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The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impression released by the European Southern Observatory August.
The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impression released by the European Southern Observatory August 24, 2016.

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Wednesday 24 August 2016 20:08

The planet, located about 4.2 light-years from Earth is the closest of some 3,500 planets that have been discovered beyond the solar system since 1995.

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Wednesday 24 August 2016 20:08

The planet, located about 4.2 light-years from Earth is the closest of some 3,500 planets that have been discovered beyond the solar system since 1995.

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Technology not new to human rights activism - Amandla.Mobi

Wednesday 24 August 2016 17:28

South African Human Rights Activist and Founder of Amandla.Mobi, Koketso Moeti, says technology is not something new in human rights activism.

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Quake leaves at least 10 killed in Italy

Wednesday 24 August 2016 11:03

A strong earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 10 people killed.

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Italian town of Amatrice badly hit by quake, people under rubble - may

Wednesday 24 August 2016 06:02

The central Italian town of Amatrice was badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor said.

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Amazon working on music subscription service for $5 a month

Tuesday 23 August 2016 17:05

Amazon would like to launch the services in September, but has not finalized deals with major music labels and publishers.

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Apple, AT&T, Google to work on 'robocall' crackdown

Tuesday 23 August 2016 16:51

More than 30 major technology and communication companies are joining the US government to crack down on "robocalls," automated, prerecorded phone calls that regulators have labelled a "scourge."

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Endangered African Penguins under threat following oil spill

Monday 22 August 2016 19:38

The number of oil-soaked penguins rescued from Algoa Bay following a spill continues to rise.

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Renewable IPP have benefits for SA: Environmental activists

Monday 22 August 2016 14:17

Environmental Justice Organisation, Earthlife Africa says renewable Independent Power Producers (IPP) have benefits for the country.

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Large number of oiled penguins rescued in Algoa Bay

Sunday 21 August 2016 08:43

A large number of oiled penguins have been rescued for cleaning at the St Croix Island group in Algoa Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.

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Capetonians brace for cold, rainy weather

Sunday 21 August 2016 08:30

The South African Weather Service says a cold front is expected to hit the Western Cape by midday on Sunday.

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