Russia backs Syrian rebel participation

2015-10-30 16:35

A Russian deputy foreign minister says Moscow is ready to support the Western-backed Free Syrian Army's participation in a political settlement in Syria.

Turkish military jets strike PKK targets

2015-09-07 12:26

Turkey's military say its warplanes bombarded Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets overnight after the militants staged a deadly attack in which 16 Turkish soldiers were killed.

US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge

2014-09-11 07:41

Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches has propelled US stocks higher, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.

National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson

2014-08-18 13:25

Missouri's governor says he will send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a protesting crowd.

Foreign health workers in Saudi could spread MERS

2014-05-20 11:26

Because Saudi Arabia has stepped up hiring of foreign healthcare professionals, there is a good chance the MERS virus will hitch a ride on workers as they return home.

Second MERS case identified in US

2014-05-13 14:48

The second MERS patient in the US had been a health care worker in Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Road deaths: SA is not alone

2013-05-06 13:33

South Africa isn’t the only country constantly battling to bring down road-death figures; the US has the same problem.

Leaf price slashed in Europe

2013-01-28 09:11

Nissan has slashed the price of its Leaf electric car in Europe in an attempt to make the zero-emissions vehicle "more affordable".

Toyota settles deadly lawsuit

2013-01-18 12:03

Toyota has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and injury lawsuits involving sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles.

BMW recalls 5000 X5's in SA

2012-12-07 10:56

BMW is recalling 5000 X5's in South Africa as part of a global problem with a bolt on the the power-assisted steering.


Kerry 'cautiously optimistic' after talks with Netanyahu

2015-10-22 15:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US stocks mixed as Nasdaq drops more than 1%

2014-09-16 07:56

US stocks have finished mixed as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than 1% following a cautious report on Tesla Motors.

Protest over police shooting of unarmed black man in California

2014-08-18 14:41

About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri.

Threat of Ebola in US downplayed by health officials

2014-07-29 08:50

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has made light of the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the US, stating that the spread of Ebola from West Africa is unlikely.

Two US health workers ill after exposure to MERS

2014-05-14 12:11

Two US health workers who have been exposed to MERS have begun showing flu-like symptoms, but health officials stress that MERS is not a risk to the general public.

Utah and Colorado to increase smoking age to 21

2014-02-24 12:08

Utah and Colorado have voted to treat tobacco like alcohol and increase the smoking age to 21 because so many smokers start as teens.

Alfa 4C heralds return to the US

2013-01-31 11:28

Italian automaker Alfa Romeo will return to the US in style when its stunning coupe is presented at the 2013 Geneva auto show. Check out spy images of the new 150kW 4C.

Man sues over 'GAYGUY' plate ban

2013-01-24 09:28

An Atlanta man is suing the state of Georgia, US after his application for a vanity license plate which described his sexual orientation was denied for being "offensive". The state however approved plates such as LOVWINE, GUNLUV and EROTIKA...

Mid-size cars kick luxury butts

2012-12-20 10:19

Luxury cars, it seems, aren't always safer. A study has revealed that mid-sized vehicles come out on top in certain crash tests - see which brands ranked highest...

BMW recalls 5000 X5's in SA

2012-12-07 10:01

BMW is recalling 5000 X5's in South Africa as part of a global problem with a bolt on the the power-assisted steering.

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