The father of a slain French soldier has described how disarmed Muslim fighters in the Central African Republic were lynched by a Christian mob in harrowing testimony that raised the spectre of a new wave of sectarian killing in the troubled state.
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year yesterday, crediting him with advancing the message of the Roman Catholic church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with it.
Microwave popcorn makers could face a long and difficult task ridding their snacks of trans fats, if a US Food and Drug Administration proposal to ban the additives goes into effect. Just ask Orville Redenbacher.
There was an air of excitement at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria last week as hundreds of fans turned up for the unveiling of a prototype car for a new circuit-racing competition, the Global Touring Car (GTC) series.
The year is 2040. The rain is incessant, with storms that last for days. And it is hot. The heat comes in waves that seem to go on for longer and longer. It turns out that the climate-change hype was real. The daily failure of the ageing electricity grid makes...