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ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSE, DEATH TOLL RISE TO 39

16 August 2018
ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSE, DEATH TOLL RISE TO 39

Rescue workers assisted by bulldozers continued to move heavy rubble at the site of the collapsed motorway bridge in Italy’s city of Genoa, with reports that the death toll had risen to 39. The Italian government said after an emergency cabine...

FLOODS CONTINUE TO CAUSE HAVOC IN INDIA’S KERALA

16 August 2018
FLOODS CONTINUE TO CAUSE HAVOC IN INDIA’S KERALA

Heavy rainfall continues to add to the floods causing havoc in India's tourist hotspot of Kerala. According to the Kerala disaster management, over 60,000 people are in relief camps. The army and navy have stepped up rescue operations, using a...

CHARITY SHIP AQUARIUS DOCKS IN MALTA AFTER STAND-OFF

16 August 2018
CHARITY SHIP AQUARIUS DOCKS IN MALTA AFTER STAND-OFF

  The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius finally arrived at Valletta harbour in Malta on Wednesday (Aug. 15) to disembark 141 migrants, ending a five-day-tug-of-war among European Union countries who had seen the vessel banned from docking in se...

WESTMINSTER SUSPECT STILL UNDER INTERROGATION

16 August 2018
WESTMINSTER SUSPECT STILL UNDER INTERROGATION

Salih Khater, the man detained on suspicion of carrying out a “terror” attack outside Britain’s parliament on Tuesday (Aug. 14) went to London for visa reasons and had papers with him, the Trustee of the Birmingham Central mosque t...

N. KOREA ASSASSINATION TRIAL TO PROCEED

16 August 2018
N. KOREA ASSASSINATION TRIAL TO PROCEED

The trial for the two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader is set to commence. The women are accused of smearing a deadly nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face as he waited for a flight earlier this year at Kuala Lump...

QATAR PLEDGES TO INVEST IN TURKEY

16 August 2018
QATAR PLEDGES TO INVEST IN TURKEY

Despite facing sanctions from some members of the Arab League, Qatar has pledged to invest 15 billion U.S. dollars of direct investment into Turkey, to help shore up the country’s financial stability during its ongoing tariff dispute with...

NUMSA REJECTS ESKOM PLAN TO DISMISS MEMBERS

16 August 2018
NUMSA REJECTS ESKOM PLAN TO DISMISS MEMBERS

The National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) has announced that they reject Eskom’s intention to massively dismiss NUMSA and NUM members. This comes after parties who have been embattled in meetings, reached a deadlock to find a res...

FIVE EU MEMBERS AGREE TO TAKE IN STRANDED MIGRANTS

15 August 2018
FIVE EU MEMBERS AGREE TO TAKE IN STRANDED MIGRANTS

NGOs of the Aquarius rescue operating in the Mediterranean Sea have welcomed the offer by five European nations to take in the 141 migrants aboard its ship, while calling for more solidarity and a better system to deal with the arrivals. France...

LONDON MAYOR, SADIQ KHAN URGES PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT

15 August 2018
LONDON MAYOR, SADIQ KHAN URGES PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT

The Mayor of London SADIQ Khan has urged people in the city to remain vigilant after a man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists, before ramming it into barriers outside Britain’s house of Parliament. The man in his 20s is a B...

AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS CRITICISE MUSLIM BAN

15 August 2018
AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS CRITICISE MUSLIM BAN

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties have condemned a speech, that used the Nazi term “final solution” in calling for a revival of a “White Australia” restrictive immigration policy. Sena...

ISRAEL RE-OPENS DELIVERY CROSSING ON GAZA STRIP

15 August 2018
ISRAEL RE-OPENS DELIVERY CROSSING ON GAZA STRIP

Israel has reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip today after closing it to most deliveries on July the 9th. Following months of border tensions, dozens of trucks carrying various types of goods, including fuel, began passing into the...

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA APPOINTS ACTING NDPP

15 August 2018
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA APPOINTS ACTING NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite, as the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). This follows the ruling by the Constitutional Court earlier on Monday that President Ramaphosa has 90 days to appoint a successo...

SAUDI JUSTICE MINISTRY APPOINTS MOBILE ATTORNEYS

15 August 2018
SAUDI JUSTICE MINISTRY APPOINTS MOBILE ATTORNEYS

In Jeddah the Saudi Justice Ministry has announced, that in preparation to serve pilgrims in this year’s Hajj season, they have set up 18 judicial panels and six mobile attorneys across Makkah, Mina and Arafat. Justice Minister Waleed Al-...

HUJJAJ DELAYED AFTER SAUDIA AIRLINE’S SYSTEM FAILS

15 August 2018
HUJJAJ DELAYED AFTER SAUDIA AIRLINE’S SYSTEM FAILS

The Saudi Arabian Airline, Saudia has announced a disruption of flights, due to a system failure. The state-owned carrier said, the airline is taking all necessary measures to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Hajj, which is set to tak...

INCREASED EU TARIFFS HURT U.S. BEAN PRODUCERS

14 August 2018
INCREASED EU TARIFFS HURT U.S. BEAN PRODUCERS

Several small farmers in many parts of the United States say they have started feeling the negative effects of the global trade war initiated by President Donald Trump. Kidney bean farmers who depend on European markets that account for 60 percent o...

UK LABOUR LEADER REJECTS NETANYAHU’S COMMENTS

14 August 2018
UK LABOUR LEADER REJECTS NETANYAHU’S COMMENTS

The United Kingdom’s Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Twitter accusations that he presided over a wreaths laying ceremony in honour of Palestinians who killed 11 Israeli athletes...

TOURISTS GO ON SHOPPING SPREE IN TURKEY

14 August 2018
TOURISTS GO ON SHOPPING SPREE IN TURKEY

Meanwhile, tourists in turkey are flocking to shops for shopping sprees, as the lira hit a new record low to the dollar yesterday. President Erdogan has urged Turks to extend their hospitality to tourists, as they bring dollars into the country at a...

CURRENCIES AROUND THE WORLD PLUMMET TO THE DOLLAR

14 August 2018
CURRENCIES AROUND THE WORLD PLUMMET TO THE DOLLAR

Several countries are experiencing a drop in their currencies. Amongst those hit are South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, India and Turkey. According to reports, the dramatic plummet of the rand to the US Dollar is due to external factor...

AFRICA TAKING CHINA INTO ITS CONFIDENCE

14 August 2018
AFRICA TAKING CHINA INTO ITS CONFIDENCE

The Sudanese government says it welcomes its close relationship with China amid tensions with western governments over President Omar Al Bashir’s refusal, to answer ICC charges on war crimes and crimes against humanity. China and Sudan es...

APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR NEW MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

14 August 2018
APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR NEW MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

The Democratic Alliance briefed media yesterday on the process for appointing the new Mayor of Cape Town. This comes after Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia de Lille, announced her resignation as mayor of Cape Town earlier this month. Watch ITV News...

DRIVERS LICENCE FRAUD SYNDICATE CAUGHT IN DELMAS

14 August 2018
DRIVERS LICENCE FRAUD SYNDICATE CAUGHT IN DELMAS

  The Hawks and National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit have uncovered a syndicate issuing motor vehicle driver’s licences irregularly, at a driver testing station in Delmas, Mpumalanga. Three officials and two middle-men were arrested and c...

MARCH HELD IN DURBAN AGAINST FUEL INCREASE

14 August 2018
MARCH HELD IN DURBAN AGAINST FUEL INCREASE

The newly formed group called ‘People against petrol and paraffin increase’, marched against the petrol increases in the streets of Durban. The group handed over a memorandum of grievances to the Deputy Mayor of Durban, Fawzia Peer. Watc...

ITV PAYS TRIBUTE TO MJC'S MOULANA IHSAAN HENDRICKS

11 August 2018
ITV PAYS TRIBUTE TO MJC'S MOULANA IHSAAN HENDRICKS

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the MJC's former President Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks. His funeral proceedings took place on Saturday August 11, 2018 in Cape Town. May the Almighty grant the Marhoom Jannatul Firdous. ITV paid tribu...

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS GREETS MUSLIMS TRAVELLING FOR HAJ

07 August 2018
PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS GREETS MUSLIMS TRAVELLING FOR HAJ

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas visits the Pilgrims City, in the West Bank town of Jericho to greet Muslims departing to Saudi Arabia to perform their annual Hajj pilgrimage. Abbas sent a message for the pilgrims travelling, to go comfortably and...

TOKYO 2020 TOPS UP SECURITY

07 August 2018
TOKYO 2020 TOPS UP SECURITY

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics said it will for the first time introduce face recognition technology alongside routine security checks. According to the organisers, more than 40 facilities, including the main stadium will have the facial recognition s...

TOURISTS STRANDED AT INDONESIA’S LOMBOK AIRPORT

07 August 2018
TOURISTS STRANDED AT INDONESIA’S LOMBOK AIRPORT

Tourists remain stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok Island following the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday. About 100 aftershocks have been reported since Sunday, with authorities warning of further aftershocks that could measure up to 6.0 M...

LUXURY YACHT IMPLICATED IN RAZAK SCANDAL REACHES MALAYSIA

07 August 2018
LUXURY YACHT IMPLICATED IN RAZAK SCANDAL REACHES MALAYSIA

In Kuala Lampur, a luxury yacht seized earlier this year at the request of U.S. authorities as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation, arrived outside Kuala Lumpur today. Malaysia’s authorities are hoping the 250 million...

HUMANITARIAN AID SOUGHT FOR KATHRADA PARK FAMILIES

07 August 2018
HUMANITARIAN AID SOUGHT FOR KATHRADA PARK FAMILIES

283 PEOPLE DISPLACED AFTER 80 SHACKS BURNEDHumanitarian aid is being sought for the Kathrada Park families, who have been displaced after their shacks caught fire yesterday. ITV News spoke to Robert Mulaudzi from the Johannesburg Emergency Services...

DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK IN MPUMALANGA

07 August 2018
DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK IN MPUMALANGA

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government is working tirelessly to deal with the diarrhoea outbreak in the Ehlanzeni region of Mpumalanga. Over 1,300 cases of diarrhoea have been reported at health facilities, within the Mbombela Municipality. A serious...

DANES MARCH TO OPPOSE NIQAB BAN

02 August 2018
DANES MARCH TO OPPOSE NIQAB BAN

In Denmark, thousands of protesters marched through Copenhagen yesterday to protest the banning of the niqab by the Danish government. The protesters said the new ban on the wearing of face veils in public places  was an infringement on women&r...

TRADE WAR AND CYBER SECURITY TOP AGENDA OF ASEAN

02 August 2018
TRADE WAR AND CYBER SECURITY TOP AGENDA OF ASEAN

The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting kicked-off in Singapore today with trade war and cyber security top on the agenda. Southeast ASIAN nations have close trade and investment relations with China and the current trade dispute with the U....

EXILED CONGO OPPOSITION LEADER RETURNS HOME

02 August 2018
EXILED CONGO OPPOSITION LEADER RETURNS HOME

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi plans to return home after two years in exile, in order to submit his candidacy in time for the December presidential elections. Katumbi, a millionaire businessman and former governor of the copper-mini...

CHAOS IN THE STREETS OF ZIMBABWE

02 August 2018
CHAOS IN THE STREETS OF ZIMBABWE

Post-election protests have erupted in the streets of Zimbabwe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed for calm. A man was shot dead during demonstrations as the mood in Zimbabwe quickly descended into anger and chaos after MDC supporters, d...

FRAUDSTERS IN COURT FOR R100 MLN SCAM

02 August 2018
FRAUDSTERS IN COURT FOR R100 MLN SCAM

The Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Unit has confirmed that three alleged fraudsters appeared at the Praktiseer District Court this week. The suspects had attempted to defraud the Royal Bafokeng Trust Fund, of over one hundred million rands through a...

ESKOM AND UNIONS RESUME WAGE TALKS AT CCMA

02 August 2018
ESKOM AND UNIONS RESUME WAGE TALKS AT CCMA

Eskom and labour unions resumed wage talks this morning at the CCMA - in an effort to resolve the deadlock in negotiations. Eskom has confirmed that the South African Police Service continues to maintain order at power stations, as these are Nationa...

ANC IN KZN ANNOUNCE NEW POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

02 August 2018
ANC IN KZN ANNOUNCE NEW POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

The ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee in KwaZulu Natal held a media briefing as the new provincial leadership yesterday, to unveil their plans.Watch ITV News at 8pm for the details. 

YEMEN ON BRINK OF FAMINE

01 August 2018
YEMEN ON BRINK OF FAMINE

More than eight million people in Yemen are reportedly living in extreme hunger and depend entirely on external food. The U.N’S World Food Programme (WFP), said infrastructure like roads, wells, and farms have been heavily damaged limitin...

DENMARK’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY WILL FIGHT UNVEILING

01 August 2018
DENMARK’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY WILL FIGHT UNVEILING

Muslim women in Denmark have vowed to oppose the banning of the niqab by the Danish government. In May, the Danish parliament banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and some other European countries in upholding what some politic...

LIBYA DEPORTS MIGRANTS, INTERCEPTS 579 AT SEA

01 August 2018
LIBYA DEPORTS MIGRANTS, INTERCEPTS 579 AT SEA

Libyan authorities have deported 160 migrants from Misrata to Niger as part of the voluntary deportation programme that puts illegal migrants in Libya on one way flights back to their countries of origin. The voluntary deportation programme was...

ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULTS

01 August 2018
ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULTS

Vote counting draws to a close in Zimbabwe with the ruling ZANU-PF touted as the winner following unofficial results. However, former Minister of Finance and leader of the MDC condemned the process of releasing results, saying that in some districts...

SOUTH AFRICANS TO CELEBRATE AUGUST AS WOMEN’S MONTH

01 August 2018
SOUTH AFRICANS TO CELEBRATE AUGUST AS WOMEN’S MONTH

South Africa will celebrate the month of August as Women’s Month. This month is in honor of the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on August the 9th in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws and the rise of social ills...

STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA PREPARES FOR CENSUS 2021

01 August 2018
STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA PREPARES FOR CENSUS 2021

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has announced that fieldworkers are currently mobilising communities, to prepare for data collection from selected areas in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Western Cape from today until August 21st. Fieldworkers will...

ANC SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF LAND

01 August 2018
ANC SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF LAND

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced after an ANC NEC Lekgotla meeting last night that the ruling party will seek to change South Africa’s constitution, to speed up the redistribution of land to the country's poor black majority.

ISRAELI COURT CHARGES POET FOR HER POEM

01 August 2018
ISRAELI COURT CHARGES POET FOR HER POEM

  An Israeli court has charged an Israeli Arab poet, Dareen Tatour with five months in jail after convicting her of incitement to terrorism for a poem and remarks she posted on social media. Her case drew attention to the advanced technology us...

MANSOON RAINS BATTER MYANMAR KILLING 10 PEOPLE

01 August 2018
MANSOON RAINS BATTER MYANMAR KILLING 10 PEOPLE

  Surging floodwaters killed at least 10 people and forced thousands from their homes across Myanmar as heavier monsoon rains batter the region. Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while 163 camps have been set up for displaced...

HUNDREDS OF INDONESIANS TAKE REFUGE IN TENTS AFTER EARTHQUAKE

01 August 2018
HUNDREDS OF INDONESIANS TAKE REFUGE IN TENTS AFTER EARTHQUAKE

  Hundreds of Indonesians took refuge in tents after a deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok. Meanwhile 500 trekkers feared to be trapped in Mount Rinjani after the quake triggered a landslide. 

ZIMBABWE’S ELECTION RESULTS

01 August 2018
ZIMBABWE’S ELECTION RESULTS

  Zimbabwean voters anxiously wait for results after a peaceful and strong turnout in the Zimbabwean election. Officials overseeing the polls, estimated an average turnout of around 75 

7 YEAR OLD GIRL MURDERED IN VERULAM KZN

01 August 2018
7 YEAR OLD GIRL MURDERED IN VERULAM KZN

  Meanwhile, hundreds of Verulam residents gathered outside the Verulam Magistrates Court this morning to protest against the release of a man in custody for the murder and rape of a seven year old child killed in Waterloo last Saturday

HORROR TAXI SHOOTING IN KZN

01 August 2018
HORROR TAXI SHOOTING IN KZN

  KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has hailed staff at the Forensic Pathology and Emergency Medical Services for their role in attending to the horrific taxi-related shooting incident. The massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 people last...

MARCH AGAINST FUEL PRICE INCREASE

01 August 2018
MARCH AGAINST FUEL PRICE INCREASE

  Various organisations including the Democratic Alliance rallied today against the high fuel prices. Protesters have urged for the fuel levy to be reduced by 20 percent and have called on the government to act on the rising fuel costs and VAT....

SOUTH AFRICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES TO 27.2%

01 August 2018
SOUTH AFRICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES TO 27.2%

  Statistics SA revealed that the official unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 27. 2% in the second quarter of 2018 from the first quarter. According to Stats SA, the unemployment rate increased due to a decline in the numbe...

ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS CONTINUE IN NICARAGUA

31 July 2018
ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS CONTINUE IN NICARAGUA

Anti-government protests continue in Nicaragua. President Ortega has reaffirmed his rejection for early elections or his resignation. According to reports the United States has stated that Ortega and his wife were "ultimately responsible" for deaths...

SPAIN TO INVEST 30 MLN EUROS ON MIGRANTS

31 July 2018
SPAIN TO INVEST 30 MLN EUROS ON MIGRANTS

The Spanish government has pledged to invest 30 million euros in an emergency plan to manage the influx of African migrants, as Spain becomes the main destination for people fleeing war and hardships in their own countries. The money will go to...

CALIFORNIA’S CARR FIRE REGARDED WORST BLAZE

31 July 2018
CALIFORNIA’S CARR FIRE REGARDED WORST BLAZE

In the United States - thousands of firefighters in California have made some progress against the wildfires which turned 80,000 hectares of land into ash wasteland. The Carr Fire is regarded as the worst blaze in northern California. According to t...

TRUMP RETHINKS OUTBURST AGAINST IRAN

31 July 2018
TRUMP RETHINKS OUTBURST AGAINST IRAN

U.S. President Donald Trump has revised his attitude towards Iran after threatening Tehran with military action. Trump said he would be willing to meet Iran’s leader without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after pulling the U.S. o...

EX-APARTHEID POLICEMAN BACK IN COURT FOR AHMED TIMOL MATTER

31 July 2018
EX-APARTHEID POLICEMAN BACK IN COURT FOR AHMED TIMOL MATTER

Former apartheid-era police officer, Joao Rodrigues appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate court yesterday to face a charge of murder and defeating the ends of justice, in the case of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. The defense for 80 yea...

COUNTING UNDERWAY IN ZIMBABWE

31 July 2018
COUNTING UNDERWAY IN ZIMBABWE

Vote counting continues after a strong turnout in Zimbabwe’s election. ZANU-PF’s President Emmerson had faced off against MDC’s Chamisa in the elections. Officials overseeing the polls, estimated an average turnout of around 7...

UAE READY TO GRANT THREE-MONTH VISA AMNESTY

31 July 2018
UAE READY TO GRANT THREE-MONTH VISA AMNESTY

  The United Arab Emirates is to grant a three-month visa amnesty starring on August 1 for all visa violators and overstating visitors in the country. In a statement, authorities said overstaying visitors will be able to exit the country w...

DISAPPEARANCE OF MH370 MAY NEVER BE KNOWN

31 July 2018
DISAPPEARANCE OF MH370 MAY NEVER BE KNOWN

  The real cause for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may never be known after a detailed report on the incident was released today. The doomed MH370, carrying 239 passengers disappeared en route from Kula Lumpur to...

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO GROW

31 July 2018
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO GROW

  About seven people are still missing from the wildfires spreading in Shasta County, California. More than ten thousand people fled their homes as the wildfires quickly spread yesterday. Officials estimate that more than 300 fires were burning...

 

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 exchange for DA funding. The ANC caucus also says that the DA must let council decide Patricia de Lille's fate.

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