A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.
The South African Revenue Service has referred any enquiries regarding reports that a senior SARS official was held hostage in a boardroom for several hours by the Hawks to the law enforcement agency itself.
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacked off her own hair with a pair of scissors and burst into tears before saving a match point and eventually beating defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 1-6 7-5 at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday.
If full-blown Halloween fancy dress isn't your thing, then a ghoulish manicure is the ideal subtle but fun nod to the holiday. Follow the advice of these beauty vloggers and you'll have perfectly scary nails.
Durban domestic worker Avontalent Tanhera’s spicy, two-coloured plaited bread was undoubtedly the show-stopper of the second episode of 'The Great South African Bake Off' 2016. She served it up with a cooling cucumber dip
Mercedes-Benz this week pulled the wraps off their all-new Concept X-Class – a premium pickup (or 'bakkie' in South African speak) that aims to steal customers away from the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger faithful.
Playing classic video games like Pac-Man with living single-celled microbes thinner than a human hair is now possible thanks to an interactive microscope developed by bioengineers at Stanford University.
A shaman holds coca leaves in his mouth next to a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama during a ritual to predict the winner in the upcoming U.S. elections at San Cristobal hill in Lima. The shamans prognosticated that Obama will succeed.
Photograph by: RAY STUBBLEBINE
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws a pass. File picture. The Washington Redskins suffered a 13-21 home defeat to the Carolina Panthers and if you believe the ‘Redskins Rule’ that could be good news for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s presidential election. Since 1940, with just one exception, George W. Bush’s win over John Kerry in 2004, a Redskins win in their final home game before a presidential vote has meant victory for the incumbent with a loss meaning a triumph for the challenger.
Photograph by: ANDREW BURTON
A Barack Obama mask is seen at New York Costumes, a halloween supply store, in New York. Obama masks are slightly outselling Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney masks, said store manager Tony Bianchi.
Photograph by: BRIAN SNYDER
A reporter holds a cookie with a likeness of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on it, brought by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) from Busken bakery to the airport in Vandalia, Ohio. Busken cookies is selling cookies with each candidates face on them, in the hopes of predicting which will win on the basis of which cookies sell best.
Elections are screwy, so why not ask a squirrel? Gnocci the squirrel predicted President Obama to win in the last election in 2008 but swung to Romney in 2012.
Photograph by: george tsartsianidis
According to a panel of five ABC News astrologists, the stars of Hollywood aren't the only ones backing him, and his victory is written in the heavens.
Photograph by: THOMAS MUKOYA
John Dimo, a traditional witch-doctor, performs an ancient rite with mystical artifacts to predict the outcome of the U.S. elections in Kogelo village, Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Kogelo is the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama. Dimo, about 115-years-old, says he knew Obama's father who was buried in the village in 1982. The former army officer says he inherited his trade as a witch-doctor from his father in 1962 and is certain his rite will help favour Obama in the U.S. elections. Four years ago, Kogelo, and Africa in general, celebrated with noisy gusto when Obama, whose father came from the scattered hamlet of tin-roofed homes, became the first African-American to be elected president of the United States. Looking across the Atlantic to the November 6 presidential election, the continent is cooler now towards the "son of Africa" who is seeking a second term. There are questions too whether his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, will have more to offer to sub-Saharan Africa if he wins the White House.