06:52 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 14, 2014
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister, David Cameron late on Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement posted on his official Twitter account, after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently t... read more
09:16 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, September 12, 2014
Judgement is expected to continue in the Pretoria High Court today in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. Masipa adjourned proceedings in the High Court before dealing with the matter of whether Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide.
This was after she had found that he could not be guilty of murder as the State had not proved this beyond reasonable doubt.
Watch the LIVE proceedings below:
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10:37 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Judge Thokozile Masipa promised on Thursday there would be no exhaustive "rehash" of evidence during her judgment of murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
"It shall not be possible, nor will it serve any purpose, to rehash the evidence in detail," she said in the High Court in Pretoria.
She said three issues arose during the trial, but that these had subsequently lost their importance. The three... read more
21:41 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, released the following statement:
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided by mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of... read more
15:42 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 07, 2014
An Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents 10 years after she was given up
for dead, her mother said Thursday.
Raudhatul Jannah was 4 when she and her brother were swept away by tsunami waters from her home in West Aceh district in Aceh province on December 26, 2004, Jamaliah, her mother, told dpa.
Jamaliah said she and her husband stopped searching after a mo... read more
13:59 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
An Air Algerie airplane traveling from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers and 6 crew members on board has been reported missing by the Spanish company that operates the aircraft.
The plane, a Boeing Co. MD-83 model with flight code AH5017, was scheduled to land at 0510 GMT, but never reached its destination, according to the operator Swiftair.
Swiftair said in a statement that thus far, it had had no contact wi... read more
09:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
According to social media reports, at least one South African was killed when the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday.
A senior staff member at Beeld newspaper said on Twitter that a helicopter pilot from Durban was among the 298 passengers and crew on board.
According to reports from Kuala Lumpur, there are still 41 dead whose nationalities have not yet been ... read more
05:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 283 passengers, including three infants, and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
After leaving Amsterdam at 12:15 p.m. local time, the aircraft was due to land at K... read more
05:21 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
298 people, including 154 Dutch nationals, were on board a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday.
The airline says Flight MH 17 was enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 283 passengers, including three infants of various nationalities, and 15 crew of Malaysian nationality.
It is still unclear whether there were any South Africans on board the doomed aircraft.
M... read more
07:17 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 03, 2014
An SAA pilot was arrested when he protested against security procedures at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned Herald reports on its website that Captain W van Ginkel was detained after stripping down to his underwear when asked to remove his belt during a security clearance precaution on Wednesday.
According to the report, he was arrested for public indecency.
Van Ginkel was reportedly fi... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 24, 2014
A South African woman accused of murdering her three young disabled children in Britain, was further remanded to a secure hospital on Friday.
The British Press Association reports that 42-year old Tania Clarence, who was sent to a hospital for treatment at the end of April, was ordered that her stay would be extended until June 20.
Her situation will be reviewed again then.
Clarence is accused of killing her three-ye... read more
09:29 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 25, 2014
A South African woman has officially been charged with murdering her three severely disabled children at their home in London.
Scotland Yard says she will appear in the Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday, on three charges of murder.
Fourty-two-year-old Tania Clarence remains in custody.
She was arrested after the bodies of a four-year-old girl and twin three-year-old boys were found on Tuesday evening.
Neig... read more
16:24 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, March 24, 2014
British Satellite data has concluded that Malaysian flight MH370 "ended it's flight in the Southern Indian Ocean," West of the Australian city of Perth.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday afternoon, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says they had to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 was "lost and none of those on board survived."
Razak asked the media to respect families at this d... read more
07:41 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 15, 2014
A Malaysian investigation into the missing flight 370 has concluded that one or more people with flying experience switched off communications devices and deliberately steered the airliner
off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.
The official called the disappearance a hijacking, though he said no motive has been established and no demands have been made known. It's n... read more
08:37 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, March 09, 2014
Malaysia is investigating four names on the flight manifest of an airliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, as it probes a possible terror link.
Transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein's comments looked set to fuel speculation over whether a security breach or hijack may have played a role in what would be Malaysia's worst-ever aviation disaster.
Those fears arose, after it emerged yesterday that two people boarded... read more