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  • Diepsloot: Where South Africa's problems meet AFP News
    Diepsloot: Where South Africa's problems meet

    The tavern in Diepsloot township on the outskirts of Johannesburg starts filling up early on a Friday. There's no job!" says unemployed 29-year-old Elias, summarising the dashed hopes of many tens …

  • Nigerian museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70 AFP News
    Nigerian museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70

    To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work. Instead, three decades …

  • Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer AFP News
    Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

    The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said …

  • [Singapore] Crowdsourcing Week 2014
    [Singapore] Crowdsourcing Week 2014

    All things crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, open innovation, and collaborative business. Sign up now! Synopsis: Crowdsourcing Week 2014 is the annual global conference on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, …

 
  • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers
    Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

    Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media.

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...