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Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) leaders have encouraged workers to march again to their employers in the private sector and government when corruption rears its head. The national joint operation and intelligence structure says it's pleased with the policing of Wednesday’s strike where thousands marched in the Johannesburg City Centre. At the same time the SACP denied that the strike was being used by supporters of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as a campaign strategy.

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ISRAELI AIR STRIKES HIT CITY OF RAFAH AT DAWN TODAY

20 June 2018
ISRAELI AIR STRIKES HIT CITY OF RAFAH AT DAWN TODAY

The Israeli military launched air strikes on the southern city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip today. Israeli Army says fighter jets hit 25 targets in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. The fresh hostilities come when tensions are st...

SYRIAN CRISIS ENTERS ITS CRUCIAL STAGES

20 June 2018
SYRIAN CRISIS ENTERS ITS CRUCIAL STAGES

Syrian political analyst, Kassargian has warned that unless a negotiated settlement to the Syrian conflict is found, the war may be prolonged further. Although talks have been ongoing since last month, the Syrian army has been sending reinforcements...

SAUDI-LED COALITION CAPTURES PART OF HODEIDAH

20 June 2018
SAUDI-LED COALITION CAPTURES PART OF HODEIDAH

Arab coalition troops were reported to have captured large areas of the Hodeidah airport compound yesterday after a fierce fight with the Houthi movement. According to the military wrestling the airport from the Houthis would be an important gain fo...

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ADDRESSES YOUNG WOMEN DIALOGUE

20 June 2018
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ADDRESSES YOUNG WOMEN DIALOGUE

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the Young Women dialogue in Johannesburg and called for old and young men to appreciate the role and position of women in society. The Dialogue with Young Women, represented different sec...

PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CRITICISE US IMMIGRATION

20 June 2018
PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CRITICISE US IMMIGRATION

Meanwhile, Physicians for Human Rights, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation has urged the public to sign a petition, with more than 16 000 signatures, to stop separating immigrant children from their parents. The petition is addressed to the...

U.S. WITHDRAWS FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

20 June 2018
U.S. WITHDRAWS FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The United States has announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, marking the latest departure of the Trump administration from international institutions the U.S. helped to establish – the US has already withdrawn from the Pari...

SOME 200 IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN DETENTION CENTERS

19 June 2018
SOME 200 IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN DETENTION CENTERS

The Trump administration has defended its hard line immigration policy at the U.S. Mexico border as international criticism mounts over the separation of immigrant parents and children. The outcry over the detained children follows the Trump ad...

SAUDI WOMEN AWAIT THEIR ‘DAY OF DRIVING’

19 June 2018
SAUDI WOMEN AWAIT THEIR ‘DAY OF DRIVING’

Saudi Arabian women have expressed their happiness in the new dispensation that will come into effect on 24th June allowing women to drive cars in the Kingdom for the first time. Last September, King Salman decreed an end to the world’s only b...

UN DECRIES “DESPICABLE” PREJUDICE IN RICH WORLD

19 June 2018
UN DECRIES “DESPICABLE” PREJUDICE IN RICH WORLD

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi has strongly criticised the rich world for prejudice towards immigrants and refugees. In a statement, Grandi said governments in many rich countries have adopted a...

NGOS CALL FOR EU TO COOPERATE ON SEARCH AND RESCUE MODEL

19 June 2018
NGOS CALL FOR EU TO COOPERATE ON SEARCH AND RESCUE MODEL

Non-government organisations have called for European Union member states to cooperate on elaborating, a search and rescue model for the Mediterranean. This comes after the arrival of migrants on board the rescued boat Aquarius, which was allow...

ILLEGAL BUILDING OCCUPANTS IN CAPE TOWN TAKE MATTERS INTO OWN HANDS

19 June 2018
ILLEGAL BUILDING OCCUPANTS IN CAPE TOWN TAKE MATTERS INTO OWN HANDS

A group of 300 illegal building occupants in the heart of Cape Town have taken matters into their own hands. With the lack of electricity and proper water infrastructure, they continue to occupy the premises.

ESKOM OFFERS WORKERS 4.7% WAGE INCREASE

19 June 2018
ESKOM OFFERS WORKERS 4.7% WAGE INCREASE

Latest: Eskom offers workers 4.7% wage increase.  Eskom says their prognosis of the electricity situation is as it was yesterday, with the possibility of load shedding occurring during the peak period from 5pm to 9pm, due to the expected increa...

GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT ON ROHINGYA REFUGEES AHEAD OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY

18 June 2018
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT ON ROHINGYA REFUGEES AHEAD OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Ahead of World Refugee Day scheduled for June the 20th, the global spotlight is on the plight of Rohingya refugees, as they struggle to get back their homes. Bangladesh and Myanmar have started repatriating Rohingya refugees, who fled Myanmar after...

6.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS OSAKA, WESTERN JAPAN

18 June 2018
6.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS OSAKA, WESTERN JAPAN

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan, killing three people. More than 170,000 households have been without power and traffic has come to a standstill. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the epicenter of the earthquake was in the northern p...

ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING PROBABILITY FROM 5PM TO 9PM TODAY

18 June 2018
ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING PROBABILITY FROM 5PM TO 9PM TODAY

  Eskom says there is low probability of rotational load shedding during the day but the possibility increases for the evening from 5pm to 9pm. According to Eskom, load shedding is conducted as a last resort to protect the power system from a t...

MSF CONDEMNS CLOSURE OF PORTS TO MIGRANTS

18 June 2018
MSF CONDEMNS CLOSURE OF PORTS TO MIGRANTS

Meanwhile, Doctors without Borders - MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERS (MSN) has condemned Italy and Malta for refusing a humanitarian boat with migrants on board to enter their territorial waters. MSN said refusing safe port to migrants rescue ships was &ldq...

STRANDED MIGRANTS ARRIVE IN SPAIN

18 June 2018
STRANDED MIGRANTS ARRIVE IN SPAIN

Migrants who were pulled from the Mediterranean Sea earlier this month arrived in Spain’s port of Valencia where they were met, by the International Committee of the Red CROSS (ICRC). Spain has offered a safe-haven to the 629 migrants after It...

ISRAELI JETS TARGET NINE SITES IN NORTHERN GAZA

18 June 2018
ISRAELI JETS TARGET NINE SITES IN NORTHERN GAZA

Israeli jets have hit nine targets they say belongs to Hamas in northern Gaza early this morning. According to reports, Israel says the strikes were in response to kites and balloons sent to damage Israeli property.  

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...