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He's baaack: Justin Bieber releases new song 'What Do You Mean'

The Biebs is back as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has finally released a new song. Bieber put out the much-anticipated first single from his upcoming new album today and it has all the necessary tools to return him to the spotlight - for music.

South Africa sets date for Pistorius parole review: Family

Johanesburg - The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said Thursday, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last week.

South African police convicted over taxi driver dragged to death

Johanesburg - Eight South African policeman were found guilty on Tuesday of murdering a Mozambican man who died after being dragged behind a moving police van in an incident that provoked global outrage.

Is Hungary keeping its founder’s advice to welcome foreigners? Special

Johannesburg - South Africa’s largest Hungarian community has commemorated the country’s main national day, Saint Stephen’s Day, with current issues and ancient wisdom both remembered.

Steenkamp family hails move to block Pistorius release

Johanesburg - The family of Reeva Steenkamp has welcomed the South Africa's surprise decision to block the release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for her murder.

South Africa unexpectedly suspends release of Oscar Pistorius

Johanesburg - South Africa has put the release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on hold, saying a decision to free him on Friday after serving only 10 months in prison for killing his girlfriend had been premature.

Prosecutors appeal Pistorius verdict, seek murder conviction

Pretoria - South African prosecutors on Monday filed an appeal calling for Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius to be convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend -- just days before he is due to be released from prison.

Angola regime rules in brutal apartheid style, says activist

Johanesburg - From beating women to unleashing dogs on protesters, Angola's government runs the oil-rich nation with an apartheid-style iron fist, says maverick activist Rafael Marques de Morais.

Southern African leaders meet as region faces food crisis

Johanesburg - Leaders of 15 southern African countries will gather for an annual summit on Monday as the region grapples with serious food shortages that have left a record number of people needing aid.

Amnesty demands Marikana justice three years after shootings

Johanesburg - As South Africa gears for the third anniversary of the Marikana massacre of miners on Sunday, Amnesty International Friday called for the police implicated in the killings to be suspended.

Johannesburg gym boots pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai

Johannesburg - A South African man wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt supporting a boycott of Israel was kicked out of a Johannesburg gym on Wednesday.

Zuma calls Cecil death 'just an incident'

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday brushed aside the killing of Zimbabwean lion Cecil, dismissing the animal's death as "just an incident.

Prince Harry joins war against poachers in Africa

Prince Harry has joined the fight against rhino poachers in Africa. The prince has joined a specialist army unit in Kruger Park.

S. African court throws out Malema corruption case

Johanesburg - A South African judge on Tuesday threw out a corruption case against firebrand politician Julius Malema after three years of delays, giving a major boost to President Jacob Zuma's fiercest critic.

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe wildlife authorities on Sunday dismissed rumours that a second lion, known as Jericho, had been slain after the killing last month of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter caused a global outcry.

S.Africa's Tutu to remain in hospital for 'another few days'

Cape Town - South African archbishop Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital in Cape Town "for another few days" despite making good progress, his foundation announced Saturday, four days after he was hospitalised with a recurring infection.

Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

Johanesburg - Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar.

Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

Johanesburg - Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people.

S.Africa's top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

- Barking and snarling in his cage, "Killer" -- South Africa's most successful poacher-catching canine -- looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

Horrible Cruelty: Video of man kicking kitten in air, killing it

A shocking video of a man kicking a kitten like it is a soccer ball, lining up to do so and kicking it into the air, killing it, has emerged. The graphic footage is not pretty and not everyone will be able to stomach it.
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