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China has confirmed the outbreak of the new coronavirus is contagious among humans, as the number of cases increase and authorities announced a fourth person has died. The coronavirus, which has spread to three other Asian countries and infected more than 200 people in China, has caused alarm because of its genetic similarities to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome known as SARS, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002 and 2003. 

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:29

  Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers returned to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing that the United States, by omitting key facts, blatantly...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:27

  Twelve more elephants have died in Zimbabwe, bringing the total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak to 34. The animals died between August and September this year in...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:26

  As at last night 903 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in South Africa, taking the number of infections reported above 671 000. Regrettably, there were 188 more COVID-19 related...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:26

  The Ministry of Health has announced plans to strengthen its Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, so that it falls in line with its mandate to advise on effective mechanisms for the...

Monday, 28 September 2020 15:04

  India has reported the number of coronavirus cases in the country had passed six million, as the pandemic rages across the vast South Asian nation. With over 6 million infections, India is...

Monday, 28 September 2020 15:02

  Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies....

Monday, 28 September 2020 15:00

  Hundreds of mourners on Sunday buried two Gaza fishermen allegedly shot dead at sea, as the Palestinian fishing union blamed Egypt and demanded an investigation. Three brothers were...

Monday, 28 September 2020 14:59

  Five suspects arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking appeared today in the Rustenburg and Kuruman Magistrate Courts. The five men were arrested on Sunday following a Hawks...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:40

  Mexican farmers are protesting against a decades-old water-sharing treaty with the United States and the death of a woman allegedly shot by the National Guard, during the occupation of the...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:39

  Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has warned the country was headed to "hell" if competing political forces did not step up and back a speedy cabinet formation to save the crisis-hit...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:39

  Top UK advisers have warned that England is expected to reach at least 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October and a surging death toll, unless the public gets serious about...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:38

  Rescuers faced a race against time to save nearly 200 whales stuck in a remote Australian harbor, hoping to prevent the toll of 90 dead from rising further after managing to free "a small...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:37

  Hundreds of elephants that had died mysteriously in July in Botswana's famed Okavango Deltasuccumbed to cyanobacteria poisoning, that’s according to the nation's wildlife department....

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:36

  As at last night 725 new cases of Covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases to 661 936 in South Africa. With over 591 000 recoveries, the recovery rate is now at 89,3%....

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:35

  The World Health Organisation reports that over 60 high-income countries have joined the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access known as COVAX. The United States and China are not among these...

Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:27

  Hundreds of people remain on the streets of the Greek island of Lesbos, after over 12,000 people were left homeless when Europe's largest asylum seeker camp Moria burned down on September...

Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:25

  The military junta that seized power in Mali last month says that the country could face a "total embargo" from West African countries if it does not quickly appoint civilian leaders. The...

Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:24

  A number of bereaved relatives of coronavirus victims in the Chinese city of Wuhan have attempted to sue the local government for concealing the outbreak when it first emerged, but have...

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:59

  Explosions and a huge fire ripped through the port area of the Italian city of Ancona earlier today destroying warehouses and vehicles were destroyed lorries, no casualties were reported....

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:57

  London residents are concerned after being turned away from a Covid-19 testing centre in the capital as increasing demand for coronavirus tests and delays in the system see people with...

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:55

  US President Donald Trump says he expects Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE...

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:55

  Looking at Harrismith in the Free State, a serial rapist and murderer was handed a sentence that will see him languish in a jail cell for a long time after an eight-year reign of terror....

Monday, 14 September 2020 10:02

  Hundreds of demonstrators rallied to call for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation, blocking roads to Ben Gurion airport, from where Netanyahu is due to fly to the...

Monday, 14 September 2020 10:01

  South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni warned on Sunday that the economy could shrink by more than the 7 percent forecast by policymakers and the central bank for 2020, adding...

Monday, 14 September 2020 10:00

  The city of Cape Town says it has demolished over 50,000 illegal structures in just over a month as land invasions increased during the Covid-19 lockdown. Land invaders insist they have...

Monday, 14 September 2020 09:51

  With the funeral undertakers planned shut down on the collection of human remains from private and public health facilities. South Africa’s Health Department has raised concern, as...

Monday, 14 September 2020 09:47

  As at last night 1 579  new cases of Covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases above 649 000 in South Africa. With over 577 000 recoveries the recovery rate in the country...

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:15

  Delegates from opposition Libyan administrations on Thursday agreed at talks in Morocco on criteria for appointments to the country's key institutions. They also agreed to pause the talks...

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:13

  Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday it would cut about 4,300 jobs – that’s around 20 percent of its workforce -- due to the coronavirus. The airline warned that any...

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:12

  A large fire is seen after a huge blast at a Jordanian military arms depot early this morning. The blast happened in the city of Zarqa, 25 kilometres east of the capital Amman, where...

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:11

  As at last night 2,007 new cases of Covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases to 644,438 in South Africa. The recovery rate has steadily risen to 88,9%.  Regrettably, there...

Friday, 11 September 2020 11:11

  The Government of South Africa has decided to extend the current state of disaster until October 15. Currently, the nation is on lockdown level 2 and there has been indication that there...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 14:38

  At least 18 miners were killed and 20 injured while more than a dozen were still trapped on Tuesday after a rockslide at a marble mine in northwest Pakistan. Boulders of white marble came...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 14:36

  Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni has denied the charges against him during his court appeal hearing and insisting that he was just doing his job in a case seen as a barometer of press...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 14:35

  South Africa’s delegation landed in crisis-hit Zimbabwe on Tuesday to mediate an end to a crackdown on conflict in the southern African country. Years of repression in Zimbabwe...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 14:35

  South Africa's economy was already in recession, its second in two years -- when it was hit by the coronavirus, and had shrunk by two percent during the first three months of 2020....

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:05

  Greece's largest migrant camp on the island of Lesbos was gutted by a huge fire early this morning, leaving over 13,000 fleeing asylum seekers homeless. Reports received indicate that the...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:02

  Coloradans were leaving the suntan lotion on Tuesday and pulling out warm gloves and boots as the western US state went from blazing summer heat to snowfall in just one day. In the state...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:01

  Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had "voluntarily paused" a randomized clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine in what it called a routine action after a volunteer developed an...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:00

  As at last night 1 079  new cases of covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases above 640 000 in South Africa. The number of people who have recuperated from the virus has...

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:00

  While two more generation units are expected to return to service today, Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm until 10pm today. Eskom said they will continue to communicate...

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:24

  Powerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea this morning after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. This morning,...

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:23

  Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants came ashore on Indonesia's Sumatra Island early this morning. Authorities said, the latest arrivals is one of the largest groups of the persecuted Myanmar...

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:22

  India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst affected country in terms of coronavirus cases. The United States still remains the worst affected country. India has also...

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:21

  As at last night 1 633 new cases of covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases above 638 000 in South Africa. Gauteng remains the epicenter of the virus with over 212 000...

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:20

  Eskom resumed with Stage 1 load shedding and will continue until 4pm. It will then escalate to Stage 2 until 10pm. This pattern will be repeat on Tuesday, with a high likelihood for...

Friday, 04 September 2020 10:03

  Police fired pepper-spray projectiles at protesters who gathered at Rochester's Public Safety Building in the United States. Several hundred peaceful demonstrators marched on Thursday in...

Friday, 04 September 2020 10:02

  Indian warships on Thursday aided Sri Lanka's navy to extinguish a fire on a massive oil tanker off the island's eastern coast. Sri Lankan authorities said there was no immediate danger to...

Friday, 04 September 2020 10:01

  As at last night 2 420 new cases were identified taking the number of Covid-19 cases above 633 000 in South Africa. Recoveries in the country from Covid-19 have risen above 554 000, taking...

Friday, 04 September 2020 10:01

  Due to the reduced demand and change in weather, Eskom will reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 until 10pm today. In order to replenish the emergency generation reserves, loadshedding will...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:16

  In a Bahrain exhibition centre that used to hold events before the coronavirus pandemic, masked volunteers are waiting for a dose of a trial vaccine. Chinese drug giant Sinopharm began...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:15

  Australia has entered its first recession since 1991 after the economy shrank 7 percent in the second quarter, as the country reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:14

  At least 100 protesters marched and demanded answers in a south Los Angeles neighbourhood where sheriff's deputies shot and killed 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, a black man initially stopped...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:13

  Recoveries in South Africa from Covid-19 have risen above 549 000. This translates to a recovery rate of 87% in the country. As at last night 1 218 new cases were identified taking the...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:13

  Power cuts will continue today until 10pm. Eskom says this is due to severe generation supply constraints as a result of multiple unit breakdowns. Ten generation units at seven power...

Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:13

  Power cuts will continue today until 10pm. Eskom says this is due to severe generation supply constraints as a result of multiple unit breakdowns. Ten generation units at seven power...

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:33

  The Day of Ashura in Morocco has traditionally been a day of celebration and joy. However this year, clashes erupted between Moroccan residents and security forces after the...

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:32

  Indian forces opened fire with shotgun pellets and tear gas on a procession by hundreds of Muslims in troubled Kashmir on Saturday. According to reports dozens of people who had ignored a...

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:31

  Johannesburg’s ex-Mayor, Herman Mashaba launched his own party on Saturday. Last year Mashaba quit the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). It was in 2016 when Mashaba was...

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:31

  The number of Covid-19 cases increased above 625 000 in South Africa. Another 47 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 14...

Friday, 28 August 2020 10:03

  UNESCO said it will take "several hundred million dollars" to restore Beirut's heritage damaged by the explosion of the port on August 4th. The UN's culture and education body will...

Friday, 28 August 2020 10:02

  Digital activism has reportedly surged in South Africa this year, with four million new users signing up to an online petition platform called Change.org to support causes linked to...

Friday, 28 August 2020 10:00

  South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced yesterday that authorities will probe alleged corruption with public funds meant for the fight against the coronavirus...

Friday, 28 August 2020 10:00

  Police fired teargas, stun grenades and rubber bullets yesterday to repel hundreds of angry protesters in Eldorado Park, a Johannesburg suburb following the shooting of a disabled teenage...

Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:27

  Hurricane Laura has made landfall in Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane. US weather officials warned the hurricane is extremely dangerous, with a catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds,...

Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:26

  A nineteen year old was reportedly killed on impact after an aircraft, called the Cessna 172, crashed near Springs Airfield last night. The light aircraft was undertaking a training...

Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:25

  Survivors who were shot by Brenton Tarrant last year during his attack at the Christchurch mosque have reacted with relief to the sentencing of the gunman. New Zealand mosque gunman...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:09

  Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Greece to avoid taking steps that could lead to its "ruin" as tensions between the neighbours escalate in the eastern...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:08

  Greece said it will launch military exercises with France, Italy and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, the focus of escalating tensions between Athens and Ankara. Greece Defence...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:07

  A Zambian court on Tuesday cleared the country's health minister of corruption charges, citing lack of evidence to back the allegations. Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya,...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:06

  Rwanda has issued an international warrant of arrest for a top former Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France over his role in the country's 1994...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:05

  In addition to the 14 airports already operating in South Africa - four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday Transport...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:44

  NBA player George Hill said he had more on his mind today than the Bucks' NBA playoff win over Orlando. Hill called the police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, "sickening."...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:43

  Two survivors of the New Zealand mosque massacre abandoned their prepared statements and opted to express to the unemotional gunman Brenton Tarrant in court, how his actions worsened his...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 14:43

  Rescue teams and sniffer dogs in western India are search the rubble for survivors after a five-storey apartment building collapsed with up to 70 reportedly buried underneath. The accident...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:51

  Relatives of the 51 Muslims killed in the Christchurch shooting last year gave emotional statements to a New Zealand court, as the sentencing hearing for the gunman continued earlier today...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:50

  People rushed to buy food yesterday after a sudden announcement of 48 hours curfew in the Gaza Strip. This comes after four COVID-19 cases were recorded in a refugee camp in the central...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:49

  No injuries were reported at a structural fire at the Grey Street Mosque yesterday in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. According to reports, the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen of...

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:49

  One hundred more people have died from contracting the coronavirus. According to a recent report, as at last night most deaths were reported in Mpumalanga. The death toll is now 13...

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:31

  Looking at the US now where tensions are high. At least four protestors were detained by police during a march in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protestors reportedly gathered to voice...

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:31

  According to reports, a suspected attack on a pipeline in Syria has caused a nationwide blackout overnight. Syria’s electricity minister reportedly said a pipeline explosion in the...

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:30

  Still in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended the lockdown in New Zealand's largest city, saying more time was needed to ensure a stubborn cluster of coronavirus...

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:29

  A survivor of last year's New Zealand mosque shooting says he is forever haunted by the attack that killed 51 Muslims. Recalling that he and the gunman "looked into each other's eyes" when...

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:41

  Survivors and victims' families gave statements in front of a New Zealand court during the sentencing formalities for Australian, Brenton Tarrant and hope for severe punishment from the...

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:40

  The Australian who murdered 51 Muslims in last year's New Zealand mosques shooting reportedly showed no emotion as his sentence hearing began today. Brenton Tarrant wanted "to have shot...

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:39

  South Africa’s Department of Health met with Unions on Saturday, to discuss issues that have caused tension on matters relating to the occupational safety of health care workers,...

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:38

  A further 72 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported - 11 from the Eastern Cape, 41 from Gauteng, 12 from KwaZulu-Natal, and 8 from the Western Cape. This takes COVID-19 related deaths...

Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:19

  Thousands of residents fled a city in northern California on Wednesday as a series of fast-moving wildfires spread across the state, burning dozens of homes and structures. The fire...

Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:18

  Malian army officer Colonel Assimi Goita declares himself as the coup leader who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. This comes as Coup leaders in Mali faced mounting international...

Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:17

  Power cuts are expected to continue for the rest of the week. Eskom said its old generation infrastructure is volatile. Eskom will once again implement stage 2 load shedding until 10pm...

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:36

  Authorities have issued a warning to planes flying near Indonesia's Mount Sinabung, after it erupted again with a string of blasts that sent plumes of ash two kilometers into the sky. The...

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:36

  Various spots have been allocated in Umlazi to vaccinate pets for free, after a discovery of positive rabies cases in the Umlazi area. Alternatively, pets can be taken to the SPCA in...

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:35

  Cricket South Africa (CSA) informed the English cricket's governing body on Tuesday they will not be participating in the Women’s International Cricket tour. The governing body for...

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:34

  Over 592 000 covid-19 cases have been reported in South Africa with 2 258 new cases identified as at last night. In Gauteng over 200 000 cases have been reported. The recoveries now stand...

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:13

  Italy’s foreign minister Luigi Di Maio announced on a visit to Tunisia that there is no more room for illegal migrants. After a meeting with Tunisia’s President Italy's top...

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:12

  Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam said that she has been mistreated by the US administration and sanctions are totally unjustified. While addressing a press briefing Lam also stated that...

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:11

  Marks and Spencer, the British retail chain store - selling clothes and food, is to cut around 7,000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic increasingly pushes customers to shop online. The job...

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:11

  Mediators from Egypt are in Gaza from Monday seeking to calm tensions after a week of clashes as Israeli tanks reportedly pound Hamas targets in response to alleged airborne incendiary...

Monday, 17 August 2020 15:23

  The United Arab Emirates has strongly defended its move to establish bilateral relations with Israel, saying it was designed to shake up the Middle East deadlock. Omar Saif Ghobash,...

Monday, 17 August 2020 15:22

  Fishermen in Gaza, who earn their livelihood by catching fish from the sea were turned away yesterday while fishing and told that the sea is completely closed. The measures came after a...