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North Korea fires missiles in anger at South, US

2015-03-02 07:59

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea and vowed 'merciless' retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

SA’s US ambassador in new ‘dodgy degree’ drama

2015-03-01 20:20

SA’s new ambassador to Washington, DC, Mninwa Mahlangu, has set tongues wagging in the US after it emerged that he may have received his distance-learning degree from an unaccredited institution.

US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil

2015-03-01 13:32

An American man suspected of multiple sexual assaults on young women while running a cult has been detained in Brazil, police say.

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston - panel

2015-02-28 22:23

Publicity hasn't jeopardised Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says.

Seven killed, gunman dead in Missouri state

2015-02-27 17:29

A report from Kansas City in the American state of Missouri says seven people have been killed by a gunman at four different homes.

Parents of journalist James Foley: US should do more

2015-02-27 12:28

The parents of the first American killed by ISIS militants say the US government failed them during their son's long capture.

Protesters won’t disrupt Obamacare case

2015-02-27 11:28

An activist group that has twice disrupted US Supreme Court proceedings says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a case next week reviewing US President Barack Obama's 'Obamacare'.

US to compensate victims of forced sterilisations

2015-02-27 10:23

Virginia lawmakers have agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilised by state officials decades ago under a programme that was widely accepted at the time.

Obama celebrates Black History Month

2015-02-27 09:20

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life during Black History Month.

Murdered US journalist's family relish 'Jihadi John' prosecution

2015-02-27 07:24

The family of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist murdered by ISIS, says they are relishing seeing his killer face justice after the apparent executioner was named.

 

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

2015-03-02 07:59

Los Angeles police officers have shot dead a homeless man in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media report.

Venezuela bans Bush, Cheney

2015-03-01 14:50

Venezuela has announced plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in the country and ban "terrorists", including George W Bush and Dick Cheney, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries.

Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6bn in fines

2015-03-01 11:01

The financial company Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $2.6bn to settle an investigation into its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Turkish police arrest suspect near US consulate

2015-02-27 22:34

Turkish police have arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul after he claimed to have a bomb.

Jihadi John’s UK family not seen for days

2015-02-27 13:51

The UK family of the alleged ‘Jihadi John’ Islamic State militant has not been seen for several days, neighbours have told News24.

Turkish police seal off street outside US consulate

2015-02-27 12:18

Turkish police have sealed off a street outside the US consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters witness say, and local media report a suspect has been detained.

Bikram yoga founder accused of rape

2015-02-27 11:28

Six women are accusing the founder of a popular hot yoga method of sexual assault.

Rebels can’t be radicalised

2015-02-27 09:47

Try to imagine a disobedient jihadi. You can’t, can you, says Jean Barker .

2 loose llamas run amok in the US, media goes wild

2015-02-27 08:54

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community have been captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

US-led strikes on ISIS after group seizes 220 Christians

2015-02-27 05:00

The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

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