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Meerkats have a 'sinister' side, scientists say. Who knew?

Johannesburg - Oh sure, meerkats look cute and cuddly — and they are, but when it comes to certain aspects of their lives, these pint-sized critters can be rather ruthless, scientists have found.

S.African mineworkers remember 2012 Marikana killings

Tornado - Thousands of South African platinum mineworkers gathered on Saturday at Marikana to commemorate the second anniversary of the killing of 34 of their colleagues by police during a strike.

Controversy over Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week'

A number of scientists have complained that they were duped into participating in "mockumentaries" that were broadcast during the Discovery Channel’s recent week long series of programs about sharks.

S. Africa court rules murder suspect Dewani fit to stand trial

Cape Town - A British millionaire businessman suspected of the 2010 honeymoon murder of his wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court ruled on Friday.

Scientists studying great white sharks get an awesome surprise

Floating in the silent waters off of Guadalupe Island, an autonomous vehicle that resembles a torpedo floats in the blue. Then a great white shark, in a cautious arc ascends to investigate this unfamiliar intruder to its world.

S. African protesters halt probe into Marikana killings

Pretoria - Heckling protesters on Monday disrupted an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by South African police, forcing the country's deputy president to briefly halt his testimony.Demonstrators chanted "Blood on his hands!

Pistorius trial concludes, verdict set for Sept 11

Pretoria - A verdict in the high profile murder trial of sports star Oscar Pistorius has been set for September 11, after lawyers on Friday wrapped up five months of drama-filled proceedings.

Final arguments begin in Pistorius murder trial

Pretoria - South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius returned to the dock on Thursday to hear concluding arguments in his murder trial, with the star sprinter facing life in prison if found guilty.

Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela's home, report says

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

Mandela's 'starving' cows rescued by local officials

Johannesburg - The provincial government has stepped in to save dozens of starving cattle at the rural South African home of Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid hero, a Sunday newspaper reported.

Op-Ed: Costa Concordia captain plays 'shell game' with truth about ship

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, continues to deny fault in the disaster that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012, and his latest statement is one of his most deceptive. He's playing a shell game.

Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

London - The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.

9-year-old boy marries 62-year-old woman

For the second time Saneie Masilela, 9, became the world's youngest groom after he remarried the 62-year-old woman he married last year.

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

Johannesburg - A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.

Sex Tape: Health-food store clerk on store video paying for sex

Police in New Orleans have arrested an employee of a health food store caught on security tape having sex with a prostitute in the back of the store. Not only was Charles West having sex on the job but he used a company check to pay for it.

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

'Lonely' Pistorius 'unwise' over nightclub row

Johannesburg - Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius's visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", his family admitted after the sprinter was involved in a drunken brawl.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

'Drunk' Pistorius in nightclub brawl: Report

Johannesburg - South Africa's Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was thrown out of a nightclub over the weekend after being involved in a drunken brawl, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing witnesses.
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