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Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name."

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Zuma to receive Marikana report by Tuesday

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry was finalising its report into the events at Marikana and would hand it over to President Jacob Zuma before the end of March, it said on Saturday.

35 Injured in Limpopo collision

At least 35 people were injured when a truck and a bus collided on Friday along the R101 at the Sebediela offramp in Limpopo, paramedics said.

1 in 10 Singapore citizens queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore's citizen population, have visited the city-state's parliament to pay their respects to late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation this weekend, officials said Saturday.

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 15, fighting still raging

 The death toll from an attack by Islamist militants on a hotel in the Somali capital rose to at least 15, police said as fighting continued into early Saturday, with loud explosions heard overnight.

Rhodes statue must go: UCT Senate

The University of Cape Town's Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving the statue of Cecil Rhodes.

Petrol price going up R1.62 a litre

The petrol price will increase by R1.62 a litre from Wednesday, the energy department said.

Tibbets' toddler killer Khakhu sentenced to life in prison

Westbury toddler Luke Tibbetts' killer Lindray Khakhu was on Friday sentenced to life in prison by the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Woman fires shot at drive-thru because there was no bacon on her burger

An American woman could spend up to 7 years in jail after she was convicted of firing a bullet into a McDonald’s drive-through when staff forgot to put bacon in her cheeseburger.

Two dead, 12 injured in North West crash

Two people died and 12 others were injured when a taxi and car collided on the R501, about 25km from Potchefstroom, paramedics said on Saturday.

Moodley applies to block prison transfer

Donovan Moodley, convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews, blocked an attempt by the correctional services department to move him from the Johannesburg prison, The Saturday Star reported.

Trevor Noah short listed for 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian, Trevor Noah has been placed on a short list to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

Nigeria votes in tight presidential election

Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new president in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption in Africa's most populous nation.

Police never questioned the validity of Jiba summons

The SA Police Service has never questioned the validity of a summons delivered against deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba, it said on Friday.

Saudi blogger Badawi describes survival of 50 lashes as miracle

Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.

56 KwaZulu-Natal school pupils treated for food poisoning

Fifty-six children were taken to Pietermaritzburg hospitals after showing signs of food poisoning while at school, KwaZulu-Natal emergency services said on Friday.

DA praises prosecutions head Nxasana for conduct during Jiba debacle

Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana should be commended for taking a stand against his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA said on Friday.

Tshwane wins Earth Hour challenge

Tshwane metropolitan municipality is the most green city in South Africa, beating contenders City of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay metros by winning the local leg of the Earth Hour Global Capital challenge.

Two Oceans Marathon to go via Ou Kaapse weg

The Two Oceans ultra marathon route will detour along Ou Kaapse Weg, event organisers said Friday.

Taxi driver presses charges after drunk bank robber fails to settle fare

A drunk Stanley Geddie took a taxi to the Tallahassee bank on Wednesday - planning to pay his fare after robbing it.
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