Zulu king blows R54 million, now wants more of your money

Free-spending King Goodwill Zwelithini - who spent R10000 on his birthday cake and R120000 on crockery and cutlery - wants more money from taxpayers.

Zuma claims Nkandla reports found he did 'absolutely nothing wrong'

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said all three reports conducted on security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead found no fault in him.

Mugabe purges two more cabinet ministers

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday fired another two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers in what appears to be an ongoing purge of ruling party officials sympathetic to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

Spitting cobra bites ten-month-old baby in North West

A ten-month-old baby is in hospital after being bitten by a Mozambican spitting cobra.
Supporters of the Nidaa Tounes secular party movement wave flags and shout slogans in Tunis

Anti-Islamist claims victory in disputed Tunisia election

Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election but bitter rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki dismissed the declaration as unfounded and refused to concede defeat.

Ronaldo unveils statue of himself in Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled a statue of himself on his home island of Madeira in Portugal.

Mother accused of killing eight kids in Australia 'coping as best she can'

An Australian mother charged with killing eight children will have her case heard in January, a court said Monday, as she struggles to come to terms with what happened.

Watch what I'm going to do: New York cop killer

New York reeled Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man whom investigators say told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" just before the killings.

Cop chokes sleeping man in hospital, claims he was assaulted

A San Francisco deputy sheriff choked a patient who was napping in a hospital waiting room - and then arrested the patient for assault.

Cyril Ramaphosa takes commercial flight to Cuba for holiday

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a commercial flight for his family holiday in Havana, Cuba, according to a report.

So Many Questions: Julius Malema on land occupation

Newly re-elected president of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has ordered his followers to occupy land and mines. Chris Barron asked him . . .

China sends 700 peace keepers to South Sudan

Chinese state media have reported that China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

Scientists translate monkey words, find different dialects

Scientists have found that Campbell's monkeys in Sierra Leone have different languages depending on where they are.

Obama considers placing North Korea on terrorism sponsor list

President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

Steyn poised to pass Ntini

Fresh off a six wicket haul against the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion on Saturday, Proteas fast-bowler Dale Steyn is poised to overtake Makhaya Ntini as the second-highest wicket-taker, in Tests, for South Africa.

Anti-gay pastor arrested for grabbing man's genitals, requesting blow job

Gaylard Williams, a 58-year-old pastor at the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour has been arrested for grabbing and squeezing a man's genitals.

Taxman's woes worry Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern over disruptions at the SA Revenue Service (Sars) in an interview with Beeld newspaper published on Monday.

Sydney hostage taker's partner jailed

An Australian court on Monday ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled Sheikh who last week stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead, including the gunman.

Family survives 10 days in Aussie wilderness after dad's wrong turn

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were both in a stable condition at an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park before a farmer discovered them.

Mozambique rescue kidnapped 'drug baron'

Mozambique police have rescued a wealthy businessman branded a "drug baron" by the US government who was kidnapped in Maputo more than a month ago, state media said Sunday.

Four arrested at Woolworths protest

Four people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont Cape Town police said on Sunday.
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