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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...

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...

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...

Man who engages in ‘corrective rape’ gets 2 life terms

A man who believed in "corrective rape" for lesbians has failed in an appeal against two life sentences. Zabathini Jonas, from Petrusville in the Northern Cape, twice raped a 24-year-old woman, and told a magistrate in Philipstown that he "wanted...

Man kills wife, then self after receiving divorce papers

Mississippi State Official Carl Robinson killed his wife, Latoya Thompson, and then himself in a violent murder-suicide after he was served with divorce papers. It seems to be another example of and ego trip turning deadly. Carl Robinson, 43, reportedly walked...

World oldest living person dies at 123 years old.

A Russian pensioner who claimed to be the oldest person who ever lived has died at the reported age of 123.Father-of-eight Appaz Iliev, from the republic of Ingushetia, near Georgia, said he was...
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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more...

Botswana teenager charged for likening First lady to a comedian

A Botswana teenager has been charged with likening the First Lady, Neo Masisi to a local comedian called William Motsetserepa in a Facebook post,...

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 economic cooperation between the two...

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...