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  • | 11 dead as boat sinks in Missouri lake

    A tourist boat capsized and sank on Thursday during a fierce storm on a lake in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, the local sheriff said. The incident on Table Rock Lake which happened as thunderstorms rumbled through the US Midwest left another seven people hospitalised while at least five were still missing, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told journalists,... Continue reading

  • | Million-dollar mistake: Woman becomes millionaire for 10 minutes after mix-up

    Boston – For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant on Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company‘s app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1m instead of the $50 that she... Continue reading

  • | More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

    The Trump administration said on Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages five and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice Department reaffirmed in a court filing that it has identified 2 551 children who may be covered by US District... Continue reading

  • | WATCH: Man jailed after filming himself riding at over 320km/h on a motorbike

    Adam Campion was sentenced to 21 months at Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted driving dangerously.  on Twitter

  • | Four-week-old baby and mom reunited after hijacking ordeal

    A month-old baby who was in the back of her mother’s vehicle when it was carjacked has been found unharmed and has been reunited with her mom, the reports. Little Eliza O’Neill was strapped into her car seat in the back of her mom’s Audi when the vehicle was stolen in Birmingham, England, on July 14 – without the carjackers... Continue reading

  • | Epic F1 showdown at Hockenheim: 5 things you should know about the 2018 German Grand Prix

    This weekend sees the return of the German Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar following its absence last year. The 2018 race could prove to be yet another humdinger of a battle between title contenders Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). Home ground advantage for Vettel During the last outing in Great Britain, Vettel rained on Hamilton’s parade... Continue reading

  • | WATCH: Top 5 world news video today

    1. Days after Helsinki summit, Russia shows off Putin‘s ‘super weapons‘ Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race. 2. Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law Israel passed a law... Continue reading

  • | Police: Machete-wielding man subdued after standoff at home

    Authorities say a man who kept police at bay for more than two hours at a Pennsylvania home threw down incendiary devices that ignited a nearby store and scorched a police patrol car. Easton police say 32-year-old Jeffrey Folkner was captured after he left the home around 01:30 on Thursday. They say he was brandishing a machete that he refused... Continue reading

  • | UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians

    British police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the Press Association news agency reported Thursday. “Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who... Continue reading

  • | Brazilian police arrest ‘Dr Bumbum‘ after patient dies

    Brazilian police have arrested celebrated plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, who had been on the run since a patient died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks. Furtado is known as “Dr Bumbum” – Brazilian slang for backside. He was arrested on Thursday at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro‘s Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood. Police say... Continue reading

  • | Fans out of control on Tour de France climbs

    Bourg d‘Oisans – A spectator threw a smoke bomb into the Tour de France peloton as it passed by on Friday. Nobody came to any harm. Unlike on Thursday, when a fan‘s camera strap appeared to snag Vincenzo Nibali‘s handlebars on Alpe d‘Huez, causing him to slam to the ground and break a vertebra. These incidents are making teams worried... Continue reading

  • | Cele cuts Zwelihle visit short after community rounds on him

    Police Minister Bheki Cele‘s community meeting in Hermanus was cut short on Friday after angry residents rounded on him when he issued stern warnings following an attack on a policeman. About 3 000 people listened to Cele‘s opening remarks – at first with a positive response. But the tone changed quickly as Cele delivered his fiery address. “The problem is... Continue reading

  • | Minibus taxi driver allegedly knocks down, assaults metro police officer in Houghton

    A taxi driver has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his minibus taxi into a female Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer who stopped him in morning traffic in Houghton on Friday. Chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar alleged that the officer had to hold onto the taxi‘s windscreen wipers as she was dragged for several metres. She sustained multiple injuries and... Continue reading

  • | WATCH: The African American women behind NASA‘s early launches

    Dozens of African American women worked for NASA as ‘computers‘. They were called “the computers who wear skirts”.  on Twitter

  • | Land: The people speak – Tensions simmer in Pietermaritzburg

    Tensions simmered at the Joint Constitutional Review Committee‘s public hearing in Pietermaritzburg on Friday – where a white man and a black man both declared that they were prepared to die for the land. The delegation was holding the committee‘s 10th meeting, which was also the rowdiest of the gatherings held so far. It was held in the historic Pietermaritzburg... Continue reading