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Ebola tops EU meeting with warnings crisis is at ‘tipping point’

European foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg Monday to try and formalise a joint EU response to combat the Ebola virus amid diplomatic warnings the crisis has reached a "tipping point"....  more ...

Thuli deserves every accolade

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been under sustained attacks, the intensity of which increased substantially after she released her report on the R246 million security upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla....  more ...

Zuma keeps up his middle finger

Never in the history of post-apartheid South Africa has the head of state shown contempt for the country's constitution as President Jacob Zuma has – calling in question his suitability to occupy the highest office in the land. ...  more ...

No ubuntu for Pistorius

Friday's final arguments in the Oscar Pistorius case were a new low for a legal profession already so subterranean it makes coal miners look like sunbathers. ...  more ...

Indonesia inaugurates outsider Widodo as president

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda....  more ...

US military airdrops weapons, ammunition to Kurds near Kobane

The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey....  more ...

Roaring Sea to make noise

Trainer Alan Greeff has always held Roaring Sea in high regard and is clearly using Race 7, a MR 71 Divided Handicap over 1300m on the Fairview Polytrack as a warm up race for bigger races coming up and the gelding could prove too good for this line up. ...  more ...

Investors eye Reebok buy from Adidas for 1.7 bn euros

A consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is interested in buying the Reebok brand from Adidas for 1.7 billion euros ($2.2 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported....  more ...

Murray eyes Tour Finals momentum in Valencia

Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray continues his bid to reach the ATP World Tour Finals next month at the Valencia Open fresh from his second tournament victory of the season in Vienna....  more ...

Singer James Blunt calls ‘You’re Beautiful’ annoying

British singer-songwriter James Blunt has described the song that made his name "annoying"....  more ...

EU’s Barroso warns Britain against bloc exit

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will argue that Britain is better in the European Union on Monday, as pressure mounts from British eurosceptics seven months out from a general election....  more ...

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter....  more ...

Japan industry minister resigns over make-up scandal, reports say

Japan's industry minister resigned Monday over claims she spent political donations on make-up and other items unconnected to politics, reports said, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....  more ...

Rodgers salutes resilient Sterling

Brendan Rodgers saluted Raheem Sterling's courageous display as the Liverpool star ignored a week of criticism to lead his side to an unforgettable 3-2 win at QPR....  more ...