The United States is calling for deeper international involvement to halt violence in Central African Republic, amid growing alarm that the impoverished nation is on the brink of a possible genocide.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday unveiled … Read the rest
A Malawian minister on Thursday criticised Western donors for withholding aid worth $150 million after the government exposed corruption, saying it could prompt other African leaders to stop fighting graft fearing they will lose funds.
“The government does not understand … Read the rest
New figures from the Washington State Patrol show that more drivers have tested positive for marijuana since the state legalized the drug last year.
In the first six months of 2013, the patrol’s crime lab says, 745 people tested positive … Read the rest
A 77-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his grandchild in Klipspruit, Soweto, police said on Thursday.
The one-year-old’s mother discovered the child had been sexually abused while bathing her on Wednesday afternoon, said Captain Mpande Khoza.
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A teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old pupil in Mapetla, Soweto, on Thursday, police said.
The 44-year-old man allegedly told two boys to stay behind after school on Wednesday as punishment for damaging school books, Captain Mponde … Read the rest
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow to push Russia into taking a harder line on Iranian nuclear negotiations has fallen flat, Israel’s media said on Thursday.
- Premier Netanyahu and President Putin
Netanyahu flew to Moscow Wednesday in what … Read the rest
Spains’s National Court has issued an international arrest warrant for China’s former president Jiang Zemin, after it ruled that the Chinese leader may have been responsible for “genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and terrorism” against Tibetans during the 1980s and … Read the rest
A man arrested for illegal possession of explosives appeared in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, Limpopo police said.
Colonel Ronel Otto said Nkosinathi Ndlovu was arrested in the early hours of Thursday.
“A Zimbabwean man travelling in a taxi … Read the rest
Britain said Wednesday it was reviewing its military presence off Gibraltar following a lengthy stand-off between the Royal Navy and a Spanish ship, but denied it was resorting to “gunboat diplomacy”.
Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds said he … Read the rest
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final … Read the rest
Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?
Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School … Read the rest
“Knockout” attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area.
Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an … Read the rest
A woman was arrested in Zola, Soweto, on Thursday morning after police received a tip-off that a stolen car was parked in her yard, Gauteng police said.
The car, a blue Toyota Yaris, was reported stolen in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, earlier … Read the rest
A US drone killed six people in northwest Pakistan Thursday in only the second such strike outside the country’s lawless tribal districts, threatening to inflame tensions between Washington and Islamabad.
The missile attack targeted a religious seminary that security officials … Read the rest