Three injured in US school shooting after teen gunman kills father

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A teenage gunman, who injured three people at a South Carolina primary school before being arrested, carried out the attack after killing his father, local officials said.

US black man shot dead by police near San Diego, probe underway

2016-09-28 22:36

Authorities have said a black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego in the US has been shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance".

Trump vs Clinton: Who will best serve Africa?

2016-09-28 21:00

It will be a win for Africa should Hillary Clinton be the next US president because she has a deep understanding of the continent, says US Senator Christopher Coons.

Miss Universe called 'Miss Piggy' by Trump steps up for Clinton

2016-09-28 10:59

Donald Trump says it was a "real problem" when the 1996 Miss Universe gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned.

Parents sued after boy killed 8-year-old in puppy dispute

2016-09-28 09:06

The mother of an 8-year-old girl who has been fatally shot by an 11-year-old boy after refusing to let him see her puppies is now suing the boy's parents.

Slain Florida club victims' estates to get R4.7m each

2016-09-28 07:07

Official with OneOrlando Fund: estates of the 49 patrons killed in gay nightclub massacre in Orlando to each get $350 000 (about R4.7m) from donations raised for the victims.

Ex-ally: Governor Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

2016-09-28 05:39

A former high-ranking US transportation official who has pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was told about the gridlock as it was unfolding and seemed to be happy about it.

Elon Musk promises 'fun' trip to Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:53

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his plans for establishing a human colony on Mars, using a massive rocket and a fleet of spaceships to achieve a self-sustaining population on the Red Planet this century.

SpaceX CEO to present plans for Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:12

SpaceX chief Elon Musk is set to unveil his ambitious plan to build a human colony on Mars, an endeavour that experts say requires tens of billions of dollars.

Alabama lawmaker tweets Clinton's husband 'likely a rapist'

2016-09-27 22:09

An Alabama lawmaker unhappy with Hillary Clinton's allegations during the presidential debate that Republican Donald Trump is sexist, has expressed his disapproval by tweeting the Democratic nominee's husband is "likely a rapist".


White House blasts Senate for override vote

2016-09-29 05:59

The White House says the US Senate vote to override President Barack Obama's veto of September 11 legislation is an "embarrassing" shirking of its duties.

Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

2016-09-28 22:22

Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.

Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

2016-09-28 20:12

According to court records, a 22-year-old Vermont man who has been rescued after being lost at sea for a week was a suspect in his wealthy grandfather's unsolved killing in 2013.

Playboy mag features first-ever Muslim woman in hijab

2016-09-28 10:01

Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, is featuring for the first time a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that has drawn both praise and criticism.

Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

2016-09-28 08:06

Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.

Malawians take to social media to criticise Mutharika over prolonged stay in US

2016-09-28 06:00

Malawians have taken to social to criticise President Peter Mutharika after he decided to prolong his stay in the United States following the just ended 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

No federal charges in police killing in Memphis

2016-09-27 22:57

A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, officials have announced.

Engineered blood vessels grown in lambs

2016-09-27 22:12

In a hopeful development for children born with congenital heart defects, scientists say they have built artificial blood vessels which grew unaided when implanted into lambs, right into adulthood.

Exotic dancers sue over breast, buttocks law

2016-09-27 22:09

Exotic dancers are suing in New Orleans, accusing the state of Louisiana of denying their freedom of expression and discriminating against their gender.

Iowa city braces for devastating flood

2016-09-27 20:26

Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years.

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