Notre-Dame paintings ‘not damaged’, to be recovered in one day : French minister

19 April 2019, 3:38 PM
All the paintings, many of them dating back to the 14th century, that were housed at the incinerated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris have been spared from the flames, France's culture minister said on Friday (April 19).
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in New York on drug, weapons charges 19 April 2019, 1:04 PM

Rapper Kodak Black was released from custody by the New York State Police on Thursday after being arrested on drug and gun charges while coming across the Canada-US border near Niagara Falls, police said.

Cannes Film Festival
Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino 19 April 2019, 11:23 AM

Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer's early days will be among the highlights at this year's Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino's hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out.

Cypress Hill
Latin hip-hop group Cypress Hill unveil ‘Walk of Fame’ star 19 April 2019, 9:13 AM

The Latin American hip-hop group Cypress Hill on Thursday unveiled a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, the city where they formed more than three decades ago.

Two men wearing red on black crosses
Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter 18 April 2019, 3:06 PM

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest Catholic nation.

Writers Guild of America sues four major Hollywood talent agencies 18 April 2019, 9:51 AM

“The Wire” creator David Simon, seven other writers, and the Writers Guild of America sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies’ financial interests prevail over those of their clients. The plaintiffs are trying to establish that talent agency “packaging fees,” in which an […]

On air radio microphone
Government wants to repatriate Radio Freedom equipment 17 April 2019, 5:38 PM

South Africa is retracing its history footsteps of its broadcast mouthpiece in exile.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith cancels rest of Cape Town tour 17 April 2019, 3:56 PM

Disaster has struck British soul singer Sam Smith's current tour of South Africa, with the sensation's last two shows in the Mother City cancelled.

MTV to host first reality TV convention 17 April 2019, 9:38 AM

MTV has announced that it will host the first reality TV convention, where fans and some of the people made famous by shows like Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives, and The Bachelor will come together to celebrate the genre.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie directors plead: ‘Don’t spoil it’ 17 April 2019, 6:14 AM

The directors of “Avengers: Endgame” pleaded with fans on Tuesday not to spoil the movie by giving away storylines after reports that some scenes had leaked online.

Record 17.4 million watch ‘Game of Thrones’ kickoff for final season 16 April 2019, 5:33 PM

Some 17.4 million Americans watched the first episode of the final season of television's "Game of Thrones," a record audience for the medieval fantasy series, cable channel HBO said.

Pandor gets her doctorate degree 16 April 2019, 3:00 PM

Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr. Naledi Pandor took her portfolio seriously by going back to class and graduating with a PhD in Education from the University of Pretoria (UP).

SA to host musical benefit concert to assist cyclone Idai victims 16 April 2019, 12:37 PM

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says a musical benefit concert has been arranged for next month, also Africa Month, to offer assistance to citizens of flood ravaged countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. 

Plane in the sky
Non-stop flight between C Town, New York expected to launch in December 16 April 2019, 9:25 AM

The first non-stop flight between Cape Town and the USA is expected to be launched in December, boosting tourism and creating close to 900 jobs in its first year of operation.

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar
Jailed Myanman Reuters reporters win Pulitzer Prizes 16 April 2019, 7:52 AM

Two young Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both Myanmar citizens, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their story “Massacre in Myanmar.”

Lori Loughlin
Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case 16 April 2019, 5:32 AM

Actress Lori Loughlin on Monday entered a not guilty plea to charges that she participated in a wide-ranging college admissions scam by paying bribes to get her two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.

Gangster State
Civil society group defends launch of book ‘Gangster State’ in C Town 15 April 2019, 8:49 PM

A group of people belonging to Unite Behind, a civil society coalition, have protested outside the Iziko Museum Slave Lodge near the Parliamentary Precinct during what they call a people's launch in Cape Town of the book 'Gangster State' penned by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris cleans up its act, bans plastic straws 15 April 2019, 5:29 PM

Disneyland Paris has announced a series of measures to make Europe's biggest private tourist attraction more environmentally friendly, including banning plastic straws.

Ariana Grande becomes youngest ever to headline Coachella 15 April 2019, 1:11 PM

Ariana Grande became the youngest ever act to headline Coachella in her Sunday night performance featuring a coterie of high-profile guests including a reunion of 1990s boy band NSYNC.

Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season 15 April 2019, 12:17 PM

Three hundred die-hard Game of Thrones fans laughed, howled and moaned their way through the premiere of the hugely popular fantasy saga's last season in New York on Sunday.

A giant photograph of a boy by French photographer and artist JR is seen on a wall, during the 13th Havana Biennial, in Havana, Cuba.
Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off 15 April 2019, 6:41 AM

Havana’s 13th Biennial kicked off this weekend with works by more than 300 contemporary artists from 52 countries taking over the city’s museums, galleries and open-air spaces, and many more collateral exhibits.

A group dancing
Brandvlei teens kicking up dust ahead of ATKV Riel dance competition 14 April 2019, 6:32 PM

A group of teenagers from Brandvlei in the Northern Cape are kicking up a lot of dust as they prepare for the ATKV Riel dance competitions.

Babalwa Gxowa
TruFM celebrates Liberty Radio Award win 14 April 2019, 3:51 PM

Tru FM is celebrating after getting recognition from the Liberty Radio Awards in Sandton, Johannesburg on Saturday evening.

Crime scene yellow tape
Teenagers arrested for murder of fellow learner 14 April 2019, 10:25 AM

Police in Limpopo have arrested two learners following the discovery of the body of a 17-year-old teenager, who was believed to be pregnant, at a dumping site in the Mokopane CBD.

Swedish musician and record producer, Avicci.
New Avicci single released a year after his death 14 April 2019, 8:47 AM

A new single by the late Swedish musician and record producer, Avicci, has been released globally, a year after the 29-year-old DJ died in Oman.

Prince Harry' and wife Meghan
Tax man will be all over the British royal baby 14 April 2019, 8:42 AM

Talk about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth: the royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a particularly glittery one. And US tax authorities will be keen to know how much that utensil is worth.

Umhlobo we Nene
SABC shows win at Liberty Radio Awards 13 April 2019, 9:52 PM

A number of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) shows have won at the Liberty Radio Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on Saturday night.

Burt Reynolds in his car
Actor Burt Reynolds’ car, cowboy boots going up for auction 13 April 2019, 4:20 PM

One of Burt Reynolds' favorite cars is going up for auction in June along with some of his cowboy boots, hats, sports jackets and other items from his estate, Julien's Auctions said on Friday.

Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Zuckerberg safe 13 April 2019, 9:13 AM

Facebook Inc more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2018 to $22.6 million (£17.3 million), a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Controversial theatre piece “Equus” under the spotlight 13 April 2019, 7:39 AM

A revival of Peter Shaffer's classic 70s play, "Equus", in Cape Town has put the controversial theatre piece under the spotlight once again since its last staging in the Mother City 20-years-ago.

Carrie Fisher in trailer for final ‘Star Wars’ movie 12 April 2019, 10:10 PM

Lucasfilm delighted "Star Wars" fans Friday with a glimpse of Carrie Fisher in sneak-peek footage of the hotly-anticipated final episode of the space opera -- more than two years after her death.