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August 11, 2017 4:00 AM Maun taximan allegedly rapes passenger

The sexual attack allegedly happened after the girl, who had booked the driver, had to be dropped off at her place following a night out. Assistant superintendent of Maun police , Samuel Kgomo told Mmegi that they are investigating the case in which a 22-year-old man allegedly raped a teenaged girl. He alleged that the girl had asked to be dropped off at her place 11

August 10, 2017 11:02 AM The True Meaning of the Great American Eclipse

Despite all the hype, the moon has nothing special planned for Aug. 21. It will continue doing what it's done for more than 4 billion years—insensibly circling Earth, a dead rock at the end of a long gravitational tether. The sun has nothing special planned either. It will sit where it must sit and burn as it must burn to sustain the flock of planets 92

August 10, 2017 8:29 AM Tourism a major casualty of China quake

Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. Twenty people were killed by Tuesday's 6.5-magnitude quake in Sichuan province, a comparatively low toll -- thanks to the area's remoteness -- for a country prone 49

August 10, 2017 2:42 AM Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops

The suspected terror attack follows a string of assaults that have hit France since January 2015, claiming more than 230 lives. The suspect, a 36-year-old Algerian man, has been hospitalised after police shot him five times. The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret at around 64

August 9, 2017 12:33 PM Soldiers injured after being hit by vehicle in Paris

Soldiers injured in Paris car 'attack'0:29 SIX soldiers on a counter-terrorism patrol have been run down by a man driving a BMW in what appears to have been a targeted hit in the French capital of Paris. The attack happened about 8am Paris time (4pm AEST) today as the soldiers headed out on patrol in the wealthy Parisian suburb of Levallois-Perret, north 141

August 9, 2017 7:45 AM Six soldiers injured in Paris after being hit by vehicle in 'deliberate act'

A car has rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb, injuring six in what the Mayor called a "deliberate act". Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said a BMW parked in an alley drove into the soldiers as they left their barracks to go on patrol duty. Speaking to broadcaster BFM TV, Mr Balkany said that what he called a "disgusting" act of aggression 55

August 9, 2017 7:34 AM Paris attack: Hunt for car driven at soldiers, injuring six

A car has struck a group of soldiers in Paris, injuring six, two seriously, police say. An urgent police operation is now under way to find the vehicle - reportedly a BMW - and driver involved in the incident in the north-western suburb of Levallois-Perret. The local mayor, Patrick Balkany, said he had no doubt that the "disgusting" act was deliberate 63

August 8, 2017 9:29 PM After Campaign Full Of Drama, Kenyans Head To Polls

Even before sunrise, Kenyans began lining up to cast their vote for president. At the Kibera Primary School in the heart of Nairobi's biggest slum, the lines snaked around corners. "In Kenya, we need free and fair elections," she said. "If we get that, we'll all agree." For this election, Kenya has ushered in a decentralized electronic reporting system 77

August 6, 2017 10:46 PM Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed

VALENCIA/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities quelled an attack on a military base near the city of Valencia by soldiers and armed civilians on Sunday, killing two of them in a dramatic escalation of unrest in the protest-convulsed South American nation. The pre-dawn raid coincided with a video circulated on social media showing more than a dozen 57

August 4, 2017 5:17 PM Venezuela installs new all-powerful assembly rejected by U.S

Defying the U.S. and international community, Venezuela installed a new legislative body Friday that will have virtually unlimited power to rewrite the South American nation’s constitution and eliminate the last remnants of its democracy. Delegates to the new national constituent assembly, elected Sunday under suspected fraud, were sworn in shortly after 54