U.S. Navy Ends Search for 3 Sailors Missing Since Plane Crash Near Japan

1. The plane crashed in the Philippine Sea about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa around 2:45 p. m. Wednesday while en route to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the Seventh Fleet said.

2. HONG KONG — The United States Navy on Friday ended its search for three sailors who have been missing since a transport plane crashed near Japan this week, the Navy’s Seventh Fleet said in a statement.

3. The crash was the fifth accident this year for the fleet, which has its headquarters in Japan and is the Navy’s largest fleet overseas.

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Hopes Dashed, Relatives of Argentine Submarine Crew Turn to Grief and Anger

1. “Instead of spending on other matters, why don’t you spend on something truly important, like the life of all our relatives,” an unidentified woman asked Mr. Macri on Monday when he traveled to the resort city of Mar del Plata, according to a video of the meeting that was posted online.

2. The disappearance and likely loss of the vessel, the San Juan, could turn out to be the greatest national tragedy to unfold under President Mauricio Macri, who came into office nearly two years ago vowing to invest in Argentina’s underfunded armed forces.

3. Ms. Gopar said she had largely stayed away from the base in recent days.

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8 found alive after US Navy aircraft crashes into Pacific off Japan

1. The C-2 “Greyhound” aircraft was on its way to the U. S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which is currently in the Philippine Sea.

2. The plane was taking part in an ongoing joint U. S. -Japan naval exercise in waters surrounding Okinawa from Nov. 16-26.

3. “U. S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching the area of the crash, and we will be relentless in our efforts.

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Support Zimbabweans, Zuma tells South Africa

1. Durban – President Jacob Zuma on Saturday called on South Africans to support the people of Zimbabwe.

2. SADC is committed to providing support to the people of Zimbabwe to resolve the political situation in that country, said Zuma.

3. A stable and peaceful SADC (Southern African Development Community) region is in our best interest and Zimbabwe is a critical member of our regional community,” he said.

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Net1 Understated South Africa Profit to Court, Group Says

1. Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. , a unit of which distributes welfare payments in South Africa, understated its profit from the government contract in a submission to the country’s Constitutional Court that was audited by KPMG LLP, a report released by a development-economics research agency said.

2. The report adds to criticism of the conduct of both Net1 and the state welfare agency, which put payments of 17 million grants under threat by failing to comply with an earlier court order to find a replacement for Net1.

3. Net1 said it had complied with the court’s order to compile and submit an audited statement of expenses incurred, income received and net profit earned under the completed contract, and that it was only made aware of the AIDC report on Sunday.

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This South African batsman scored 490 in a one-day cricket game

1. A 20-year-old South African batsman, Shane Dadswell, smashed 490 runs for his club NWU Pukke against Potch Dorp 1st in a 50-overs club game at the Wiltrand Oval at Potchefstroom, South Africa.

2. A product of Johannesburg’s King Edward the Seventh School, which has also produced the likes of Graeme Smith, Dadswell is known for his big-hitting prowess and had played quickfire knocks for his school.

3. Three years back, in 2014, S Sankruth Sriram had hammered 486 for JSS International School against Hebron School in the Nilgiris DCA U-16 inter-school one-day tournament at Ooty, India.

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Coach Noves under pressure as France lose to South Africa

1. SAINT-DENIS, France – France coach Guy Noves’s job came under pressure when Les Bleus lost 18-17 to South Africa after yet another mediocre performance at the Stade de France on Saturday.

2. France got off to a dominant start but fluffed a good try chance early on, while South Africa touched down at the end of their first foray into the French half when Leyds dived over for his first try with the Springboks.

3. South Africa scored two tries through Dillyn Leyds and Jesse Kriel with Handre Pollard, who missed four kicks, adding eight points with his boot.

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South Africa shows signs of bouncing back in governance index

1. This is according to the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)‚ a monitor of overall governance performance in African countries which was released on Monday.

2. Despite current controversy over state capture and financial instability‚ governance in South Africa is showing signs of bouncing back from a decade of decline.

3. The Seychelles‚ Namibia and Tunisia occupied the top tier positions in terms of overall performance while South Africa remains in the top ten most deteriorated countries over the past decade along with Libya‚ Madagascar‚ Mali and the Central African Republic.

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OPINION: The merits of a state-owned bank for South Africa

1. To the extent that there is a need for a state bank, it is not lost even to a casual observer that the state already owns a number of banks, prominent among them being the Post Office Bank, the Land Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Ithala.

2. Third, in the matured phase beyond that, the state bank must acquire more shares for South Africa, both in the Bank of Settlements and the Brics Bank.

3. The idea of a state bank contrived and accordingly structured to make the state wealthy is deliberately contrasted to the kind of state bank solely designed to benefit some individuals and a select slew of politically connected corporations.

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Black academics soon to outnumber white researchers in South Africa

1. The authors suggest that in the next decade, more than 4,000 researchers — about 27% of the country’s academics, and most of them white men — will retire, which should create opportunities for younger researchers.

2. But over the past decade, the proportion of black South African researchers has risen steadily: from 26% in 2005 to 35% in 2015, according to the study, which was published1 in Higher Education last month.

3. He and his co-author, geoinformatics specialist Greg Breetzke at the University of Pretoria, also note that black women, the country’s largest demographic, remain significantly under-represented in universities, accounting for just 14% of academics in 2015. .

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