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Man found hanging on a tree after crashing his pickup truck in South Africa

A man was flung from his pickup truck and landed up in a tree when he lost control of the vehicle in Durban, South Africa on Sunday afternoon.According to South Africa's Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson, paramedics arrived on...

France toughens immigration policy, set quota for migrant workers

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday unveiled the government's new immigration measures, including the first ever quotas for migrant workers, as President Emmanuel Macron's administration seeks to toughen its stance in response to right-wing criticism.Philippe said France needed to...

Four officers killed by knife-wielding man at Paris police HQ

A man wielding a knife attacked officers at Paris police headquarters on Thursday in a deadly attack that left at least four dead and wounded several others. At least four people were killed, according to FRANCE 24 correspondent Karim Hakiki....

18-carat solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home

A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said -- causing flooding to the World Heritage Site. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America", was...

Debt-ridden single mom wins $4.77m in South Africa lottery

Bible in hand, an instant millionaire from Pretoria wants a five-bedroom house in a leafy suburb and will pay for her daughter to become the first person in the family to get a degree. A domestic worker for 30 years,...

Stepfather on the run as police found 4 kids hanged at home

Police in Durban South Africa found three children aged, four, six and ten with a teenage girl all hanged allegedly by their stepfather, who authority says is on the run. A newspaper columnist described it as 'a crime that defies...

High school pupils in South Africa demand daily smoke breaks

Protesting students of a high school in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa has shocked everyone but themselves by including a demand for smoke breaks in the list of their grievances. Earlier report had indicated that the primary reason for the...

Woman force side chick to eat dog faeces for sleeping with boyfriend

A Cape Town nurse, Ms Elizabeth Williams has been arrested after a video surfaced of her allegedly forcing a woman to eat dog faeces. The 38-year-old woman was arrested on Friday morning and appeared in court the same day, said...

Royal rumble as Dubai princess Haya tackle ruler Sheikh Mohammed in court

The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court in relation to one of her two children. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the 45-year-old Jordanian daughter of late...

Snake bites man, man bites snake, man ends up in hospital

An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his immediate revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man’s father said. Raj Kumar was relaxing at home in Etah, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, enjoying an...
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Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...