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13 December 2018 1:34 PM Nigeria presidential challenger signs peaceful poll pact

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential poll has signed a deal committing to peaceful elections a day after missing the initial ceremony in the capital. "Earlier today, I appended my signature to the Peace Accord," Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. Abubakar, 72, was conspicuously 15

12 December 2018 5:29 AM Durban's Santa transforms broken toys into shiny gems

A Durban man is transforming old and broken toys into good-as-new treats so that every child experiences some joy over the festive season. Shiven Gopi, 31, recently shared an appeal on social media for donations of old toys to "Shiven's workshop". But he did not anticipate that he would receive such an overwhelming response. His "workshop" is actually 20

11 December 2018 1:34 PM Casper de Vries found 'bloodied, bruised and naked' in the street

Cape Town - Local comedian Casper de Vries was reportedly found "passed out and naked" in the streets of Linden, in Gauteng on Monday. The actor and comedian shared a series of photos on Instagram, showing his bruised face, writing: "Never drink sleepingpills and then wash it down with clean SKYY vodka. @deepfriedman found me passed out naked in the streets 24

10 December 2018 5:46 AM India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test

Adelaide - India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade on Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail-biting finale to clinch the opening match of the series at Adelaide Oval with Rishabh Pant equalling a world-record along the way. The hosts were set an improbable target of 323, which would have been a record run chase at the ground but gallantly 29

06 December 2018 3:36 PM 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early on Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The US Marine Corps said that the 02:00 crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft 24

02 December 2018 12:27 PM Groups: Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying

Dublin - Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday's draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group. The Germans were the most dangerous team outside the first pot of seeds for the competition, relegated due to poor recent results 31

02 December 2018 7:25 AM Teen drowns in Richard Bay, toddler survives pool drowning

Two children drowned in separate incidents in Kwazulu-Natal at the weekend, according to paramedics. On Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old boy fatally drowned at Meerensee beach in Richards Bay, Netcare 911 reported on Sunday. The teenager was reported to have gone missing while swimming in the sea. "A search for the young boy was conducted by NSRI Station 36

30 November 2018 5:53 PM Giants rock Paarl at St George’s

Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants consolidated their second spot on the table as they whipped Paarl Rocks by 48 runs in their Mzansi Super League cricket fixture at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday. Set 169 for the win, the Rocks could only muster 120 all out as the Giants claimed their fourth victory of the competition in their 25

27 November 2018 5:13 AM Newcastle climb away from danger zone with Burnley win

Burnley - Newcastle pulled further clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a third successive win and first at Turf Moor in over 40 years as they beat Burnley 2-1 on Monday. Federico Fernandez's fourth-minute shot, which took a huge deflection off Ben Mee, gave Rafael Benitez's Newcastle an early lead before the visitors doubled their lead through 28

26 November 2018 5:31 AM Death toll rises to 87, California fire '98% contained'

The death toll in northern California's so-called "Camp Fire" rose to 87, officials said late on Saturday, adding that the blaze was almost fully under control. Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin that the fire – which broke out on November 8 – was 98% contained. The office of the Butte County Sheriff said that 249 people 24