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20 October 2018 7:13 AM One dead, up to 500 homes destroyed in Khayelitsha blaze

One person has died and up to 500 homes have been destroyed in blaze which broke out in Khayelitsha in the early hours of Saturday, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said a suspicion of a second fatality had not yet been confirmed. “The fire is just about contained now,” he said at 09:00. “[Firefighters] 17

16 October 2018 8:20 PM Boy, 10, rescues mother, cousin from shack fire

A 10-year-old rescued his mother and 2-year-old cousin from a shack fire in which his infant nephew, Athaluve Sixakwe, died in the early hours of Monday. The fire left 70 people homeless in Kwa 5, Doornback informal settlement, opposite Dunoon near Milnerton, Cape Town, GroundUp reported on Tuesday. The Sophakama Primary School pupil, Aphelele Ntsukumbini 25

13 October 2018 1:46 PM 7 killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps Nepal mountain

Seven people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said on Saturday. A storm on Friday night destroyed their camp and two rescue helicopters sent early on Saturday were unable to land because of bad weather conditions on the mountain 41

12 October 2018 7:43 PM Loew brushes off Ballack criticism before Dutch test

Amsterdam - Germany coach Joachim Loew on Friday brushed off sharp criticism from his former captain Michael Ballack in the wake of the country's dismal World Cup performance. Loew is under pressure to win Saturday's Nations League match away to the Netherlands in Amsterdam, and then beat world champions France in Paris next Tuesday. Ballack, the Germany 35

11 October 2018 7:06 PM More than 30 killed in DRC gold mine: sources

More than 30 gold miners have died in an informal pit in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province after a landslide, officials said on Thursday, with dozens more feared trapped. "There has been an accident in a gold mine in Misisi. Proper searches only began today," said Aime Mutipula, the area's top local official, without giving a toll. "At least 26

11 October 2018 1:35 PM Rate of new Ebola cases in DRC has doubled since September

Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended. In a statement on Thursday, the International Rescue Committee says it is "alarmed" that there were 33 new cases between October 1 and Tuesday, versus 20

11 October 2018 8:20 AM Migrant left at sea by Libyans recovering

A woman whose rescue fueled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of. The Cameroonian woman, identified as Josepha, was rescued by the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms on July 17. The group accused the Libyan coast guard of abandoning 25

09 October 2018 12:21 PM Rare white tiger attacks, kills zookeeper in Japan

Tokyo – A rare white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan, officials said Tuesday. "A zookeeper was found collapsed in a cage, bleeding," a local police official told AFP, adding the man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The attack happened late on Monday at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southern 25

07 October 2018 11:42 AM KZN mother, daughter shot dead, allegedly by daughter's ex

A mother and daughter were both shot dead on Sunday morning, allegedly by the daughter's ex-boyfriend who accosted them at their home in the Fairbreeze area in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal police confirmed. "The boyfriend came in the early hours of the morning… They tried to close the door of the house but he fired shots," said Colonel Thembeka Mbhele 49

02 October 2018 9:55 AM Teenager swept out to sea in KwaZulu-Natal

A 16-year-old boy was swept out to sea while swimming near Blythedale's main beach in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said reports came in at 17:20 that the boy was missing. He was believed to have been swept away by rip currents while having a swim during the school 25