Church death toll hits 86 as Nigerian president visits collapsed building site

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers said Saturday.

18 cars set alight at Tshwane University of Technology

Protesting students of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have set alight at least 18 cars belonging to the institution, police said on Saturday.

Is this the world's sexiest criminal?

A 21-year old Canadian woman has allegedly committed 42 burglaries - but that is not why she has made headlines around the globe - an image of her recently surfaced online, showing her to not be your so-called average looking criminal.

Turkish hostages freed, jihadists advance in Syria

Forty-nine Turks were freed Saturday more than three months after the Islamic State group kidnapped them in Iraq, as tens of thousands fled across the Syrian border from the advancing jihadists.

Four-year old SA girl found alive in Nigeria church debris

A four-year-old South African girl was found alive at the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) said on Friday.

15 shacks destroyed in Joburg fire

About 15 shacks were destroyed on Saturday, by a fire in Msawawa informal settlement, in Kya Sands, Johannesburg emergency services said.

Axed Generations cast take mass sacking issue to CCMA

The 16 actors fired from the Generations soap opera have approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to seek reinstatement, they said.

New Zealand Prime Minister re-elected

New Zealand's ruling National party stormed to a third term in government in the election on Saturday as the centre-right party secured an outright majority on a platform to continue strong economic growth.

Sars must investigate Lonmin's financial operations: AIDC

The transfer of over R2.3 billion in fees from Lonmin to two of its subsidiaries, with one located in a tax haven, should be investigated, the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) has said.

Sierra Leone begins three-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

Drunk hunter fights off Australian croc with eye-poke

A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.

Fraudster arrested for selling fake MTN8 cup final tickets

Police arrested a man on Saturday, for selling fake tickets ahead of the MTN8 Cup final in Durban, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) said in a statement.

Generations off air until December, Skeem Saam to replace it's time slot

The SABC has replaced Generations with drama Skeem Saam as MMSV apparently works on rebuilding cast and script.

Several campuses shutdown as Tshwane University of Technology clamps down on violence

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has closed all of its campuses following a spate of violent protests, the institution said on Saturday.

Singer Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of physical assault

Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.

Six arrested while performing an illegal abortion

Six people were arrested in central Johannesburg on Friday for allegedly running an illegal abortion clinic, Gauteng police said.

Woman faces arrest after dumped baby found alive

A woman was questioned by Gauteng police on Friday afternoon after a newborn baby was found alive in the veld in Lenasia.

'Fashion Police' will continue without Joan Rivers

'Fashion Police' is set to continue following the death of Joan Rivers earlier this month and a new season of the popular style series will kick off in January.

Strict Indonesian province proposes 100 lashes for gay sex

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Axed Generations cast take mass sacking issue to CCMA

The 16 actors fired from the Generations soap opera have approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to seek reinstatement, they said.

Gift of the Givers to assist families of missing Nigeria church victims

South Africans needing help finding relatives following the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, should contact charity Gift of the Givers, it said on Friday.
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