10:00 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
A Johannesburg father caught smuggling drugs into Malaysia is now facing the death penalty.
29 year-old Deon Cornelius has lost his appeal to have his death penalty sentence overturned after he was convicted in January.
Patricia Gerber, head of Locked Up, an organisation that assists South Africans arrested overseas for drug smuggling, told News24 she was uncertain whether there were any other avenues that De... read more
07:14 (GMT+2), Wed, 30 September 2015
NEW YORK, September 29 (ANA) – South African comedian Trevor Noah has made his debut on America’s top satirical programme, the Daily Show.
“Growing up in the dusty streets of South Africa, I never dreamed that I would one day have two things: an indoor toilet and a job as the host of The Daily Show,” announced the 31-year-old, opening the show.
At a press conference earlier this week, Noah referre... read more
05:57 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 September 2015
Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.
“Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA.
Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars. Now instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbit... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Sat, 26 September 2015
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was interrogated by Swiss federal police on Friday and faces criminal charges over alleged financial corruption.
Switzerland’s attorney general’s office opened criminal proceedings against Blatter for possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money.
The Swiss federal prosecutor’s office also said Blatter’s office was searched and data was seized.
F... read more
08:28 (GMT+2), Thu, 17 September 2015
A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire coast.
Officials reported one death in a town north of the capital and heavy waves and some flooding in a handful of coastal cities.
The tremor was so strong that people on the other side of ... read more
14:18 (GMT+2), Wed, 16 September 2015
Special crowd control measures were in place on the remote island of St. Helena on Tuesday - for the arrival of a twin-engined light aircraft. It was the first time in the history of this remote Atlantic Ocean island that a fixed-wing aircraft landed there.
"Crowd control" is a relative term, on an island with less than 5,000 inhabitants. The 2008 cencus - the latest available - listed the island's population ... read more
08:10 (GMT+2), Mon, 07 September 2015
The South African humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, has opened a second hospital in war-torn Syria as the humanitarian crisis continues.
The organisation's founder, Dr Imtiaaz Sooliman, says the exodus of millions of Syrians seeking refugee status in Europe and elsewhere is indicative of a major catastrophe inside Syria.
He says they Gift of the Givers opened a field hospital in Darkoush in Januar... read more
07:55 (GMT+2), Sun, 30 August 2015
A dark cloud hangs over the Annual reed dance set to take place in Swaziland on Monday, following the deaths of up to 38 swazi maidens.
According to eyewitness reports about 50 girls were packed into trucks on their way to the reed dance, when one truck struck a car that police escorts directed to the roadside.
A second fully-loaded truck then slammed into the first one.
The Swaziland Solidarity Network (S... read more
15:47 (GMT+2), Wed, 26 August 2015
A US TV reporter and her cameraman have been shot dead while doing a live broadcast for a TV station in Virginia.
Twenty-four-year-old Allison Parker was conducting an interview when she and her cameraman, 27-year-old Adam Ward, were shot.
Its not known of the motive for the shooting was linked to the news report.
The incident happened several hours ago in Franklin County.
WARNING: The following clip might upset se... read more
10:31 (GMT+2), Thu, 13 August 2015
The death toll rose to 44, including 12 firefighters, from massive warehouse blasts in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin as firefighters continue to battle flames still blazing at the blast site.
A total of 520 people have been hospitalized, including 66 critically injured, according to the rescue headquarters.
The Tianjin fire brigade said it has sent 1,000 firefighters and 143 fire engines to the warehouse, which contai... read more
07:24 (GMT+2), Tue, 11 August 2015
A global animal protection organisation has written to environmental ministers in South Africa and Namibia to urge them to abandon trophy hunting.
The Humane Society International says its sent letters to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and her Nambian counterpart Pohamba Shifeta - urging them to abandon what it terms cruel and wasteful trophy hunting - in favour of non-consumptive ecotourism.
The letters co... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Sun, 09 August 2015
The International Relations Department says it will help the family of a Pretoria man who was killed during a hostage drama at a Mali hotel with repatriating his remains.
Roelof Janse van Rensburg also known among his friends as Jaco died after gunmen stormed the building on Friday morning.
He was with two other South Africans who went to the country for a United Nationas peace keeping mission.
Van R... read more
11:14 (GMT+2), Sat, 08 August 2015
Four people held in a hotel in central Mali after an attack by Islamic extremists were freed Saturday following a long standoff with the army and special forces that left 12 people dead, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said.
After the operation ended four additional bodies were found in the Hotel Byblos in the town Sevare, including three hotel staff and one jihadi, said Lt. Col. Diarran Kone. Officials had earlier an... read more
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