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DINNER PARTY INTEL: Soldiers spooking Mozambique

When Mozambique decided to pay its army in cash in March, 7,000 soldiers did not pitch for pay parade

DINNER PARTY INTEL: The queen watches Helen Mirren

Was it the horses that attracted Queen Elizabeth, or her alter ego?

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Explosive hunting trips

A man on trial for his wife’s murder in the US had been studying the Oscar Pistorius case, according to detectives

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Pulped fiction

The biggest destroyers of books are publishers. Part of an unsold print run is “remaindered” (sold at a discount), and the rest is recycled (pulp to pulp)

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Marmite rises again

The power of the smudgy sandwich spread is reflected in the latest piece of publicity for it — in The Economist, no less

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Dining out à la Shaik

Schabir Shaik, the Durban crook and Jacob Zuma bagman who escaped a long prison term thanks to a sympathetic parole board, is a regular at one of the city’s ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Jet-pack paramedics

The Lake District is to trial paramedics using jet suits to reach casualties and give first aid before a helicopter or ground crew comes to the rescue

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Suez Canal to be widened

The Suez Canal, where one of the world's largest container ships got stuck last year, is being widened and deepened so that this does not happen again

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Moon gets a rocket

Keep an eye on the moon next month, it's going to be hit by an out-of-control Elon Musk rocket

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Toyota tops it in US

Toyota, with 2.3-million sales, has toppled General Motors (2.2-million) as the top carmaker in the US for 2021

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Reds rule — just

In Austria, one of the most bourgeois of countries, even the communists got a foothold (a bit like the EFF in Jozi)

DINNER PARTY INTEL: New flight safety

United Airlines, which is due to resume flights to SA on December 1, is spending millions on paid leave for unvaccinated pilots

DINNER PARTY INTEL: No bagpipes this time

If the Tigray People's Liberation Front should prevail in its war against the Ethiopian central government and reach Addis Ababa, it will be the second time in ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Forcing kids to war

The conflict in northern Mozambique has taken on a troubling dimension: the use of child soldiers

DINNER PATY INTEL: Cairo city centre refurb

Architects and restorers are working to save old buildings