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Grandfather leaps into path of train to save baby girl (video)

A grandfather is being hailed as a hero after CCTV footage captured the moment he jumped into the path of an oncoming train to rescue an 18-month-old baby.

Toy gun wielding Pinetown petrol station bandits nabbed

Two men who allegedly held up a Pinetown petrol station with a toy gun have been arrested.

Nuclear power plant costs will nuke SA economy into Greek-style crisis: Cope

The Congress of the People on Tuesday urged SA citizens to do the search “to get an understanding of how our national debt is piling up by the minute”.

Zimbabwe man makes money with SA trick - selling fake pregnancy tests

A new breed of desperate single women in Zimbabwe have found a new way to hook their prospective husbands.

Emerging Markets stocks fall to lowest since January as China totters

Emerging market stocks fell to a six-month low on Tuesday as China's troubled bourses dropped for a fifth straight day.

Learners with special needs denied their right to education: DA

Almost 600 000 special needs learners are not attending school and the Department of Basic Education doesn’t know why‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) said.

Blast in Zaria, northern Nigeria kills 20

A blast hit a local government headquarters in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, as primary school teachers and public sector staff were undergoing identity checks, two workers said.

Taxis bully Uber

War has been declared on online taxi service Uber, with metered taxi operators intimidating drivers and passengers and threatening to slow traffic nationally in protest.

Loco report 'racist lies'

Reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA spent R600-million on locomotives that cannot be used because they exceed height restrictions have been countered by the head of the agency, Lucky Montana.

TAC puts lab on the slab

The Treatment Action Campaign and the minister of health are at loggerheads again.

Fairy is a screaming groinful

Attempts by police to arrest a festive Johannesburg milliner, for alleged drunk driving at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown on Friday night, could have been lifted from a scene at the Mad Hatter's tea party after she allegedly kicked a policeman in the groin as she resisted arrest, refused to have her blood drawn and provided false information.

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Lions will dominate if they keep current set-up: Mitchell

After securing signatures to some players who were key to their Super Rugby campaign‚ the Lions are building a team that could compete for Super Rugby honours next year.

Floyd Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday.

SA's Kevin Anderson gives king Djokovic a mighty scare

Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match in Wimbledon last night.

Duane in fitness race

Duane Vermeulen's troublesome neck will go under the surgeon's scalpel today, which means the star No8 is cutting it fine to regain full fitness before the World Cup.

South Africa's business confidence falls to 16-year low

South Africa's business confidence fell 2.3 index points in June to its lowest in more than 16 years, a survey showed on Tuesday, as fundamental weaknesses in the economy weighed on productivity.

Mugabe ignores Grace in cabinet reshuffle

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe made several changes to his cabinet yesterday, with key political players taking up new roles. However, his wife Grace remains outside government.

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia.

Gold sector may see drawn-out wage talks

All four unions reject opening offer from gold producers, setting the scene for a long and difficult wage negotiation

Installers next in line for set-top box tender

Universal Service and Access Agency of SA poised to select companies to install the set-top boxes and aerials in 5-million households

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