Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

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Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
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The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Turkish response to IS strains US relations

All indications are that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has intensified his campaign for a buffer zone 100 km long and around 15 km wide since Syrian Kurdish and rebel forces defeated the Islamic State (IS) in Tell Abyad during June.
He warned that, “We will never allow a state to be established in northern Syria and in the south of our country.
No matter what the cost, we will continue our struggle in this regard.”
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US vows support in fight against Boko Haram

Two blasts have hit the central Nigerian city of Jos hours after a suicide bomber attacked a church in northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe, witnesses and police have said.
A restaurant and a Muslim religious leader - who has disowned armed group Boko Haram - were targeted in two separate attacks. At least 15 people were killed in the attacks, witnesses said.
Plateau State police spokesman Emmanuel Abuh confirmed there had been two attacks in Jos but had no further details immediately.
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All eyes on ECB after Greek vote

The European Central Bank (ECB) was considered the only institution yesterday capable of calming market panic and preventing the Greek economy from collapsing, as Greek citizens rejected calls for another bailout.
In the final tally early Monday, 61.31% of Greeks had rejected creditor demands for further austerity in return for more bailout funds, sending Greece’s eurozone partners scrambling to respond and European stock markets tumbling.
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Business hits back at ANC's blacklisting idea

Instead of calling for the blacklisting of businesses to prevent corruption and the dangers of the “corporate capture” of political leaders, the ANC-led tripartite alliance must enact regulations to control political party funding, or stop accepting millions in funding from businesspeople.
This was the view shared by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) and the Black Business Council after an alliance summit denounced the scourge of private businesses that fund internal election campaigns so that they can use politicians as “proxies” to do their bidding in government. Read more about Business hits back at ANC's blacklisting idea

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Warplanes bomb Saleh party HQ in Yemen capital

Saudi-led warplanes have bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the Yemeni party headed by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is allied to Shiite Huthi insurgents, the party said yesterday.
The overnight attack on the offices of the General People’s Congress (GPC) caused “some deaths” among employees and guards of the building in the south of the capital, party official Faeqa al-Sayed said.
It came as some GPC members were meeting the UN’s Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in another part of the city.
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Burundi coup general vows to fight on to topple govt

Burundian rebel general Leonard Ngendakumana, who took part in a failed coup in May to topple the President Pierre Nkurunziza, has vowed further attacks until the government is overthrown.
“After we saw that we could not succeed our coup on May 15, we found it was necessary to keep fighting so that we can push Nkurunziza to keep thinking about what he is doing and maybe just resign,” Ngendakumana told Kenya’s KTN news channel in an interview broadcast late Sunday.
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Desperate Gazans resort to makeshift homes year after war

Fouad Abu Asser and his family have returned to their neighbourhood amid the rubble of the Gaza Strip - but something resembling a shed is what they now call home.
“We hear talk and more talk, but we still haven’t seen anything,” the 54-year-old father said, referring to the slow pace of rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, devastated by last summer’s war with Israel.
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Street vendor wins car

Oshakati West resident Bertha Mwalengwa Ndume, 52, is the lucky winner of a red Hyundai sedan valued at N$143 000 in a competition run by the Oshakati Spar.
Oshakati Spar owner Jupy van der Merwe said the prize handover on Friday was the culmination of a three-month competition in which Spar customers countrywide stood a chance to win a number of prizes.
“An increasing number of businesses are ploughing back into the community.
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