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16 July 2016 4:24 AM Eyewitness News — Turkish coup bid crumbles as crowds answer call to streets

ANKARA – An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to take to the streets to support him. Erdogan, who had been holidaying on the southwest coast when the coup was launched by a faction in the armed forces, flew into Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and was shown 17

15 July 2016 2:17 PM Silence, grief loom over scene of deadly attack in Nice

People come to lay flowers and mourn the dozens of lives lost on Promenade des Anglais There was a looming, overwhelming silence on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, on Friday, a day after a man intentionally drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the seaside promenade, killing dozens. The street is still completely blocked off, and police 15

06 July 2016 8:06 AM Live report: Oscar Pistorius gets six years imprisonment

We bring you a live report from the Pretoria High Court. 10:35 is sentenced to six years imprisonment for murder of Reeva Steenkamp. 10:34 Masipa: Punishment is not what you choose to do. It’s something imposed. It’s certainly not what you love to do. 10:31 Judge Masipa says it’s clear he struggled to adapt in prison, but is not violent. 10:31 Masipa 23

29 June 2016 10:06 AM Transport chief under fire at taxi inquiry

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela yesterday berated the Department of Transport's acting director-general, Chris Hlabisa, for defying a subpoena to appear before the inquiry into the allegedly dangerous conversion of Toyota Quantum panel vans into minibus taxis. "Even if I had not invited them I would have expected them, given the responsibility they have to ensure 19

15 June 2016 1:13 PM France floods Lille with police as Russian, English soccer fans arrive

Thousands of Russia and England fans arrived in Lille on Wednesday as the French government said it was flooding the city with police ahead of their teams' next Euro 2016 matches. France is desperate to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the England-Russia match in Marseille on Saturday, and authorities in Lille have banned the sale and public 25

13 June 2016 2:24 PM Orlando shooting: Last of bodies removed

Orlando - The last of the bodies were removed from an Orlando gay nightclub overnight as investigators dug into the background of the gunman who killed 49 people and devastated a city world-famous for its theme parks. "We will not be defined by the act of a cowardly hater," Mayor Buddy Dyer vowed on Monday, a day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern 87

13 June 2016 11:28 AM #Orlando victim’s last text to his mother

When the attacker opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, it interrupted an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows at a club known for tolerance for all people. Authorities say suspect Omar Mateen emerged, carrying an AR-15 and fired relentlessly - 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police 24

13 June 2016 10:19 AM #Orlando attack: Families brace for the worst

The FBI and other law enforcement authorities were poring over evidence that could explain the motives for the rampage in Orlando, Florida, a massacre that President Barack Obama denounced as an act of terror and hate. The gunman, Omar Mateen, a New York-born Florida resident and US citizen who was the son of Afghan immigrants, was shot and killed by police 21

13 June 2016 5:29 AM The deadliest mass shooting in US history

Police killed the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, a New York-born Florida resident and US citizen who was the son of Afghan immigrants and was twice questioned by FBI agents in recent years, authorities said. Mateen's former wife said he was emotionally and mentally disturbed with a violent temper, yet aspired to be a police officer. Working for the global 30

21 May 2016 4:48 AM Protests, speeches as Fort Hare celebrates 100 years

Alice – Students’ cries for help echoed across Fort Hare University on Friday, but were ignored by the large government delegation celebrating the institution's centenary. Students, their parents, and workers protested outside the sport hall on the Alice campus throughout the day, hoping to get President Jacob Zuma's attention.‎ The began protesting 15