Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was on Thursday provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drugs test, European football's governing body UEFA announced.
An object that hit a British Airways jet as it was coming in to land at London's Heathrow Airport is not believed to have been a drone, as was first thought, the British government said Thursday.
Cape Town - The African National Congress in the Western Cape has threatened to take Community Safety MEC Dan Plato to court over a public spat with Major-General Jeremy Vearey.
by Giovanni GREZZI Angus MacKinnon in Rome
Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino on Thursday begins his battle to avoid prison for causing the 2012 cruise ship disaster off Italy which cost 32 people their lives.
The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday he planned to hold another round of peace talks next month, but called for a stuttering ceasefire to be "revitalised" before setting a date, as at least 20 civilians were killed in second city Aleppo.
South Africa great Allan Donald was Thursday hired by Australia as bowling coach for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, while Stuart Law will mentor the batsmen.
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, reported a better-than-expected jump in net profits Thursday, boosted by the successful early release of its new flagship Galaxy handset.
Johannesburg - South Africa’s highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, has ruled that Vodacom must compensate the inventor of the Please Call Me SMS product.
Johannesburg – EFF leader Julius Malema’s threat to remove the government at gunpoint was not incitement to violence and should be seen in the context of the elections, one of its senior leaders has said.
Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo and a town to its west killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, emergency workers said.
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay Stores announced plans to enter Nigeria as it posted a 26% increase in full-year profit after opening 175 new stores.
Pretoria - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has suspended the privileges of SA Rugby, Cricket South Africa and Athletics SA from bidding for international tournaments due to lack of transformation.
Germany's silver medallists at the Rio Games, from August 5-21, will receive 15,000 euros for silver and 10,000 for bronze while finalists will bank from 5,000 euros for fourth place to 1500 for finishing eighth and last.
Johannesburg - People do not want to believe that there was no corruption involved in the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal because it feeds into the stereotype that African governments are corrupt, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Monday.
Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance has asked its lawyers to determine if President Jacob Zuma’s reprimand of the ministers involved in the Nkandla project was adequate.
by Fawaz al-Haidari
Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday.
by Gina DOGGETT
Some 5,000 Australians will mark Anzac Day on Monday with a dawn service in northern France to honour their forebears who fought in the Battle of the Somme a century ago.
by Mathilde RICHTER
In a basement of Dresden University, German scientists are busy refining a technique that could save millions of fluffy chicks from being shredded to death moments after they hatch.
Africa's longest-serving leader, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was set to extend his 36-year hold on power Sunday as the tiny oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea went to the polls.
A Syrian athlete who lost his leg in a bombing and who found refuge from war in Greece will carry the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
Pretoria – Cardiologist Wouter Basson on Friday lost his legal bid for the recusal of the professional conduct committee members who found him guilty of unethical conduct.
Prince found dead at home, aged 57. Obama defends British EU membership, and Polish experts to restore lion statue in Palmyra.
by Andrew BEATTY
US President Barack Obama wasted no time in plunging into Britain's poisonous EU membership debate Friday, arguing strongly against a "Brexit" as he kicked off a visit to the UK.
by Jean-Pierre CAMPAGNE Stephane Yas
Chad's veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office, the national electoral commission announced Thursday, extending his 26 years in power, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud.
by Maher Al Mounes
When two Polish heritage experts first restored the famed lion statue in Syria's Palmyra in 2005, they never imagined they would see it smashed to pieces only a decade later.
by Frankie Taggart with Shaun Tandon in New York
Prince, whose pioneering brand of danceable funk and virtuoso talents made him one of the most influential figures in music, died Thursday at his secluded compound in Minnesota, aged 57.
Cape Town - Oakybay Resources and Energy has announced the appointment of new auditors after KPMG cut ties with the Gupta-owned company this year.
Ethiopian troops have crossed into South Sudan in search of children abducted by armed men from across the border last week, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Hundreds of coffee lovers queued early Thursday in an upmarket Johannesburg shopping centre as international chain Starbucks opened its first cafe in sub-Saharan Africa.