Meanwhile, in the loser’s corner, a bloodletting

By Daily Maverick Legacy 30 September 2009

The leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and other top officials quit yesterday after the party's worst election result since World War II and relegation to the opposition. Franz Muentefering, former right-hand man of the SPD's last chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, announced he was quitting as party leader following the SPD’s loss to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, which ended the broad coalition with SPD to form a new government in coalition with the business-friendly Free Democrats.

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Cop who exposed Magnus Malan paedophile ring found dead in Eastern Cape

By Marianne Thamm

The filming of The Beach permanently damaged the ecosystem on the Thai island it was located on.

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