French police have identified one of the two officers killed in the shooting attack at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The victim was a follower of Islam, media reported.
The 42-year-old Ahmed Merabet was shot at … Read the rest
A Zimbabwean who says he bribed police officers at the Beit bridge border post to let him into the country, says corruption is hampering the South African government’s efforts to prevent foreigners from entering the country illegally.
The Minister of … Read the rest
The South African Sunday Times has done a “snap survey” and found that “a quarter of a century after beach apartheid was scrapped, South Africa’s bathing spots are still mainly segregated”. The newspaper says that “most lovers still flock to … Read the rest
A kite surfing instructor visiting the country from the Netherlands was found floating face down in the mouth of the Langebaan Lagoon on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old man from Rijssen in the Netherlands was visiting the country for the second time … Read the rest
Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims.
French President Francois Hollande called the slayings a terrorist attack and … Read the rest
Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas today.
This year, the Russian president Vladimir Putin celebrated the holiday in Russia’s Otradnoye village near the southern city of Voronezh, where he attended a Christmas service at a local church.
The Russian Orthodox Church … Read the rest
Tony Blair could face war crimes charges as a result of the Iraq war inquiry report, the House of Lords has been told.
Lord Dykes of Harrow Weald, a Liberal Democrat peer, claimed that the publication of the inquiry by … Read the rest
It’s widely assumed that white police officers are more likely to shoot black suspects as a result of racial bias, but recent research suggests the opposite is true.
An innovative US study published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology found … Read the rest
Four gun-toting black children held up 17 Swedish tourists in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The robbery occurred on Monday when the tourists were visiting the Iliso Care Society, which runs programmes including a project to address unemployment, a day-care centre and … Read the rest
Protesters marched in several German cities again on Monday against higher levels of immigration and what they see as the growing influence of Islam, in defiance of an appeal from Chancellor Angela Merkel to spurn rallies she views as racist.… Read the rest
Despite a personal apology from the manager and an invitation to return to one of South Africa’s leading luxury hotels, Tumi Mpofu isn’t interested in a free meal.
Mpofu and her family claim staff at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and … Read the rest
The girlfriend of a man who suffered a near drowning at Bloemfontein’s Maselspoort Resort yesterday says if it wasn’t for a heroic matric at the scene, her boyfriend would be dead.
The woman, who has requested to remain anonymous, says … Read the rest
The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves, it said on Saturday.
In spite of the presence of 20,000 UN peacekeepers, around 50 Congolese … Read the rest
Traffickers made some $3m from 359 illegal migrants found abandoned on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean, the Italian police said.
The Ezadeen was towed into the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro after being found by coast guards on Friday.… Read the rest