Bling shoes betray Julius Malema

As Julius Malema moved up and down the back of an old truck which was being used a stage, the silver buckle of his Louis Vuitton shoes gleamed in the sun.

Inconsistent Pistorius may have dug a hole for himself

Oscar Pistorius stepped down from the witness stand after enduring tough cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel. How did the athlete fare? We asked defence attorney Ulrich Roux

ANC still riding high among voters in spite of Nkandla scandal

Exclusive Poll | Survey suggests ANC support down slightly to 65.5% as of April on average turnout of 74.5%
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Poll data flawed, we'll come third: Agang

Agang SA has disputed poll results indicating negligible support, saying it was confident it would come third in the country's upcoming elections.

Too many see government office as a 'means to self-enrichment': FW de Klerk

FW de Klerk, who with Nelson Mandela won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks about democracy in South Africa, the country's role in the continent and its future challenges.

ANCYL says not voting would be blasphemy

Not voting in the forthcoming elections would be blasphemy, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said in a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela's Rivonia trial speech.

Central African Republic on the 'brink of genocide', warns Tutu

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned Sunday that the Central African Republic was "on the brink of genocide", as he urged warring sides to reconcile their differences and "re-learn to live together".

President says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized last week with hundreds of children on board acted in a way "tantamount to murder," President Park Guen-Hye said Monday, as four more crew members were arrested.

Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to their fellow guides.

Woman kills mother with kettle

A Japanese woman who allegedly battered her mother to death with a kettle was being quizzed by police on Monday.

South Sudan rebels slaughter 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres: UN

Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the UN said Monday, one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation.

Lindsay Lohan had miscarriage during her reality show

The troubled star made the devastating revelation in the last moments of the two-hour finale of 'Lindsay' on Sunday night, and admitted the loss was the reason she took a couple of weeks off from filming the programme on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

Taiwan sets up sanctuary for endangered humpback dolphin

Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, officials said Monday.

Zuma must listen to religious leaders, tell truth about Nkandla: Cope

The Congress of the People on Monday called on President Jacob Zuma to listen to religious leaders calling for him to come clean on the Nkandla saga.

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela

Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital on Sunday, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.

Limpopo man accuses granny of bewitching mom, kills her with an axe

A man is expected to appear in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for allegedly killing his 83-year-old grandmother with an axe, Limpopo police said.

Putin signs decree to rehabilitate Crimean Tatars

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Russia's Lavrov says Ukraine 'crudely violating' Geneva deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine on Monday of violating an accord reached in Geneva last week aimed at averting a wider conflict between the two neighbours.

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push

China has shut down more than 100 websites carrying pornography and closed thousands of accounts on social media sites in an re-newed effort to clean up the internet, state media reported.

Palestinians fire rockets from Gaza into Israel

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired five rockets into Israel on Monday but caused no casualties, the army said.

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak.
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