Violent protests mar Brazil match
Today at 23:11, SAST
Protesters clash with police in Brazil's city of Fortaleza ahead of a football match against Mexico, as public discontent over poor public services widens.
Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts
Today at 22:26, SAST
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension
Today at 22:24, SAST
The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
Deadly attack on Somalia UN office
Today at 17:53, SAST
At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a minister says.
FBI uses surveillance drones in US
Today at 22:55, SAST
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate.
Mexico arrests top 10 US fugitive
Today at 16:52, SAST
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
North Korea 'willing to join talks'
Today at 22:11, SAST
The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials.
Protests flare over Egypt governor
Today at 19:53, SAST
Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
US force-feeding 'hurts detainees'
Today at 18:15, SAST
A hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainee tells of the 'ordeal' of force-feeding, as doctors call for inmates to get independent medical care.
N Korea condemns Hitler report
Today at 10:04, SAST
North Korea denounces a report that leader Kim Jong-un gave out copies of Adolf Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf to officials on his birthday.
Source: BBC News
Public protector to probe initiation deaths
Today at 20:18, SAST
Deputy public protector Kevin Malunga will help probe the issues surrounding botched circumcisions, says his office.
M&G Hangout: All the news from the sixth SA Aids Conference
Today at 16:00, SAST
Join our M&G Hangout as we discuss the latest news and research from the South African Aids Conference.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Gunmen Attack UN Compound in Mogadishu
Today at 22:14, SAST
[VOA]Nairobi -At least 15 people have been killed, including four foreigners, in a suicide and gun attack by Somali militant group al-Shabab on a U.N. compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Witnesses say security guards and gunmen exchanged ...
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 77 in Zamfara, Maiduguri
Today at 07:54, SAST
[Leadership]About 50 people were killed yesterday in Kizara village of Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State by group of gunmen suspected to be cattle wrestlers.
Source: All Africa
Petrol price to drop!
Dec 28, 2012 at 05:17, SAST
The retail price of fuel will decrease at the start of January, the department of energy said.
Fiscal cliff looms over Obama
Dec 28, 2012 at 06:15, SAST
US President Barack Obama will host top congressional leaders including his bitter Republican rivals in a last-ditch bid to halt America's slide over the "fiscal cliff."