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Peter Rothpletz

Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead

Scores dead as Greece wildfires blaze through villages

On Monday night, firefighters fought against the flames, which were fanned by winds of up to 100km per hour

SA’s lion trade endangers big cats abroad, says environment agency

South Africa’s sanctioned, annual export of 800 lion skeletons directly exacerbates the plight of wild tigers.

Suspended SABC CEO James Aguma resigns, faces no charges

Interim board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama says all 10 charges against Aguma will be dropped.

Trump Jr escalates Russia scandal

Many White House aides who previously dismissed “Russia stories” as “conspiracy bullshit” now struggle to call the recent coverage “fake news”

Breakaway iceberg as big as Jamaica

And it could mean that the Antarctic ice shelf is becoming unstable

Trump Jr’s leaked emails escalate Russian collusion scandal

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

G is for Globalism

Critics may say the muppets are little more than politicised stuffed animals, but to dismiss the power of Sesame Street is a mistake.

Lungu’s power grab: Complete

Speaking to local press outlets upon his arrival in Lusaka, Lungu announced his intention to “up the game” of policing operations.

Trump body-slams, punches CNN in latest tweet

The footage is a short, modified clip of Trump’s cameo at WWE WrestleMania, dating back to 2007.

Mbalula addresses ANC unity, semantics and concubines

The police minister spoke before the press early on Sunday, briefing those present on topics that dominated the ANC’s fifth policy conference.

Treasury announces SAA bailout to settle R2.3bn debt

Government officials have moved to transfer an undisclosed sum from the National Revenue Fund to South African Airways

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