Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

27 minutes ago

Officials have said more than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered.

Man detained after stabbing picnicking couple in Germany

27 minutes ago

Police say a 26-year-old man has been detained after stabbing a picnicking couple in western Germany.

Jeep speedster nabbed doing 200km/h on Ekurhuleni freeway

2016-08-28 16:11

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department has nabbed six speedsters breaking the speed limit along the Albertina Sisula freeway in the early morning.

UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat

2016-08-28 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union.

'If there are wrongs in the ANC, we must speak' – Mashatile

2016-08-28 15:00

The ANC's Gauteng chairperson has called on members to speak out against wrongs taking place within the party, saying there came a time when "silence was a betrayal".

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

2016-08-28 14:55

Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

Labour disputes delay construction of R164m Sarah Baartman Centre

2016-08-28 14:16

Construction of the R164m Sarah Baartman Remembrance Centre in Hankey, Eastern Cape has been delayed by labour disputes and is several months behind schedule.

Woodstock tenants will fight against new 'forced removals' - NGO

2016-08-28 13:00

A protest by residents of Bromwell Street at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, has shown developers that residents will fight against continued "forced removals", an NGO says.

23 inmates escape Phillipine prison in mass jailbreak

2016-08-28 13:00

Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes.

Gabon looks to Asia to diversify economy

2016-08-28 12:30

President Ali Bongo, who is seeking reelection, has turned to Asia in his bid to diversify Gabon's oil-dependent economy.


Serbia, Bosnian Serbs hold joint anti-terrorism drill

27 minutes ago

Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war.

Belgian GP: Rosberg cruises to maiden win at Spa

2016-08-28 16:39

Nico Rosberg rekindled his bid for the drivers' world championship by steering his Mercedes to a convincing victory in A chaotic crash-hit Belgian Grand Prix.

Gupta family 'like rats abandoning sinking ship' – DA

2016-08-28 16:11

The Gupta family were like "rats abandoning a sinking ship in South Africa", the Democratic Alliance’s David Maynier says, adding that investigations into their business dealings would not go away.

Boko Haram leader 'wounded', says Nigeria's Buhari

2016-08-28 15:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is "wounded", in his first comments on military claims that the jihadi leader was injured in an attack.

North Korea threatens to fire at US, South Korean troops

2016-08-28 15:00

North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by US and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

3 still in critical condition after Durban school bus crash

2016-08-28 14:16

Two school children and one teacher remain in a critical but stable condition following an accident in which a school bus rolled down an embankment in Umbumbulu, south of Durban.

NPA could charge Gordhan and co this week – report

2016-08-28 13:00

The National Prosecuting Authority could charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and three former SA Revenue Services officials this week, a Sunday newspaper has claimed.

Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

2016-08-28 13:00

Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass

Final battle with ISIS for Sirte has started - Libya

2016-08-28 12:40

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government has pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold, a spokesperson says.

Man kills 2 after street parking row outside Butterworth tavern

2016-08-28 12:00

A 40-year-old man has handed himself over to police after he shot three men, killing two, apparently because one of the deceased men had parked in the middle of the road.

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