Lawyer for Sydney gunman gets death threats
11:17 (GMT+2), Fri, 19 December 2014
Sydney - Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said on Friday,...
Today in History: December 19th
08:00 (GMT+2), Fri, 19 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1988: Two explosions in Bisho, the Ciskei's capital, damage the Pick 'n Pay shopping centre and a garage and injure one person.• 1941:...
Obesity can be a disability: EU court
05:12 (GMT+2), Fri, 19 December 2014
Luxembourg - The European Union's highest court ruled on Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders the overweight person's performance at work.
Today in History: December 18th
08:00 (GMT+2), Thu, 18 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1958: 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower.• 1971: US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245).•...
Princess Charlene recovering after twins' birth
05:29 (GMT+2), Thu, 18 December 2014
Monaco - Princess Charlene of Monaco says she's recovering in hospital after having given birth to royal baby twins prematurely by Cesarean section last week.
Pakistan: Moratorium on death penalty lifted
13:50 (GMT+2), Wed, 17 December 2014
Peshawar - The office of Pakistan's Prime Minister has said the moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases is expected to end.
Bill Cosby not charged by LA Prosecutor
11:19 (GMT+2), Wed, 17 December 2014
Allegations that the comedian molested a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy mansion have been ruled too old to be pursued by prosecutors.
Today in History: December 17th
08:00 (GMT+2), Wed, 17 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1652: Jan van Riebeeck mentions seeing a comet at the Cape.• 1903: First aeroplane flight takes place.• 1920: South Africa mandated...
Today in History: December 16th
08:00 (GMT+2), Tue, 16 December 2014
Historical Events: • 1838: In the Battle of Blood River, a Voortrekker commando of 470 men, under leadership of Andries Pretorius, is attacked at Ncome River...
Uganda nanny gets four years
07:49 (GMT+2), Tue, 16 December 2014
Kampala - A Ugandan nanny has been sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler after being caught on tape.
Sydney seige hostages hailed as heroes
07:44 (GMT+2), Tue, 16 December 2014
Sydney - Two hostages killed in a siege at a central Sydney cafe yesterday have been hailed as heroes "willing to lay down their lives so others might live".
Today in History: December 15th
08:00 (GMT+2), Mon, 15 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1791: 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania.• 1939: 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware...
Gunman takes people hostage in Sydney cafe
07:12 (GMT+2), Mon, 15 December 2014
Sydney - A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people...
UN climate talks stall
09:40 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 December 2014
Lima - Already well into overtime, UN climate talks have reached a standstill after developing countries rejected a draft deal they say will allow rich countries to shirk...
Costa Concordia skipper still blames crew
09:31 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 December 2014
Rome - The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia has claimed at his manslaughter trial that "with 30 more seconds" - and warning from his crew - the cruise...
Today in History: December 14th
08:00 (GMT+2), Sun, 14 December 2014
Historical Events: • 1912: Gen. Louis Botha, SA premier, resigns because of the anti-British tone in the De Wildt speech by Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog. On request of...
Today in History: December 13th
08:00 (GMT+2), Sat, 13 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1982: Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die.• 1984: Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke.• 1990:...
Today in History: December 12th
08:00 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 December 2014
Historical Events:• 1901: Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland.• 1913: Hebrew language...