11:42 (GMT+2), Thu, 30 July 2015
Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – Plane debris washed up on an island off the
eastern coast of Africa was being tested Thursday, as speculation
grew that it could come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The Beijing-bound flight, with 239 people aboard, disappeared on
March 8 last year, about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur
The Australian minister in charge of the underwater searc... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Mon, 27 July 2015
The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.
Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was.
Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all.
Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Dul... read more
09:47 (GMT+2), Sun, 26 July 2015
The DA in the Eastern Cape sajd it's "outraged by the fact that no funding has been made available for road markings on provincial roads for the entire Sarah Baartman District."
DA MPL, Vicky Knoetze, said she would appeal to the MEC for Roads and Public Works, Weziwe Tikana, to allocate more funding for road signage and road markings in order to ensure that people have access to economic ... read more
10:26 (GMT+2), Fri, 17 July 2015
15:31 (GMT+2), Thu, 02 July 2015
South Africa's cricket team has apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour.
Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during the Proteas' first practice session on Wednesday.
Team manager Mohammed Moosajee says the Proteas... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 June 2015
Eastern Cape premier, Phumulo Masualle, on Thursday cut the ribbon at the opening of the province's latest shopping mall.
The mall represents the latest investment by Eastern Cape born entrepreneur and founder of the Billion Group, Sisa Ngebulana.
Ngebulana said BT Ngebs City forms part of Billion Group's R16bn investment programme earmarked for the Eastern Cape region over the next 10 years.
He said... read more
07:45 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 June 2015
In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzho-khar Tsar-naev rose to his feet and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time on Wednesday, just before a judge formally sentenced him to death.
After Tsarnaev said his piece, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. sentenced the young man of Chechen origin to death by execution.
The outcome of the proceedings was never in doubt: The judg... read more
14:20 (GMT+2), Wed, 24 June 2015
A United Nations report has revealed that South African soldiers are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions.
This comes as the UN faced controversy over allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic.
The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services report, which was released last week, focused on sexual offences committed by peacekeepers on peacekeep... read more
09:22 (GMT+2), Wed, 24 June 2015
Maintenance work to the tune of 150-million pounds needs to be done to Buckingham Palace in London.
That's the equivalent of almost R2.9-BILLION at the current exchange rate.
The BBC reports that the Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow maintenance work to be carried out.
The Palace needs new plumbing and wiring and has not been decorated since 1952, the year the Queen ascended the throne.
&... read more
09:41 (GMT+2), Tue, 23 June 2015
A South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in northern Mali more than three years ago, has appealed to the government to secure his release.
Stephen Malcolm McGowan and a Swedish man were taken captive by the militants in Timbuktu in November 2011.
In a video message seen on YouTube, McGowan and the Swede plead for assistance from their respective governments.
They were kidnapped weeks before the rebels took ... read more
11:19 (GMT+2), Fri, 19 June 2015
A suspected stowaway was found dead on the roof of a London office block after plunging from a jumbo jet as it approached Heathrow Airport.
The Mail Online reports that another stowaway survived the more than 12 800 kilometres from South Africa by apparently holding on to the undercarriage of a British Airways Boeing 747.
He was taken to hospital where he is said to be in a 'serious' condition.
Mail Online say... read more
06:57 (GMT+2), Fri, 19 June 2015
The 21 year-old American suspected of killing 9 people in a church in South Carolina - appears to have no links to South Africa.
Shortly before he was corned by police on Thursday, a picture surfaced of Dylan Roof wearing a jacket with the old South African and Rhodesian flags sewn on.
It's understood a white gunman, alleged to be Roof, walked into the historically black church in Charleston and opened fire on worshi... read more
10:49 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 June 2015
At least eight people have died due to severe flooding in the capital of Georgia, local media reported Sunday.
Portions of the city’s zoo were destroyed, allowing many animals –including six tigers, six lions and eight bears – to break free of their enclosures and roam the streets of Tbilisi.
Police have shot dead several animals over safety concerns, with six wolves killed at a children’s hospita... read more
06:38 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 June 2015
A man who went on a shooting rampage outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas was shot and killed by a police sniper in his van.
The Drama began shortly after midnight when a man, who later identified himself as James Boulware, fired multiple shots at police, and later when he was cornered into a parking lot, he told negotiators that he had explosives in his van.
Boulware blamed the police for loosing custod... read more
12:16 (GMT+2), Sat, 13 June 2015
Authorities in Texas say multiple suspects using automatic weapons opened fire on officers outside Dallas police headquarters, before one man fled in what witnesses described as an armored van.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says the shootout began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, when the suspects pulled up to the building and began firing. He says at least one of the suspects fled in a van that rammed a police cruiser be... read more