‘Touched By An Angel’ actress dies at 86

22 November 2017, 8:12 AM
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
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UNSG concerned about military developments in Syria 14 October 2019, 9:08 PM

The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed grave concern over the military developments in northeast Syria, which have already reportedly resulted in many civilian casualties and the displacement of at least 160 000 civilians. Reports of heaving fighting continue in the region as Turkey continues its military operation against Kurdish fighters, who were formerly allied to […]

Book Fair hosted in Eastern Cape 14 October 2019, 8:46 PM

The Eastern Cape Arts and Culture Department, the PanSALB and the Steve Biko Foundation are hosting a provincial Book Fair in Ginsberg in King William's Town.

Cape Town commits millions to 2020 Minstrel event 14 October 2019, 7:00 PM

The City of Cape Town will provide funding and support worth more than R5.8 million for the 2020 Minstrel event.

IEC confirms Nyhontso as PAC leader 14 October 2019, 6:25 PM

The IEC has confirmed that it recognises the Mzwanele Nyhontso faction of the PAC, this follows internal party leadership squabbles that saw the party heading to the courts in a bid to resolve the issue.

‘Superman’ Saha silences doubters with superior glovework 14 October 2019, 4:15 PM

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DA’s Madikizela intervenes to halt vote of no confidence in JP Smith 14 October 2019, 3:01 PM

Western Cape Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela, has intervened to stop a motion of no-confidence against Deputy Chairperson of the DA caucus in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith.

MyBroadbrand warns of personal data leaks 14 October 2019, 2:42 PM

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US to train NPA, SAPS officials on anti-corruption 14 October 2019, 12:52 PM

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University of KwaZulu-Natal
Lectures suspended at UKZN in remembrance of Zondi 14 October 2019, 12:47 PM

Lectures have been suspended at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus on Monday.

New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content 14 October 2019, 11:27 AM

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.

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IFP in Gauteng expresses confidence in new Ekurhuleni leadership 14 October 2019, 11:17 AM

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in Gauteng has expressed confidence in the newly elected leadership at its conference in Ekurhuleni.

ANC to give update in re-establishing its youth league 14 October 2019, 11:04 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) National Youth Task Team (NYTT) is expected to brief the media on the progress made in re-establishing the party's Youth League.

Emirates president says he does not expect to take any Boeing 777x in 2020 14 October 2019, 10:04 AM

Emirates doubts it will receive any of the 115 Boeing 777-9s it has ordered next year, its president said on Monday, as the United States (US) planemaker grapples with challenges in building the jet.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to face new US charges in groping case 14 October 2019, 9:54 AM

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s trial on charges of groping a woman at a Manhattan bar was postponed Thursday as prosecutors revealed they had brought new charges against him in connection with another incident.

Japan rescuers wade in muddy waters to find typhoon survivors 14 October 2019, 9:44 AM

Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, as officials warned of more rain later in the day.

Traffic disruptions following protest on Malibongwe Drive 14 October 2019, 8:30 AM

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#FeesMustFall activist Cekeshe back in court 14 October 2019, 8:16 AM

Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe will be back in court on Monday for bail application. 

Mozambique Electoral Commission urged to deliver free, fair elections 14 October 2019, 8:01 AM

The Centre for Democracy and Development organisation (CDD) in Mozambique, has called on the Mozambique National Electoral Commission (CNE) to deliver free and fair elections ahead of Tuesday's national elections.

China’s foreign trade up 2.8 pct in first 9 months 14 October 2019, 6:51 AM

China's foreign trade volume rose 2.8 percent year on year in the first nine months of 2019 to 22.91 trillion yuan (about 3.24 trillion US dollars), the General Administration of Customs released Monday.

Climate change activists project Thunberg speech on Houses of Parliament 14 October 2019, 6:16 AM

Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion projected a speech by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg onto the side of the Houses of Parliament on Sunday.

As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey 14 October 2019, 5:46 AM

President Donald Trump’s administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.

Thousands of Tunisians celebrate Kais Saied’s landslide projected win 14 October 2019, 5:40 AM

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital on Sunday celebrating presidential candidate Kais Saied's projected win, after exit polls showed him leading.

DA’s JP Smith faces motion of no confidence 14 October 2019, 5:39 AM

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security and Democratic Alliance deputy caucus leader in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, is expected to face a motion of no confidence on Monday.

Algeria
Hundreds of Algerians protest against proposed energy law 13 October 2019, 9:30 PM

Hundreds of Algerians protested in front of parliament on Sunday against a proposed energy law that they said the caretaker government had no right to p

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Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red Sea 13 October 2019, 5:12 PM

A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles but denied reports they came from Saudi Arabia.

SAAF’s largest single loss in one day remembered 13 October 2019, 4:08 PM

The South African Air Force’s (SAAF) largest loss of life and aircraft in a single day 75 years ago, has been remembered at a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill in Pretoria.

Tunisians vote for president, choosing between media mogul and retired professor 13 October 2019, 4:05 PM

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Eight people have died in a collision on Saturday night on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Lesufi urges Gauteng Matric learners to use e-learning as exams loom 13 October 2019, 1:34 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has urged matric learners to use the Department's digital e-learning platform to prepare for their examinations.