Today in History: July 30th
08:00 (GMT+2), Wed, 30 July 2014
Historical Events:• 1976: Emil Solomon (Solly) Sachs, socialist and SA trade union leader, dies in London.• 1988: Maryanne Serrano (21) is killed in a bomb...
EU mulls sanctions for Russia
12:56 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Brussels - Ambassadors from the 28 EU member states are engaged in talks to draw up a "a strong package of sectoral sanctions" aimed at hitting Russia where it hurts...
Gaza heavily bombarded
10:11 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Jerusalem - Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead.
Lugvaartbedryfshoofde vergader oor lugveiligheid
09:20 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Montreal - Lugvaartbedryfshoofde van regoor die wêreld sal vandag in Montreal vergader om te bespreek hoe vlugrampe, soos die afgelope Malaysia Airlines-ramp,...
Today in History: July 29th
09:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Historical Events: • 1907: The Orient, with a cargo of wheat, strands at East London.• 1992: Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison...
Russia violates arms controls treaty
07:54 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Washington - Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile.
The US government says Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile,...
Malaysia Airlines jet downed by shrapnel
07:48 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Donetsk - Security officials in Ukraine say the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by shrapnel...
Air Algerie: Pilots asked to turn back
05:55 (GMT+2), Tue, 29 July 2014
Paris - The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has revealed that the pilots of an airliner that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked to turn back.
Dinosaurs wiped out by "bad luck"
17:16 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
Edinburg - Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
Crash site experts forced to turn back
17:10 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
Donetsk - Dutch and Australian experts trying to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in war-torn eastern Ukraine turned back for the second day today...
2 500 Ground Zero workers has cancer
14:44 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
New York - More than 2 500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The New...
Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire
11:43 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
Gaza - The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.An emergency session backed a statement calling for a truce...
Second US citizen tests positive for deadly Ebola
09:20 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
New York - A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.
Nancy Writebol is...
Today in History: July 28th
08:00 (GMT+2), Mon, 28 July 2014
• 1977: First oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska.
• 1997: Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne...
ANC welcomes Hamas's acceptance of 24-hour truce
16:14 (GMT+2), Sun, 27 July 2014
Johannesburg - The ANC on Sunday welcomed Hamas's acceptance of a 24-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Palestine. "It is our hope that all parties... will...
Malaysia secures deal with Ukranian rebels
12:33 (GMT+2), Sun, 27 July 2014
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia said on Sunday it had secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight...
Today in History: July 27th
08:00 (GMT+2), Sun, 27 July 2014
Historical Events:• 1863: Susanna Catharina Smit, wife of Erasmus Smit and Gerrit Maritz's sister, who rendered valuable service in teaching the children of the...