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Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores

Daily Mail - ‎36 minutes ago‎
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.
Indonesia earthquake kills dozens in Aceh province
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits near Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Suspected cocaine dealer remanded in custody

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOBATSE: Magistrate Mareledi Dipate yesterday remanded a 33-year-old man of Francistown in custody in a case where he faces charges of possession of cocaine and methcathinone.

Khama warns racist tour operators

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
KASANE: Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama has issued a stern warning against any tour operator that would discriminate against Batswana or anyone.

Khama urges BDP delegates to recruit women

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
PALAPYE: President Ian Khama has implored delegates of Botswana Democratic Party Women's Wing to recruit fellow women from other parties to grow the party.
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Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in PISA survey

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS: Asian countries dominated the top places in a key survey released Tuesday of high-school skills, but the report criticised science teaching in many countries.
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UPDATE 1-Cuba, U.S. to discuss detente in wake of Trump election

Business Insider - ‎5 hours ago‎
HAVANA/WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States will draw up a roadmap for deepening their detente on Wednesday in a first meeting since the election of Donald Trump as U.S.

Job offer forces Seboko out of BPP

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
FRANCISTOWN: There is more than meet the eye to Botswana People's Party (BPP) secretary general (SG) Botho Seboko's sudden announcement that he has quit active politics.

Opposition want city clerk out

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Opposition councillors for Gaborone City Council (GCC) yesterday signed a petition in which they are calling for the removal and immediate replacement of the city clerk Mpho Mathe.

Gov't slammed for unemployment

Mmegi Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Retired University of Botswana theologian Obed Kealotswe has called on government to empower unemployed youth to start businesses.
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Ghana opposition supporter killed at election rally

News24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Accra - A supporter of Ghana's main opposition party was killed this week following violent clashes at a campaign rally as tensions flared ahead of presidential polls, police said on Tuesday.
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#SABCInquiry: SABC delegation walks out of Parliament inquiry

Mail & Guardian - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A delegation from the SABC has walked out of a parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of their board after saying that documents had not been made in braille for the public broadcaster's last remaining board member Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe.
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No sleep for Congolese mothers trying to save their girls from rape

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Officially, sexual violence has declined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, dubbed the 'rape capital of the world'. But frontline workers tell a different story.
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Joburg Mayor "handicapped" from acting against hijacked buildings

702 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba spoke again of lawlessness in the City due to illegal immigrants. Mashaba called in and spoke to Stephen Grootes (standing in for John Robbie) and voiced his frustration at the "115 000 people in the City occupying hijacked ...
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Briefing|'Brexit,' Angela Merkel, Donald Trump: Your Wednesday Briefing

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
... • Britain's House of Commons will debate “Brexit” today. An opposition motion called on Prime Minister Theresa May to reveal her strategy for leaving the European Union.
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The cost of gender-based violence on business

NewsDay - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a costly global and local issue. Its effects are felt beyond domestic settings and filter through the business environment, and are of national concern.
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Mod's copper project to cost $US135m

Business News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Copper explorer MOD Resources has released a scoping study for an open pit mine at its T3 project in Botswana, which has estimated a $US135 million ($A181.7 million) cost to develop.

POSCO Energy to build and run 300-MW power plants in Botswana

pulse - ‎2 hours ago‎
South Korea's leading energy producer POSCO Energy Co. will build and operate two coal-fired thermal power plants in Botwsana, securing a foothold for advancement into Southern Africa.
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Trump causes Boeing stock drop after accusing it of 'doing a number' over new Air Force One planes

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing ...
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Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple invited a wave of controversy earlier this year when it decided to remove the iPhone's headphone jack, replacing it with headphones that connected to the handset's charging port, and was lampooned for describing the move as an act of "courage".
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Apple says iPhones safe despite China fires

BBC News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone battery fires in China. Eight users have complained to Shanghai's consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded.
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Supreme Court Gives Samsung a Reprieve in Apple Patent Case

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Kathleen M. Sullivan, a lawyer for Samsung, outside the Supreme Court building in October. The court ruled on Tuesday that Samsung may not have to give up $399 million for copying parts of the distinctive look of Apple's iPhone.
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Keith Urban, Sia and Flume receive 7 nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
Iconic Australian artists Sia, Keith Urban and Flume have all scored nods for the prestigious music awards. Secretive singer-songwriter Sia has scored two nominations - one for Best Vocal Pop Album for This Is Acting, and for Best Pop Duo/Group ...
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Netflix Launches Video Previews: How The Company Landed On Its Biggest Redesign Ever

Fast Company - ‎15 hours ago‎
The streaming giant has replaced still photos with moving images to enhance user experience by (hopefully) cutting down on browsing time.
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Peter Vaughan of 'Game of Thrones' has died

WHIO - ‎6 hours ago‎
Peter Vaughan, a longtime familiar face in British film, television and theater, died this week at age 93. Most modern television fans will recognize Vaughan for his role as Maester Aemon on the TV series “Game of Thrones.
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Lucas hat-trick in Basel seals top spot for Arsenal

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
(From L-R) Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez celebrates after scoring a goal with his teammates Arsenal's English defender Kieran Gibbs, Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil and Arsenal's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, next to Basel's Colombian ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Who will reach 100 Champions League goals first? - ‎2 hours ago‎
While Lionel Messi went into matchday six of this year's Champions League eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo's group-stage goals record, the two eternal rivals are competing for an altogether more illustrious achievement in Europe's premier competition.
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Besiktas out of Champions League in 6-0 loss to Dynamo Kiev

The Indian Express - ‎3 hours ago‎
Besiktas had no answer to a 6-0 onslaught from Dynamo Kiev as it was eliminated from the competition Tuesday. By: AP | Kiev | Published:December 7, 2016 12:51 pm.
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Turan treble, Messi perfect 10 in Barcelona Champions League romp - ‎9 hours ago‎
Barcelona: Arda Turan grabbed a hat-trick and Lionel Messi his 10th Champions League goal of the season as a much-changed Barcelona still cruised past Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 on Tuesday.
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Bird flu warning: keepers told to keep poultry inside

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
All bird keepers, from poultry farmers to families with a few chickens, have been ordered to house their animals for a month to protect the UK from a virulent outbreak of avian flu on mainland Europe.