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Boy, 14, accused of killing grandma during fight over school

24 August 2016, 20:15

A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged with fatally shooting his grandmother during an argument over school

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Two women arrested for having sex in park

24 August 2016, 19:00

Police have arrested two women after they were found having sex in a park naked.

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Robot brothels are set to become the next big thing!

24 August 2016, 15:24

Sex robot brothels could become the next big thing as rapidly-evolving technology takes over the sex industry.

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WATCH: Man swallows 40 knives, survives

24 August 2016, 14:41

A man has received emergency treatment after swallowing metal knives due to liking the way they taste.

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Gabon's Bongo refuses pre-poll TV debate

24 August 2016, 14:49

Gabon head of state Ali Bongo has rejected a call to go head-to-head in a TV debate with his main challenger, triggering a fierce row days ahead of the African country's presidential election.

Man kills 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night

24 August 2016, 14:36

Authorities say a man accused of slaying five people brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them.

Zim abolishes 8 000 jobs in agriculture ministry

24 August 2016, 14:41

Zimbabwe plans to abolish about half the jobs in the agriculture department, as the government struggles to pay public service wages.

Machar in Khartoum 'purely on humanitarian reasons', Sudan insists

24 August 2016, 14:41

The Sudanese government has maintained that the sacked South Sudan vice president Riek Machar is in the country "purely on humanitarian reasons".

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

24 August 2016, 13:47

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

Zim supermarket at centre of storm over ex-newscaster's arrest

24 August 2016, 14:18

A leading supermarket in Zimbabwe has found itself at the centre of a social media storm over the way it handled the arrest of a former news anchor who was caught shoplifting, but later found to have a mild form of dementia.

Ex-Dutch general to lead probe into South Sudan attacks

24 August 2016, 14:18

A retired Dutch general will lead an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not take action to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

24 August 2016, 13:47

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

Egypt wants Mubarak-era tycoon's foreign assets unfrozen

24 August 2016, 13:12

Egyptian authorities have said they have been asking foreign countries to unfreeze the assets of a close associate of former president Hosni Mubarak after he had paid back three quarters of his wealth.

Mwai Kibaki has blood clot in neck, to undergo surgery in SA

24 August 2016, 12:40

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.

Zambian opposition leader puts pressure on Lungu to step down

24 August 2016, 12:40

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has increased pressure on re-elected President Edgar Lungu, claiming that he is using state machinery to effect a coup d'état in the country.

Sudan says it has South Sudan's former rebel leader who fled

24 August 2016, 12:31

South Sudan's former rebel leader and vice president who fled the country last week has re-emerged in neighboring Sudan, which announced Tuesday that he had needed "urgent medical attention."

Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

24 August 2016, 12:13

Police say a French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon swarms

24 August 2016, 12:13

Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures.

Five dead as powerful quake shakes Italy

24 August 2016, 10:51

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least five people dead.

Ethiopia pledges safe return for protest runner

24 August 2016, 12:31

Ethiopia's government vowed that Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa had nothing to fear upon returning home after staging a dramatic protest against the country's politics, state-controlled Fana radio reported.

Gay couple attacked with boiling water

23 August 2016, 21:15

A prosecutor told a jury that a Georgia man threw boiled water on a gay couple as they lay in bed in a vicious, pre-meditated attack.

Deaf driver shot dead by police during traffic stop

23 August 2016, 13:03

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.

Dad kills son over studies

23 August 2016, 13:05

A father has stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after complaining the boy was failing to study for a school entrance exam, media says.

Slow start to national shutdown in DRC

23 August 2016, 12:58

It remains unclear whether DRC nationals are going to heed opposition party calls for a national shutdown in the country.

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