Community Safety MEC spends more than R120K on KFC for prisoners

32 minutes ago

The Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane spent more than R120 000 on KFC for prisoners at Leeuwkop Prison.

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

51 minutes ago

Torrential rain has hampered relief efforts after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues.

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

2017-03-30 20:46

Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, says rights group.

Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to elections

2017-03-30 20:44

A top police official says a recent hacking attack on the German Parliament may have led to a "significant drain of data" which may be used to try influence the outcome of elections.

Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reports

2017-03-30 20:03

The Philippine president unleashed an expletive-laden tirade against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to publicly humiliate the outfits and their owners, whom he accused of distorting stories about his anti-drug crackdown.

Aide to warlord Kony surrenders as US pulls from mission

2017-03-30 19:43

A key aide to warlord Joseph Kony has surrendered to Ugandan forces, says the military, shortly after the US indicated it was pulling out of the international manhunt for one of Africa's most notorious fugitives.

Putin will be 'glad' to meet Trump at G20 or earlier

2017-03-30 19:39

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will be happy to meet US counterpart Donald Trump at the G20 in July this year or even earlier.

Elsies River residents protest after family's shack demolished

2017-03-30 19:13

Residents of Leonsdale, in Elsies River, have staged a violent protest after the City of Cape Town’s anti-land invasion unit tore down a family’s home.

Butcher's knife found after mom stabbed 50 times, court hears

2017-03-30 19:09

A post mortem has found that murdered mom Vuyiseka Poni was stabbed 50 times, allegedly by her husband after fleeing from him to a friend's house.

Brazil's Cunha sentenced to 15 years for corruption

2017-03-30 19:00

The once powerful speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the country's battle against corruption.


Putin on US hack charge: 'Read my lips: No'

50 minutes ago

President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

BREAKING: Zuma about to fire ministers

59 minutes ago

President Jacob Zuma has summoned the rest of the top 6 of the ANC to an urgent meeting in Pretoria.

Kenya arrests 3 alleged human traffickers for Islamic State

2017-03-30 20:46

A Kenya police official says they have arrested three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group.

Eskom's Koko firm about SA's need for nuclear

2017-03-30 20:36

Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko has reiterated South Africa's need for nuclear power as a source of base load energy in South Africa.

Coroner: London attacker killed by shot to chest

2017-03-30 20:03

A British coroner's officer says the man, Khalid Masood, who attacked Parliament before being killed by police, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students

2017-03-30 19:43

Nigeria's official news agency says the foreign ministry has called in India's top diplomat to protest attacks on African students and demand arrests and prosecutions of perpetrators.

South Africans assured EU meat is safe to eat

2017-03-30 19:15

South Africans don't need to worry about meat from the European Union, assured industry producers in the wake of a rotten meat scandal uncovered in Brazil.

UCT activists hold sit-in over 'excluded' students

2017-03-30 19:13

A group of UCT activists are staging a sit-in to highlight concerns about students who have been unable to register for 2017 because they failed, or do not have the money to continue.

ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad attack

2017-03-30 19:00

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide attack in Baghdad that left 17 people dead and 48 wounded.

German prosecutors charge migrant in slaying of student

2017-03-30 19:00

Prosecutors have charged a young migrant with murder in the rape and killing last year of a university student in southwestern Germany

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