News across the World


Shaik denies assault on caddie
Schabir Shaik has denied the latest allegation of assault on a caddie, claiming that the caddies were being used by people who wanted him back in jail.

Ohio man pleads guilty in killings of two teen brothers
Michael Fay pleads guilty to two counts of aggravated murder. He faces up to life in prison in the May 9 slayings of 14-year-old Blaine Romes and his 17-year-old brother, Blake Romes.

Teacher arrested for raping pupil, 11

A 24-year-old teacher has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old pupil in Dutywa near Butterworth. The teacher was arrested on Monday at his house in the Ngabane area, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick gets 28 years in prison
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is sentenced to 28 years in prison after he was convicted of two dozen federal charges. The charges include racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns. He was accused of using the mayor’s office to enrich himself and associates.

‘MasterChef’ runner-up Joshua Marks dies from gunshot
“MasterChef” runner-up Joshua Marks was found dead of a gunshot to his head in an alley on Chicago’s south side. Investigators have not yet ruled whether Marks, who has publicly acknowledged suffering from bipolar disorder, committed suicide, Chicago Police spokesman John Mirabelli said.

Carl Mills, who murdered family in Cwmbran fire, has jail term increased
A man who murdered three generations of a family in a fire, including his six-month old baby on her first night home from hospital, has had his jail term increased to 35 years.

Liberia’s Charles Taylor transferred to UK
Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has arrived in the UK to serve the remainder of his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes.

Cops arrest Bekkersdal protesters
Twenty-seven people were arrested for public violence in Bekkersdal, near Westonaria. They were among people protesting against poor service delivery in the area, said Constable Thembi Masango.


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