09:38 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 18, 2015
A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety.
US police say the violence erupted shortly after noon on Sunday at a busy shopping center south of Dallas.
Eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant and another person died in hospital.
The nine killed were all... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 16, 2015
A US jury has decided that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should die for his role in the Boston marathon bombing in April 2013.
Friday's sentence came after 14 hours of deliberations on whether Tsarnaev, who was a teenager when he carried out the attacks with his elder brother Tamerlan, should be imprisoned for the rest of his life or be executed.
The 21-year-old did not react when the sentence was read out.
Tsarnaev was convi... read more
14:31 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 11, 2015
A South African-born man has been arrested by British police for attempted murder after his wife’s parachute failed to open during a routine skydive.
Sergeant Emile Cilliers, 35, was taken in for questioning by Wiltshire police last week after his wife Victoria fell more than 1 200m on April 5, the Press Association reported.
Victoria, an experienced parachutist, “miraculously survived” the fall but sus... read more
10:23 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 11, 2015
Two men transporting 31 rhino horn worth an estimated one million dollars have been arrested by police in Vietnam.
Police say the suspects, both aged 32, were caught with 37 kilogrammes of horn in three bags at a railway station.
Demand for the horn of the endangered species among Vietnam's wealthy elite has been partly blamed by conservation groups for a spike in rhino killings that reached a record 1-thousand 215 i... read more
11:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 08, 2015
The National Prosecuting Authority says there's no plea bargain agreement yet with murder accused, Thando Siyoni, one of three people behind bars for the murder of PE teacher, Jayde Panayiotou.
Siyoli made another brief court appearance on Thursday, where he was remanded in custody until the 19th of June, when he will appear with Jayde's husband Christopher and third accused, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke.
It was also rep... read more
12:22 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 27, 2015
At least 10 South Africans are currently trapped on Mount Everest, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu in Nepal, causing avalanches on the mountain.
Netwerk24 reports that, according to the group Ubuntu Everest, the 10 South African climbers are scattered between the base camp at Everest, and camps 1 and 2 further up.
According to the report, 43-year-old Saray Khumalo from Johannesburg, who ... read more
16:49 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 25, 2015
President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolences to Nepal after a massive earthquake left 19-hundred people dead and more than 15-thousand
Department of international relations and co-operation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said that by late on Saturday, all the South Africans in Nepal had been accounted for.
Chairperson of the national committee of the Mountain Club of SA, Brian Lambourne, said he had not yet... read more
07:32 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 03, 2015
The number of people killed by al-Shabab militants in an attack on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147.
Government officials say the operation to secure the Garissa University College campus is now over, with all four attackers killed.
Some 587 students escaped, 79 of whom were injured.
The gunmen were wearing suicide vests, according to reports, and were armed with AK-47s.
Interior Minister Joseph... read more
15:20 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 26, 2015
The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed
descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access. In the meantime, he said, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz manually and "intentionally" set the ... read more
15:44 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A passenger jet carrying at least 147 people has crashed in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.
As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, French president Francois Hollande warned that no survivors were expected.
The crash site is at Meolans-Revels, near the popular ski resort of Pra Loup.
But with mountains all around and few clear trails to the snow-covered area, ac... read more
15:23 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 19, 2015
A South African woman was wounded in Thursday's terror attack at the Bardo National Museum in Tunisian capital, Tunis.
MSC Cruises said in a statement today that the South African woman was among the 3 714 guests and more than 1 200 crew members aboard the MSC Splendida which docked at the port of La Goulette, Tunis.
MSC says during the visit at the museum, some of MSC Cruises' guests were caught in the middle of... read more
13:43 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, March 09, 2015
One of the owners of an Irish setter feared poisoned at Britain's leading dog show says she is devastated by the loss – but that she doesn't believe one of the other competitors is responsible.
Breeder Dee Milligan-Bott posted a message on social media on Monday that described the death of 3-year-old Thendara Satisfaction, known as Jagger, as a "heinous crime." The dog died after appearing at the wor... read more
08:44 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, March 02, 2015
Lesotho Police clamped down on early election victory celebrations in Maseru for a few hours on Sunday night, closing streets in the CBD and near the palace, and guarding banks, shops and restaurants.
Opposition party supporters started celebrating in the capital earlier in the day in the belief that their parties, when joined in a coalition, would win Saturday's election.
With 58% of the votes counted on Sunday nigh... read more
10:53 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, February 05, 2015
07:26 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, February 04, 2015
A Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped
a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in Taipei
... read more