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07:55 (GMT+2), Sun, 30 August 2015
Thirty eight maidens killed en route to annual reed dance in Swaziland 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
TV crew shot and killed during live TV broadcast 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
Massive blast in China kills 44 (WATCH) 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
Global organisation wants a ban on trophy hunting 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
One South African killed, and two freed in Mali siege 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 freed from Mali hotel, 12 people dead 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
First lead in search for missing flight MH370? 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 International Airport. The Australian minister in charge of the underwater searc... read more
07:12 (GMT+2), Mon, 27 July 2015
Whitney's daughter Bobbi has died 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
09:47 (GMT+2), Sun, 26 July 2015
DA wants more money for roads signs in Sarah Baartman District The DA in the Eastern Cape sajd it's "outraged by the fact that no funding has been made available for road markings on provincial roads for the entire Sarah Baartman District."  DA MPL, Vicky Knoetze, said she would appeal to the MEC for Roads and Public Works, Weziwe Tikana, to allocate more funding for road signage and road markings in order to ensure that people have access to economic ... read more
10:26 (GMT+2), Fri, 17 July 2015
Disturbing new footage emerge from MH17 crash (watch) ... read more
15:31 (GMT+2), Thu, 02 July 2015
Proteas apologise for using drone during practice session South Africa's cricket team has apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour. Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during the Proteas' first practice session on Wednesday. Team manager Mohammed Moosajee says the Proteas... read more
14:40 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 June 2015
EC Premier opens province's latest mall Eastern Cape premier, Phumulo Masualle, on Thursday cut the ribbon at the opening of the province's latest shopping mall. The mall represents the latest investment by Eastern Cape born entrepreneur and founder of the Billion Group, Sisa Ngebulana. Ngebulana said BT Ngebs City forms part of Billion Group's R16bn investment programme earmarked for the Eastern Cape region over the next 10 years. He said... read more
07:45 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 June 2015
Boston bomber sentenced to death In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzho-khar Tsar-naev rose to his feet and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time on Wednesday,  just before a judge formally sentenced him to death. After Tsarnaev said his piece, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. sentenced the young man of Chechen origin to death by execution. The outcome of the proceedings was never in doubt: The judg... read more
14:20 (GMT+2), Wed, 24 June 2015
SA soldiers revealed as worst sexual offenders on UN missions A United Nations report has revealed that South African soldiers are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions.  This comes as the UN faced controversy over allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic.  The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services report, which was released last week, focused on sexual offences committed by peacekeepers on peacekeep... read more
09:22 (GMT+2), Wed, 24 June 2015
Maintenance work to start at Buckingham Palace Maintenance work to the tune of 150-million pounds needs to be done to Buckingham Palace in London. That's the equivalent of almost R2.9-BILLION at the current exchange rate. The BBC reports that the Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow maintenance work to be carried out. The Palace needs new plumbing and wiring and has not been decorated since 1952, the year the Queen ascended the throne. &... read more
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