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Zuma Retains ANC Leadership Zuma Retains ANC Leadership
South African President Jacob Zuma will remain chairman of the ruling African National Congress party, after delegates at a party conference overwhelmingly supported him in a leadership vote.Nearly 4,000 delegates voted Tuesday, with three-quarters backing Zuma to head the party leading up to the country's 2014 presidential election.The ANC has been in power in South Africa since 1994, and its high level of public support means the president is likely to win the general election.President Zuma was...
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678 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/18/2012 5:20:16 AM

Zuma Calls Dog Ownership 'Un-African' Zuma Calls Dog Ownership 'Un-African'
— South African President Jacob Zuma prompted howls of controversy when he said in a recent speech that black people should not keep dogs as pets because it is "un-African." His speech was well-received by the audience in his home province, but it has landed him in the doghouse in the national media and prompted the presidency to issue a statement defending his comments, which they say have a deeper meaning.Zuma said earlier this week in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal that dog ownership was a...
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699 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/28/2012 8:48:14 AM

'Zorbing' Death Brings Call For Safety Rules; Fatal Ride Captured On Video 'Zorbing' Death Brings Call For Safety Rules; Fatal Ride Captured On Video
Антон Берг/YouTube An edited version of the video made by a friend as the "zorb" rolled down the mountain. A longer version is posted here. Video of two Russian men climbing into an inflatable ball and rolling down a Russian mountain on a ride that would take them over a cliff, into a ravine, on to a frozen lake and cause one of the men's death, is getting a lot of views today. And the accident has led to calls from "the New Zealand inventors of zorbing ... for a global code of safe operations to...
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Zoo Tells City: Please Feed The Animals Zoo Tells City: Please Feed The Animals
Enlarge Gene J. Puskar/AP The arrival of African elephants at a Tucson zoo prompted a call for the zoo's fans to contribute leafy snacks. This file photo shows African elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in 2011. Gene J. Puskar/AP The arrival of African elephants at a Tucson zoo prompted a call for the zoo's fans to contribute leafy snacks. This file photo shows African elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in 2011. The Reid Park Zoo in Tucson finds itself in a unique...
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1142 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 4/17/2012 5:07:00 PM

Zombies In The News: Living Dead To Help Liven Up A Counterterrorism Summit Zombies In The News: Living Dead To Help Liven Up A Counterterrorism Summit
Enlarge Jonathan Nackstrand /AFP/Getty Images Need to lighten up your day? Invite some of these folks. (A "zombie walk" in Stockholm on Aug. 25.) Jonathan Nackstrand /AFP/Getty Images Need to lighten up your day? Invite some of these folks. (A "zombie walk" in Stockholm on Aug. 25.) There's no rest for the undead, it seems. Zombies have been used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread tips about preparing for natural disasters. They've been "studied" by Canadian...
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1173 Hits, 26 Comments, Added On 9/19/2012 7:47:00 AM

'Zombie' Ants And The Fungus That Saves Them 'Zombie' Ants And The Fungus That Saves Them
As you can probably tell, at least one person on this blog's masthead likes ants. So we've always been bummed that we haven't had the opportunity to tell you about zombie ants, but today we are glad to report there is a new development in the field. Luckily, it's a good-news report about a fungus that limits the fungus that turns ants into zombies. In the current edition of the journal PLoS ONE, an international research team led by David Hughes of Penn State University reports that they've found the...
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1501 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 5/2/2012 4:27:00 PM

Zimmerman Is Reportedly Arrested; Prosecutor Has 'New Information' Zimmerman Is Reportedly Arrested; Prosecutor Has 'New Information'
Florida state attorney Angela Corey, who is acting as a special prosecutor in the high-profile shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, has scheduled a 6 p.m. ET news conference to "release new information" regarding the case, her office just announced. Update at 6:10 p.m. ET: As we are reporting in a new post, George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, Corey announced this afternoon. Please read the new post for further updates. Update at 5:45 p.m. ET: George Zimmerman...
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1553 Hits, 36 Comments, Added On 4/11/2012 12:00:00 PM

Zimmerman Credibility May Be Issue In Martin Case Zimmerman Credibility May Be Issue In Martin Case
SANFORD, Fla. June 2, 2012, 08:54 am ET SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could be an issue at trial after a judge said that George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain a bond, legal experts say. That's because the case hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the 17-year-old was killed. Zimmerman wasn't charged in the case until more than a month after the shooting, saying he shot Martin in self-defense under...
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1143 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 6/2/2012 5:54:07 AM

Zimbabwe's Economy on Recovery Path Zimbabwe's Economy on Recovery Path
— Zimbabwe's Finance Minister says his country’s economy is on the path to recovery after decades of decline and will meet all its financial obligations for this year. .Cars speed along in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city.  The formation of a coalition government in 2009 by President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has led to the sound of constant activity in the city.There is life!Before, the city was almost dead as was the country’s economy.  Tendai Biti was appointed Zimbabwean...
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890 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 12/28/2012 9:20:23 AM

Zimbabwean PM Warns Mugabe Against Rigging Elections Zimbabwean PM Warns Mugabe Against Rigging Elections
— Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Saturday said his party will not allow President Robert Mugabe to rig another election.  The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader made the comment a few days after President Mugabe announced that Zimbabwe would hold elections to end the country’s coalition government next March.  made his remarks as recent surveys show his party losing ground.Addressing members of his MDC party supporters in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Prime...
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987 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/29/2012 1:38:30 PM

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