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15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 237

15 January 2019 2:49 PM Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appears in court for girlfriend's murder

Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend. The 56-year-old musician of Gillitts, was released on R2 000 bail and was ordered to hand in his British passport. His girlfriend, 55-year-old Jenny King of Forest Hills, was found dead in the bedroom of her home by a relative on Saturday 422

15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 255

10 January 2019 5:05 PM Tomorrow's weather: High temperatures with fire danger conditions and gale-force winds

Warm to very hot conditions are expected in the interior of the country on Friday, fire danger conditions are expected in the north, and strong winds have been predicted for the Western Cape. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape, in places over the central and eastern parts of the Western 270

09 January 2019 10:06 AM Cops arrest teen fan over abusive language during Spurs-Chelsea tie

London - London's Metropolitan Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a "racially aggravated public order offence" during the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley, a force statement said. "Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a racially aggravated public order offence at tonight's @SpursOfficial 70

09 January 2019 8:51 AM Alaska guide pleads guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients

A master hunting guide from Alaska had his license revoked for life after pleading guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that Brian Simpson of Fairbanks was charged in 2017 with two counts of "aiding in the commission of a violation" by using the employees on snowmobiles 144

08 January 2019 9:11 AM EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities. The organisation believes that charging registration fees excludes many students. EFF Students Command national president, Peter Keetse, explained that many students were accepted 66

06 January 2019 5:20 AM Ruthless India force hapless Australia to follow on

Sydney - A ruthless India took a stranglehold on the fourth and final Test in Sydney on Sunday, mopping up Australia's tail and forcing them to follow on at home for the first time in 30 years. Play started almost four hours late due to rain, with the home team resuming on 236 for six after lunch in reply to India's thumping first innings 622 for seven 75

05 January 2019 9:44 AM NZ survive Perera fireworks to wrap up Sri Lanka ODI series

Mount Maunganui - A rollicking maiden century by Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera was ultimately in vain as New Zealand wrapped up the one-day series with a 21-run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui. With Sri Lanka chasing New Zealand's 319 for seven, they were on the ropes at 128 for seven when Perera opened up. He faced 74 deliveries and cracked 55

03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 71