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US navy confirms UFOs recorded by pilots are real

The spokesperson for the United States navy’s deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, Joseph Gradisher, has confirmed to Time magazine that...

Iran

Iran’s missile strikes on United States troop bases in Iraq were a measured first response to Washington’s assassination of a top commander, but...

Ukraine passenger jet crashes in Iran, killing at least 170

A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all on board, Iran state media...

Al-Shabab sends ‘a message’ to US with Kenya attack

NEWS ANALYSISA little before dawn on the morning of Sunday January 5 a small column of armed militants emerged from a nearby forest...

Cancel culture, threats to freedom of speech, and the state of liberal democracy

Malin Ekman interviews Ian BurumaIn September 2018, Ian Buruma was forced out as editor of The New York Review of Books, following an...

New future from Trump tyranny

The United States is living through a remarkably convulsive period in its history. Donald Trump has reshaped the American presidency, and his norm-shattering...

Web threatens democracy and must be regulated – without limits on freedom of speech

In October, a confrontation erupted between one of the leading Democratic candidates for the United States presidency, senator Elizabeth Warren, and Facebook chief...

US-China decoupling myth busted

Talk of decoupling — a profound and lasting split in the world order — entered public debate in 2019, an alarming manifestation of...

‘White fragility’ is damaging SA universities

‘Whiteness” is threatening transformation and the academic project at the country’s universities, a recent public meeting convened by the Cape Peninsula University of...

Economic system we select defines our future

ECONOMICSWhat kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our economic...

Delhi: The city where food breaks down divisions

The litre of duty-free whisky was proving very useful. Not in blotting out saffron-coloured ethno-nationalism but in cleaning out the wounds inflicted by...

African governments must invest in science for future growth

COMMENT‘It’s time for the African continent to be serious about investing in research, development and innovation,” International Relations and Co-operation Minister Naledi Pandor...

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

COMMENTWhat is the future of the university and higher education in light of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)? How will 4IR affect traditional...

Boy or girl? US parents go too far in gender reveals

A plane crash in Texas, a deadly explosion in Iowa, a massive fire in Arizona — elaborate baby gender reveal parties, a growing...

Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

Snap on Monday confirmed that it checks political ads at Snapchat to make sure they are not deceptive or misleading and thus enforce...
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