WATCH The German Pilot Who Guided His Enemy to Safety

By SAPeople 23-11-18 00:31

There’s a post on Facebook that’s going viral… with a story so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s true… but for once, this story is! Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler were on opposite sides during the Second World War. Their paths crossed on 20 December 1943 and one of them should have been killed… but […]

5 Dead in California Wildfire as 2nd Blaze Forces Malibu Evacuation

By Reuters 10-11-18 00:07

PARADISE, California, USA – Five people died in Northern California when flames engulfed their vehicles as they attempted to flee Paradise, a mountain town north of Sacramento mostly destroyed by one of three wildfires raging across the state, US authorities said on Friday. Nearly 500 miles to the south, a second blaze forced the evacuation […]

Cricket Australia Considering Lifting Ban on Smith, Warner and Bancroft

By Reuters 07-11-18 10:38

MELBOURNE – Cricket Australia (CA) is considering a demand by the players’ union that ball-tampering bans on former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft be lifted immediately, the governing body’s CEO Kevin Roberts said on Wednesday. CA has come under pressure from the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) to end the bans following the […]

Danish Suspect in $17 Million Fraud Case Arrested in South Africa

By Reuters 05-11-18 17:55

COPENHAGEN – South African police on Monday arrested a Danish woman accused of stealing 111 million crowns ($17 million) of Danish government funds intended for the most vulnerable in society, the Danish state prosecutor for financial crime said. The case, seen by many Danes as a symbol of the decline in confidence in once trusted […]

Conservationists Alarmed as China Eases Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts

By Reuters 29-10-18 22:08

BEIJING – China unveiled new rules on Monday that would allow the use of rhino horn and tiger parts for some medical and cultural purposes, watering down a decades-old ban in a move conservation group WWF said could have “devastating consequences”. China’s State Council issued a notice replacing its 1993 ban on the trade of […]

Europe Moves to BAN Throw-Away Plastics Like Straws and Cotton Buds

By SAPeople 24-10-18 23:30

Europe made a step forward in the fight against plastic on Wednesday with a move to ban popular throw-away plastic items like straws and cotton buds… and a greater burden to be placed on manufacturers to recycle; all in a bid to help clear up ocean pollution. Under the proposal by European Union (EU) lawmakers […]

UK’s Prince Harry and Wife Meghan Expecting First Child Next Year

By Reuters 15-10-18 13:20

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan – who are currently in Australia – are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family. Kensington Palace announced Monday morning: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Granddaughter Marries at Grand Royal Wedding

By Reuters 12-10-18 16:09

WINDSOR, England – Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday in front of celebrities and Britain’s senior royals including Prince Harry and wife Meghan who wed at the same venue in May. Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the […]

Kanye West Defends Support for Trump, in Front of Trump

By Reuters 12-10-18 00:24

WASHINGTON – Rapper Kanye West, with a stream of consciousness speech in the Oval Office and a burst of profanity, defended his support for President Donald Trump on Thursday, to the great delight of Trump himself. The event was billed as a lunch at the White House to discuss prison reform, jobs for African-Americans and […]

Powerful Hurricane Michael Bashes Florida Panhandle

By Reuters 10-10-18 23:05

Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida’s northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 249 km per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico, was the most […]

Indonesian Death Toll from Earthquake & Tsunami Rises to Over 800

By Reuters 30-09-18 20:10

PALU, Indonesia – The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of two hotels and a […]

Hollywood Star Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

By Reuters 07-09-18 00:25

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood’s most popular actors as he starred in films such as “Deliverance,” “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit” in the 1970s and ’80s, has died at age 82. Reynolds died on Thursday morning at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, […]

Hawaii Braces for Downgraded ‘Hurricane Lane’

By Reuters 24-08-18 07:02

HONOLULU – Hurricane Lane weakened to a Category 3 storm on Thursday but was already lashing Hawaii with high winds and torrential rains, touching off flash floods, landslides and raging surf as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm. With the storm still spinning in the Pacific Ocean about 180 miles (290 km) southeast […]

Madonna Celebrates 60th Birthday With Major Fundraiser for Malawi

By Jenni Baxter 16-08-18 23:43

The Queen of Pop celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday 16 August by proving she’s no longer a ‘Material Girl’. Instead of asking for gifts, Madonna asked friends and fans to rather donate to her Facebook fundraiser which is benefiting her Raising Malawi foundation. The non-profit Foundation aims to benefit vulnerable children in the southern African […]

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away at 76

By Reuters 16-08-18 22:48

Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit surrounded by family […]

ANC Condemns Alleged Assassination Attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

By Jenni Baxter 05-08-18 16:47

The African National Congress (ANC) says it has learned with “shock” of the alleged, attempted assassination of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro. “The abhorrent attack reportedly happened as President Madura was delivering a keynote address on the 81st anniversary of the National Bolivarian Guard. “At least two explosions in aerial devices (drones) reportedly […]

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Blood Moon: Lunar Eclipse Myths from Around the World

By Guest Contributor 27-07-18 16:51

Millions of people will have the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse – an event popularly known in the media as a “blood moon” – on Friday July 27. Visible for most of the world including South Africa – only North America and Greenland are expected to miss out – it’s set to be the […]

Indonesian Villagers Kill Almost 300 Crocodiles in Revenge

By Reuters 17-07-18 00:36

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the […]

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