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While you were sleeping” 26 September 2016

Arnold Palmer passes away, Trump and Hillary neck and neck, and the world's first computer music recovered.

Monday, 26th September
“Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.”
Lu Xun

Story of the Day

Risk Factor: Democracy turns onZumocracy 

President Jacob Zuma’s brother has appealed to him to quit as he fears South Africa’s leader might be killed. There are many reasons why the president should consider stepping down, with some prominent ANC members probably able to present cogent arguments for this. Being physically under threat would not rank among the reasons Zuma should consider relieving South Africa of his leadership. Yes, the president is under attack and under pressure, but only from a system that demands adherence to the Constitution, accountability and the rule of law. If his family and friends are worried, it is because democracy is proving to be a bitch. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
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While you were sleeping

Arnold Palmer passes away

Golf legend Arnold Palmer has died at age 87. Floods of messages of praise and sympathy have streamed through from fans and fellow pros. Palmer forged a new path in golf, making the sport “sexy”, according to Jason Day. The first pro to clear $100,000 in winnings in a single year, the world has lost a legend.Read More

Trump and Clinton neck and neck

As they enter the nation’s first presidential debate today, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are nearly tied, according to polls. Scheduled for late tonight (01h00 GMT), a heated exchange at the Hofstra University in New York is virtually guaranteed. Read More

Shekau resurfaces  video

Leader of terrorist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau lives, dies, and then lives again. Shekau has re-emerged in a new video, denouncing claims by Nigerian authorities that he had been killed or at least seriously wounded. Read More

First computer-recorded music salvaged

Researchers in New Zealand have recovered the world’s first musical recording created on a computer. The tune, ‘God Save the King’, was recorded by the Enigma man himself, Alan Turing. Read More

In Numbers


The standard price of a Bic Cristal ballpoint pen. The same price it has been since 1959.

Facts of the Day

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day, which celebrates the near-mythical figure who travelled through the US spreading… apple seeds.

Katy Perry’s parents forbade her from eating Lucky Charms. They considered the word ‘luck’ to be satanic.


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