London’s deadliest tragedy since WWII remembered

Tributes to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are displayed in London on June 13, 2018, on the eve of the tragedy’s first anniversary.(Photo: NEIL HALL, EPA-EFE) LONDON – A nationwide silence across the United Kingdom on Thursday marked the first anniversary of the deadliest tragedy in the country’s capital since World War II. Seventy-two people […]

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

Image copyright Getty Images Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day? If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency. One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, while another says being frail […]

WATCH: Police shoot woman in face during Eersterust protests

An Eersterust resident was sitting on the ground among a group protesting for improved service delivery when, allegedly without warning, police opened fire, shooting her in the face with a rubber bullet on Wednesday afternoon. Victoria Daniels sat down as police used a water cannon to douse burning tyres that were blocking a road in […]

Hurricane Bud, now a Category 3, expected to weaken as it nears Mexico

CLOSE The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released its 2018 hurricane forecasts. Here’s what you need to know. Just the FAQs Hurricane Bud damaged coastal areas of Acapulco, Mexico, on June 11, 2018.(Photo: David Guzman, EPA-EFE) Hurricane Bud, now a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph, continued to spin off Mexico’s west coast […]

David Davis: Lords amendments would undermine Brexit

Image copyright AFP The House of Lords should not “undermine” the UK’s EU exit, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs. Opening debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill, Mr Davis said a bid to give Parliament more control over Brexit would tie ministers’ hands and lead to a bad deal for the UK. Conservative MPs […]

Eddie deserved better than gobful, Bok fans

Cape Town – There’s seldom justifiable cause anyway to give a visiting international head rugby coach a torrent of abuse. But it just seemed even less warranted – not to mention badly timed – that England’s much-travelled Eddie Jones reportedly copped some crude words from a handful of Springbok fans after Saturday’s 42-39 defeat for […]

Spain offers to take in migrants after Italy, Malta refuse to help

File picture – migrants look at the sea aboard the MV Aquarius, a rescue vessel chartered by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF-Medecins sans frontieres), some 24 nautical miles (about 44km) off Libya’s coast, on May 8, 2018.(Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI, AFP/Getty Images) A ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea near Italian […]

G7 summit: War of words erupts between US and key allies

Image copyright AFP Image caption The final communique had been intended as a face-saving agreement after a bad-tempered summit A war of words has erupted between the US and its G7 allies, hours after the group had put on an apparent show of unity at the end of a tense summit. US President Donald Trump […]

North Korean citizens starved for information on Donald Trump summit

CLOSE Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump says he is ready to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (June 8) AP President Trump and Kim Jong Un.(Photo: KCNA VIA KNS, AFP/Getty Images) While most of the free world is being inundated with news […]