ISRAEL ON EDGE FOR IRAN RETALIATION AFTER EMBASSY STRIKE

Fri 12 April 2024: Israel, on Friday, nervously awaited an attack by Iran or its proxies as warnings grew of retaliation for the killing last week of a senior officer in Iran’s embassy in Damascus, Reuters reports. Countries, including India, France and Russia have warned their citizens against travel to the region, already on edge over the […]

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BOLLYWOOD IS PLAYING A LARGE SUPPORTING ROLE IN INDIA’S ELECTIONS

Fri 12 April 2024: As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19 to June 1, 2024, political parties are seeking to influence voters’ decisions – through cinema. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, seeking a third term in office under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has deployed […]

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RUSSIA SENDS MILITARY TRAINERS, AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM TO NIGER AGAINST “CURRENT THREATS”

Fri 12 April 2024: As part of Niger’s strengthening security relations with Moscow, Russian military instructors have traveled to the West African country armed with an air defense system and other gear, according to official media. In January, the military administration of Niger decided to increase military collaboration with Russia following the expulsion of French […]

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AMID GROWING TENSIONS WITH IRAN, ISRAEL READY TO “HIT THEM” ON ALL FRONTS SAYS NETANYAHU

Thu 11 April 2024: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said the country’s army is prepared to meet challenges from all fronts as tensions with Iran grow over a suspected attack by Tel Aviv on one of its consulates in Syria. “We are in challenging times, we are in the midst of a war […]

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META INTRODUCES NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRAINING AND INFERENCE CHIP

Thu 11 April 2024: Meta introduced its new artificial intelligence (AI) training chip Wednesday that supports new generative AI products and services. The US-based global tech firm said its next generation Meta Training and Inference Accelerator, called MTIA, is part of the company’s growing investment in its AI infrastructure that will complement its existing and […]

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SA RECORDED 150 000 GIRLS AGED BETWEEN 10 AND 19 FALL PREGNANT IN 2022/23

Tue 09 April 2024: The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has raised concerns about the economic consequences of teenage pregnancy in the country. Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy has devastating social and economic costs. “Early pregnancy in South Africa forces many girls […]

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US ARMY COMMANDER TO VISIT ISRAEL TO COORDINATE DEFENCE AGAINST IRAN: REPORT

Thu 11 April 2024: Barak Ravi, a journalist for US news site Axios, says that the senior US army commander in charge of the Middle East will visit Israel tomorrow. US army General Erik Kurilla, head of the army’s Central Command (CENTCOM), is expected to coordinate with Israeli military officials on a possible attack on […]

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BREAKING: ISRAELI AIR ATTACK KILLS 3 CHILDREN, 3 GRANDCHILDREN OF HAMAS LEADER HANIYEH

Wed 10 April 2024: Shehab news agency is reporting that three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and three of his grandchildren have been killed in an Israeli air raid on Gaza.   Hamas chief confirms killing of sons   In an interview with Al Jazeera, Haniyeh identified his slain children as Hazem, Amir and […]

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AL-AQSA MOSQUE HOSTS OVER 60,000 PALESTINIANS FOR EID AL-FITR PRAYERS

Wed 10 April 2024: More than 60,000 Palestinians offered Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. There was no festive atmosphere, instead mourning the victims of Israel’s ongoing war on the Gaza Strip for over six months now. Large contingents of Israeli police officers were deployed at […]

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