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Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: End of an era for Apple iPod

Risk of contamination of water sources, Portuguese chair umpire banned for life and much more!

RIP to the iPod, it's dead
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Welcome to Thursday! 

It's almost time for the weekend. However, if you're just waking up only now fear not. Here's what you need to know as you wake up:


Apple is discontinuing its iconic iPod more than 20 years after it released the revolutionary music player. Apple said that the iPod Touch — the only version still being sold — will still be available "while supplies last."

READ: End of an era for Apple iPod

Additional rescuers roped in at Reservoir Hills search and recovery operations KZN floods
Image: Nushera Soodyal


Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka said due to damage caused during the floods, there is a risk of contamination of water sources such as rivers, which supply water to many residents living along riverbanks in informal settlements.

WATCH: Search continues for the missing one from KZN Floods



Portuguese chair umpire Daniel Zeferino has been banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing and helping betters.

READ: Wimbledon ban Russian and Belarusian players

Tennis Balls
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SA roads have been ranked the most dangerous to drive in out of 52 countries, according to a survey conducted by Zutobi, an online driver's education company. 

READ: SANRAL suspends payment of some toll fees in KZN

Lufthansa airplane
Source: Pixabay


A passenger with no flying experience safely landed a private plane at a Florida airport Tuesday afternoon, May 10, when the pilot became incapacitated. As the situation unfolded, the passenger can be heard telling air traffic control that he doesn't know how to fly the plane. 90% of daydreaming on a flight is spent on thinking about what you would do in this situation.

WATCH: Drunk pilot almost flies airplane after eight drinks


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