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
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