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We must invest in technical colleges
We must invest in technical colleges
It is seven years since the government’s national development plan (NDP) to realise our dreams by 2030 was unveiled. Yet it would seem that it...
Former Ronaldo fan’s irate clip goes viral
Former Ronaldo fan’s irate clip goes viral
An angry South Korean fan flew to Sweden to confront Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for sitting out a friendly in Seoul, in a bizarre row...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
Sovereign wealth fund would put graft over the top
Sovereign wealth fund would put graft over the top
After all we’ve heard from the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, is the mining minister, Gwede Mantashe, serious about setting up a...
Meet Sam Okyere: 'The most famous black man in South Korea'
Meet Sam Okyere: 'The most famous black man in South Korea'
To many viewers in South Korea, Sam's singing voice is hugely familiar. You can find him on some of the country's most famous variety shows and he...
Rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers on Nepal's Mount Gurja
Rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers on Nepal's Mount Gurja
The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja were retrieved from the mountainside on Sunday as rescuers tried to piece together what...
South Korea's former presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case
South Korea's former presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case
A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female...
South Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections
South Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections
South Korea on Tuesday temporarily banned from the streets all recalled BMW cars that have not yet passed safety checks following a spate of engine...
Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires
Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires
A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker on Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than...
Seoul requests Interpol warrant over 'treasure ship' claims
Seoul requests Interpol warrant over 'treasure ship' claims
Police in Seoul requested an international arrest warrant for the founder of a Singapore-based firm Thursday after launching an investigation into...
Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall
Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit dipped slightly from a year earlier, with a fall in smartphone sales mitigated by...
Half the game is lost off the pitch
Half the game is lost off the pitch
The champions’ curse is officially a thing. Of the past five World Cup champions, four have fallen at the group stages in the next tournament....

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