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World's biggest passenger aircraft in Durban

Durban - Last week saw the biggest passenger plane in the world landing at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa for the first time as part of a pilot training programme for British Airways.

Video: Horror truck crash kills 22 in South Africa

Pinetown - While the death toll could possibly still rise, an estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa. The accident was captured on a vehicle's dashboard camera.

Durban S.A. March against Monsanto: 'There’s poison in your pap!'

Durban - May 25 saw a colorful and diverse procession of Durbanites in support of the worldwide protest event "March against Monsanto." One of the main themes of the protest was "There's poison in your pap" (corn porridge).

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Durban cops caught with prostitutes in their marked police van

Durban - According to a report on Thursday, 2 police constables in Durban, South Africa were arrested after being caught with prostitutes in their police panel van.

CD sales soar in zombie uproar

Durban - Following on from a recent story about a guy who claimed to be a singer who had risen from the dead after being held captive by zombies, CD sales by said deceased singer are soaring.

Ancient bed uncovered, composed of insect-repelling plants

Durban - Researchers have uncovered the world's oldest bed to date. Unearthed in Sibudu, near the western South African city of Durban, scientists have found ancient bedding made of plants.

Climate Summit COP 17 Kicks Off in Durban Special

The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP17) today kicked off in Durban with a call to world leaders to "save tomorrow today".

Threats to humanity loom as climate change talks start in Durban

Durban - The Summit on Climate Change starts today in Durban, South Africa, aiming to reform the global energy system and to negotiate the renewal of the Kyoto Protocol until 2020; the possibility of failure to reach a significant agreement looms.

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’

Family questions suicide ruling in South African police case

Metro police say Terrence Naidoo, 23, shot himself in the head at Addington Hospital in Durban after being arrested and taken to hospital to have blood drawn for an alcohol test.

Op-Ed: A 2010 visitor's guide to delightful Durban Special

Durban - With the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup less than 30 days away, Digital Journal takes you on a quick tour of Durban, South Africa’s third largest city.

Newborn baby girl rescued from pit toilet

Paramedics and firefighters from KwaDukuza, north of South Africa's coastal city of Durban this morning, rescued a newborn baby girl from a soggy, dark and cold pit toilet where she was allegedly dumped.

Op-Ed: Shark cage dive in Durban, South Africa

Durban - The alarm sets off and I pull the bed covers firmly up over my head. It is Friday the 13th and I am not getting out of bed! But not for the ‘normal’ superstitious reasons… I have a special date: an intimate rendezvous with a shark.

Op-Ed: Fire walking and rituals of faith in South Africa

Durban - It is not just a morbid fascination, it is something more than that. It's the esoteric mystery behind creating an obviously altered state of being that draws me back each year to watch the annual Hindu kavadi and fire-walking ceremony.

Anti-racism report adopted despite ‘disinformation’ campaign

At the close of the Durban Review Conference, 182 countries were able to come together on and produce anti-racism report .

Three gang-rapists of Jessica Foord get life in South Africa

The huge courage of rape victim Jessica Foord, a South African girl who spoke up publicly against the country's gang-rape epidemic, was rewarded by the Durban High Court on Monday. Judge Viviene Niles-Duner sentenced three of her rapists to life.

'I was forced to rape the white lady at knifepoint' claims rapist

A 17-year-old state witness on Wednesday told the Durban High Court he was forced to rape local girl Jessica Foord at knifepoint. 'The only instruction I was given by accused one was to rape the white lady," the South African witness said.

Gang-rape victim 'forced to kiss penis' - South African trial

Uniformed pupils holding candles gathered outside the Durban High Court in South Africa Monday ahead of the trial of four unnamed men, accused of gang-raping 22-year-old Jessica Foord in front of her father. Only 7.6% of all rapists are ever tried in SA..

Canada, Netherlands, Israel, U.S. snub UN anti-racism conference

Neither Canada, the US, Israel nor The Netherlands will attend the forthcoming United Nations anti-racism conference in April. They say the first one in 2001 in Durban 'degenerated into expressions of intolerance, hate speech and anti-Semitism."

35 people crushed in political rally

In a stampede during a political rally in Durban, South Africa, at least four women and two children were seriously injured and rushed from Chatsworth stadium. The state news agency says 35 people were also taken to ambulances outside the stadium

Teen, 13, sells nude pics of herself on MXit

The news that a 13-year-old South African girl sold nude photographs of herself at $17 each via the instant messaging service MXit, had local police rush out an awareness campaign about its dangers. Teens are often recruited like this by sex-slavery gangs

Tourist haven Durban: 'A giant, feces-smeared squatter camp'

A photographer in Durban, South Africa is waging a lone battle against the city's claims that the Indian-ocean harbour city is a clean, well-run, safe tourist mecca. Oceanside resident Snowy Smith has 7,000 pics showing that it's a filthy slum instead.

United Nations probe latest South African xenophobic murders

The United Nations has launched a formal probe into the xenophobic attacks in which two foreign African refugees fell to their deaths trying to escape from a 150-strong mob of men with knives in Durban South Africa. A third man survived his forced jump.

Durban street kids are having a nice Christmas for a change

The Indian Ocean harbour city of Durban has thousands of street urchins. This week they got to talk to the British ambassador Paul Boateng to show him around their brand-new "Safe Space' which opened on Dec 1.

Durban South Africa: Private Patrols Reduce Street Muggings

Shopkeepers along a street in Durban, South Africa grew tired of the numerous muggings that were taking place outside their shops and the lack of police response to them. Solution, hire private security.

Durban's Major Hospitals ICU Shut Down After Striking Workers Threatened Nurses

Durban's King Edward VIII Hospital, South Africa's second largest intensive care unit (ICU), was shut down on Saturday, after striking workers reportedly threatened nurses at the unit with knob kerries and whips.

Child Held Captive in Dark Room for 13yrs

An 18yr old teenager who has never been to school, has been found in a dark room, where he has been held captive for the last 13yrs.
 

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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa.
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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Durban, South Africa. Home to some 1 million South Africans of Indian descent
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Durban City Hall. The XVII Conference on Climate Change will take place in Durban Nov, 28-Dec. 9, 2011,
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders  attention to climate change in Africa
Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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Protesters against Zionist occcupation of Palestine
Protesters against Zionist occcupation of Palestine
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The panel at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban  South Africa
The panel at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa -
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto at City Hall in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto at City Hall in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban  South Africa...
An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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