Okay, so I have actually speculated that Malema might have a list of different groups to annoy, equal opportunity offender that he appears to be. And I have wondered if he maybe ticks each one off as he goes along – Women? Check.
The ANC Youth League has a bad habit of making claims about companies, that leave the said companies going “Wha?”
Remember when the ANCYL were claiming “Mr Rupert” owned Media24? And how Mr Rupert pointed out that he didn’t?
The lawyer for two Americans jailed as spies in Iran says a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal has been approved by the courts, clearing the way for the release of the men after more than two years in custody.
Saif al-Islam the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has made a sudden appearance in the centre of Tripoli. Only hours earlier rebels and the International Criminal Court had said the 39-year-old had been captured.
England's riots have claimed a fifth life. Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was left in a coma after being attacked on Monday night. He had been trying to put out a fire in west London. A 22-year-old male suspect is in custody.
British Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament said the government is looking at whether there should be limits on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook if they are being used to spread disorder.
Witnesses say at least six civilians have been killed by Syrian police in a Damascus suburb on Tuesday, and at least 24 on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The UN Security Council is to resume talks on Syria's crackdown.
The Greek public debt is forecast to hit more than $500bn. Meanwhile, plans for a second bailout for the country are being discussed by senior EU ministers. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan takes a look at the actual size of Greece's debt.
In Britain, journalists are putting the finishing touches to the last ever edition of the News of the World. After 168 years after it first went on sale, Britain's biggest selling Sunday paper will put out its final edition tonight.
South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time Saturday, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country's birth.
After nearly 10 years living with the secret and the shame Tristane Banon is to press attempted rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. She was a young writer when she attempted to interview the then French finance minister in 2003.
Greece is picking up the pieces from the latest bout of civil unrest, when thousands of angry protestors flooded the streets. That's after Parliament gave the green light to tough new cuts, in order to secure a further financial lifeline from the EU.
Al Jazeera has obtained footage of the disfigured body of a 15-year old Syrian boy.
Thamer al Sahri was arrested in April for participating in an anti-government protest. His body was released on Wednesday.
The Virginia Department of Corrections refuses to give an inmate a sex change operation, so the inmate is trying to do it herself. Her last castration attempt was this past October. In February she sued the state for the sex change operation.
Syrian activists say a mass grave containing the bodies of protesters shot by Syrian forces has been discovered in Deraa.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr has more in this report that contains images some may find disturbing.
Syrian authorities were conducting fresh raids, detaining hundreds of people as part of a widening crackdown on protests, one activist said Monday. Video about the situation in Syria is coming from state television and activists.
The United States has released home videos of Osama bin Laden.
The five clips released by the Pentagon paint a picture and an image of a man very different from that typically associated with the al-Qaeda leader.
Western Libyan town of Zintan bears the brunt of shelling as Muammar Gaddafi's forces continue to attack key supply routes, as well as the town's residential areas in a bid to crush stubborn rebel resistance there.
The once massive pro-democracy protests in Bahrain has been reduced to small clashes between youth and police in predominantly Shia areas.
Security forces have allegedly launched a brutal crackdown on protesters with beatings and sweeping arrests.
The man behind WikiLeaks says his website's revelations are just the tip of the iceberg. In an exclusive interview with RT, Julian Assange said it is only a matter of time before more damaging information becomes known.
As a boat carrying the displaced and injured from Misrata arrived in Benghazi Monday night, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official said the Libyan government has promised that she can visit the beleaguered town.
As oil from BP's well gushed into the Gulf, normally bustling tourist hotspots turned into ghost towns. Now, as the high season for tourists kicks off again, business owners that rely on tourism dollars have reason to smile.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it suspended an air traffic controller for falling asleep at work and being out of communication for 16 minutes, forcing a medical flight to land overnight without local support.
Of the 469 members of Nigeria's national assembly, only 44 of them are women. Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has promised to appoint women in 35 per cent of political posts, if he wins next week's
The US is investigating an air traffic controller who slept as planes landed in Washington. The country's aviation chief said he was "outraged" after the employee fell asleep on the job, leaving planes to land in the capital without airport guidance.
Two workers have been taken to hospital in Japan after being exposed to radiation levels 10,000 times the safe limit. The country's Prime Minister has apologised for the severe damage caused by the nuclear accident.
There are new threats and warnings coming from Japan with reports of a possible third explosion on the way at the Fukoshima nuclear plant. This follows Monday's second blast there which injured 11 people.
U.N. officials were continuing to express concern about the plight of foreigners in Libya, as many continued to flee the country but more stayed behind. Tensions erupted at one transit camp in Tunisia Tuesday.
The disclosure that dozens of Catholic priests accused, but never convicted, of child molestation have lived quietly in communities around the U.S. for years has prompted some critics to demand the church create special housing for the accused.
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi launched a fresh air strike on rebel fighters in a key oil port east of the capital Monday. To the west the town of Zawiya remains defiant despite being battered.
Dramatic amateur video emerged on Monday purporting to show the aftermath of a skirmish that happened late last week between troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebel forces at Misrata airport.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and his regime. The Council agreed to freeze his assets, ban travel, and refer Libya to a war crimes tribunal to investigate crimes against humanity.
The founder of the controversial whistleblowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, will be sent to Sweden to face sex crime charges. A London Court has just ruled that Stockholm's extradition bid has been successful.
Rescue teams in New Zealand worked late into Wednesday night to search for survivors of the Christchurch earthquake. The number of confirmed dead remained at 75 but is expected to rise as more than 300 people are still missing.
Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi appears to be taking increasingly brutal measures to put down a popular uprising against his 41 year rule. Italy's foreign minister put the number of dead at up to 1,000 already.
Office workers trapped under their collapsed buildings sent messages to the outside as rescuers with dogs scrambled to save them and dozens of others following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 65 in one of New Zealand's largest cities.
Moammar Gadhafi went on Libyan state TV early Tuesday, trying to show he was still in charge. Deep rifts have opened in his regime, with government officials resigning, air force pilots defecting and a bloody crackdown in the country's capital.
More than 100 men jailed for membership of the banned Libyan Islamic Fighting Group have been set free from a jail near Tripoli. This only hours after rare clashes between police and hundreds of anti-government demonstrators.
More than 100,000 Italian women and their supporters turned out across the country to protest against Premier Silvio Berlusconi, saying his dalliances with young women humiliate degrade female dignity.
A well-known Cuban dissident has arrived home, after being freed from prison against his will. Hector Maseda left jail with another dissident, Angel Moya. Both had refused to leave before other opposition campaigners arrested in a 2003 crackdown.
In Algiers 30,000 riot police were deployed as protesters tried to stage a march against the rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Security forces set up road blocks across the capital to stifle the demonstration.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday after 29 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands.
The Egyptian opposition leader's dire verdict was posted on the social networking site Twitter immediately following President Hosni Mubarak's 20 minute address. The Nobel Peace Prize winner also called on Egypt's army to save the country now.
Forecasters say the tropical system that was Cyclone Yasi is still churning over central Australia. More than 7 inches of rain fell in just a few hours overnight Friday in some Melbourne neighborhoods, with winds gusting to 80 mph.
The coverage of Egyptian uprising in the TV Channels across US have been criticised for being both pessimistic and superficial. Since the pro-democracy protests began, the mainstream American media has focused sharply on what it all means for the U.
Clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued after nightfall in Cairo on Wednesday, hours after scenes of uncontrolled violence in the capital left three people dead and 600 injured.
A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, saying that its disclosures promote world peace by holding governments accountable for their actions. A Nobel prize expert says a win for the whistleblower is unlikely.
Australian authorities have warned people to take shelter with a powerful cyclone expected to hit the northern state of Queensland shortly. Winds have already begun to pick up and people are being told to stay off the streets.
Sudan is another country that is now feeling the effect of the protests in Egypt. Students have been rallying for regime change since Sunday. They say that they will not be cowed by arrests and beatings.
Thousands of protesters in Egypt defied an evening curfew in Cairo on Saturday night, standing their ground in a resounding rejection of President Hosni Mubarak's attempt to hang onto power with promises of reform and a new government.
Facing a popular uprising, Egypt's president fired his Cabinet after protesters engulfed his country in chaos, battling police with stones and firebombs, burning down the ruling party headquarters and defying a night curfew enforced by the army.
Police used water cannon and tear gas to break up a demonstration in Egypt's capital overnight. Three protesters and a policeman were killed in protests across the country, but heavy police presence kept Cairo streets clear Wednesday.
The Palestine Papers also reveal that US president Barack Obama's administration refused to build upon agreements made under his predecessor George Bush. The documents show that they wanted to start negotiations from scratch.
At least 35 people have been killed by a terrorist explosion at Moscow's busiest Airport, Domodedovo. Around one hundred and thirty others have been hurt by the blast in the luggage collection area of the international arrivals hall.
Palestinians were prepared to compromise over two of the toughest issues, Jerusalem and refugees, during peace talks in 2008, the Al-Jazeera TV channel reported Sunday, quoting from documents it said came from the talks.
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has gone on a campaign to refute accusations that had sex with several prostitutes during parties at his estate. In two video messages and an audio monologue, he denounced prosecutors as politically driven.
One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at a televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead."
Flood waters have begun to recede in Brisbane and other Queensland towns, but officials warned it may be days before many can return to their homes. The death toll from the disaster in northeastern Australia has climbed over two dozen.
In an electrifying moment, President Barack Obama revealed that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who on Saturday was shot point-blank in the head, had opened her eyes for the first time shortly after his hospital visit.
Floodwater swept down the Brisbane River on Wednesday and slowly submerged Australia's third largest city, wreaking havoc for thousands of homes and businesses.
Brisbane, Queensland is braced for its worst flooding in over a century.
Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, is bracing for massive flooding amid rising river levels and heavy rains.
The Brisbane river is expected to rise 5.5 metres above its normal level by Thursday.
A US court has ordered social networking site Twitter to hand over records on Wikileaks staff members and supporters. The records sought include online activity, messages, addresses and bank account details.
Shaken by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, lawmakers from both parties say it's time to tone down the rhetoric. The nation's bitter political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left 6 dead and Giffords injured.
The son of a police detective opened fire at a Nebraska high school Wednesday, fatally wounding the asst. principal, injuring the principal and forcing panicked students to take cover in a kitchen. The teen later killed himself.
Australia's flood-stricken northeast is bracing for more devastation.
After a week of unusually heavy rain, a vast inland sea has now formed across several river systems and is slowly making its way downstream to the Pacific Ocean.
There is little sign that Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is prepared to accept an immunity offer in return for him standing down.
The presidents of Benin, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde failed in a bid to get him to give up power last week.
Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year's Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people.
A passenger plane briefly lost radio contact with air traffic controllers when the pilot turned to the wrong frequency as he approached Washington, leading to the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol, federal officials said Saturday.
Ivorians unevenly followed a general strike aimed at pressuring their incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to step down, largely sticking to the same fracture lines that marked the West African nation's civil war eight years ago.
Italian police have defused a bomb found at the Greek embassy in Rome, Italy's capital.
An Greek anarchist group called the Informal Federation of Anarchy has claimed responsibility for trying to strike the embassy.
In South Africa, thousands of lions are bred in captivity only to be hunted and killed in enclosed areas, a practice known as "canned" hunting.
Now government efforts to regulate the industry have been overturned by the country's Supreme Court.
Heavy snow on Sunday shut down European airport runways, forced fast trains to slow down and left cars skidding through icy, slushy streets on a weekend where many people were trying to head home for the holidays.
Europe is facing one of the coldest winters in recent times, and its effect is being felt across the continent.
Thousands of airline passengers are facing long delays because of bad weather. In Germany alone, hundreds of flights have been delayed.
Violent protests have erupted in Rome after Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back confidence votes in parliament, narrowly surviving one of his toughest political challenges yet. Berlusconi survived a vote in the lower house by only three votes.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still in custody in a British jail while his legal team prepares to fight his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for alleged sexual misconduct against two women.
The Nobel Committee held its Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo Friday with the focus on an empty chair. Laureate Liu Xiaobo was still locked up in a Chinese jail, while his wife remained under house arrest.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation, the latest blow to an organization that faces numerous challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.
Afghanistan is called the 'Graveyard of Empires' for a reason. It has never been successfully conquered by a foreign army.
US-led forces have now been there for 3,338 days, matching the Soviet occupation of the 1980s.
After years of ignored claims, organ trafficking in Kosovo has finally reached prosecutors. At least seven people have been charged on suspicion of luring poor people to sell their kidneys with false promises of cash.
By the end of next year, toys won't be allowed in many kid's fast-food meals in San Francisco. That's because the city has voted to bar fast-food restaurants from including them in meals that don't meet stiffer nutritional guidelines.
President Obama acknowledged during a visit to Indonesia that U.S. relations are still frayed with the Islamic world despite his best efforts at repair. He urged all sides to look beyond "suspicion and mistrust" to fight terrorism.
You know how Big Pharma is just denying the truth about vaccines causing autism? Big Science is faking evolution, and those climate scientists are just plain faking the data worldwide so they can get rich.
Acid drainage from thousands of abandoned mines in the South African city of Johannesburg have poisoned major lakes there.
Experts say the toxic waters are rising at an alarming rate and is threatening to infiltrate the city's fresh watter supply.
I am sorry Obama had a "crushing setback" yesterday. I hope that he takes the lessons he may learn from this and turn those angry tea partiers into supporters of his reform programmes. It's not impossible.
In Calif. medical marijuana doctors, operating without official scrutiny, have helped make the drug available to nearly anyone who wants it. Tuesday voters will decide if marijuana should be legal for recreational use.
Over the last decade, Washington has doubled its military budget, fuelling massive military build-ups around the world, from the emerging powers in the South China Seas to the multi-billion-dollar arms deals in the Middle East, begging the question w.
Indonesia's most volatile volcano has erupted Tuesday, spewing smoke and hot ash into the air. The death toll was climbing at Mount Merapi, and also to the west where an earthquake triggered a tsunami Monday.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made it clear on Tuesday that Washington sees a distinction between Bushehr and other nuclear tracks it suspects are meant to give Tehran potential pathways to weapons.
According to them forgetting the past is an important element to dealing with the future - forget all about that whole "Doomed to repeat it" thing, we need a good case of brain bleach.
I am all for this idea.
US forces often failed to follow up on credible evidence that Iraqi forces mistreated, tortured and killed captives in the battle against insurgents, according to accounts contained in what was purportedly a historic leak of secret information.
A cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed scores of people in just two days.
The main hospital in the town of Saint Marc has been overwhelmed, with about 1,400 people trying to get treatment for severe diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration.
A civil lawsuit brought by the parents of a US peace activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli forces bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in March 2003 has begun being heard in the Israeli city of Haifa.
A group of militants who broke into the parliament of Russia's Republic of Chechnya have all been killed in a shootout with special forces. At least three other people died after the gunmen stormed into the building in the capital Grozny.
The tension is building for 33 trapped Chilean miners and their families. With all eyes on Chile's effort to make sure that all of the miners are soon lifted to safety, the miners' physical and mental health is being fastidiously monitored.
Outraged city leaders say New York won't tolerate the "vicious" hatred that had apparently caused a gang to allegedly beat and torture 2 teenage boys and a man inside an abandoned home over the course of several hours because they were gay.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 has been awarded to jailed Chinese dissident and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. Beijing has denounced the awarding of the prestigious prize to Liu, calling him a criminal.
Hundreds of FBI agents flew into Puerto Rico to round up dozens of police officers accused of aiding drug traffickers-- one of the darkest days yet for a force tarnished by recent allegations of brutality, discrimination and incompetence.
A rare advisory for U.S. travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe drew American shrugs Sunday, but tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from moving ahead with plans to cross the Atlantic.
Archaeologists digging at a site on Gaza's border with Egypt have discovered ancient tunnels in the same area as today's smuggling tunnels.
They are believed to be a part of a hidden city that is estimated to be over two thousand years old.
A number of high-profile incidents in the United States - including cases of stalking, harassment, theft and computer hijacking - have provoked greater scrutiny of what happens online. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former president, is set to announce the launch of a new political party on Friday in London, the UK capital.
The party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, will take part in general elections planned for 2013.
Jury selection has started in the case of an alleged Osama bin Laden aide charged in the 1998 bombings of 2 US embassies in Africa. The trial is a crucial test in the debate over whether terror suspects can be prosecuted like everyone else.
Intelligence officials have intercepted a credible terror plot against Britain and France, raising security fears at the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, but failing to raise the overall threat level in either country.
Workers were scrambling in New Delhi to get facilities ready for the Commonwealth Games. Improved conditions were reported Monday, as competitors began moving into the athletes village days ahead of the start of the competition.
With 48 hours to go before the completion of the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi, some workers say safety is taking a backseat to the deadline for getting ready. Sky's Ashish Joshi filed this report.
The integrity of Afghanistan's recent parliamentary election has been plunged into fresh doubt with the emergence of amatuer videos that appear to show police officers tasked with stopping fraud allowing vote-rigging to occur.
Former Fugees singer, Wyclef Jean, was so moved by the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year that he decided to stand for the presidency of the country. He explains why he has now given up his candidacy.
The Vatican says it is "perplexed and surprised" by an investigation into suspected money laundering at the Vatican Bank.
Italian authorities have seized $30m from one of the bank's accounts, as part of a probe involving top officials.
Nigeria's independent election commission has requested that January's presdential polls be postponed.
Officials say they need more time to overhaul the country's electoral register.
But critics are already up in arms over the proposed delay.
Afghanistan's largest group of election observers has expressed serious concerns about the legitimacy of Saturday's parliamentary vote, despite claims from the president who said balloting was a solid success.
British police staged a pre-dawn raid at a London garbage depot, arresting five in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later in the day.
Hurricane Karl has killed at least seven people in Mexico. Authorities sent helicopters to rescue scores of people stranded by flooding as the remnants of Hurricane Karl pushed inland from Mexico's Gulf Coast.
The Pope, a former Nazi youth member (And if you think I am being unfair here - think about what he is saying about atheists) praised the Brits for fighting "a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society".
The US government has said that 14 per cent of Americans live in poverty, the highest level since 1994.
The government defines poverty as a family of four living on less than 22-thosuand dollars a year.
Police in Ferndale, Michigan say they've arrested "one of the world's dumbest criminals". The man put on a Darth Vader mask and held up a convenience store with a knife. He forgot to put on the mask before security cameras captured his face.
Cuba's communist leaders have already determined what soon-to-be-dismissed workers should do after they get pink slips in sweeping government layoffs, detailing a plan for them to raise rabbits, paint buildings, and pilot ferries
The hunt is on for the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned on a plane which landed in the Philippines. Airport cleaners found the infant boy inside a bin in the aircraft toilet. Sky's Ashish Joshi has the story.
In a moving ceremony in Shanksville, Penn., the name of the victims aboard United Airlines Flight 93 were read aloud as a pair of bells tolled in their honor. First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush also addressed the gathering.
A decline in birth rates shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union has resulted in fewer students attending Russian universities. There are not enough of them to fuel the country's modernisation drive.
Up to 15 people have been killed by a powerful car bomb attack in the central market of the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz. Over 80 others were injured in an attack investigators are treating as terrorism.
Up to 14 people have been killed by a powerful car bomb attack in the central market of the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz. Over 80 others were injured in an attack investigators are treating as terrorism.
Pacha Khan, a 25 year old, from the Logar province in Afghanistan says he is ready to become a human bomb and kill foreigners in his country.
"God willing, our leaders have prepared everything for me, I am now waiting for my orders".
Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to the Taliban in Baghlan.
In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy gains access to a group of Taliban fighters that is fiercely opposed to next week's parliamentary poll.
Cosatu says that the Western Cape must withdraw its "threat" to implement "no work, no pay" or face further strike action.
The interesting thing is, according to the DA, it is very clearly not the Western Cape's decision.
Authorities in Pakistan said dozens were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite procession in the southwestern city of Quetta Friday. The Pakistani Taliban told The Associated Press it was "proudly" responsible for the blast.
A gunman shot to death by police after he took hostages at Discovery Channel headquarters said he hated the company's television shows because he claimed they promoted population growth and environmental destruction.
President Obama called America's troops the "steel in our ship of state," in his speech announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq. At Fort Bliss, where Obama spoke earlier in the day, troops reacted positively to the president's speech.
Schools in Haiti were some of the hardest hit after January's earthquake. Nearly 80 percent of schools were destroyed. But, now American educators and aid groups are trying to rebuild schools for the start of this year's school year.
The rescue operation to free 33 miners in Chile is underway.
It's thought it will take until Christmas to get them out - but what will the operation involve?
Sky's Darren Little has been to a mine rescue centre to find out.
Detectives searching for a missing British spy say they have launched a murder investigation after a body matching the man's description was discovered stuffed in a bag in his apartment near the headquarters of the MI6 spy agency.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi yesterday accused the government of being "disingenuous", and promised a total shutdown of the country if it did not "come to its senses" over the public-service strike.
New York Gov. David Paterson says he cannot force an Islamic Center to move farther away from Ground Zero, but he says he can appeal to the center's leadership to show compassion to the 9/11 victims and move on their own.
The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but will train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations.
Philippine commandos have stormed the bus with 15 Chinese tourists held hostage by a former policeman, ending the 11-hour standoff in Manila. At least six of the hostages have been confirmed dead. The gunman has also been killed in the storming.
Moscow says it will seek to bring Viktor Bout back to his country. The Thai court's decision to allow the extradition of the suspected arms dealer to the U.S. is seen by Russia as political and made under pressure.
An appeal court in Thailand has ruled to extradite Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms smuggler, to the US, effectively ending a more than decade-long chase for the man dubbed "the merchant of death".
Border patrol agents say an unsecured bridge between Texas and Mexico makes it too easy for people to illegally enter the U.S. The agency that oversees the structure says it hasn't been asked to make changes.
In light to several stories that have been revealed on the death of Weakest Link presenter Fiona Coyne, new information from a family's spokesperson Kee-Leen Irvine, has been revealed as he sent out a statememnt later today.
Former US envoy to the UN, John Bolton, says Israel has "eight days" to launch a military strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant - now why would any idiot go and say something like tha.
Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York's ground zero, but he did not say whether he believes it is a good idea to do so.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world to speed up assistance to flood-ravaged Pakistan on Sunday as the 20 million people made homeless grew increasingly desperate, and new torrents inundated villages.
Here's the cover - US Vogue's September issue. Hard to believe but Huffington Post said that not since Naomi Campbell, of blood diamond fame, in 1989, has US Vogue featured a black woman on its cover. Strange but true.
Iraqi police have employed a new canine security force in their fight against bomb attacks.
Up to 100 dogs will be deployed at various checkpoints across the country with the aim of sniffing out explosives from vehicles passing by.
The death toll from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled Tuesday to 702, as crews in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors from flooding that has afflicted millions of people.
The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks said on Saturday that it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite U.S. demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents.
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Sunday Times reporter Mzilikazi wa Afrika has been arrested at Avusa headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg - this ahead of the mooted media tribunal and the passing of the Protection of Information Bill.
Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border Tuesday in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago. The violence apparently erupted over a move by Israeli soldiers to cut down a tree along a dividing fence.
Former police chief and Interpol chief Jackie Selebi has been given a 15 years jail term today in the Johannesburg High Court - but a corrupt official connected to the ANC actually going to prison is foreign to us.
In his prepared speech for the SACP’s 89th anniversary celebrations Blade Nzimande says: "It is news in which the clowning of a single demagogue fills pages and pages, while real issues that affect workers are left unreported.
More than 1,500 people are estimated to have died and more than 2 and a half million people could be affected by Pakistan's floods. Rescuers are struggling to reach tens of thousands of people who are cut off in the Northwest of the country.
The ANC is pushing for a parliamentary media tribunal to hold the press to account to government - if implemented this will eventually turn all South Africans into ignorant citizens whose only source of news is state-censored and sanctified propagand.
Although the well in the Gulf of Mexico is no longer spewing oil, that doesn't mean oil has stopped washing up on some of Louisiana's coastline. In fact, some crews say they are seeing as much oil today as ever.
Over a thousand people have died in northwestern Pakistan as a result of the worst flooding in the country's history.
More than 1.5 million have been affected by the deluge that destroyed thousands of homes and vast swathes of farmland.
Estonian veterans who sided with the Nazis during World War II gainst the Soviets are gathering in the north-east of the Baltic state. It has sparked outrage over why the country's authorities are welcoming fascist sympathisers.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal parish presidents are worried that the oil cleanup effort is being scaled back. They met with the government's oil-spill response chief and BP officials Thursday to express their concerns.
Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Kern County where two wildfires are raging. He urged homeowners to listen to firefighters because the wildfires have destroyed more than 25 structures and 14 hundred acres.
It has been 100 days since an explosion tore apart the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. That event unleashed a gush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an environmental catastrophe and forever altering life along these shores.
President Barack Obama says he is concerned about the massive leak of sensitive documents about the Afghanistan war, but says the papers don't reveal any concerns that were not already part of the debate.
Local author writer RW Johnson, who was once director of the Helen Suzman Foundation, has caused a stink by comparing African immigrants to baboons in his recent essay published in the London Review of Books.
Physical penalties are still widely used by teachers in India, despite being illegal, but the story of a teenager who committed suicide after being caned at school is pushing India to criminalize corporal punishment.
Ever since the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, tensions on the Korean peninsula have been rising.
North Korea is threatening to use its "nuclear deterrent" in response to joint naval exercises between the U.S.
President Jacob Zuma yesterday denied that a cabinet reshuffle was on the cards but confirmed that he would soon appoint a new deputy minister of health.
Wait until somebody sings 'Mshini wami" and you will see a whole new shuffle.
The Progressive Youth Alliance in Limpopo, comprising the ANCYL, YCL, SASCO and COSAS slammed ANC youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu for saying the youth wing's national executive committee will push for the removal of Lehlogonolo Masoga from t.
“President Obama is worried about that one,” Claytus Kanyie, a Nigerian official in the Niger Delta region said to the New York Times, about the gulf spill, while he reportedly stood among dead mangroves in 'soft oily muck outside Bodo' in Nigeri.
Atul Gupta, who is politically well-connected computer tycoon has been unveiled as the money behind South Africa's latest daily newspaper, The New Age, which he says will be independent but "broadly supportive" of the government.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is gearing up for another milestone in his eventful life. The retired president is marking his 92nd birthday today just days after his country hosted the biggest sporting event in the world.
Rescuers were working through the night to find at least one person who was trapped after a glass canopy attached to a high-rise condominium building fell onto a parking garage in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The Daily Show's John Oliver not surprisingly found one on a world cup trip to SA. The meeting is revealed in one what must be of the best TV I've ever seen. (Far better than THE engagement video I've just watched).
I knew the global diamond cartel just wouldn't resist Robert Mugabe's blood diamonds - now Zimbabwe has been given the green light to export diamonds from the Marange diamond fields, but under supervision - bid deal.
The Vatican has revised its guidelines on how the Roman Catholic Church will handle sex abuse cases. The rules include a significant lengthening of the time period a victim can lodge an abuse complaint.
Sudan's government has rejected the international arrest warrant issued against President Omar al-Bashir for genocide, calling it a "political decision."
Of course it's a political decision, what did they think it was - an academic decision.
Al-Shabab, Somalia's most dangerous militant group, claimed responsibility for the explosions that killed 74 people at two Fifa fan parks on Sunday as crowds watched the World Cup final. The attacks killed at least 74 people.
Energy giant BP has installed a new cap that it hopes will enclose a ruptured deep-sea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The company needs to gradually shut the valves to ensure the well can handle added pressure.
Football fans in the nationalist-minded Catalonia region have been celebrating Spain's World Cup win with similar verve to the rest of the country. But the historic victory has done little to dampen their regional sense of identity.
At least 64 people have been killed and dozens injured in a double bombing on Sunday evening in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Police say the attacks may have been the work of the Somali militant group Al-Shabab.
Here are some extracts from international stories about SA and the world cup:
Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times:
"South Africa's World Cup was a four-week people's festival — which saw the normally insular car-addicted middle classes abandon.
The International Criminal Court has added genocide to the list of charges against Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir, after issuing a warrant for his arrest for war crimes and crimes against humanity last year.
Now only if they could catch him.
Just when you thought ANC Youth League president Julius Malema had finally been groomed from the imagined ANC political school, he goes and implore aspiring music producers to write political songs for the night club scene.
Scientists have come up with a way to satisfy Australians’ demand for prawns which have become the nation’s main Christmas fare — a specially bred strain of larger, black tiger prawns that taste great.
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to soothe rocky relations, declaring that any talk of a rift is unfounded. The AP's Mark Smith reports from the White House.
An Iranian woman faces will be stoned to death after her convicted of adultery in 2006.
The stoning of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, who is from the northern Iranian city of Tabriz, could happen any time.
A court in South Africa has dropped the marijuana-smoking case against Paris Hilton and instead charged another person in her group. Hilton was arrested at the World Cup quarterfinal game between Brazil and the Netherlands.
In a statement the ANC says: "The article claiming collusion and conspiracy between the ANC national leadership and the Youth League leadership as reported in the Sowetan, dated 2nd February 2010, to expel the Youth League leaders in Limpopo, includi.
The Johannesburg High Court has found former police chief Jackie Selebi guilty of corruption but not of defeating the ends of justice.
I guess justice never had any ends for him to defeat, otherwise he would have died trying.
Former Vice President Al Gore welcomes a decision by police in Portland to reopen an investigation into a massage therapist's allegations that he groped her at a hotel four years ago, according to a spokeswoman for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
A Zimbabwean woman killed her infant son and sold one of his ears for 20 US dollars to a traditional healer wanted for ritual murders in neighbouring Mozambique, police said.
Is the situation that desperate?
The African National Congress has criticised what it called "divisive and misplaced comments" attributed to the Ethekwini Region of the ANC Youth League, calling on President Jacob Zuma to fire Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.
The round-up of 10 suspected spies in the United States is causing as much confusion as consternation, with many questioning why so many people spying for so long apparently produced so little in the way of intelligence.
Relatives of a Peruvian journalist arrested in the United States as part of an alleged Russian spy ring, defended her on Tuesday. The family of Vicky Pelaez is also looking to their government for help.
Minister of Minerals Susan Shabangu was adamant that a 26 percent of mines should be black-owned by 2014.
Signing a mining transformation and sustainable growth declaration in Pretoria, Shabangu said the target had to be met.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, but many football fans can not afford to watch the tournament on their own televisions this year. In Jordan, many complain that satellite television networks have priced them out of the game.
A US court has refused to grant bail to ten people arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia. Five of them have appeared before a judge to hear charges including 'conspiracy to act as agents of a foreign government' and 'money laundering.'
A Texas man beat his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death when she wouldn't stop crying as he watched a World Cup game.
There was also another man in Texas who recently shot his two buddies after arguing about the World Cup.
Experts at the California Institute of Technology use a high-tech wind tunnel to prove what World Cup soccer players instinctively know - that Adidas' new ball behaves differently than a traditional ball.
A high-speed train in Spain smashed into a group of young people crossing the tracks, killing 12 and injuring 13 others. They were on their way to a beach festival, and had apparently ignored the footbridge.
With his future as the top U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan uncertain, Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrived at the White House to explain his biting complaints about President Barack Obama and his aides directly to the commander in chief.
Michael Hastings, the author of the Rolling Stone article on General Stanley McChrystal, tells Al Jazeera what the top US and Nato commander in Afghanistan was trying to achieve by giving a journalist so much access.