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JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER UNDER FIRE

04 June 2018
JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER UNDER FIRE

  Hundreds of Jordanians continued to protest near the Prime Ministry in Amman today against the new income tax law and called for the government to step down. Jordan’s King Abdullah was expected to ask Prime Minister, Hani Mulki to resig...

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO LIBERATE SOUTHWEST

04 June 2018
SYRIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO LIBERATE SOUTHWEST

  The Syrian government says it is planning to recapture the south-west held by opposition fighters and neighboring areas. In a statement, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said the government hopes to recover all border points between D...

INDO-PACIFIC AGREEMENT SOURCE OF TENSION

04 June 2018
INDO-PACIFIC AGREEMENT SOURCE OF TENSION

  The “Indo-Pacific” Agreement has come under scrutiny following comments made by U.S. Secretary of State, James Mattis that America was in the ‘Indo-Pacific’ to stay. According to Chinese experts, the United States was...

NEW ERA IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

04 June 2018
NEW ERA IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

  A new study has shown women with early-stage cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy, after their tumors have been removed. In addition, the study found that women who are 50 years old and younger who...

SA REITERATES ITS COMMITMENT TO CARE FOR ALL CHILDREN

04 June 2018
SA REITERATES ITS COMMITMENT TO CARE FOR ALL CHILDREN

  Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has reiterated South African’s commitment to care for South African children and children from neighbouring countries. This was announced at the closing ceremony of Child Protection Week held i...

YOUTH MONTH LAUNCHES TODAY

04 June 2018
YOUTH MONTH LAUNCHES TODAY

  Youth Month launches today as government unveils its plan to commemorate the month with a programme of activities aimed at addressing youth unemployment. Youth Month is commemorated annually in South Africa to pay tribute to the youth of 1976...

MUQTADA AL-SADR LEADING IN IRAQ'S ELECTION

14 May 2018
MUQTADA AL-SADR LEADING IN IRAQ'S ELECTION

  Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrated in Baghdad in the early hours of this morning following the announcement of a partial count of results by the electoral body, which showed the list backed by Sadr leading in Iraq's parliamentary electi...

TENSIONS RISE AT ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER

14 May 2018
TENSIONS RISE AT ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER

  Tension today is high across Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. The Israeli military fired tear gas into Gaza this morning, warning Palestinians to stay away from the border with Israel as protests are escalating at the bo...

MUSLIMS IN INDONESIA CONDEMN BOMB ATTACKS

14 May 2018
MUSLIMS IN INDONESIA CONDEMN BOMB ATTACKS

  Residents in the Indonesian city of Surabaya have condemned the series of bomb attacks which killed at least 13 people. Police were seen starting the clean-up at the sites of attacks. The chief security minister said police backed b...

CLASHES ERUPT ALONG GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER

14 May 2018
CLASHES ERUPT ALONG GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER

  Clashes have erupted along the Gaza Strip border with Israel between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Gaza's health ministry said 12 Palestinians were wounded. The protest...

DEVICE FOUND INSIDE IMAM HUSSAIN MOSQUE IN VERULAM

14 May 2018
DEVICE FOUND INSIDE IMAM HUSSAIN MOSQUE IN VERULAM

  An explosive device was found at the Imam Hussain mosque in Verulam last night, hawks have confirmed it is a bomb. KZN Hawks Spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, says the motive of the attack is still unknown and no arrests have been made a...

HAWAII VOLCANO ERUPTS AGAIN

09 May 2018
HAWAII VOLCANO ERUPTS AGAIN

  Hawaii’s volcano erupted again yesterday spewing gases out of two new vents, prompting local authorities to call for an immediate evacuation of residents from a second neighbourhood on the island. New areas coul...

MALAYSIA ELECTIONS UNDERWAY

09 May 2018
MALAYSIA ELECTIONS UNDERWAY

  Malaysians began voting today in what is likely to be the country's closest-fought general election, with Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition against a resurgent opposition steered by 92-year-old former leader Mahathir Mohamad. Voters said...

U.N. CALLS ON REMAINING PARTIES TO ABIDE BY IRAN DEAL

09 May 2018
 U.N. CALLS ON REMAINING PARTIES TO ABIDE BY IRAN DEAL

  Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal to abide by their commitments adding in a statement that he was "deeply concerned" by Trump's decision.

U.S. PRESIDENT WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

09 May 2018
U.S. PRESIDENT WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

  The United Nations and world leaders have regretted the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. European Union leaders have vowed to continue with the nuclear deal without the United States. Australian...

SUPRA MAHUMAPELO’s RESIGNATION NOT YET CONFIRMED

09 May 2018
SUPRA MAHUMAPELO’s RESIGNATION NOT YET CONFIRMED

  North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo addressed the media this morning stating that he had not yet resigned. Adding that he will not resign until consultation with the party's provincial executive committee. Supra says he will wait for the PEC...

OPPOSITION FIGHTERS CONTINUE TO EVACUATE SYRIA

08 May 2018
OPPOSITION FIGHTERS CONTINUE TO EVACUATE SYRIA

  The evacuation of opposition fighters and their families from the northern countryside of Homs Governorate and the southern part of Hama Governorate in Syria continue as the Russian-backed evacuation deal holds. The deal came about on May 2 w...

15 ARRESTS MADE IN EASTERN INDIA FOR TWO SEPARATE RAPE CASES

08 May 2018
15 ARRESTS MADE IN EASTERN INDIA FOR TWO SEPARATE RAPE CASES

  India's eastern Jharkhand state police have arrested 15 people in eastern India in connection with two separate rape cases involving teenage girls.Police made arrests after parents complained to the village council. According to media reports...

CHOLERA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN STARTS IN YEMEN AFTER A YEAR

08 May 2018
CHOLERA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN STARTS IN YEMEN AFTER A YEAR

  The World Health Organization says the first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis.The oral vaccination campaign has begun in four di...

KZN MEC ANNOUNCES DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN LONDON AND DURBAN

08 May 2018
KZN MEC ANNOUNCES DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN LONDON AND DURBAN

  KZN MEC of Economic development, tourism and environmental affairs Sihle Zikala announced, that British Airways will introduce direct non-stop flights between London's Heathrow Airport and Durban's King Shaka international Airport. British Ai...

DA RESCINDS PATRICIA DE LILLE’S MEMBERSHIP

08 May 2018
DA RESCINDS PATRICIA DE LILLE’S MEMBERSHIP

  The Democratic Alliance has rescinded Mayor, Patricia De Lille’s membership. According to the DA, de Lille challenged the party’s processes by introducing a number of interlocutory matters. The party says this is not the way they...

ERDOGAN TO CARRY OUT NEW MILITARY OPERATIONS

07 May 2018
ERDOGAN TO CARRY OUT NEW MILITARY OPERATIONS

  Turkey is set to carry out new military operations along its borders after its two previous offensives into Syria; President Tayyip Erdogan announced his manifesto for next month's elections. Turkey is now carrying out an offensive into...

CHINA WILLING TO PROMOTE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

07 May 2018
CHINA WILLING TO PROMOTE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  Chinese Special Envoy on Middle East Affairs Gong Xiaosheng says China is willing to promote negotiation and peace in the region. The visiting envoy made the remarks while meeting with Jamal Aqeel, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Undersecretary of the...

OIC CALLS FOR END OF ROHINGYA CRISIS

07 May 2018
OIC CALLS FOR END OF ROHINGYA CRISIS

  The 45th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Foreign Ministers wrapped yesterday with a call for international pressure on Myanmar’s military government to resolve the Rohingya crisis. More than 700 000 Rohi...

LOW TURNOUT AS TUNISIA HOLDS FIRST FREE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

07 May 2018
LOW TURNOUT AS TUNISIA HOLDS FIRST FREE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

  Tunisia officials have announced a low turnout as Tunisia holds its first free municipal elections. Only one in three eligible voters cast ballots, reflecting frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution.

NO SECRET CHAMBERS IN TUTANKHAMEN TOMB

07 May 2018
NO SECRET CHAMBERS IN TUTANKHAMEN TOMB

Researchers have found no evidence of the existence of any hidden chambers behind the walls of ancient Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamen’s tomb. In 2015, the antiquities ministry said that there was a “90 percent” chance that ther...

U.K. LAWMAKER CALLS FOR PROSECUTION OF ANALYTICA

03 May 2018
U.K. LAWMAKER CALLS FOR PROSECUTION OF ANALYTICA

  The Chairman of Britain’s Committee of Lawmakers, Damian Collins has called for the prosecution of Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of 87 million Facebook accounts. Cambridge Analytica and its p...

FOURTH GROUP OF CENTRAL AMERICANS CROSS U.S. BORDER

03 May 2018
FOURTH GROUP OF CENTRAL AMERICANS CROSS U.S. BORDER

  A fourth group of Central Americans from a migrant caravan have crossed into the United States to seek asylum, while dozens more woke to a rainy, cold third day camped outside a U.S. port of entry. More than 20 people, mostly women and childr...

PUERTO RICO CARGO PLANE CRASHES

03 May 2018
PUERTO RICO CARGO PLANE CRASHES

  A Puerto Rico Air National Guard cargo plane crashed near Savannah, Georgia, scattering burning debris over a highway and railroad tracks. US Officials said nine people on board were confirmed dead and that the number of fatalities could rise...

SUDAN FACES FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

03 May 2018
SUDAN FACES FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

  13 Sudanese overseas missions have been ordered to close down by President Omar al-Bashir, as the country faces an economic crisis. Bashir's order comes days after he fired foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour after he said Sudanese diplomats ab...

BLF CONDEMNS AFRIFORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL TOUR

03 May 2018
BLF CONDEMNS AFRIFORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL TOUR

  Black First Land First (BLF) has expressed disapproval at Afriforum, for their international tour to seek support from abroad, with the Land expropriation without compensation. ITV could not reach Afriforum for an update on the tour

WORKERS RALLY FOR BETTER WAGES AND JOBS

02 May 2018
WORKERS RALLY FOR BETTER WAGES AND JOBS

  Organised labour activists led May-Day rallies in several countries, including the United States where workers decried President Donald Trump’s immigration crack down as an assault on vulnerable workers in some of America’s lowest...

AIR POLLUTION KILLS 7 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR

02 May 2018
AIR POLLUTION KILLS 7 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that air pollution still kills 7 million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and Africa, and that 9 out of 20 people on the planet breathe-in polluted air. According to...

KENYAN WOMEN JOIN THE TAXI INDUSTRY AS DRIVERS

02 May 2018
KENYAN WOMEN JOIN THE TAXI INDUSTRY AS DRIVERS

  Kenyan women in Nairobi are taking advantage of the country’s poor public transport system to boost the numbers of women taxi operators. The women said they like the benefits such as flexible working hours, the ability to select passeng...

MOSQUE BLAST KILLS 27 IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA

02 May 2018
MOSQUE BLAST KILLS 27 IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA

  Explosions in and around a mosque in northeast Nigeria killed at least 27 people in a spate of attacks in the region blamed on Boko Haram. According to the police a suicide bomber struck at the mosque at around 1pm and another bomber detonate...

WORKERS’ DAY CELEBRATED IN KZN

02 May 2018
WORKERS’ DAY CELEBRATED IN KZN

  COSATU together with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and SANTACO celebrated May Day with a march that started at the Durban City Hall to Curries Fountain stadium to hold a rally. The rally was to celebrate building unity and cohesion...

IRAN RESTRICTS NUCLEAR TALKS

26 April 2018
IRAN RESTRICTS NUCLEAR TALKS

  Iranian president Hassan Rouhani ridicules the U.S. and European discussions over Tehran's nuclear agreement. He described Donald Trump as a "tradesman" who lacked the qualifications to deal with a complex international pact. Rouhani spoke af...

SOUTH KOREAN ACTIVISTS WELCOME INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT

26 April 2018
SOUTH KOREAN ACTIVISTS WELCOME INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT

  South Korean activists held a rally in central Seoul to welcome the inter-Korean summit this week, the first in a decade. Dozens of civic group members danced and chanted slogans, while some activists were seen wearing masks of the South Kore...

BODY OF SLAIN PALESTINIAN IN MALAYSIA SENT HOME TO GAZA

26 April 2018
BODY OF SLAIN PALESTINIAN IN MALAYSIA SENT HOME TO GAZA

  The body of a Palestinian lecturer gunned down by two unidentified men in Malaysia, has made its way back to Gaza after a ceremony was held in his honour in Kuala Lumpur. Two men on a high-powered motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al...

PROTEST MARCH OVER SA’S MINIMUM WAGE

26 April 2018
PROTEST MARCH OVER SA’S MINIMUM WAGE

  More than 2,000 SA union members marched in a nationwide protest against the proposed national minimum wage. The 20 rand an hour minimum wage, noted as an important step to tackle labour instability and wage inequality, was approved by the ca...

UNIONS CALL ON MINISTER OF TRANSPORT BLADE NZIMANDE

26 April 2018
UNIONS CALL ON MINISTER OF TRANSPORT BLADE NZIMANDE

  Labour unions are calling on transport minister, Blade Nzimande to intervene in the ongoing deadlock in the bus sector wage negotiations, after involvement by his labour counterpart did not produce the desired result. ITV News caught up with...

DA PASSES VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN DE LILLE

26 April 2018
DA PASSES VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN DE LILLE

  In the latest twist with the embattled Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille, the Democratic Alliance caucus in the city of Cape Town’s council passed a motion of no confidence in her. This follows the implementation of the so-called de Li...

KILLERS OF PALESTINIAN ACADEMIC STILL IN MALAYSIA

25 April 2018
KILLERS OF PALESTINIAN ACADEMIC STILL IN MALAYSIA

  Two men suspected of gunning down Palestinian academic and Engineering Lecturer, Fadi al-Batsh, in Kuala Lumpur are reportedly still in Malaysia, as the police released an image of one of the men. Inspector General of Malaysian Police, Mohama...

TODAY MARKS WORLD MALARIA DAY

25 April 2018
TODAY MARKS WORLD MALARIA DAY

  Today is World Malaria Day, an internationally commemorated day. The World Health Organization joins partner organizations around the world to promote, this year’s World Malaria Day themed - Ready to Beat Malaria. The theme underscores...

ANC BRIEFS MEDIA ON DA PROMISE TO ISRAELI COMPANIES

25 April 2018
ANC BRIEFS MEDIA ON DA PROMISE TO ISRAELI COMPANIES

  Leader of the ANC caucus in the Cape Town city council, Xolani Sotashe addressed media prior to a council meeting earlier today. Sotashe said that the Democratic Alliance promised business to Israeli companies, during the water shortage in ex...

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA AT SADC DOUBLE TROIKA SUMMIT

25 April 2018
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA AT SADC DOUBLE TROIKA SUMMIT

  President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the SADC Double Troika Summit in Luanda, Angola very successful. The summit aimed at looking into the political and security environment of the SADC region and implementation of SADC decisions. The SADC Do...

ADEC LEADER DR KHOZA RETIRES FROM POLITICS

25 April 2018
ADEC LEADER DR KHOZA RETIRES FROM POLITICS

  African Democratic Change leader Makhosi Khoza resigned from politics. Khoza decided to stop working in politics with immediate effect after she started her political party five months ago. The former ANC MP who believes she can make bigger i...

CANADA POLICE INVESTIGATING CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER

24 April 2018
CANADA POLICE INVESTIGATING CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER

      Canadian police who are investigating the reasons behind yesterday’s van attack that killed 10 people and left 15 others seriously injured say the suspect, 25-year-old Alex Minassian was not known to police and his motives...

PARIS ATTACKS SUSPECT SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS

24 April 2018
PARIS ATTACKS SUSPECT SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS

  Belgian court has sentenced the Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison for trying to kill police, during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. Judge Marie-France Keutgen, told the courtroom that 28-year-old Abd...

VANDALISM HEARING OF MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM POSTPONED

24 April 2018
VANDALISM HEARING OF MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM POSTPONED

  A man charged with malicious damage to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, appeared at the Durban magistrate court yesterday.33-year-old Phelelani Jojisa, from Meyville was caught by police during the violence which emanated the past weekend at the Ne...

U.S. OPTIMISTIC ON N.KOREA MEETING

13 March 2018
U.S. OPTIMISTIC ON N.KOREA MEETING

  The United States national security adviser H.R. McMaster says Washington Is optimistic about the opportunity for President Donald Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it is determined to keep up pressure on Pyongyang to de...

TRUMP VISITING CALIFORNIA

13 March 2018
TRUMP VISITING CALIFORNIA

  U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting California to inspect samples for his controversial wall along the border with Mexico. In February, the federal government began work to replace a section of barrier built in the 1990s in the...

NEPAL'S DEADLY PLANE CRASH

13 March 2018
NEPAL'S DEADLY PLANE CRASH

  A Bangladeshi airliner crashed as it came in to land in Nepal, according to officials the crash killed 49 people. Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli said the tragic incident had brought Nepal to a halt. Airport general manager...

DRC OPPOSITION LEADER TO RETURN HOME IN JUNE

13 March 2018
DRC OPPOSITION LEADER TO RETURN HOME IN JUNE

  The exiled Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says he would be returning home by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in December. Voting was previously scheduled for 2016 however, it has been repe...

EFF WANTS MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN NORTH WEST

13 March 2018
EFF WANTS MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN NORTH WEST

  The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) have written to the speaker Of the provincial legislature in the North West to set a date for a debate on a motion of no confidence in North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. This comes a week after the Ha...

SOUTH AFRICA HOSTS ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

13 March 2018
SOUTH AFRICA HOSTS ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

  The Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor will deliver a lecture titled "Cutting Ties with Israel tomorrow 14 March at 18h30, at Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. The University of Cape Town forms part of this year’s 14th Isra...

MALUSI GIGABA IN PARLIAMENT FOR ESKOM INQUIRY

13 March 2018
MALUSI GIGABA IN PARLIAMENT FOR ESKOM INQUIRY

  The Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba is appearing in parliament today to answer questions in the Eskom Enquiry Former South African Airways Chairperson Dudu Myeni was also meant to testify but will not be present due to ill health and i...

HELICOPTER CRASH IN NEW YORK CITY

12 March 2018
HELICOPTER CRASH IN NEW YORK CITY

    Officials confirmed that a helicopter crashed in New York City's East River yesterday, killing at least five people. New York City Police Commissioner, James O’Neill reported that a search and rescue operation began immediately....

RUSSIA REACTS TO UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA MEETING

12 March 2018
RUSSIA REACTS TO UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA MEETING

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia believes that a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a step in the right direction. Lavrov told reporters while on a visit to...

U.S. SAYS KENYA SHOULD NOT STIFLE MEDIA

12 March 2018
U.S. SAYS KENYA SHOULD NOT STIFLE MEDIA

  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Kenya should not stifle the media and threaten the courts.The Kenyan government shut down three television channels in January this year, as the stations planned to livestream opposition leader...