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15 January 2019 11:08 AM PIC: SA super hero jerseys unveiled for Super Rugby warm-up

Cape Town - South Africa’s top players wearing their new jerseys inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will run out at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, February 3. It will be the first public appearance of the new-look jerseys, which will serve as the third strips for the South African sides in this year's Super Rugby competition 81

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 102

07 January 2019 5:56 PM WATCH: Aftermath of US embassy red paint attack in Athens

Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them on Monday after the US Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint. Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 03:30 local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for the attack 58

06 January 2019 2:35 PM John Bolton to Israel and Turkey to discuss Syria pullout

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was deployed to Israel to allay concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdrawal troops from Syria and discuss the process with Turkish officials. The pull-out announced last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests 58

04 January 2019 5:05 PM Tunisia says 2 jihadists blow themselves up in security raid

Two alleged jihadists blew themselves up Thursday during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry said. Acting on a tip off, "police units raided a house in the Jelma area... and two terrorists blew themselves up with explosive belts", national security spokesman Walid Hkima 56

29 December 2018 3:56 PM Pope prays for victims killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

The Vatican says Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a roadside bomb that hit a tourist bus in Egypt. In a condolence telegram sent on Saturday by the Vatican secretary of state to Egypt's president, Francis was said to be "deeply saddened" by the attack near the Giza Pyramids. Three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide were killed in Friday's 79

26 December 2018 4:31 AM ADVICE FOR WOMEN: Your rights when a male officer pulls you off the road

With the end-of-year holiday season here and many motorists planning to take road trips across the country, it is important that women be made aware of their rights when male officers approach them on the roads. The threat of a violation by an officer of the law can clearly be seen in the Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (IPID) 2017/18 annual 64

25 December 2018 5:38 PM Du Plessis backs Amla to regain form

Centurion - Struggling South African batting star Hashim Amla will return to his number three position in the first Test against Pakistan, starting at SuperSport Park on Wednesday, with the full backing of captain Faf du Plessis. "Hash has been our rock at number three," said Du Plessis ahead of a series featuring two strong bowling attacks and two potentially 57

24 December 2018 4:30 PM Egypt says its security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

Egypt says its security forces have killed 14 militants in separate shootouts in the city of el-Arish in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula. A Sunday statement said eight militants were killed when security forces stormed the hideout of a "terrorist cell" in a remote part of el-Arish. The forces later gave chase to six more militants who fled the scene 91

22 December 2018 3:29 PM Flames engulf house linked to Colin Booysen in suspected attack

Firefighters battled a blaze at a house in Belhar, Cape Town, in a suspected petrol bomb attack on Saturday. It's understood the house is owned by Cape Town taxi boss and underworld figure Colin Booysen, although it's not his primary residence. The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services confirmed to News24 that they had responded to a house fire in Belhar 67