Monday, March 7, 2016

AC/DC postpones US tour as Brian Johnson risks deafness...

Australian rock band AC/DC are postponing the rest of their US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he is going deaf.

The band posted a statement on their website saying doctors had advised Johnson to stop touring immediately or "risk total hearing loss".

Oil hits $40 a barrel amid commodities comeback.

The oil price has gone above $40 a barrel for the first time this year as commodities continue to rally.

Brent crude, used as an international benchmark, rose more than 5% to trade at $40.83 a barrel.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Eurozone 'will affect UK whether in or out', says ex-Bank of England boss

The UK will be affected by the euro area whether it votes to stay in or leave the EU, according to former Bank of England boss Mervyn King.

Lord King said the eurozone would still be the UK's biggest trade partner, even though the euro had been a "mistake".

Friday, March 4, 2016


Europe hates Trump. Does it matter?

Invoking global opinion in the context of US elections is a fool's errand. Perfectly understandably, voters in Paris, Pennsylvania, really don't give a damn what voters in Paris, France, think about their political choices. And why should they?

The San Bernardino, California, district

The San Bernardino, California, district attorney suspects that shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone could hold information about an unconfirmed third gunman in the December shooting spree, or maybe even what he calls a “cyber pathogen” set to harm the local infrastructure.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

US election 2016: Donald Trump under attack from debate rivals

Presidential contender Donald Trump has come under attack from his rivals at a Republican debate, after a day in which the party's veteran politicians urged voters to desert him.

Meet Johannesburg's book 'hustler', Focus on Africa…

"Books are very expensive, I’m selling them a bit cheaper, helping the local community, disadvantaged people get the books a bit cheaper.".....

A refugee camp's makeshift portrait studio

South African photojournalist Alexia Webster has documented the stories of refugees and displaced peoples throughout Africa. After one man said he felt exploited,,

Concourt denies pistorius leave to appeal

The Constitutional Court of South Africa denied Oscar Pistorius leave to appeal against his murder conviction due to "lack of prospects of success." Pistorius, who fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, will be sentenced on April 18 and faces at least 15 years in prison...

Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 years old

Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 years old when she slipped out of home to meet someone she had been chatting to online. What followed was a nightmare. But Alicia has made it her mission to protect other children from what she went through, and has had a law named after her.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Justice Department has granted

The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.