15:10 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 November 2015
The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed more than 200 defectors from the ANC, Cope and Agang in a mass walk-over on Tuesday.
Most of those who crossed over arrived at the Khayamnandi Community Hall in Despatch dressed in the colours of their former parties.
Some ANC defectors wore T-shirts bearing the face of party president Jacob Zuma.
One former ANC supporter, Johnson Dubase, alleged that the ruling party had lied... read more
08:16 (GMT+2), Mon, 23 November 2015
A 10-month old baby has been placed into an induced coma after suffering “horrendous” injuries allegedly at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.
Atare Tepania, 23, was refused bail in a Western Sydney court on Monday for recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm after allegedly leaving the 10 month old in a bath with the hot water tap running to have a cigarette and charge his phone.
Detective Superint... read more
10:02 (GMT+2), Fri, 20 November 2015
More than a dozen people living with physical disabilities held an awarness campaign in Nelson Mandela Bay on Friday to highlight Disability Month, which runs from early November to early December.
The campaign was under the banner of the Association for Persons with Disabilities and was held on the corner of Cape Road and William Moffett Expressway.
Association chairperson, Brian Bezuidenhout, said they also wanted to h... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Thu, 19 November 2015
At least 31 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Nigeria this week.
According to reports the attacks took place late Tuesday afternoon at busy markets in the cities of Yola and Kano, injuring a further 72 people.
One of the alleged attackers was an 11-year-old girl while the other was said to be 18.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but officials will likely pin the blame on the armed gr... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Wed, 18 November 2015
Jonah Lomu, who bulldozed opponents with his size and blistering speed only to be felled by a kidney illness that extinguished his meteoric All Blacks career, died suddenly at his home in Auckland. He was 40.
Nadene Lomu, the wife and manager of the rugby great, confirmed Lomu’s death in a statement Wednesday but did not specify the cause. Lomu had struggled with a kidney illness for 20 years.
“It is with gre... read more
11:28 (GMT+2), Tue, 17 November 2015
The Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt was brought down by a homemade bomb placed on board in a “terrorist” act, the head of Russia’s FSB security service told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
“According to our experts, a homemade explosive device equivalent to 1 kilogram of TNT went off on-board, which caused the plane to break up in the air, which explains why the fuselage was scatte... read more
07:34 (GMT+2), Tue, 17 November 2015
Reports have surfaced that the troubled Hollywood heartthrob, Charlie Sheen is HIV positive. Several of his ex-girlfriends took to Twitter following the reports in a tabloid magazine.
Sheen's ex girlfriend and porn star Bree Olsen recorded herself getting tested for HIV on Monday and called the moment stressful.
NBC says actor Charlie Sheen is set to “make a revealing personal announcement” on NBC’s... read more
05:40 (GMT+2), Mon, 16 November 2015
PARIS (AP) — Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Saleh Abdelslam, 26, was one of three men in a getaway car, headed for France’s border with Belgium, when police pulled them over after daybreak Saturday. The French president had already announc... read more
06:41 (GMT+2), Sun, 15 November 2015
A young French lawyer specializing in white collar crime. An engineer from Spain. An American college student studying design on a semester abroad. They were among the first victims to be identified after the gun-and-suicide bombing attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. Among the confirmed dead:
—Valentin Ribet, 26, a lawyer with the Paris office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. He was among sc... read more
11:04 (GMT+2), Sat, 14 November 2015
The Department of International Relations and Co-operation is attempting to establish whether any South Africans were among the victims of the coordinated wave of terror attacks in Paris.
Its reported that more than 120 people were killed and more than 200 injured in six separate attacks at different locations in the city.
Eight of the attackers have been killed and its still unclear who is behind the incident.
A nati... read more
06:29 (GMT+2), Sat, 14 November 2015
A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande condemned it as terrorism and pledged that France would stand firm against its foes.
The worst carnage was at a concert hall hosting an American rock band, where scores of peop... read more
14:56 (GMT+2), Mon, 09 November 2015
Jordanian government spokesman says a Jordanian policeman opened fire Monday on foreign trainers at a police compound, killing two Americans and a South African before being shot dead.
Mohammed Momani told the state news agency Petra that two Americans and four Jordanians were wounded in Monday’s shooting at the police training center on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, adding that one of the wounded is i... read more
12:20 (GMT+2), Sat, 31 October 2015
A Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed on Saturday in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian prime minister’s office said.
The plane, carrying 217 passengers along with seven crew members, vanished from radar after taking off from the Red Sea Resort Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to the Russian city of St Petersburg, Egypt’s state-run MENA news agency reported, quoting a statement from the prime min... read more
15:43 (GMT+2), Wed, 28 October 2015
The Johannesburg High Court has postponed sentencing of convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir to next month.
Krejcir and five others were found guilty of kidnapping, attempted murder and attempted possession of drugs in August.
Defence lawyers told the court this morning that Krejcir, and the other accused, needed correctional supervision reports prior to sentencing. The reports had not yet been ordered by the court, ... read more
06:44 (GMT+2), Tue, 27 October 2015
Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts’ warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too.
Meat producers are angry, vegetarians are feeling vindicated, and cancer experts are welcoming the most comprehensive pronouncement yet on the re... read more