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At least 120 killed as quake flattens towns in Italy

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Accumoli - An earthquake flattened towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and burying some alive in their sleep, with volunteers and firefighters racing to free those trapped under mounds of rubble as ...
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Pirates kick PSL season off with win over Arrows

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Orlando Stadium - While Mushin Ertugral officially started his chapter as the Buccaneers' coach in style, Lucky Lekgwathi ended his.

Zimbabwe police use teargas, water cannon to disperse opposition march

The Daily Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
Armed Zimbabwean riot police move in to break up protesters during a demonstration in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).
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Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

Eyewitness News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The ancient Sulamuni temple is seen shrouded in dust as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ...
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Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Eyewitness News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Future studies may reveal if any atmosphere contains tell-tale chemicals of biological life, such as methane. A hand out image made available by the European Southern Observatory on 24 August 2016,.
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Zimbabwe police use teargas to disperse protest march over police action

Eyewitness News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Riot police blocked streets around the MDC headquarters and used water cannon against some youths. Zimbabwe police officers clash with demonstrators who had planned to hand in a petition at the.
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Polls: Tight in North Carolina while Trump tops in Arizona

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington (CNN) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in North Carolina, a state solidifying its position as a perennial presidential election battleground, while Trump holds a 5-point lead in the traditionally GOP-tilting state of ...
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Nigeria: Borno Government Calls for Arrest of Ali Sheriff Over Boko Haram - ‎7 hours ago‎
Port Harcourt - The Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, has called for the arrest of former governor of the State, Ali Modu Sheriff, for allegedly creating insecurity situation that led to emergence of Boko Haram.
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My terminal report is good, vote for me - Mahama appeals - ‎45 minutes ago‎
President John Dramani Mahama has been engaging with the chiefs and people of Yendi on the third day of his campaign in the Northern region.
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Two APC groups from Bauchi clash at Abuja secretariat

Vanguard - ‎2 hours ago‎
The wrangling within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state assumed a worrisome dimension on Wednesday when two groups clashed at its National Secretariat, Abuja.
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Nigeria 'terror mastermind' appeals conviction by S.Africa court

Times LIVE - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Nigerian jailed in Johannesburg for a series of terror attacks in his homeland on Wednesday appealed his conviction, challenging South Africa's right to try him, his lawyer said.

Teen among those arrested for illegal firearms

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎10 hours ago‎
An 18-year-old Alexandra schoolboy is among 13 people arrested for allegedly being in possession of unlicensed firearms in Gauteng.
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Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral committee white, male-dominated - ANC

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip announced his new mayoral committee on Wednesday morning, which the ANC criticised as being white and male-dominated.
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Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Zuma, to deliver eulogy at Makhenkesi Stofile's funeral

Mail & Guardian - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
President Jacob Zuma has asked Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to represent the government at the funeral service of former Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile on Thursday - amid allegations that some within the former Fort Hare University chancellor's ...
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Makhura lauds unqualified audit for health department

Eyewitness News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The AG says Premier David Makhura's administration recorded its best performance in 13 years. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN. Gauteng Premier David Makhura · Auditor General · Auditor General Kimi Makwetu.
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Consumer inflation slows to within the Reserve Bank's target

BDlive - ‎13 hours ago‎
CONSUMER inflation slowed in July, with the consumer price index (CPI) rising 6% year on year, from 6.3% in May. That was a little better than expected and brings consumer inflation just within the Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target.
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South Africa's cbank says remains flexible on policy stance as CPI slows

Reuters Africa - ‎11 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's headline inflation has settled near the upper end of the central bank's target band of between 3 and 6 percent, but the bank's policy stance would remain flexible, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday.
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Minister Peters calls for Prasa to close Lucky Montana contracts probe

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
TRANSPORT Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to close its investigation into contracts awarded by former CEO Lucky Montana.
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Nersa may appeal against court's dismissal of price hike

BDlive - ‎4 hours ago‎
Electricity pylons at an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO. Related articles. We need an electricity trading system to help SA out of the Jurassic age · Court sets aside Eskom's 9.4% tariff hike · Outa ...
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FNB unveils smartphones

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Durban - FNB has launched its own branded smartphones in a bid to encourage consumers to make use of cellphone banking in what is believed to be a first for the bank on the continent.
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'Resident Evil HD' stars in new PlayStation-focused Humble Bundle

Digital Trends - ‎5 hours ago‎
Humble Bundle's latest pay-what-you-want digital compilation includes a broad selection of console titles from publisher Capcom, including standouts like Resident Evil HD, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and Mega Man 9 and 10.
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Apple customers warned of scammers targeting emails with fake purchase details - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple customers are being preyed-on by scammers sending bogus emails containing fake purchase details. Emails sent to customers claim an iTunes purchase or subscription to Netflix has been made from their Apple account.
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Blizzard experiences second DDoS attack this month

Cloud Pro - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Blizzard, the developer behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch has experienced a second DDoS attack in one month, it has announced, although this latest attack seems to be more shortlived than its hack at the beginning of August.
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'Infuriated' Durban mother starts petition to kick Phat Joe off East Coast Radio

Times LIVE - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's been one week since Phat Joe officially joined KZN-based radio station East Coast Radio (ECR) and there are already calls to boycott him.
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Promises Mashaba made before taking office

CapeTalk - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
Fighting corruption and doing away with Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) laws and policies are some of the promises Herman Mashaba made prior to him occupying Joburg's hot seat on Monday.

Brand SA hosts inaugural Nation Brand Forum

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎12 hours ago‎
Chief Executive Officer of Brand SA, Kingsley Makhubela says it is always important to reflect on how we project ourselves as a nation beyond our borders.
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Three changes for Bulls

SuperSport - ‎5 hours ago‎
Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais called on his side to be more accurate as they head into their next Currie Cup clash against the Cell C Sharks in Durban this Saturday.
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Allister takes out Steyn insurance policy

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHANNESBURG: The last time the Springboks visited Salta in Argentina, Morne Steyn came off the bench and saved the day. Hopefully the veteran No 10 won't be required to do the same on Saturday.
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Feted Caster 'does not need protecting'

BDlive - ‎16 hours ago‎
Cameron Van der Burgh and Caster Semenya take a selfie at the welcoming ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics Team SA at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
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Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg slender victory over Celtic

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Patrick Tignyemb of Celtics and Kurt Lentjies of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United at Dr.
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Tiny Stellenbosch satellite ready for launch from ISS

News24 - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cape Town - It is ready, set, go for a nanosatellite developed in Stellenbosch that will be launched along with 49 others from the International Space Station (ISS) early in 2017.

Two women lynched set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare

Eyewitness News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The government blames the massacres that have killed more than 700 civilians on Ugandan Islamist rebels. Protesters run after Democratic Republic of Congo's soldiers opened fire to disperse a crowd of demonstrators.
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Research team develops data-driven methods to refine climate predictions, analyze climatic changes

Phys.Org - ‎9 hours ago‎
Researchers' global water monitoring system detected meandering of the Ucayali River in South America. Adjacent occurrence of water gain regions (red dots) and water loss regions (green dots) all along the river indicate the displacement of …more.
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Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Times LIVE - ‎14 hours ago‎
Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015.
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Four dating scamsters get date with court

Independent Online - ‎45 minutes ago‎
THE Hawks arrested four online dating scam syndicate members, and confiscated five laptops and 12 cellphones. Two of the laptops had fraudulent profiles of people, which they used to lure unsuspecting victims.
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TB and HIV: why they're no longer a death sentence

Times LIVE - ‎Aug 23, 2016‎
When you consider that HIV/Aids only really came to the world's attention 35 years ago, it's truly amazing that it has gone from a certain death sentence to a chronic manageable disease in such a short time.
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Tutu back in hospital

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cape Town - Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is back in hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, his family said on Wednesday night.
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Mozambique: Renamo leader rejects VP position

News24 - ‎8 hours ago‎
Maputo - Leader of the opposition Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) Alfonso Dhlakama has rebuffed a proposal to offer him the position of a deputy president.