Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals

14 minutes ago

Libyan militias that have been expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source.

4 men convicted of killing Khayelitsha woman, hiding body in drain

45 minutes ago

Four men have been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Khayelitsha woman and hiding her body in a drain.

1000s take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

53 minutes ago

Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh are sheltering for the night in mosques after a strong earthquake killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbour

54 minutes ago

AP WAS THERE: The Associated Press bureau chief in Honolulu couldn't get out the urgent news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, which drew the US into World War II, because the military had already taken control of all communication lines.

4 weeks in jail for Danish man suspected of shooting cop

54 minutes ago

A 26 year-old Danish man has been jailed for four weeks on suspicion of shooting a Danish policeman in the head outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen.

Tinkler confident going into final as underdogs

2016-12-07 18:09

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler says his team are full of confidence heading into the 2016 Telkom Knockout final tagged as underdogs.

Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared

2016-12-07 18:03

Hundreds of people have disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in the tiny West African country of Gambia.

Nhleko request for McBride parliamentary inquiry a no go, again

2016-12-07 17:38

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko will have to wait a bit longer for to see if Parliament will go ahead with disciplinary action against Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride.

The Gambia keeps dream of deepening democracy in Africa alive

2016-12-07 17:10

A peaceful transition in the Gambia, taken together with hints of change in Angola and Zimbabwe, will portend hope that Africa’s democratic renewal is still alive, writes David E Kiwuwa.

Shamonique's killer should get light sentence for raping girlfriend, court told

2016-12-07 16:54

A man who raped his girlfriend twice should receive a lighter sentence because she took him back and never laid a charge, the Western Cape High Court has heard.


Zimbabwe 'has the strongest currency in Africa': state media

14 minutes ago

"This is a fact: Zimbabwe has the strongest currency in Africa". Sounds unbelievable - but that's what the official Herald newspaper claimed hours after President Robert Mugabe's SONA.

Record 607 bears killed in New Jersey's hunt

52 minutes ago

Hunters have killed a record 607 bears in New Jersey this week.

Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial

54 minutes ago

Twelve jurors have been chosen to decide the death penalty trial of a white man who authorities say wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church.

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Mladic

54 minutes ago

International Criminal Tribunal prosecutors have demanded a life sentence for General Ratko Mladic, telling judges they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief .

Mayambela aiming for top eight spot by year end

2016-12-07 18:23

Ajax Cape Town play-maker Mark Mayambela is hopeful his team can get into the top half of the Premiership table before the Christmas break.

4 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe

2016-12-07 18:03

Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.

EThekwini metro to launch major water saving project

2016-12-07 17:42

The eThekwini metro says it will put a pilot project in place that could help minimise the impact of drought currently being experienced in Durban and surrounding areas.

Roberts delighted to receive Guardiola praise

2016-12-07 17:36

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts was delighted to have been congratulated by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola after scoring in the 1-1 Champions League draw with his parent club on Tuesday night.

Sick turned away from hospitals as Kenyan doctors' strike continues

2016-12-07 17:10

Sick Kenyans have been turned away from hospitals and patients left stranded in their wards as a crippling strike by doctors and nurses demanding pay rises continues.

Mind-controlled robotic hand developed

2016-12-07 16:52

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup.

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