South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

43 minutes ago

The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

Libya's unrecognised govt announces army restructuring

2015-07-06 23:05

Libya's unrecognised government on Monday announced a restructuring of its armed forces into 11 brigades including militiamen who fought in the country's 2011 revolution.

Cosatu backs Huguenot Tunnel strike

2015-07-06 22:48

Cosatu in the Western Cape says it is throwing its weight behind the Huguenot Tunnel workers who are currently on strike.

US boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

2015-07-06 22:36

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died in the US after he allegedly was handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

Dried chameleons seized in Burkina

2015-07-06 22:12

More than 1 800 dried chameleons on their way to Asia have been seized in Burkina Faso.

Iran talks may fail - German source

2015-07-06 22:11

Talks seeking a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and major powers may yet fail, a German diplomatic source says.

Zim elephants destined for lifetime in captivity in China

2015-07-06 21:23

The International Fund for Animal Welfare says it is "sickened" by reports that Zimbabwe sent more than 20 elephant calves to China.

Boks: Lambie is 'good to go'

2015-07-06 21:01

Flyhalf Patrick Lambie has made a full recovery from his neck injury and is ready to take to the field again.

Nasa briefly loses touch with Pluto mission

2015-07-06 20:47

Nasa briefly lost touch this weekend with an unmanned spacecraft on its way to a historic encounter with Pluto.

Kenyan MP warns Obama against gay agenda

2015-07-06 20:33

Dozens of Kenyans have rallied in Nairobi against homosexuality and a lawmaker says US President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

 

Milk, paint, wild beasts in ancient African mystery

2015-07-06 23:06

Around 49 000 years ago, someone in what is today South Africa mixed milk with ochre to produce a paint mixture.

1000s evacuate as wildfires burn in Canada

2015-07-06 23:05

More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy grey haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Kerry taps new US envoy to Africa's Great Lakes

2015-07-06 22:36

Secretary of State John Kerry has announced Thomas Perriello as the new US special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region.

Boston bomber demands new trial

2015-07-06 22:35

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a motion demanding a new trial, less than two weeks after he was sentenced to death for attacking the city's marathon in 2013.

Tanzania jails former finance, mining ministers over gold deal

2015-07-06 22:12

A Tanzanian court has sentenced two former ministers to three years in jail over corruption charges related to the award of a gold audit tender, according to court documents.

MTN-Qhubeka riders OK after crash

2015-07-06 21:47

All the riders on SA's MTN-QHUBEKA are unscathed after huge crashes on the 159km stage from Anvers to Huy in Belgium.

No evidence of gunshots at US hospital

2015-07-06 21:03

US police say there is no evidence of a gunshots at a hospital outside Washington.

Woman killed in Sasolburg shooting

2015-07-06 20:59

A woman has been shot dead and another person injured in DF Malan Street in Sasolburg.

Mugabe moves 'devil incarnate' minister

2015-07-06 20:47

President Robert Mugabe has moved Zimbabwe's information minister, who he branded a "devil incarnate" last year, in his second cabinet reshuffle since December.

Emotional debate over Confederate flag

2015-07-06 20:33

South Carolina lawmakers have begun an emotional debate over legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by its critics as a symbol of slavery.

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