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South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

World
South Africa's elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation into so-called state capture continues.Three arrests have been made, including one Gupta brother, local media report. Police say two other people are expected to hand themselves in.The Gupta family have been accused using their friendship with President Jacob Zuma to wield enormous political influence for their business interests.They all deny the allegations.Africa Live: For all the latest on the Guptas and Zuma, as it happensThe raid on the Gupta's walled compound in Johannesburg comes as Mr Zuma faces increased pressure to resign, in part because of links to the Guptas.He is expected to respond later today to a formal request from the African National Congress (ANC) to step down....
Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn't vaccinated

Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn't vaccinated

Health
An Indiana family that decided against vaccinating a 3-year-old is now haunted by that decision, wondering if a flu shot could have saved the girl's life. Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Indiana, died at home Monday morning, just days after being diagnosed. The girl's grandmother, Tameka Stettler, said the family is second-guessing its decision not to vaccinate her. Stettler said Alivia’s parents declined to give her the flu shot after hearing that the vaccination could be ineffective. "Alivia did not have it because they had told us once the flu is going around it's not going to matter if you got it or not," Stettler said in an interview with ABC affiliate WRTV on Monday. "We just decided not to put those chemicals and the girls body if it's not gonna help." "Nothing anybody says or doe
New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

Health
US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes.Tests show the compounds, called malacidins, annihilate several bacterial diseases that have become resistant to most existing antibiotics, including the superbug MRSA.Experts say the work, published in Nature Microbiology, offers fresh hope in the antibiotics arms race.Drug-resistant diseases are one of the biggest threats to global health. They kill around 700,000 people a year, and new treatments are urgently needed. Drugs from dirtSoil is teeming with millions of different micro-organisms that produce lots of potentially therapeutic compounds, including new antibiotics.Dr Sean Brady's team at New York...
Kardashian sisters in first ever topless family shoot as they strip to teeny undies

Kardashian sisters in first ever topless family shoot as they strip to teeny undies

Entertainment
Well the Kardashian-Jenners haven't.In fact, the world's most famous family have signed a new Calvin Klein campaign, which sees them frolicking in a barn together in a plethora of barely-there ensembles.Suffice to say, family bonding never looked so unrelatable, but then again, that's never really been the goal of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie (try saying that five times quickly) are fronting the Spring instalment of the #MYCALVINS gig, alongside the tag "Our Family".Proving they're more than just genetically / surgically blessed, the hotties even filmed a video to accompany the launch, rolling around on a duvet while playing Never Have I Ever.WILLY VANDERPERREFAMILY AFFAIR: Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie all posed togetherThe strangest ce...
Top UK boss and family killed in seaplane crash

Top UK boss and family killed in seaplane crash

Business
The chief executive of a FTSE 100 company and an 11-year-old girl were among five Britons killed when a seaplane crashed near Sydney hours before New Year's Eve celebrations.Richard Cousins, the chief executive of Compass, the world's largest contract catering company, was on board with his 48-year-old fiancee Emma Bowden.His two sons, 23-year-old Edward and 25-year-old William, also lost their lives when the plane came down in the Hawkesbury River off Jerusalem Bay.The fifth British victim was Ms Bowden's daughter Emma, who was 11 years old.Gareth Morgan, their Australian pilot, was the sixth person to die in the crash - with officials describing the Sydney Seaplanes employee as "experienced".Mr Cousins, 58, was due to step down from the position in March.Image:Richard Cousins was on holi...