10:30 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 23, 2015
The Department of International Relations says it will be providing consular services to a South African man sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking.
Deon Cornelius of Johannesburg was sentenced on Thursday, on his 29th birthday.
He was arrested in October 2013 at Penang airport after being found in possession of methamphetamine or Tik.
International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete says ... read more
13:51 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue sold out before dawn around Paris, and still people are lining up at kiosks in case of a spare copy of the paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad.
The core of the satire publication's staff perished a week ago when Islamist extremists stormed its offices, killing 12 people including two police officers.
Those who survived put out the issue that appeared on news stands today, working ... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, January 10, 2015
The United States has issued a global travel warning after the terror attack in France, and earlier attacks in Australia and Canada.
The alert comes hours after French police killed three hostage-takers in a pair of incidents.
Two of the men are believed responsible for Wednesday's attack on the office of a newspaper in Paris in which 12 people were killed.
It was France's deadliest terror incident in decades.
The... read more
16:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 09, 2015
A relentless man hunt for the two brothers who killed 12 people at the headquarters of French Satire Magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday is over.
Load explosions and gunfire erupted from a printing works near the Charles de Gaulle airport sortly after six o'clock this evening where the Kouachi brothers, Said and Cherif, had been holed up since early this morning.
Sky news is reporting that both brothers were... read more
06:35 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 09, 2015
The Cape Town Press Club says the best way to honour those killed in the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Paris office, is to campaign for freedom of expression around the world.
It says the brazen attack has very correctly been condemned far and wide.
The club says in a statement by the latest count, 12 people lost their lives for expressing or defending the freedom that so many journalists across the world tak... read more
12:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Two people, including a female traffic police officer, have been shot on the southern edge of the French capital, Paris.
According to the latest reports, the woman died a short while ago.
Thursday's shooting follows a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people -including two police - in an assault on a satirical newspaper.
The country's interior minster left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene o... read more
15:28 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Twelve people have been killed after two masked gunmen entered the Paris headquarters of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire with automatic weapons. Three people are in a critical condition.
President Francois Hollande described it as a terrorist attack.
Speaking at the scene of the attack a short while ago, Hollande said the government had raised the alert level in the capital to its maximum a... read more
13:02 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared to be over on Tuesday as wreckage and dozens of bodies were spotted at sea off
Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard.
The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a storm early Sunday.
All indications now are that it crashed in the Java Sea so... read more
12:23 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 28, 2014
An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control soon after takeoff from Indonesia on Sunday morning.
Search and rescue operations are underway.
The Singapore aviation authority said it was informed about the missing plane by Jakarta ground control about half an hour after the contact was lost.
Singapore's airforce have now also joined the search
The Malaysia-based carried said in a stat... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 26, 2014
Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.
The injured monkey had fallen between the tracks, after touching high-tension wires.
His companion came to the rescue and was captured on camera lifting the friend's motionless body, shaking it, dipping it into a mud pud... read more
12:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
The Department of International Relations says South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there.
Department spokesperson, Nelson Kgwete, says they're still waiting for their report.
He says they will be verifying the citizenship status of the couple.
The Irish Times reported that the married couple from South Africa, were found wounded and bleeding by firefighters ... read more
09:37 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua has told an inquest that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning
Bisi Adedire, who served as a consultant for Joshua, said that lack of approval did not mean the building was unsound but he says he told the coroner that he had warned church officials they were ignoring building regulations... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
Eight children have been found dead in a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns.
Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the suburb of Manoora this morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.
Police said when they got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside the home.
The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.
The woman, believed... read more
12:37 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The price of Brent crude oil slumped to a fresh five-year low on Tuesday, as weak Chinese manufacturing data stoked global demand concerns, with sentiment also plagued by over-supply.
In morning trade in London, the price of Brent North Sea crude for delivery in January sank to 59 dollars 63 a barrel, breaching the key level of 60 dollars for the first time since mid-2009.... read more
09:09 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
Five people have managed to flee from a Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding several people hostage in a Lindt chocolate Cafe.
Three hostages, all men, emerged from the cafe almost six hours after the standoff began with two women fleeing around an hour later, watched by heavily armed police.
It was not clear if they escaped or were released.
Earlier police said they had managed to make contact with the gunman but di... read more