Daily Archives: February 13, 2017

The man who painted a street mural of Beyonce

Mark Walls poses in front of his Beyonce mural after five days' hard work

The photograph is barely two weeks old but already it feels like it has existed forever. On 1 February superstar singer Beyonce announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with twins – with 10.2 million “likes” (and counting) the photograph has become the most popular picture ever on the social media platform. For days people around the world chatted about ...

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New Zealand whales: Authorities to move 300 carcasses

Beached whales were marked with an "X" to indicate they had died

New Zealand authorities have said they will move the carcasses of hundreds of whales that died in a mass stranding to an area not open to the public. About 300 whales will be moved with a digger and buried in the sand dunes further up Farewell Spit, South Island. On Monday, conservation workers pierced the bodies to release gas built ...

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North Korea says ballistic missile test was a ‘success’

The missile fired is thought to be an intermediate-range Musudan similar to this

North Korea has confirmed that it “successfully” fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a test supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. The device was described as a “surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile”, the Korean state news agency KCNA reported. South Korea’s defence ministry called it an armed provocation to test the response of US President Donald Trump. North Korea’s latest ballistic ...

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COTUZ urges govt to protect workers

Joe Kamutumwa

The Confederation of Trade Union in Zambia (COTUZ) has called on government not to temper with Zambia’s work force in its economic recovery plan. COTUZ President Joe Kamutumwa says Zambians are aware that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be coming to Zambia for negotiations and that the work force should not be touched. Mr. Kamutumwa says in as much ...

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PF warns Saviour Chishimba

PF Media Committee Member Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has warned United Progressive People (UPP) President Dr. Saviour Chishimba that his excitement will one day land him in deep waters. PF Media Committee Member Sunday Chanda says some of the statements that Dr. Chishimba makes are criminal in nature while others are defamatory. Mr. Chanda says it is surprising that Dr. Chishimba, who has ...

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LCC wants Zambia to have lanes dedicated for emergency purposes


The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has observed the need to have lanes dedicated for emergency purposes. LCC Public Relations Manager Mulunda Habeenzu says in other countries, roads have lanes dedicated for emergency purposes to enable Ambulances and fire brigade to pass through smoothly without being caught up in traffic. Mr. Habeenzu explains that in Lusaka, there is too much traffic ...

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