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The head of the African Union is due to arrive in the Central African Republic for talks as rebel forces continue to advance towards the capital Bangui. The AU says Thomas Boni Yayi will discuss the crisis with President Francois Bozize. Earlier, the Seleka rebel alliance entered the central city of Sibut after the army […]

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A family-planning bill that was blocked by the Catholic Church for more than a decade is approved by the president. The Philippine President has signed into law a family-planning bill that was blocked by the Catholic Church for more than a decade. Presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino III had signed the […]

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A statement by Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth hospital where the 23-year-old victim was being treated said she “died peacefully” early on Saturday. “We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45am (local time) on Dec 29, 2012,” Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said in a statement. He […]

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Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet, state television reports. Ms Dastjerdi was also the first woman minister in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic. While no reason has been given, the dismissal is being linked to her call for drug price rises to […]

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Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is rounding out the year with a divorce, and he has reportedly agreed to pay his exwife almost four million dollars a MONTH as part of their settlement. Veronica Lario, with whom Mr Berlusconi has three children, filed for divorce 3 years ago. She accused him of having relationships […]

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A female student gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has “taken a turn for the worse” at a Singapore hospital, doctors say. The 23-year-old arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital. “Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure,” hospital official Kelvin Loh said. […]

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Former President George H.W. Bush of the United State of America, 88, was moved to an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital on Sunday after a stubborn fever persisted and doctors were unable to control it. The elder Bush has been hospitalized since November, suffering from a bronchitis-like cough. His people, however, are saying […]

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The Hollywood detective has allegedly uncovered evidence – including CCTV footage – that points to her being the victim of an attack by two men who were sent to collect a debt for drugs. The troubled Bodyguard singer is said to have owed in excess of $1.5million to dangerous dealers before her shock death in […]

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Bloemfontein – President Jacob Zuma scored a thumping victory in the ANC leadership contest on Tuesday, opening the way for him to lead the country until 2019. Zuma won the backing of 75.1% of the 3 977 ANC voting delegates at the national elective conference in Mangaung, making him the odds-on favourite to retain the […]

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Journalists are camped outside 1 Military Hospital on the outskirts of Pretoria where South African First black president Nelson Mandela is hospitalized. And his wife Grace says it ‘pains her to see Mandela aging and his health deteriorating.’ On Tuesday 11th December 2012 that marked four days from the time Mandela was admitted the journalists […]

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