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SA MAKES WORLD’S FIRST HUMAN URINE BRICKS

15 November 2018
SA MAKES WORLD’S FIRST HUMAN URINE BRICKS

On an interesting note, in one of the latest innovations in the search for eco-friendly building materials, South African university researchers have created bricks using human urine. The first of its kind in the world - the bio-bricks hold out the...

MALAYSIAN PM CONCERNED WITH AUSTRALIA

15 November 2018
MALAYSIAN PM CONCERNED WITH AUSTRALIA

Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad has compared Australia’s proposal to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to an act of “terrorism”. This comes after statements were made that Australia is on the verge of followin...

PALESTINIANS INSPECT RUINS OF HAMAS TV

15 November 2018
PALESTINIANS INSPECT RUINS OF HAMAS TV

Meanwhile, Palestinians inspected the ruins of Hamas’s Al Aqsa Television following the Israeli air strike on Monday. Children, and adults alike thronged the area of the TV station to take a glimpse of what remained, with television equipment...

GAZA, ISRAELI CEASEFIRE HOLDING

15 November 2018
GAZA, ISRAELI CEASEFIRE HOLDING

The suspension of hostilities between Israel and Hamas is largely based on the different needs of the two sides, say analysts. The ceasefire has led to the resignation of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, saying the ceasefire was victory for Hamas...

HEATWAVE CONTINUES TO AFFECT SA’S DAM LEVELS

15 November 2018
HEATWAVE CONTINUES TO AFFECT SA’S DAM LEVELS

The Department of Water and Sanitation has raised concern with the country’s water resources, as the heatwave continues to affect dam levels. The department also raised concerns on the water situation in Lesotho, where dam levels have dro...

UN LIFTS SANCTIONS ON ERITREA

15 November 2018
UN LIFTS SANCTIONS ON ERITREA

The UN Security Council has lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and efforts to normalize relations with Djibouti. The council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution lifting the arms embargo, all t...

VOLITION IN QUESTION AS REPATRIATION OF ROHINGYAS BEGIN

15 November 2018
VOLITION IN QUESTION AS REPATRIATION OF ROHINGYAS BEGIN

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate the first group of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, but is still unclear if any of them want to return. Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed in October to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of R...

ISRAEL ASKS U.N. TO CONDEMN HAMAS

14 November 2018
ISRAEL ASKS U.N. TO CONDEMN HAMAS

Meanwhile, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, has called on the U.N. to condemn Hamas for firing rockets into Israeli towns and suburbs. Since Monday (Nov. 12), Israeli air strikes had killed seven Palestinians and destroyed several bu...

PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR CONDEMNS ISRAELI AGGRESSION

14 November 2018
PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR CONDEMNS ISRAELI AGGRESSION

Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyadh Mansour has called on the Security Council to take action against Israel for violating international law. In a statement Mansour condemned Israeli ‘aggression’ on Gaza that began on Su...

THE WHO PREDICTS EBOLA IN DRC TO LAST FOR 6 MONTHS

14 November 2018
THE WHO PREDICTS EBOLA IN DRC TO LAST FOR 6 MONTHS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the deadly Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC,  which has already killed more than 200 people, is likely to last until mid-2019. WHO’s Emergency Response Chief, Peter Salama said, WHO was planning...

U.N. OPTIMISTIC FOR PEACE IN LIBYA AS POLITICAL RIVALS AGREE TO PEACE PLAN

14 November 2018
U.N. OPTIMISTIC FOR PEACE IN LIBYA AS POLITICAL RIVALS AGREE TO PEACE PLAN

Former Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar, the key player in any settlement agreement in Libya, has committed himself to the U.N. action plan to hold a national conference early next year before elections in June. The U.N. plan to hold elections...

LAND GRAB CONTINUES IN KZN

14 November 2018
LAND GRAB CONTINUES IN KZN

The community of Cato Crest in KwaZulu Natal has asked for permission to build houses, in a place where they say is unused. Catch ITV News at 1pm, 8pm and 10pm for the full story.

ANC REACTS TO CAPE TOWN’S NEW MAYOR

14 November 2018
ANC REACTS TO CAPE TOWN’S NEW MAYOR

The African National Congress caucus leader, Xolani Sotashe has reacted to Dan Plato elected as mayor of the City of Cape Town. Sotashe said the ANC rejects Plato as he was never elected by any constituency and he serves without a mandate. Catch ITV...

CANDIDATES COMPETE TO BE NEXT HEAD OF THE NPA

14 November 2018
CANDIDATES COMPETE TO BE NEXT HEAD OF THE NPA

Interviews for the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) begins today. Amongst the candidates competing for the top spot is Andrea Johnson - who was advocate Gerrie Nel's co-prosecutor in the State's case against Oscar Pisto...

HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER MALUSI GIGABA RESIGNS

14 November 2018
HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER MALUSI GIGABA RESIGNS

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba resigned yesterday. His resignation comes two weeks after the Public Protector said he violated the constitution, by lying under oath in court. Gigaba, had recently vowed not to step down...

APEC LEADERS ARRIVE AT APEC SUMMIT

12 November 2018
APEC LEADERS ARRIVE AT APEC SUMMIT

APEC LEADERS arrived in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby to attend the block’s summit. This is the first time Papua New Guinea has hosted such a high profile meeting. The APEC summit comes at a time of high international tensio...

WORLD LEADERS IN FRANCE TO ATTEND PEACE SUMMIT

12 November 2018
WORLD LEADERS IN FRANCE TO ATTEND PEACE SUMMIT

Meanwhile, world leaders met in France yesterday (Nov. 11), amid international tensions. French President Emmanuel Macron, warned that “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” The Paris Peace Summit is an initiative aimed at improving...

149 FATALITIES IN 24 HOURS OF CLASHES IN HODEIDA

12 November 2018
149 FATALITIES IN 24 HOURS OF CLASHES IN HODEIDA

Meanwhile in Yemen, over the past 24 hours, clashes between government loyalists and opposition groups have killed at least 149 people including civilians. Residents and government military sources have reported snipers stationed on rooftops in civi...

MYANMAR GOVERNMENT READY TO REPATRIATE ROHINGYA REFUGEES

12 November 2018
MYANMAR GOVERNMENT READY TO REPATRIATE ROHINGYA REFUGEES

The government of Myanmar says it is ready to start repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh this month. The UNHCR has said, in the past that conditions in Rakhine state were “not yet conducive for returns” and human rights investi...

DEADLY EXCHANGE OF FIRE DURING ISRAELI OPERATION IN GAZA

12 November 2018
DEADLY EXCHANGE OF FIRE DURING ISRAELI OPERATION IN GAZA

An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip yesterday killing six Palestinians, including a Hamas local commander and an Israeli soldier, officials have confirmed. Further details were still emerging of the inc...

HEAT WAVE IN PARTS OF SA THIS WEEK

12 November 2018
HEAT WAVE IN PARTS OF SA THIS WEEK

The South African Weather Service has currently issued a warning for the public, of extremely hot conditions expected for this week. Heatwave conditions are expected in the Northern Cape, Free State and North-West Province from today (12 N...

KURDISH RESIDENTS LIVE IN FEAR AFTER CROSS-BORDER TURKISH ARTILLERY FIRE

09 November 2018
KURDISH RESIDENTS LIVE IN FEAR AFTER CROSS-BORDER TURKISH ARTILLERY FIRE

Kurdish residents in Northeastern Syria fear another military onslaught is imminent. In recent days, cross-border Turkish artillery fire has targeted positions held by the People's Protection Units (YPG), the main Kurdish group in Syria. Children an...

TALIBAN JOINS AFGHANISTAN PEACE TALKS

09 November 2018
TALIBAN JOINS AFGHANISTAN PEACE TALKS

Meanwhile, the Taliban has joined the Afghanistan peace talks brokered by Russia. Similar peace talks have taken place in the past but became deadlocked over the presence of U.S. troops on Afghan soil. The current U.S. administration has increased t...

AFGHANS ESCAPE CRIPPLING DROUGHT BUT MANY FARMERS NOW LIVE IN POVERTY

09 November 2018
AFGHANS ESCAPE CRIPPLING DROUGHT BUT MANY FARMERS NOW LIVE IN POVERTY

Afghanistan might have escaped the worst drought in years, but a new challenge looms as many farmers have abandoned their fields, following lost of livestock and way of life. Since the removal of the Taliban in 2001 by U.S. forces, Afghanistan remai...

YEMEN TROOPS ADVANCE INTO REBEL-HELD HODEIDA

09 November 2018
YEMEN TROOPS ADVANCE INTO REBEL-HELD HODEIDA

Yemeni troops have advanced towards the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for control of the city controlled by Houthi rebels. After a week of intense battles on the outskirts of Hodeida, troops reached residential neighbourho...

KZN SHACK-DWELLERS FIGHT FOR URBAN LAND REFORM

09 November 2018
KZN SHACK-DWELLERS FIGHT FOR URBAN LAND REFORM

Members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo shack dwellers' movement in Durban have voiced their concerns about land rights at a recent meeting, stating that they are not only lacking basic services but also face as many as 23 attempted evictions in the Ca...

SA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO ZIMBABWE AFTER HORRIFIC BUS ACCIDENT

09 November 2018
SA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO ZIMBABWE AFTER HORRIFIC BUS ACCIDENT

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, has sent condolences on behalf of the people of South Africa to Zimbabwe following the horrific bus accident that claimed 47 lives. The accident happened on Wednesday when two buses collided on a road...

NINE ALLEGED SUSPECTS IN COURT FOR KATHRADA DOUBLE MURDER

09 November 2018
NINE ALLEGED SUSPECTS IN COURT FOR KATHRADA DOUBLE MURDER

Nine alleged suspects arrested for the double murder of Moulana Ahmed Kathrada and his father Yunus, appeared yesterday in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate’s Court. The suspects face two counts of alleged murder and one count of attempted robbe...

POLLS CLOSE IN MADAGASCAR

08 November 2018
POLLS CLOSE IN MADAGASCAR

Polling stations closed in Madagascar’s elections today where almost 36 candidates are vying for the island’s presidency amid grinding poverty, high unemployment and corruption. Results are expected early today but with so many cand...

ACTIVISTS SUPPORT PM IMRAN KHAN OVER BLASPHEMY CASE

08 November 2018
ACTIVISTS SUPPORT PM IMRAN KHAN OVER BLASPHEMY CASE

Thousands of human rights activists took to the streets of Islamabad and other cities to rally behind Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s recent call for all Pakistanis, to embrace the Supreme Court’s decision to pardon Asia Bibi who was senten...

WHITE HOUSE SUSPENDS ENTRY OF CNN REPORTER

08 November 2018
WHITE HOUSE SUSPENDS ENTRY OF CNN REPORTER

The White House has suspended entry to CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a heated exchange with Donald Trump at yesterday’s news conference following the US midterm vote. Trump had called Acosta a "rude, terrible person," after the CNN White House...

CASE POSTPONED FOR SUSPECTS OF VERULAM MOSQUE ATTACK

08 November 2018
CASE POSTPONED FOR SUSPECTS OF VERULAM MOSQUE ATTACK

The court case for the eleven accused in the Verulam Mosque attack and alleged placing of devices around Durban has been postponed until November the 27th.  Watch ITV News at 8pm and 10pm for more details on the story.

SEVERAL INJURED IN KZN AFTER TAXI BRAKES FAIL

08 November 2018
SEVERAL INJURED IN KZN AFTER TAXI BRAKES FAIL

A Toyota Hiace taxi was found lying on its side by members of South Africa’s reaction unit, after it overturned outside Mount Moriah in KwaZulu Natal. According to one of the passengers from the taxi, the vehicle was travelling down Mount Mori...

LIQUIDATION HEARING OF VBS MUTUAL BANK NEXT WEEK

08 November 2018
LIQUIDATION HEARING OF VBS MUTUAL BANK NEXT WEEK

South Africa’s Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo says that unaudited restated financial statements show that VBS Mutual Bank has a negative equity position of 372 million rands. While briefing the Standing Committee on Finance in Parli...

SCUFFLE IN SOUTH AFRICA'S PARLIAMENT REFERRED TO DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

08 November 2018
SCUFFLE IN SOUTH AFRICA'S PARLIAMENT REFERRED TO DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

Parliament’s House Chairperson, Thoko Didiza has referred the recent scuffle in Parliament to its disciplinary committee after noting the incident as “grossly disorderly conduct”. The scuffle broke out in parliament on Tuesday duri...

GLOBALISATION WILL ALWAYS WIN, MICKLETHWAIT (BLOOMBERG'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF)

06 November 2018
GLOBALISATION WILL ALWAYS WIN, MICKLETHWAIT (BLOOMBERG'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF)

Meanwhile, the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg Television says that globalisation will be the winner in the long-term despite protectionist tendencies. John Micklethwait, was speaking at the Hongqiao International Business Media and Think-Tan...

WTO PRAISES CHINESE DEVELOPMENT

06 November 2018
WTO PRAISES CHINESE DEVELOPMENT

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Robert Azevedo has praised Chinese President XI Jinping for openness and cooperation in the face of many uncertainties and instabilities in the world. Azevedo was speaking during China&rsqu...

TURKEY WARNS US SANCTIONS ON IRAN ARE ‘DANGEROUS’

06 November 2018
TURKEY WARNS US SANCTIONS ON IRAN ARE ‘DANGEROUS’

Turkey has warned Washington against its new sanctions on Iran, saying that isolating the Islamic Republic is "dangerous". Washington this week imposed a second set of sanctions on Iran that aim to isolate the country's banking sector and slash its...

MINISTER GIGABA BRIEFS PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE

06 November 2018
MINISTER GIGABA BRIEFS PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba is to brief Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs. Gigba was invited to brief the committee on the agreement, between the Department of Home Affairs and Fireblade Aviation on the private t...

ARMED MEN KIDNAP 79 CAMEROON SCHOOL CHILDREN

06 November 2018
ARMED MEN KIDNAP 79 CAMEROON SCHOOL CHILDREN

Police and security in western Cameroon are working round the clock to locate and rescue 79 school children, their principal and driver who were reported kidnapped in the early hours of this morning. According to the police, Anglophone secessionists...

SAUDI KING VOWS TO PUNISH KILLERS OF KHASHOGGI

25 October 2018
SAUDI KING VOWS TO PUNISH KILLERS OF KHASHOGGI

SAUDI Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in his first public comment on the death of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has vowed that the killers would be brought to justice. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national was last seen enterin...

U.N. ENVOY HOLDS TALKS WITH SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER

25 October 2018
U.N. ENVOY HOLDS TALKS WITH SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER

The United Nations Peace Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura has described his talks with Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Muallem as Frank and intense. The two met to discuss the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee under the auspices...

U.S. AUTHORITIES TO PROBE SUSPICIOUS EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

25 October 2018
U.S. AUTHORITIES TO PROBE SUSPICIOUS EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

US authorities have pressed ahead with an all-out probe into who was behind the suspected explosive devices sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, other top Democrats, and CNN. FBI agent Bryan Paarmann says that the devices appear to be pipe bombs....

FINANCE MINISTER TITO MBOWENI TO TACKLE SA’S DEBT

25 October 2018
FINANCE MINISTER TITO MBOWENI TO TACKLE SA’S DEBT

South Africa's new finance minister Tito Mboweni has vowed to tackle debt and rebuild government institutions. Delivering the medium-term budget statement to parliament, yesterday, Mboweni says that South Africa stands at crossroads with the rising...

INDONESIANS GET BUS RIDES WITH PLASTIC WASTE

25 October 2018
INDONESIANS GET BUS RIDES WITH PLASTIC WASTE

Indonesia's second-largest city has come up with a method to encourage its residents to recycle waste by giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles. A two-hour bus ticket costs 10 plastic cups or up to five plastic bottles, depending...

CHINA FAILS IN BID TO STOP U.N. DISCUSSION ON MYANMAR

25 October 2018
CHINA FAILS IN BID TO STOP U.N. DISCUSSION ON MYANMAR

Global pressure is mounting on Myanmar to investigate the military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine last year, that led to the exodus of more than 700 000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh. Britain, France, the United States and six other me...

TRUMP BELIEVES MIDDLE EASTERNERS ARE INFILTRATING U.S.

24 October 2018
TRUMP BELIEVES MIDDLE EASTERNERS ARE INFILTRATING U.S.

President Donald Trump believes that people from the Middle East’s troubled spots have infiltrated the caravan of people moving from Central America towards the borders of the United States despite warnings to stop. 

HALF OF YEMEN’S PEOPLE ARE ON THE BRINK OF FAMINE

24 October 2018
HALF OF YEMEN’S PEOPLE ARE ON THE BRINK OF FAMINE

The United Nations aid chief has sounded the alarm at the Security Council once again, that half the population of war-torn Yemen, some 14 million people could be on the brink of famine and are completely relying on humanitarian aid for survival. Ye...

HURRICANE WILLA LANDS IN MEXICO

24 October 2018
HURRICANE WILLA LANDS IN MEXICO

People living in the north-western coast of Mexico have taken refuge in schools as the first rains of Hurricane Willa fell. With wind speeds of up to 195 kilometres per hour, Hurricane Willa has landed in north-western Mexico yesterday. In the...

SAUDI HOLDS INVESTMENT SUMMIT

24 October 2018
SAUDI HOLDS INVESTMENT SUMMIT

The killing of Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a key talking point for delegates attending the inaugural day of Riyadh’s Future Investment Initiative. However, several Western politicians and global business CEOs have stayed away f...

TITO MBOWENI DELIVERS MID-TERM BUDGET

24 October 2018
TITO MBOWENI DELIVERS MID-TERM BUDGET

Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivers his mid-term budget speech today. The pressure amounts for Mboweni as Cosatu expect him to present a clear plan on how the government will save the economy. SAFTU says the newly appo...

SOUTH AFRICA TO RECOVER 'LOOTED' CASH AFTER BANK COLLAPSE

24 October 2018
SOUTH AFRICA TO RECOVER 'LOOTED' CASH AFTER BANK COLLAPSE

The South African government says that it would seek to recover millions of rands stolen from a local bank that consequently collapsed owing large sums to creditors. A central bank report, titled "The Great Bank Heist", into the failure of VBS...

PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN ARRIVES IN SAUDI AHEAD OF SUMMIT

23 October 2018
PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN ARRIVES IN SAUDI AHEAD OF SUMMIT

Meanwhile Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) summit. The summit kicks off amid several international businesses having cancelled attendance in light of the Khas...

CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS HEAD FOR U.S. SHORES

23 October 2018
CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS HEAD FOR U.S. SHORES

The emigration of Central American migrants continued northward through Southern Mexico despite United States and Mexican government warnings that they may be forced to break it up. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to begin curtailing...

SAUDI PROMISES TO INVESTIGATE KHASHOGGI’S DEATH

23 October 2018
SAUDI PROMISES TO INVESTIGATE KHASHOGGI’S DEATH

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir has promised an independent and unfettered investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on October 2.

JORDAN CANCELS 25-YEAR LEASE OF LAND BY ISRAEL

23 October 2018
JORDAN CANCELS 25-YEAR LEASE OF LAND BY ISRAEL

Jordan says it has notified the Israeli government that it would not extend the 25-year lease agreed in their 1994 peace treaty that allowed Israel to use the border land area along the Jordan River, and another region in the desert to the south. Th...

MEXICO BRACES FOR 'EXTREMELY DANGEROUS' HURRICANE WILLA

23 October 2018
MEXICO BRACES FOR 'EXTREMELY DANGEROUS' HURRICANE WILLA

Mexico is bracing itself for an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane. The Category 4 hurricane named Willa has sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour. The US National Hurricane Center has announced that despite weakening slightly, Willa is expected t...

POLICE MINISTER BHEKI CELE VISITS HOME OF SLAIN ANC COUNCILLOR

23 October 2018
POLICE MINISTER BHEKI CELE VISITS HOME OF SLAIN ANC COUNCILLOR

Police Minister Bheki Celevisited the family home of murdered ANC ward councillor Luyanda Mbele in Kraaifontein yesterday. Mbele was gunned down along with his cousin on Sunday evening. Watch ITV News at 8pm and 10pm for more on this story.

MINISTER ZWELI MKHIZE BRIEFS PARLIAMENT ON VBS SAGA

23 October 2018
MINISTER ZWELI MKHIZE BRIEFS PARLIAMENT ON VBS SAGA

The Minister of Co-Operative Governance and traditional affairs, Minister Zweli Mkhezi briefed Parliament’s COGTA Portfolio Committee today, on municipalities that invested in VBS Mutual Bank. About eighteen municipalities were recorded t...

SAUDI REGRETS KHASHOGGI SAGA

23 October 2018
SAUDI REGRETS KHASHOGGI SAGA

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir says the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was a “huge and grave mistake” and promised that those responsible will be punished. Khashoggi wa...

SAUDI Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in his first public comment on the death of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has vowed that the killers would be brought to justice. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national was last seen entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on October 2. The Crown Prince said the culprits would be punished, and that Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together in the investigation.


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