'Finally!' - Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

9 minutes ago

Pope Francis has met with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1 000-year schism that divided Christianity.

Cheetahs overcome Kings challenge

2016-02-12 22:38

The Cheetahs have beaten the Southern Kings in their pre-season friendly in Port Elizabeth.

Ponytail gives away would-be bomber

2016-02-12 22:13

A would-be suicide bomber who refused to detonate her explosives in northeast Nigeria was identified as she tried to flee because of her distinctive hairstyle, a military officer says.

Bulgarian brothers jailed for begging scam

2016-02-12 22:13

Two Bulgarian brothers have been jailed in Sweden for "human trafficking" after exploiting poverty-stricken and disabled people in a begging scheme.

Assad vows to retake whole country

2016-02-12 21:33

Syria's President Bashar Assad has vowed to retake the entire country, but warned it could take a "long time".

Malema gets as good as he gave at chamber debate

2016-02-12 21:21

A member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce tried to emulate the EFF's behaviour in Parliament during a debate between Julius Malema and scenario planner Clem Sunter, shouting "point of order" as Malema started his address.

2 female students die in shooting at US school

2016-02-12 20:53

Two students have been shot and killed at a school in Arizona, in the US, but police say the danger at the campus is over.

Search for missing miners a never-ending mission – union

2016-02-12 20:26

The search is still continuing for the three mine workers who have been trapped underground at Lily Mine in Louisville, outside Barberton.

N Korea, Japan tit for tat

2016-02-12 20:25

North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch, saying in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago.

Suspension lifted for Maties students for alleged ‘blackface’ incident

2016-02-12 19:47

The suspension of two Stellenbosch University students who were involved in an alleged “blackface” incident has been lifted, the institution says.


Pilot survives again after Libyan plane shot down

11 minutes ago

A Libyan pilot has survived a second time after a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, the third jet to be downed in nearly 40 days

'Mr Malema, you have no authority over land'

2016-02-12 22:32

A woman attending a Cape Chamber of Commerce debate challenged EFF leader Julius Malema over his statements about land saying he did not have authority over the issue.

Auschwitz survivors tell of camp horrors

2016-02-12 22:13

Three Holocaust survivors have testified about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170 000 counts of accessory to murder.

Nigeria frees hundreds of terror suspects

2016-02-12 21:34

Nigeria is freeing 267 detainees thought to have had links with Boko Haram. Among them are 72 minors.

Unknown DNA on Paris explosive vests

2016-02-12 21:33

The Paris prosecutor's office says unidentified DNA has been found on two explosives belts linked to assailants in the November attacks around Paris.

No razzmatazz as Mantashe fails to show at pre-election walkabout

2016-02-12 21:13

The ruling party is determined to erode the DA's hold in the Western Cape, but ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe still failed to pitch at a pre-election walkabout.

NPA drags Breytenbach to court

2016-02-12 20:49

DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach and her lawyer will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of obstruction and defeating ends of justice, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Migrants attacked around Calais

2016-02-12 20:25

Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travellers living in squalid slums.

'Presidential protection' vehicle involved in Cape Town crash

2016-02-12 19:47

A black sedan bearing a gold government seal allegedly drove through a red robot and crashed into the car being driven by two British tourists in Cape Town.

The cost of moving Parliament to Pretoria

2016-02-12 19:30

Moving South Africa’s parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria could cost R7bn and bring a savings of around R500m to R750m a year, according to Cosatu and an economist.

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