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Ferguson all over again

A white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis on Wednesday, officers said, triggering a night of protests just miles from the site of another police shooting of another black youth in the suburb of Ferguson.… Read the rest

Nuclear meets showbiz

While engineers from French nuclear company Areva argued with trade unionists, and its representatives all but besieged key Eskom employees, Rosatom flew two South African teenagers to a resort on the coast of the Black Sea, tutored them in musical … Read the rest

Germans want investigation of crimes in Ukraine

More than half of the German population thinks that the European Union should investigate crimes committed during the Ukrainian crisis, with most respondents pointing out the crimes against humanity, an ICM poll commissioned by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency revealed.… Read the rest

Sex could keep Ebola alive

Sex could keep the Ebola epidemic alive even after the World Health Organization (WHO) declares an area free of the disease, one of the discoverers of the deadly virus said on Tuesday.

The WHO is hoping to announce later this … Read the rest

Farmers fear wineland inferno

Several wine farmers, including rugby star Schalk Burger’s family, were on high alert as a raging fire destroyed about 1700ha of bush in the Wellington area outside Cape Town.

Firefighters said the fire spread up Bain’s Kloof Pass and onto … Read the rest