Japanese rescuers scoured thick forest Monday in search of a seven-year-old boy whose parents left him in mountain woods inhabited by bears as a punishment, in a case that has infuriated the public.
by Jean Marc Mojon
Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Fallujah from three directions on Monday marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion.
Cape Town - Follwing the 2015 Rugby World Cup, there was a general acceptance that the Springboks needed to evolve.
A special court in Senegal on Monday sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of rape and crimes against humanity.
by Dave JAMES
World number one Novak Djokovic is poised to become the first man to win $100 million in prize money on Monday when he targets a place in the French Open quarter-finals for the 10th time.
Eleven people, including a Colombian national and three minors, were killed by an armed squad in Venezuela, the Attorney General's office said Sunday.
ADDS reaction from UN chief
At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said.
At least 35 percent of corals in the northern and central regions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are dead or dying from a mass bleaching event, scientists said Monday.
Former Springboks World Cup-winning skipper John Smit said Friday he is quitting as chief executive of Durban-based Super Rugby franchise the Coastal Sharks.
Johannesburg - The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer broadcast footage of people destroying public property during protests.
US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima on Friday drew raves on social media and from many of the thousands who turned up to witness the historic event.
Cape Town - The Automobile Association warned motorists on Friday to brace themselves for a huge fuel price hike in June, with further spikes in the coming months.
A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health official said on Thursday.
by Steven GRIFFITHS
Jose Mourinho was expected to become Manchester United's new manager on Friday after reportedly agreeing a deal to take charge at Old Trafford.
by Maya Gebeily
Kurdish and Arab fighters aided by US soldiers battled the Islamic State group north of its Syrian stronghold of Raqa Thursday as Iraqi forces edged towards the jihadist-held city of Fallujah.
by Ivan Couronne
White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory Thursday in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire's ignorance and arrogant attitude.
Zimbabwe has pardoned 2,000 prisoners to make space in its overcrowded jails with authorities appealing to the released convicts not to return to a life of crime, state media reported Thursday.
by Marthe BOSUANDOLE
Congolese security forces fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in the capital Kinshasa Thursday as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent.
A militant group has attacked a Chevron installation in the Niger delta, a maritime expert confirmed Thursday, the latest damage to Nigeria's oil infrastructure that is dragging output to 20-year lows.
Cape Town - An illegal strike by a group of MyCiTi bus drivers on Thursday has led to major disruptions on various bus routes in Cape Town.
Brent crude passed $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 in Asia Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market.
America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
by Ivan Couronne and Veronique Dupont
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump stumped Wednesday in California, the US state with the largest Hispanic population, doubling down on his anti-immigration position but assuring that "Mexican people" will vote for him in November.
Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage to the Hollywood star, celebrity news media reported on Wednesday.
Cape Town - The South African-born trio of CJ Stander, Quinn Roux and Richardt Strauss have been included in Ireland's 32-man squad for their three-Test tour of South Africa.
Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday left open the possibility of running for the South Korean presidency after his term with the world body ends.
Cape Town - Former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Vusi Pikoli believes the chances of success are slim in the NPA's decision to appeal a court ruling that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma be reinstated.
Gunmen in Burundi killed a policeman and a civilian in a nighttime raid, while a retired colonel was assassinated in a separate attack in the troubled country, government officials said Wednesday.
A war of words between Johnny Depp and an Australian minister reignited Wednesday with Barnaby Joyce claiming he was the Hollywood star's Hannibal Lecter after being told he looked as if he was "inbred with a tomato".
by Olivia HAMPTON
The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they would seek capital punishment.