I was poisoned and almost died – South African President, Jacob Zuma publicly speaks of attempts on his life

 

South African President, Jacob Zuma on Sunday spoke publicly of attempts on his life, saying he was poisoned and almost died because of his stance on socio-economic transformation and land reform.

In his words, ‘I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa business communities) under my leadership, they said I was going to destroy the country’.

 

Zuma spoke while adressing the African National Congress (ANC) Cadres’ Forum in Phongolo, KwaZulu-Natal saying he became a target after calling for radical economic transformation.

North Korea’s leader holds fire on Guam missile launch

North Korea’s leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States before making a decision to fire, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday.

Kim Jong-un ordered the army to be ready to launch should he make the decision for military action.

North Korea said last week it was finalising plans to launch four missiles into the waters near the US Pacific territory of Guam, and its army would report the strike plan to Kim and wait for his order.

Kim, who inspected the command of the North’s army on Monday, examined the plan for a long time and discussed it with army officers, the official KCNA agency said.

“He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared,” it said.        Continue reading

Meet the German pilot, blogger, and globetrotter who has become an Instagram star

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There’s no shortage of lifestyle bloggers travelling the world, sharing their wanderlust-inducing pictures on Instagram to hoards of followers.

But few of them have the knowledge of the globe that a pilot does — and a view from the cockpit.

Known as @pilotmadeleine on Instagram, Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach calls herself a “blogger & globetrotter” — and she also happens to be a trained pilot on the hunt for a job.

Until the perfect role crops up, her 760,000 followers watch as she travels the world — usually with her boyfriend, who also has a big following — sharing stunning snaps of destinations like Santorini and the Taj Mahal.

Meanwhile, she also writes a lifestyle blog where she shares her tips on travel, fitness, fashion, recipes, and even has an online shop where she sells her own book about “clean and creative cooking.”                                 Continue reading

Woman stabs her husband to death during a disagreement in Adamawa state

 

A woman named Halima has been arrested by the Adamawa state police for stabbing her husband, Ibrahim Ishmail to death at their home in Numan village on Thursday August 10th. According to Rariya, Ibrahim had gone to the market to buy food ingredient for his wife to cook. On his return, he discovered she had gone out without informing him. He went out and then when he came back home, he met her slicing Okro. They got into an argument when he inquired from her why she left the house without informing him.  In the process, Halima used the knife she had in her hand to stab Ibrahim. His remains has been deposited at the state morgue.        Continue reading

Japanese fighters conducted air drills close to the Korean peninsula with US B-1B bombers

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Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with U.S. supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea’s continued ballistic missile tests.

The exercise around Japan’s southern Kyushu island involved two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and two Japanese F-2 jet fighters, Japan’s Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said in a news release.

North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering a strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, hours after President Donald trump said any threat from Pyongyang would be met with “fire and fury.”                                      Continue reading

Trump claims base is bigger ‘than ever before.’ Polls suggest otherwise.

Trump in West Virginia

The president marked his 200th day in office much like any other: watching television and attacking the media on Twitter.

“The failing @nytimes, which has made every wrong prediction about me including my big election win (apologized), is totally inept!” Trump tweeted on Monday. The New York Times did not apologize for its Trump coverage.

The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio…….

Trump claimed that despite polls indicating some of his core supporters may be growing restless, his base is “far bigger” and “stronger than ever before.” The president offered recent campaign rallies in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio and West Virginia as proof.     Continue reading

NEYMAR: How the world’s most expensive footballer makes and spends his millions

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The much-anticipated move of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain is nearly completed as the French soccer giant has paid the record-breaking transfer fee to Spanish side Barcelona.

Neymar has been compared to Pelé and some believe he can even better than Lionel Messi.

While that is debatable, what is not up for debate is that Neymar is now the highest-paid footballer in the world and he is also one of the world’s most marketable athletes.

This all adds up to big contracts and a lavish lifestyle that includes boats, cars, and a famous on-again, off-again girlfriend. This is fitting for one of the biggest stars in the world’s most popular sport.

Neymar signed his first professional contract when he was 17 with the Brazilian club Santos where he was making approximately US$1.2 million per year.

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