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21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 21

21 October 2018 8:00 AM Selma Blair reveals multiple sclerosis diagnosis in emotional Instagram post

Los Angeles — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post on Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on 16 August. Blair says she is struggling with the disease's effects on her: "I am disabled. I fall sometimes 24

19 October 2018 10:58 AM Former police reservist, teen shot dead in Bishop Lavis

A former police reservist and an 18-year-old man have been shot dead in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, police said on Friday morning. The shooting took place on the corner of Kasteelberg Road and Barracuda Crescent, just before 18:00 on Thursday, according to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana. The 56-year-old man had once been a reservist for the Bishop 28

17 October 2018 6:09 PM British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

London - The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported on Wednesday. The claims made by Katrina Toghill and the alleged victim, as reported by The Sun newspaper, were denied by the girlfriend and father of the late cyclist 44

17 October 2018 1:54 PM Man strangled by shirt stuck in subway escalator

A commuter choked to death after his shirt got stuck in an escalator at a New York subway station. On Sunday 14 October, Carlos Alvarez, from the Bronx, was found unconscious at the top of an escalator. Part of his shirt had got caught in the mechanism and he was choked by the other part, Pix11 reports. Police went to the scene after receiving a report 26

17 October 2018 12:42 PM De Lille approves R4.5m for annual festive lights switch-on event

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has approved a budget of R4.5m for the city's annual switching on of the festive lights, which sees residents and tourists gathering for performances to mark the start of the festive season. De Lille’s spokesperson Zara Nicholson told News24 that the amount was recommended by the City's special events committee 28

17 October 2018 12:20 PM Osaka, Stephens to play at Brisbane International

Cape Town - US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan and world No 8 Sloane Stephens have confirmed their participation at the season-opening Brisbane International event. The pair will be joined by the likes of two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova as well as 2011 US Open champion and home favourite Samantha Stosur at the event schedules from 31 December 28

17 October 2018 3:08 AM Kessie Nair to appear in court for hurling k-word at Ramaphosa

The former Durban businessman who called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word in a Facebook video is expected to appear in the Verulam Family Court on Wednesday. Kessie Nair has been charged with six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement of public violence for the use of the word in the viral video. At his last court appearance in September 32

16 October 2018 12:00 PM E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is already vice-president, was appointed major general in the army to mark the country's 50th anniversary of independence 21

15 October 2018 7:11 PM Man convicted, sentenced twice for wife's murder

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife but then claimed he was "forced" into confessing has been convicted of the crime for the second time and sentenced to life imprisonment again. Durban High Court Judge Shyam Gyanda, who presided over Rajiv Sewnarain's "second trial", on Monday rejected his version that he had not been mentally sound and had been coerced 26