Austria’s Top Female Pole Vaulter , Kira Grunberg, (21), Paralysed After Training Accident

The parents of Austria’s top pole vaulter Kira Grunberg were watching when their daughter landed on her head during a training exercise and was left paralysed. Her manager Thomas Herzog has said Grunberg, 21, landed on her head and neck next to the mat during a routine training jump on Thursday morning in Innsbruck. The accident left Grunberg’s cervical vertebrae fractured. Despite several hours of work by surgeons at Innsbruck’s University Clinic, her family were…

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Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants  In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists. The National Parks and Wildlife Authority said Saturday that bow and arrow hunts have also been suspended unless they are approved by the authority’s director. The authority says it is also investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal. It says…

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Osama bin Laden Sister & Stepmum Feared Dead In UK Plane Crash Into Car Auction site.

Saudi ambassador offers condolences to the family amid reports that relatives of the al-Qaida leader were among four killed in light aircraft crash in Hampshire The sister and stepmother of notorious al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were reportedly among the dead after a business jet crashed at a private airport in Hampshire and ploughed into a car auction centre. Without confirming the identities of the victims, the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf…

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Supreme Court Chaos: ‘Nikuv promised 2million Jobs Yet 10 000 Dismissed In 14 Days’:

Supreme Court Chaos: ‘Nikuv promised 2million Jobs Yet 10 000 Dismissed In 14 Days’:

With an overall estimated total of at least 10 000 workers having been dismissed from their  jobs  by their employers within a short space of 14 days, following a controversial Supreme court ruling. That particular judgement makes it easier to lay off one’s work force, and we can all now safely argue that President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF circus show may have successfully rigged elections and become filthy rich multimillionaire criminals, whilst the nation has been…

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Supreme Court Ruling: National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) To Lay Off 1500 Workers

Troubled National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) Friday became the first government entity to fire workers following the Supreme Court ruling which gave employers permission to terminate contracts on notice, strategically placed sources said. About 1000 to 1 500 workers are set to lose their jobs, according to the sources. The controversial Supreme Court ruling, which President Mugabe described as an “ass” , has already claimed close to 10 000 jobs in a fortnight. Sources who…

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UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

A Zimbabwean man has been charged with murder after a woman, also from Zimbabwe, died from knife wounds in a disturbance in Greater Manchester. Armed police were called to reports of gun shots being fired on Shawclough Way in Rochdale, at about 21:50 on Tuesday. Miriam Nyazema, 35, was found with stab injuries and treated by paramedics, but later died in hospital. Josphat Mutekedza, 35, was charged with murder and firearms offences when he appeared…

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Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 % Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 %  Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Finance minister on Thursday said government plans to cut the public sector wage bill to 40 percent of total revenue from the current 80 percent. The development signals a move to reduce the government’s bloated civil service, amid a lower economic growth forecast of 1,5 percent from the initial 3,2 percent. Presenting the Mid-Term Fiscal Review in Parliament on Thursday, Patrick Chinamasa said 83 percent of government’s $2 billion costs were going to the salaries of…

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US Investigates Walter Palmer Hunt, Over Cecil The lion’s Death

US officials have launched an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it was “deeply concerned” about the “tragic” death of Cecil the lion. Director Dan Ashe said they will “go where facts lead” but efforts to reach Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful. Mr Palmer says he thought the hunt was legal but two…

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Zimbabwe Demands The Extradition Of US Dentist Walter Palmer For killing Cecil The Lion

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.In a news conference, Muchinguri referred to 55-year-old Walter Palmer as a “foreign poacher” and said she understood that Zimbabwe’s prosecutor general had started the process to have him extradited from the United States. “We are appealing to the…

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Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

World Boxing Council welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi yesterday received $50 000 cash from President Robert Mugabe as a reward for defending his title. The Masvingo-born boxer successfully defended his title when he dismantled Italian Gianculla Frezza in the sixth round in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, a fortnight ago. Manyuchi was handed the money stockpiled in an envelope, at a function at State House. In his speech President Mugabe said, ““Charles, congratulations, you did the nation proud and…

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