Lemo Khakhane

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Number of people aged over 100 soars in England and Wales

There has been a fivefold increase in the number of centenarians in England and Wales over the past three decades, figures show.<p>In 1981, there were just 2,420 people aged 100 and over, but by 2012 the figure had shot up to 12,320, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.<p>It estimates that of …

David Cameron's bullying Flashman act is now a real turn-off for women voters

University students use a cruel acronym for the fresher cringing in the corner at parties. "Dbas" stands for "definitely bullied at school", and it's a term I've recently heard them apply to Ed Miliband. He has that geeky, slightly victim-y look to him, and you can easily imagine him hiding out in …

The worst breastfeeding initiative I've ever come across

Unless you've been living on another planet the last few years, here's one thing you'll be certain about. Breast is best. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to get infections in their early months; probably won't get diarrhoea or constipation, which is virtually unknown; and are at lower risk …

From social media to UN appeals - Philippines aid efforts intensify

Families on Cebu island in the Philippines who lost everything in Typhoon Haiyan are utterly dependent on aid.<p>With access difficult for the big agencies outside, one western expat in the region has used social media to raise money for vital supplies that he has already been able to start …

Hospitals in Tacloban struggle to provide medical aid after Typhoon Haiyan

There is a state of emergency not just for patients but for hospitals as well after the super storm ripped through Tacloban in the Philippines. The Bethany hospital is one which like many has struggled to meet the needs of the hundreds who made their way there hoping for help and treatment.<p>Some of …

Sir John Tavener has died, aged 69

Sir John Tavener, the composer who established his reputation when his oratorio The Whale was premiered at the London Sinfonietta's inaugural concert in 1968, has died, aged 69.<p>Tavener was best known for his religious music, and joined the Russian Orthodox Church in 1977. His Orthodox faith and the …

Typhoon Haiyan: a 'wake up call' at UN climate talks

The plight of the Philippines is ever-present as an international climate change conference continues in Poland.<p>On the sidelines of the event, a protest was held in solidarity with Naderev Sano, the Philippines delegate who is fasting to demand a deal to combat global warming which he blames for …

Nymphomaniac to be hardcore only as Lars von Trier gives up final cut

Lars Von Trier has abandoned plans to release a softcore version of his sex epic Nymphomaniac. The film's two-part four-hour cut, which is due to debut in Copenhagen on Christmas Day, will now contain explicit scenes.<p>The release of Nymphomaniac will see the Danish director give up final cut for the …

Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt

A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans' personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit.<p>Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy's Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the …

Verdict due in the trial of Spain's worst environmental disaster

The trial against those accused over the sinking of the Prestige is expected to deliver its verdict later on Wednesday.<p>The Prestige oil spill in November 2002 was Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster.<p>The prosecution has asked for a 12 year jail term for the 78-year-old captain, Apostolos …

Egypt: State of emergency and curfew lifted

Egypt’s government says it is lifting the three-month state of emergency and night-time curfews. The economic life of the country was hit by the nightly shutdown which began in the middle of August.<p>The measures were introduced after security forces ended protests in support of the ousted President …

Countries with poor rights records win seats on UN Human Rights Council

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba have all won seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council.<p>Their admission to the UN’s top rights body has been criticised by some groups who contest the new members’ poor human rights records at home.<p>Fourteen positions on the 47-seat council were up for …

Germany begins publishing works found in Nazi art stash

Germany began publishing an online list of works on Tuesday that were discovered in a huge art stash in a Munich flat last year and believed for the most part to have been stolen or extorted by the Nazis.<p>The works were found in the home of war-time German art dealer, Hildebrand Gurlitt, whose …

Philippines: Death toll less than feared

Officials now say the number of dead after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines is probably closer to 2,500 than the 10,000 previously estimated.<p>But with remote areas still to be reached, the government has no idea of the true number of dead and missing.<p>As the days pass, survivors …

Former Colombian president warned of assassination plot

Colombian intelligence claims to have discovered a rebel FARC plot to kill the former president, Alvaro Uribe.<p>The politician, who is standing for the Senate in next year’s election, is an outspoken critic of the current peace process between the rebels and the government.<p>During his presidency, the …

Ecuador: Chevron's damages fine is slashed on appeal

US oil giant Chevron has been ordered to pay Ecuador $9.5 bn (7.07 bn euros) for environmental damage to its Amazon basin region by its sister company Texaco.<p>The court ruling however slashed the original fine of $18 billion (13.3 bn euros).<p>The case dates back to the years between 1964 to 1990 when …

Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud most costly ever, sells for €106m

A painting by Francis Bacon became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million (€106m).<p>The work, of Bacon’s friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud, made up one of the biggest auctions in history, which saw more than $691 million (€514.5m) worth of art sold at Christie’s …

Typhoon warning: Winter weather hell as killer storm heads towards BRITAIN for Christmas

Leon Brown, from the Weather Channel, said: “The typhoon will have an effect everywhere.<p>“At the moment warmth and moisture is moving north into China …

'Vulnerable' teen found safe

Alison and Tim Hysom joined Detective Inspector John Delaney at Ilford police station to appeal for the public's help in finding their 15-year-old …

UK population: how will it change over the next few decades?

The UK's overall population is set to reach 73m people by 2037 with the number of people aged 80 and over set to double, according to an ONS report.<p>The 2011 census put the UK population at roughly 63m, which means that the projected 2012 figure would represent a relatively gradual growth of 15% in …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

White Mother’s Opinion on Touching Daughter’s Natural Hair

<i>This article is re-posted from ChocolateHairVanillaCare.com. We’ve discussed the issue of “hair touching” before, but it’s great to hear a unique</i> …

Top 10 Iconic Rap Lines

Every once in a while there will be raps with that one line that will just amaze you. In this article i will be breaking down some iconic rap lines …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Hip Hop Artists Who Need To Retire Already

“Damn, he’s still rapping?”<p>Some guys just don’t know when to hang it up. If you’ve asked yourself this question before, then you know the type. That …

Jennifer Lawrence Insults Miley Cyrus

<b>Keeping - TheCount - Since 2005!</b> - November 12, 2013<p>Academy Award-winner <b>Jennifer Lawrence,</b> the same person seen here laying over the bonnet of a …

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' arrive in St. Petersburg

All 30 people arrested in Russia after a Greenpeace protest have arrived in St. Petersburg – their new place of detention – after weeks behind bars in the isolated Arctic port of Murmansk.<p>Amid fears of overcrowding and poor prison conditions in Russia’s second-largest city, supporters believe the …

BBC News

Why feminism doesn't need a makeover

I'm not proud of this, but when I was a teenager my favourite moment in a film was when the heroine had a makeover. You know, the scene in which the leading lady is taught that the only way she'll get ahead in life is if she gets rid of everything interesting about her and straightens her hair. Who …

Iran puts blame on Western powers for failure of nuclear talks in Geneva

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a robust response to speculation on why nuclear talks with western powers broke down.<p>In what is seen by analysts as a direct reference to France he blamed one country for the talks failure and stressed again the need for sanctions to be …