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Death toll in South Africa floods and mudslides rises over 70

25 Apr 2019

DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG More than 70 people have been killed in South Africa after torrential rains along the eastern coast, officials said on Thursday, and rescuers were still recovering bodies.

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

24 Apr 2019

DURBAN At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa's eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday.

South Africa's Zuma wants arms deal corruption charges set aside

30 Nov 2018

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma wants corruption charges relating to a $2.2 billion (1.7 billion pounds) arms deal to be permanently set aside, his lawyers said on Friday, when Zuma made his fourth court appearance since the charges were reinstated.

South Africa's Zuma wants arms deal corruption charges set aside

30 Nov 2018

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma wants corruption charges relating to a $2.2 billion arms deal to be permanently set aside, his lawyers said on Friday, when Zuma made his fourth court appearance since the charges were reinstated.

Four generations of a South African family

09 Nov 2017

KWANDENGEZI, South Africa It's early in the morning and 90-year-old Thumekile Mthiyane is making her daily 2 km (1 mile) walk along dirt roads snaking through crop fields and the hills of rural KwaZulu-Natal, a province on South Africa's east coast.

Crowds hurl abuse at South African cannibalism suspects

12 Oct 2017

ESTCOURT, South Africa Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up crowds hurling insults at a group of men accused of cannibalism in a South African farming town.

World News

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.