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Two men found in South African ATM

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Police in the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth said they arrested two suspected thieves found inside a cash machine on Monday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Swiss probe missing diamond worth $50M—report

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Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around $50 million (41 million euros) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report Sunday.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Firearms expert testifies at Pistorius trial

In this file photo taken Thursday Feb. 14, 2013 a police officer holds a bagged  gun that was allegedly used in the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, at the Boschkop police station east of Pretoria. Ahead of Pistorius' trial, for the shooting death of his girlfriend Steenkamp, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, legal experts say Pistorius would still be vulnerable to a homIcide conviction even if he is acquitted of murdering Steenkamp.   AP

The manager of a South African gun training academy has said at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial that the athlete had “a great love and enthusiasm” for firearms.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

200 feared trapped in South African illegal gold mine

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Over 200 workers were feared trapped Sunday inside an illegal gold mine in South Africa, emergency rescuers said.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Africa: Mandela’s will worth $4.1 million

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The executors of Nelson Mandela’s estate say he left behind about $4.1 million and that the will’s beneficiaries include his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the liberation movement during white rule that now governs South Africa.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New gay rights party to stand in S. African elections

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A new party that will defend gays and lesbians against violence and persecution will stand in South Africa’s elections this year, its spokesman said Saturday.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South African police arrest man for bomb threat

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South African police say they arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a bomb threat and what was suspected to be two anthrax powder scares at the Johannesburg headquarters of the country’s national roads agency Sanral.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rare blue diamond found in South Africa

Image taken Friday Jan. 18, 2014 and made available by Petra Diamonds of a 29.6 carat blue diamond which was recovered at the Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria, South Africa. AP File photo

A mining company said it has found a rare blue diamond in South Africa.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Quirk on Mandela statue causes stir

In this photo taken Wedensday, Jan. 16, 2014 a new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela, with a barely visible sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. The statue is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. Officials want the miniature bunny removed from the statue, which was unveiled outside the government complex in Pretoria, the capital, on Dec. 16, a day after Mandela's funeral. AP

A new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Relief workers share Christmas with victims

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As millions of Filipinos prepare to mark Christmas in makeshift homes in typhoon-hit Eastern Visayas, aid workers are spending simple yet meaningful holidays with them in areas its residents are determined to rebuild.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Plane wing clips building at Johannesburg airport

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South African airport officials say four airport staff were slightly injured when the wing of a British Airways passenger aircraft clipped a building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport shortly before taking off for London.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela signer admitted to psychiatric hospital

A sign language interpreter during the memorial service at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The interpreter was accused ob December 11, 2013, of being a fake who merely flapped his arms around during speeches. AFP FILE PHOTO

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, who said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the service after being labelled a fraud, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, South African media reported Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mandela statue unveiled in South Africa capital

Helicopters perform a flypast as smoke rises from a gun salute after the unveiling of a 9 metre bronze statue of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday. AP

South Africa has unveiled a gigantic statue of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela to cheers and singing at the Union Buildings in its capital.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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