five times more’ drone attacks than Bush in 8 years

The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29. The MLA has submitted a 600-plus-page request to the Office More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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Nelson Mandela in ‘serious but stable condition’ battling recurring lung infection

The nonagenarian, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid hero is in “serious but stable condition” at a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection, according to a CNN report today. Nelson More...


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