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22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 23

15 October 2018 7:06 PM Scotland lose star lock for Springbok visit

Toulouse - Toulouse and Scotland suffered a blow on Monday with news that lock Richie Gray needs a back operation that will rule him out for "around four months". Gray, capped 65 times by Scotland, will miss the November Tests and also at least the start of the Six Nations next year. The 29-year-old, who previously went under the knife for a back injury 22

11 October 2018 7:06 PM PICS: In fractured Mali, dance contest offers a sense of unity

All 3 000 seats in the cavernous Palace of Culture in Bamako had been snapped up, and the mood was at fever pitch as the TV dance competition reached its climax. The three finalists took to the floor one by one, dancing alongside a celebrity - a format familiar to viewers of talent shows around the world. But here's the difference: the three hopefuls 31

08 October 2018 9:58 AM Broken neck: All Blacks expect Cane to play rugby again

Wellington - All Blacks flank Sam Cane broke a vertebra in his neck during New Zealand's dramatic win over South Africa, but is expected to make a full recovery, the team said on Monday. Cane went off in the 35th minute of the 32-30 win in Pretoria on Saturday and All Blacks doctor Tony Page said he fractured a vertebra in the lower right side of the neck but did not suffer 30

07 October 2018 7:15 PM Oil spill feared after ships collide near Corsica

French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. A spokesperson for the regional French maritime authority said no one was injured in Sunday's collision, and the size and exact nature of the spill remain unclear. Two French ships were sent to the area and specialists 29

06 October 2018 9:10 AM Four dead as Angolan police move against foreign diamond smugglers

Four people were killed and seven injured in northeastern Angola on the margins of a police operation targeting foreign nationals suspected of diamond smuggling, media said on Friday. The violence erupted as police rounded up "illegal aliens" and seized around 3 000 diamonds, 150 vehicles and over $80 000 in cash. Three Angolans were hacked to death 40

06 October 2018 5:16 AM French air strike in Burkina Faso kills rebels: army

French warplanes killed around 10 rebels in northern Burkina Faso following a deadly raid on a gendarmerie, the Burkinabe military command announced on Friday. The French intervention came after heavily armed rebels killed a paramilitary gendarme in an attack at Inata, in the northern Soum province, overnight on Wednesday to Thursday, the army said in a statement 22

05 October 2018 8:47 PM 34 arrests as two hijacked properties reclaimed in JHB

During the early hours of Friday morning, 34 suspects were arrested during a crime prevention operation at two hijacked properties in Hillbrow and Berea in Johannesburg. In a statement, City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said that the properties in Hillbrow and Berea were raided during an operation that was led by the City's Group Forensic and Investigation 27

05 October 2018 9:26 AM Hot 91.9FM denies reports that it 'fears EFF' after axing Sasha Martinengo

Cape Town - Regional radio station Hot 91.9FM has released a statement following an article published in The Star on Friday. According to Hot 91.9FM the article, titled "Hot 91.9fm fears EFF", contains "certain factual inaccuracies". This comes after the radio station dismissed host Sasha Martinengo following comments he made during an on-air broadcast 60

01 October 2018 12:36 PM Gordhan grounds high hopes for SAA niche routes

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Members of Parliament in a written reply that South African Airways (SAA) was not in a position to take advantage of niche routes with growing traffic, such as flights between Cape Town and Durban, and between Durban and Bangalore. Gordhan explained to Parliament that the national carrier was leveraging 59