Mashaba announces his first Bafana squad

New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba named a squad of 34 players on Friday for the next two Caf Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria.

South Africa at war in the DRC – The Inside Story

A blackout on operations by South African soldiers fighting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left historic battles shrouded in mystery.

SABC won't be held to ransom by Generations actors: Motsoeneng

The SABC will not allow itself to be held to ransom by actors, the public broadcaster's COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng said on Friday.
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Top five punk songs for EFF 'anarchists'

Here are five potential anthems for EFF MPs who the ANC has labelled as 'rebels masked as parliamentarians' who want to cause anarchy.

New Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever kills 13 in DR Congo in 10 days

As fears grow that the Ebola outbreak will spread across Africa and beyond, DR Congo's Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said a hemorrhagic fever of unknown origin had killed 13 people in the country's northwest in the past two weeks.

US warns Islamic State 'beyond anything' it has seen

The United States said Thursday that the Islamic State was "beyond anything" it has seen, as US warplanes pressed on with airstrikes against it despite death threats against an American hostage.

EFF 'trampling on dignity of parliament': Mantashe

The Economic Freedom Fighters trampled on Parliament's dignity by disrupting proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Rugby too white: Tutu

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says South Africa deserves to have a Springbok team representative of its rainbow nation, according to a report.

Girl's swollen tummy not a baby but tapeworms given by mom to slim her for pageant

A teenage girl in Florida discovered her swollen belly was filled with tapeworms after a visit to the doctor ruled out the possibility that she was pregnant.

EFF defends 'staged protest'

The Economic Freedom Fighters has defended its "staged protest" which caused a disruption in the National Assembly.

Nine more years of mud schools

If the Education Department continues replacing mud schools with permanent buildings at its current pace it will not finish until 2023.

Minaj fans try to bump off Miley

The video for Nicki Minaj's latest single, Anaconda, has undoubtedly saved it from tanking quickly - and at one point this week had her fans eyeing breaking a record.
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Drunk driver arrested, escapes by stealing police car

Red-faced Canadian federal police launched a review of their arrest and detention procedures after a drunk driving suspect stole an arresting officer's police car and sped off.

Sleepless teens pile on the kilos: study

Teens who think sleep is overrated should guess again, according to a recent study conducted at Columbia University in New York that suggests sleep deprivation during adolescence could lead to obesity.

Rosberg pips Hamilton in Spa opening practice

World championship leader Nico Rosberg topped the times just ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and nearest rival Lewis Hamilton in Friday's opening free practice for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

18 executed in Gaza for 'collaborating' with Israel: Hamas TV

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip executed 18 men on Friday for allegedly helping Israel in its six-week assault on the territory, Hamas TV reported.

Airlines understaffed as Ebola fears keep cabin crew away

Chinese people fleeing Ebola, angry Africans, understaffed flight crew, rumours and fears: the Air France flight from Freetown to Paris seemed to encapsulate the global panic in the face of the Ebola outbreak.

Don't trust Facebook Nene with your money: finance ministry

There are several fake Facebook accounts purporting to be those of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, his ministry said on Friday.

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks move in

Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sent the first part of its mammoth aid convoy into east Ukraine, warning against any attacks on the trucks.

Man sees snake, man bites snake

A man in central India killed a venomous blue krait snake by biting it after he saw it slithering towards him in his bed.

Carletonville quake measured 3.8, not 4.6: Council for Geoscience

The Council for Geoscience says the quake that hit South Africa on Friday morning was 3.8 magnitude, and not 4.6 as estimated by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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