UJ hosts workshop on technologies to improve the quality of water

While many South Africans in rural areas have no access to safe drinking water, climate change has had major effects on drought-stricken regions such as the Western Cape and the agricultural sector.

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US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

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Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.

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US lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan

David Marcus, CEO of Facebook’s Calibra, testifies to the House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Examining Facebook's Proposed Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System" on Capitol Hill.

Facebook is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on June 18 that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

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Scientists to conduct research on phytoplankton in Antarctica

Scientists from the University of Stellenbosch, with international collaborators, will embark on a dangerous journey to Antarctica this week to conduct research on phytoplankton, a key part of the ocean ecosystem.

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WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday,fueling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs whether to sound the alarm internationally.

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Monsoon rains wreaking flood havoc across South Asia

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Torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia, affecting millions of people and claiming at least 180 lives, officials said Tuesday.

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City

Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the lines of “We’re human, not robots.”

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Ebola case in DRC’s Goma a ‘potential game-changer’

A confirmed Ebola case in the key Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma is a “potential game-changer” in the epidemic that will be assessed by a WHO emergency response board, the UN said Monday.

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Tech tax set to dominate G7 finance ministers meeting

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A row over taxing tech giants is set to dominate a meeting of G7 finance ministers near Paris this week, with the world’s leading industrialised nations already riven by disruptive US trade policies.

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India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

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Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma: official

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 The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday

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