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Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

Fish have complex individual personalities, a British university study found in research published Monday.

Scientists from Exeter University in southwest England studied how individual Trinidadian guppy fish behaved in various stressful situations and discovered wide differences in how they responded.

Personality study finds fish have hidden depths
Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

Fish have complex individual personalities, a British university study found in research published Monday.

Sudan vows to normalise ties with US as travel ban lifted
Africa

Sudan vows to normalise ties with US as travel ban lifted

Sudan vowed Monday to step up efforts to normalise relations with the United States after Washington dropped the country from a list of countries facing a US travel ban.
Teenager killed in DR Congo protests
Africa

Teenager killed in DR Congo protests

A teenager was killed on Monday in protests against instability in Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said.
Police in Northern Cape confiscate huge cash haul on N1
South Africa

Police in Northern Cape confiscate huge cash haul on N1

The seizure came during a multi-disciplinary operation involving police, Provincial Traffic and Home Affairs over the long weekend.
N2 near Strand still closed as result of protest action
South Africa

N2 near Strand still closed as result of protest action

The protestors are reportedly unhappy with electrification in the area.
Water use in Cape Town still 122m litres above target
South Africa

Water use in Cape Town still 122m litres above target

The City has asked residents to stick to the 87 litres of water per person per day.
UN says Rohingya must not be forced to move to remote island
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UN says Rohingya must not be forced to move to remote island

Bangladesh must not force Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to move to camps on a desolate island, the UN refugee chief said Monday.
Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters
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Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.
Togo’s opposition calls for nationwide shutdown
Africa

Togo’s opposition calls for nationwide shutdown

Togo’s opposition on Monday cancelled its latest wave of planned anti-government street protests and instead called for a nationwide shutdown.
Gauteng Education dept ready for 2017 NSC exams
South Africa

Gauteng Education dept ready for 2017 NSC exams

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Monday that a total of 150,090 learners would be writing the 2017 final National Senior Certificate exams in the province.
Two killed as car smashes into tree near Rustenburg
South Africa

Two killed as car smashes into tree near Rustenburg

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon.
Gauteng steps in to prevent power cuts at indebted municipality
South Africa

Gauteng steps in to prevent power cuts at indebted municipality

Gauteng treasury has negotiated payment plans with Eskom on behalf of Emfuleni municipality that faced blackouts due to outstanding electricity debt.
Liverpool, Man Utd fans trigger Moscow security jitters
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Liverpool, Man Utd fans trigger Moscow security jitters

As thousands of British fans head to Moscow for Champions League matches involving Manchester United and Liverpool, Russia faces a crucial test of its security measures just months ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
17 more bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass Hindu graves
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17 more bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass Hindu graves

Searchers on Monday found 17 more bodies in mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said, a day after the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers were exhumed in what the army says is evidence of a massacre by Muslim Rohingya militants.
US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip
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US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip

The visiting US commerce secretary told China’s premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing “augurs very well” for Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea.
France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit
Africa

France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit

France has assigned magistrates to investigate allegations that banking giant BNP Paribas was complicit in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda, a source close to the case told AFP Monday.
Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts
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Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said Monday.
FIFA scraps football shirt poppy ban
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FIFA scraps football shirt poppy ban

FIFA has backed down in its row with British football authorities over the wearing of poppies by players in international matches as a tribute to those killed in war.
French government declares war on pesticides
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French government declares war on pesticides

France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides, the government said Monday, though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate.
PIC billions will not be used to bail out SOEs, says Gigaba
South Africa

PIC billions will not be used to bail out SOEs, says Gigaba

The minister issued a statement following a request by SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to secure R6 billion for the embattled airline from PIC.
Zuma to attend inauguration of newly elected Angolan president
South Africa

Zuma to attend inauguration of newly elected Angolan president

Angola held it’s national legislative elections on August 23, with the ruling Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) securing the majority of the vote.
Japan’s Abe triggers snap election amid N.Korea crisis
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Japan’s Abe triggers snap election amid N.Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.
Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in historic independence vote
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Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in historic independence vote

Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum Monday, defying warnings from Baghdad and their neighbours in a historic step towards a national dream.
Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption
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Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday.
High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubs
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High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubs

A giant panda couple struggling to produce cubs in an Australian zoo have been given a helping hand by vets who hope to overcome the bears’ notorious breeding difficulties with three artificial inseminations.

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