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26 Somalis die of starvation as Hollywood steps in
At least 26 people have reportedly died of starvation in Somalia's Jubaland region in the past 36 hours, and international stars have stepped in to help.
PE cops afraid to use lifts after long drop injures 7
Five days after personnel at the Mount Road police station in PE were experiencing problems with a non-functioning lift, a lift in the main building plunged and injured seven people.
SA bans import of meat from Brazil
The government suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazil meat scandal.
Informal settlement to be re-blocked for safety
The City of Cape Town has hired a private company to demolish homes of fire victims at Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay in order to re-block the informal settlement.
Friends go off the rails after train tracks stolen
About 480 passengers' trip was cut short owing to stolen train tracks. They were traumatised when the Friends of The Rail train derailed on its way to Cullinan.
Octagenarian checks out of hospital, steals ambulance
Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance.
Widow wins bid for second burial
A Durban widow who says her husband was not buried in accordance with his wishes, has won a court bid to have his remains exhumed so that a second funeral can be held.
Four dead, 20 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack
Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London after a car ploughed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a cop, in what police called a terrorist incident.
Two Houston teens die when handgun accidentally discharges
Police in Houston say two teenagers were fatally shot when a handgun accidentally discharged as they loaded and unloaded the weapon.
Lekita and Cameron were more than just friends, court hears
The court heard angry words from a sister of slain Lekita Moore when she took to the stand to testify against murder and rape accused Cameron Wilson.
Biko family focuses on continuing his legacy
Steve Biko‚Äôs widow has welcomed a monument built in honour of her late husband, although the family‚Äôs attitude is that ‚ÄúSteve was a down- to-earth person who never wanted to be superior to others‚ÄĚ.
Diamond thieves leave empty-handed
Explosives and grinders were used in an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe at Pikwane Diamonds in Kimberley.
WATCH: Little girl 'steals' Pope Francis' cap
A little girl snatched Pope Francis' white cap from his head when he leaned in to kiss her in St Peter's Square.
WATCH: Cop killer shows no signs of distress after conviction
Charles Nqaba raised his hands in the air demonstrating gun signs shortly after being found guilty of Constable Devin Hattingh's murder.
Tafelberg: R135 million sale to go ahead
The decision by the Western Cape government to sell off the controversial Tafelberg remedial school site is likely to result in another legal tussle.
#Westminster: One shot, several injured in 'terrorist incident'
A cop was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.
Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament
An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said after loud bangs were heard.
Police bust in Northern Cape nets mandrax tablets worth R10m
Four suspects are expected to appear in court on a charge of alleged drug dealing after they were caught in possession of mandrax worth R10 million, Northern Cape police said.
Zuma opens #worldwaterday summit in Durban
President Jacob Zuma called on world leaders to "urgently prioritise the improvement of access to essential water and sanitation services"
Mayathula-Khoza must account for baby's death, says DA
The DA in Gauteng said that MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza must be held accountable for the death of a six-month-old baby at the non-governmental welfare care centre.
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