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Texas police officer in pool party video resigns

An officer seen in a viral video throwing a bikini-clad girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other youths has resigned, says police chief.

Six killed in US Sikh temple shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in the northern US, triggering a shootout which left him and at least six others dead, local police said.

Republicans rally against ‘war on religious freedom’

Republicans are rallying against what they see as an insidious attack on Christians by Democrats in governmentbent on eroding 'moral values'.

Towns destroyed and dozens dead in US tornadoes

31 people have been killed and entire communities have been wiped out as a total of tornadoes have ripped through USA's heartland.

Residents wait for news of missing US tornado victims

Fear has given way to frustration in the shattered American town of Joplin as residents await official word on more than 200 loved ones missing.

Hundreds still missing after US tornado

Rescue teams have been desperately searching for nearly 1 500 people listed as missing since a tornado ripped through Joplin in the US.

Deadly tornado ravages Missouri

A massive tornado that cut a deadly swath through a Missouri town, turning homes into rubble, has reportedly killed at least 24 people.

Obama takes aim at Republicans

President Barack Obama accused his Republican foes of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country on Thursday.

One year on, damage from BP oil spill lingers

The April 20 anniversary of the BP oil spill is a reminder of the high costs of our energy needs and the consequences of cutting corners on safety.

Obama’s ex-enforcer wins Chicago mayor crown

United States President Barack Obama's ex-enforcer Rahm Emanuel was crowned mayor of Chicago on Tuesday.

Republican wins Obama’s old Senate seat

President Barack Obama suffered a significant symbolic defeat on Tuesday when Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois won the US Senate seat he vacated.

Battle of oil titans as BP seeks to shift blame for Gulf spill

BP sought to spread the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster on Wednesday, setting off a battle of oil-industry giants.

US sets deadline for BP as mistrust grows

The US has tightened pressure on BP, setting a 72-hour deadline for the company to present updated plans for battling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Shackled Nigerian bomb suspect betrays no emotion

His expression flat, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day hobbled into a Detroit courtroom on Friday.

A lesson in dodging bullets and confronting US gangs

The bullets start flying for all sorts of reasons. Gangs jostling for territory. Disrespecting someone's sister.

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Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

The local municipality irregularly spent at least R443.8-million according to the auditor general’s latest report

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation