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BCL employees speak

Mmegi Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
SELEBI-PHIKWE: It has dawned not only on the economy of the town, but even on the faces of the employees who only learnt abruptly of the end of their jobs.

Is Commissioner Makgope serious about fighting crime?

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
By the end of reading this opinion piece, someone in this country would have experienced a criminal attack on the streets of Gaborone.
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Why Gaddafi was murdered

Mmegi Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jean-Paul Pougala's April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West's War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December ...
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East coast Internet service attacks 'coming in waves'

USA TODAY - ‎51 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Multiple waves of online attacks blocked many major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit and other sites.

'Don't let him go' begs frightened arson survivor

The Voice Online (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
A frightened woman sent a desperate letter to Francistown Magistrate, Kaveri Kapeko, on Monday, begging him to consider her safety when he deliberates over the bail of her mother's suspected killer.

Double rape, murder accused wants charges dropped

Mmegi Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
FRANCISTOWN: A 32-year-old man has applied for withdrawal of two charges of rape and another charge of killing his girlfriend's mother because he was not tried within reasonable time.

Gangsta granny

The Voice Online (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
An elderly Zimbabwean woman is currently languishing at the Francistown State Prison awaiting sentencing next Monday for being in possession of the prohibited habit forming drug in the form of dagga.

Popular pastor accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

The Voice Online (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
A well-known pastor at City Bible Ministries Church was arrested on Monday accused of defiling an 11-year-old girl. Trusted spiritual cleric, 39-year-old Patrick Morolong allegedly raped his young victim at his home in Tsolamosese in Gaborone.
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South Africa's decision to leave ICC a "blow to victims" of international crimes

FRANCE 24 - ‎10 minutes ago‎
South Africa's announcement Friday that it is leaving the ICC surprised many, raising questions about its legality and concerns for the future of a court that counted South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela as a key advocate.
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Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails

WHIO - ‎1 hour ago‎
Eseka - Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links the country's two major cities.
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Coup thwarted in Burkina Faso

eNCA - ‎5 hours ago‎
Pope Francis shaking hands with Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore (L) during a private audience at the Vatican on October 20, 2016.
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Jibrin denies withdrawing suit against Dogara, others

Vanguard - ‎1 hour ago‎
APPARENTLY disturbed by the story that he has withdrawn his suit against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, ousted former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmunin Jibrin yesterday denied it, declaring that it ...
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A Tattoo for the King

The Atlantic - ‎10 hours ago‎
In the waiting room of the Sak Lai tattoo studio in central Bangkok, the owner, who goes by the name Leck New York, showed me his latest design: the numeral “9,” sketched in Thai several times on drafting paper.
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Earthquake hits western Japan, causing power cuts

The Straits Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Gravestones damaged by the earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture. The quake was felt as far away as Kyoto and Osaka. There was no tsunami threat, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
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Billionaire Richard Branson: Trump once invited me to lunch to share his 'bizarre' revenge fantasies

Raw Story - ‎5 hours ago‎
British billionaire Richard Branson says that his first encounter with Donald Trump was a memorable one - and not in a good way. In a blog post on Virgin's website, Branson recalls being invited by Trump to have lunch with him at his Manhattan ...
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Nintendo hints at key shift in focus with Switch positioning

Financial Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Within hours of the launch video for the Nintendo Switch going live, a joke was doing the rounds online: the most desirable thing in the three-minute trailer was not the long-anticipated games console, but the stunning apartments and gorgeous furniture ...
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SkunkLock cycle lock forces anyone trying to steal bikes to vomit uncontrollably

The Independent - ‎12 hours ago‎
This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Popular videos · Trump and Clinton's most memorable 'jokes' at the Al Smith dinner · Far-right groups boo and jeer during by-election tribute to ...
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Microsoft's first-quarter earnings rise on demand for cloud-based software and services

Washington Post - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Microsoft Corp. shares soared to a record high Friday after the software giant reported first-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts' estimates, buoyed by growing demand for cloud-based software and services.
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Google, Sony, and Motorola battle for smartphone dollars after Samsung bows out of the race - ‎1 hour ago‎
MORE THAN 50,000 Australians are suddenly in the market for a new smartphone, and major companies are falling over themselves to woo them.
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Our Most Literary Rock Star, Bob Dylan Deserved the Nobel Prize

Observer - ‎5 hours ago‎
On one hand, the Nobel Committee's decision to award him the Nobel Prize for literature has caused many to revisit his work, beyond “Times They Are a-Changin” and “Blowin' in the Wind”.
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Jay Z Reportedly 'Can't Stand' Kanye West -- Well Sh*t! - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ouch. As you know, people's ears perked up when Kanye West called out Jay Z for not reaching out after Kim Kardashian West's Paris robbery - and even dished that their daughters North West and Blue Ivy Carter "ain't never even played together.
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Doctor Strange Red Carpet Photos and Jimmy Kimmel Video - ‎7 hours ago‎
Marvel held the World Premiere of Doctor Strange at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on October 20, 2016. You can view Doctor Strange red carpet photos in the gallery below, and you'll also find a funny video from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Victoria Beckham pays touching tribute to fashion designer Richard Nicoll after he dies aged 39 - ‎4 hours ago‎
The British-born 39-year-old died at the age of 39 in Sydney, Australia, this morning. The London-born designer, who counted stars such as Victoria and her fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton - as well as the entire fashion industry as fans of his work ...
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American Cancer Society to host walk to help people battling breast cancer

KOCO Oklahoma City - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Lesa Foster, a senior director for the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Gary Larson, the medical director of the ProCure Proton Therapy Center, talk about the upcoming Making Strides Walk and how the walk will help breast cancer research.
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Facebook under fire for removing breast cancer awareness video - ‎5 hours ago‎
Facebook has issued an apology for removing a video posted by a Swedish cancer society that showed women how to check their breasts for lumps.
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Sweetened drinks, including diet drinks, may raise diabetes risk

NHS Choices - ‎6 hours ago‎
"Drinking more than two sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day greatly increases the risk of diabetes, research has shown," The Guardian reports.
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The Science Behind Wine and Cheese Pairings

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
There are ways to conduct yourself during a wine and cheese tasting party and ways to conduct yourself during a wine and cheese tasting experiment.