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24 February 2018 4:01 PM 2 dead in shooting at Mexico's National University

Mexico City – Mexico City officials say at least two people have died in a shooting following a dispute on the campus of the nation's vast National Autonomous University. The university says the two people involved are not part of the university community, but hasn't identified them. The city prosecutor's office says two men aged 20 and 29 died at a hospital 15

24 February 2018 5:09 AM My wife Grace 'is being harassed... she cries daily', Mugabe tells AU

Harare - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says his wife is being harassed and cries daily, three months after he was forced to step down in the wake of a military takeover, a newspaper reported Friday. Mugabe told the African Union's Moussa Faki Mahamat during a courtesy call he made to the Mugabes' Harare mansion this week that he doesn't feel safe. "They 17

23 February 2018 6:01 PM Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed, NPA argues in court papers

Johannesburg – Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana was prepared to leave his position if compensated fully, therefore NPA boss Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed into the vacancy, the NPA argues in court papers. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court will hear the appeal in the case involving Nxasana and the future of his successor 19

22 February 2018 5:27 PM Kidnapped British couple still not found

Johannesburg - An elderly British couple have been kidnapped in South Africa, police said on Thursday, amid reports they were abducted by extremists suspected to have links to the Islamic State group. The British foreign office confirmed that a pair of Britons had been kidnapped and warned of a heightened risk of attacks by "terrorists" in South Africa 27

22 February 2018 10:53 AM Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

Massillon — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said the boy died at a hospital on Wednesday. Jackson Township police had said the boy shot himself on Tuesday at Jackson Middle School, near Massillon 23

21 February 2018 1:00 PM Black Panther screening halted after woman shouts racial slur

Sparta — Police in New Jersey say a movie theatre had to halt a showing of Black Panther after a woman yelled a racial slur, upsetting the rest of the audience. Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said Tuesday the woman was "extremely intoxicated" and was not yelling at anyone in particular. NJ.com reports police did not file charges, as only one person at the Sunday 31

21 February 2018 9:30 AM 'I inherited a broke country', says new Liberian president

Paris - Liberia's new President George Weah on Tuesday pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his "broke country" on the first day of an official visit to Paris. The former international football star who, took office on January 22, is faced with a dire economic situation in Liberia following two civil wars and a deadly Ebola 26

21 February 2018 4:44 AM Maldives extends draconian state of emergency for another 30 days

Mal - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen extended a draconian state of emergency by another month on Tuesday, ignoring a growing chorus of international concern and calls for democracy to be restored in the honeymoon islands. Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency earlier this month, curtailing the powers of the judiciary and the legislature after 28

20 February 2018 8:06 PM Police struggle to answer questions at Moerane Commission

Durban – A senior police official struggled to answer the Moerane Commission on how a resident of Glebelands Hostel was killed outside court after being assigned a police escort. Questions from commissioner Marumo Moerane on the death of Sipho Ndovela left Major General Dumezweni Chiliza tongue-tied. Ndovela was killed outside the Umlazi Magistrate's 31

20 February 2018 9:52 AM SANParks rangers on high alert after Wilderness trail robbery

Cape Town - Rangers at South African National Parks (SANParks) and South African Police Service (SAPS) are on high alert following the mugging of a Dutch couple in Wilderness on Monday, 19 February. "We received the news with shock at about 14:30 yesterday and immediately responded by increasing the number of rangers patrolling the Brown Hooded trail 26