Chinese news agency launches English television channel

By Andy Rice 1 July 2010

China Xinhua News Network Corporation has launched a global, 24-hour English news service. The move is widely seen as an attempt by the Chinese government to grow its international influence. The station's US service will be available on cable from October 1; it is not yet known if and when it will be available in South Africa. Read more: AP



As Shaun Abrahams packs his bags, Ramaphosa appoints Silas Ramaite acting NPA head

By Greg Nicolson

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