Facebook to Roll Out New Tools to Tackle Fake News

By SAPeople 15-12-16 21:24

Dec 15 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a number of new tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on the social media network. The company will make it easier for users to flag fake articles on their News Feed, and will also work with organisations such as fact-checking […]

Yahoo Says 1 Billion Accounts Exposed in Newly Discovered Security Breach

By SAPeople 15-12-16 01:29

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc warned it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The number of affected accounts was double the scope of an attack in 2014 that the internet company disclosed in September. […]

South Africa Sends Condolences to Nigeria, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey and Somalia

By SAPeople 12-12-16 22:29

PRETORIA – President Jacob Zuma has extended South Africa’s condolences to Nigeria and Egypt following tragedies that occurred this weekend at churches in these countries; and has extended condolences to the governments and people of Yemen, Turkey and Somalia following the terrorist attacks that occurred in those countries at the weekend. Nigeria… On Saturday, a church […]

John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

By SAPeople 09-12-16 01:34

(Reuters) – John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world’s oldest astronaut, and also had a long career as a U.S. senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95. Glenn, the last surviving member of the original seven American […]

With Dream Accomplished, World Champion Nico Rosberg Retires from Racing

By SAPeople 02-12-16 15:51

Formula One (F1) World Champion Nico Rosberg announced today that he will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect. Nico wrote a detailed explanation and farewell to all his fans on Facebook (see below). He reached his ultimate dream in Abu Dhabi last Sunday when he became the first German to win an F1 championship […]

Fawlty Towers’ Manuel – Andrew Sachs – Passes Away at 86

By SAPeople 02-12-16 01:50

Andrew Sachs of Fawlty Towers fame passed away last week at the age of 86, in a care home, after suffering from a secret four-year battle with dementia, it has been announced. His wife Melody, whom he married 56 years ago, made the announcement Thursday saying: “My heart has been broken every day for a long […]

Trevor Noah Takes on Black Lives Matter Critic

By SAPeople 04-07-18 14:24

Tomi Lahren has risen to fame and notoriety in America and around the world for her outspoken comments on everything from liberalism and feminism to the Black Lives Matter movement. The Daily Beast calls her a “right wing ranter” and yesterday the BBC profiled the 24-year-old under the heading “The young Republican who’s bigger than Trump […]

President Zuma Joins Leaders in Cuba for Fidel Castro’s Funeral

By SAPeople Contributor 29-11-16 21:17

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has travelled to Havana, Cuba to attend the funeral of the late former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away on Friday at age 90. Zuma joins several leaders from around the world… although neither America’s President Obama nor Russian President Vladimir Putin will be present. President Zuma ordered that the National […]

South Africa Sends Condolences for Victims of Brazil Plane Crash

By SAPeople 29-11-16 19:00

PRETORIA – President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolence to the government and people of Brazil after a chartered plane crashed over a mountainous region in Colombia on Tuesday morning. In a statement, President Zuma sent his condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of the crash. The chartered plane, […]

Tsunami Hits Japan after Strong Quake near Fukushima Disaster Site

By SAPeople 22-11-16 09:09

TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The magnitude 7.4 earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, sent thousands of residents fleeing for […]

Alec Baldwin and Donald Trump Go Tweet to Tweet on Twitter after SNL Sketch

By SAPeople 21-11-16 18:08

Following a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live, in which Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin starred as American President Elect, Donald Trump, the two TV celebrities (Trump hosted ‘The Apprentice’) have exchanged terse tweets! The sketch revealed how difficult Trump may find it, once in the White House, to actually deliver on the many campaign promises he made […]

Pope Francis Gives Priests Power to Forgive Abortion

By SAPeople 21-11-16 14:56

Pope Francis has extended the faculties of Catholic priests to have the power to forgive abortion. Writing in a new Apostolic Letter, the Pope said: “I can and must state that there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father.” In […]

Scores Die in Tragic Mozambique Fuel Truck Explosion

By SAPeople 18-11-16 12:20

At least 73 people have been killed, and over 110 – including children – badly injured, following the explosion of a fuel truck in Mozambique. International reports say that local people – in a country where over half the 24 million people live beneath the poverty line – had gathered around an overturned lorry to siphon petrol out of it, […]

Bob Dylan has Decided to Miss Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:30

American singer Bob Dylan – who recently became the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – will unfortunately not be picking up in the award in person. The Swedish Academy said in a statement today: “Yesterday evening the Swedish Academy received a personal letter from Bob Dylan, in which he explained that […]

“Good Oke” David Beckham Inspires South Africans at Sandton Summit

By SAPeople 14-11-16 17:26

British football legend David Beckham has blown South Africans away at a summit in Sandton where he spoke about the importance of team work. Speaking in Johannesburg today, the former Manchester United and England football star said that football was his number one passion growing up in a household where his dad was a big Manchester […]

New Zealand Earthquake and Tsunami Update and Images

By SAPeople 14-11-16 10:24

Significant 2.5 metre tsunami waves which hit New Zealand after Sunday night’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake (or earthquakes) have eased, and the Tsunami Warning has been lifted, although residents and tourists are still urged to remain vigilant and keep away from beaches. New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has confirmed that there have been two fatalities following […]

New Zealanders Advised to Head Inland as Tsunami Hits After Earthquake

By SAPeople 14-11-16 01:08

New Zealand’s South Island has been hit by a two-metre high tsunami, two hours after a powerful earthquake which struck just after midnight Sunday. Authorities warn that smaller but “very dangerous” waves are hitting the shores near Wellington at the moment with larger waves of up to 5 metres expected. Officials say the tsunami activity may […]

Leonard Cohen, Rock Music’s Poetic Visionary, Dies at Age 82

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:33

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Leonard Cohen, rock music’s man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim, has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard […]

US Election Jokes Roll in as World Awakes to President Donald Trump

By SAPeople 10-11-16 02:44

The jokes and memes have already started to pour in since it was announced that unlikely candidate Donald Trump has been elected US President. South Africans are particularly laughing as they ready themselves to welcome Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson. Remember he said this: America just lost Samuel L. Jackson pic.twitter.com/VGpzeMJpXf — Revitalize (@Revitalize) November […]

Trump Triumphs Over Clinton in White House Upset

By SAPeople 09-11-16 10:45

Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward […]

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