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27 February 2017 01:43 (South Africa)
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Finnish parliament re-adopts gay marriage law

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Photo: Young Kenyan innovator Caroline Wambui shows a journalist (R) the interface of a mobile app called ‘Life Pocket’ that she designed in Utawala, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 December 2016. Wambui who has recently completed her high school education at the Embakasi girls secondary school in the Mukuru kwa Njenga slums of Nairobi, conceived of the app after her uncle died when the family couldn’t find a matching kidney in adequate time. Together with her teacher Damaris Muteti (not pictured), Wambui learnt to code and built the app so patients, donors, doctors and hospitals can easily communicate and people who need to receive or donate organs can find a match. The app is currently being piloted by a number of hospitals and is expected to be available to the public by February 2017.  EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Op-Ed: Smart tech can make fees fall

By Magda Wierzycka

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

By AFP

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

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Boko Haram leader killed spokesman over 'leadership plot'

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Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

By Al Jazeera

S.African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march

By AFP

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

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US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

By AFP

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Lake Tanganyika region: USGS

By AFP

VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysia police

By AFP

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

By AFP

Iraq forces enter IS-held Mosul airport

By AFP

S.Africa struggles to quell anti-immigrant violence

By News24

South Africans must reject Molefe's appointment as MP - SSA

By News24
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Members of different nationalist parties burns flares and wave flags during the so-called 'March of National Pride' in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 22 February 2017. Ukrainian right-wing political parties, including 'Svoboda', the 'Right Sector' and members of the volunteer Corps 'Azov', announced about joining their efforts to put pressure on the Ukrainian power holders for the implementation of reforms in Ukraine. They also demand to stop the trade of some Ukrainian businessmen with Russian-backed separatists in the eastern Ukraine.

While you were sleeping: 23rd February 2017

By John Stupart

White House rolls back protections for transgender students

By AFP

US secretary of state in Mexico to calm tensions

By AFP

Iceland president pooh-poohs pineapple-topped pizza

By AFP

Record Taylor ton sees N.Zealand to S.Africa win

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Special forces soldiers travel on a Gecko all-terrain vehicle during a display as part of the annual National Defense Force Parade held in Durban, South Africa, 21 February 2017. The parade and display of the defense forces capability was held in the coastal city of Durban.

While you were sleeping: 22nd February 2017

By John Stupart

Fewer teen suicide attempts in states with gay marriage: study

By AFP

FARC disarmament to begin March 1: official

By AFP

S.Sudan president vows aid access to famine-hit areas

By AFP

Far-right Le Pen refuses head scarf to meet Lebanese mufti

By AFP

Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion island

By AFP

Zuma remembers 6 who died in naval base freak accident

By News24

Molefe to be sworn in as MP on Budget Speech day

By News24
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An injured woman holds an injured child at a hospital, after alleged airstrikes by forces loyal to the Syrian government hit areas inhabited by civilians in Barzeh, near Damascus, 20 February 2017. According to local witnesses, the airstrikes on the neighborhoods of Barzeh, al-Qabun, and Tishreen near Damascus had started three days earlier and resulted in the death of at least seven people and injury of some 33 others.

While you were sleeping: 21st February 2017

By John Stupart

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

By AFP