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Doctor found guilty but not convicted in Spain ‘stolen baby’ case

The court found former gynaecologist Eduardo Vela guilty of taking Ines Madrigal, now 49, away from her mother as a newborn in 1969

Growing urban population strains Chinese cities

Authorities are struggling to keep pace with its rapidly growing urban population -- a common problem across the country of 1.3-billion people.

IMF race isn’t over yet, says Mexico’s Carstens

Mexico's IMF candidate says his battle with France's Christine Lagarde is not over yet, but has chastised Europe for not making it a fair fight.

Brics against use of force in Libya

Leaders of five of the world's major emerging powers said on Thursday the use of force in Libya and the Arab world should be avoided.

China plugging holes in ‘Great Firewall’

China appears to be moving aggressively to plug holes in its "Great Firewall" censorship system, foreign internet companies and analysts say.

China still smarting over Liu Nobel

China said it was difficult to maintain "friendly relations" with Norway, following the Nobel committee's decision to award the Peace Prize to

China under fresh pressure over jailed Nobel laureate

China faced fresh criticism on Thursday over its angry reaction to dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize.

Rains bring new misery to China mudslide town

Fresh heavy rains on Thursday brought more misery to a town in north-west China devastated by mudslides that have already killed more than 1 100.

Rains threaten China mudslide disaster zone

Rescuers racing against a potential new deluge on Wednesday hurried to drain an unstable lake formed by China's worst mudslides in decades.

China mudslide death toll tops 700

The death toll from China's worst mudslides in decades more than doubled to 702, officials said on Tuesday.

Security tight on anniversary of China ethnic unrest

Security forces fanned out in China's Urumqi city on Monday, the first anniversary of unrest that exposed ethnic tensions in the Xinjiang region.

China struggles to find dozens still buried in landslide

Hundreds of rescuers struggled in treacherous conditions on Tuesday to find 106 people buried in a landslide in south-west China.

Silent tribute as China mourns quake victims

China observed a day of national mourning on Wednesday for victims of its killer quake, with newspaper front pages bathed in black.

China slams Google’s bid to defy censors

The "Great Firewall of China" appeared intact on Tuesday as the government lashed out at Google for refusing to bow to strict censorship.

Graffiti not against the law in China — just don’t get caught

Design graduate Chen Chuang sprayed a whitewashed wall in central Beijing in broad daylight with big jagged blue letters -- and then scurried away.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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