Teen arrested in Australia for AWA support

2015-10-06 19:25

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after he allegedly became abusive to Australian police trying to question him about comments he made saying he hoped police burned in hell.

US teen charged with texting boyfriend to kill self

2015-09-10 05:51

A US teen has been charged with encouraging her boyfriend via text messages to kill himself.

Egypt sentences women for racy music videos

2015-09-03 22:04

Egypt has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labour for appearing in racy music videos.

Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

Pope Francis passes 22 million Twitter followers

2015-07-15 22:30

Pope Francis surpassed 22 million Twitter followers on his multiple accounts, joining the ranks of tech-savvy entertainers and world leaders who command tens of millions of eyeballs on social media.

US teen faces 15 years for internet aid to ISIS

2015-06-11 21:59

A tech-savvy US teen has pleaded guilty to using social media to aid ISIS, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

Facebook Messenger app comes to web browsers

2015-04-09 11:20

Following on from the launch of WhatsApp for the web, Facebook’s Messenger app is now also available as a stand-alone service on desktop and laptop computers.

Kenji Goto's 4-year-old tweet goes viral

2015-02-02 22:33

A four-year-old tweet about forgiveness by the Japanese journalist purportedly killed by militants, Kenji Goto, has gone viral.

Birmingham: Britain's new Mecca?

2015-01-13 07:09

Birmingham has removed the suffix "ham" from its name because it is not halal.


SA, Nigeria lead Africa in Facebook usage

2015-09-11 11:03

The number of daily active Facebook users in South Africa has shot up to 7.3 million while in Nigeria this figure is 7.1 million.

US pastor commits suicide after Ashley Madison hack: report

2015-09-09 22:30

A US pastor has committed suicide six days after his name was exposed by hackers of the Ashley Madison adultery website.

US teen gets 11 years for helping ISIS

2015-08-28 21:22

A US teen has been sentenced to more than 11 years for supporting ISIS.

Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh

2015-08-07 19:52

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka sparking protests in the capital.

Cuba parliament meets, live-tweets session for 1st time

2015-07-15 18:30

Cuba's National Assembly has met in Havana and live-tweeted the proceedings for the first time.

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

2015-04-21 21:15

Twitter has began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.

Govt warns perpetrators of xenophobic violence: We will find you

2015-04-19 12:30

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned perpetrators of xenophobic violence will face the full might of the law.

46 000 ISIS Twitter accounts

2015-03-07 06:45

At least 46 000 Twitter accounts have been linked to supporters of ISIS in late 2014.

French news sites blocked

2015-01-16 18:21

Access to several French news sites have been blocked resulting in security experts raising questions about possible Islamist hacking.

Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged

2015-01-09 05:00

A Saudi blogger is to be publicly flogged after Friday prayers in a case related to insulting Islam.

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