Mexican pets receive blessing on St. Anthony Day

18 January 2022, 8:37 AM
Beloved pets enjoyed the limelight in Mexico City on Monday (January 17) at a blessing ceremony to mark the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals.
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‘Rest in Peace, Queen Betty White’: celebrities react to news of the death of Betty White 1 January 2022, 4:37 AM

Comedic actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America's geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," died on Friday, less than three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

Durban revellers hope to rebuild their lives in 2022 1 January 2022, 3:43 AM

A number of revellers at New Year's festivals in Durban and surrounding areas say the decline in COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations and related deaths give them hope that they will be able to rebuild their lives this year.

Betty White, working actress into her 90s, dies just shy of her 100th birthday 31 December 2021, 10:47 PM

Comedic actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America's geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died less than three weeks shy of her 100th birthday, People magazine said on Friday, quoting her agent.

Archbishop Tutu to be sent off by his favourite choir world-renowned Imilonji Ka Ntu Choral Society 31 December 2021, 3:06 PM

The late archbishop Desmond Tutu will be sent off by his favourite choir, the world-renowned Imilonji Ka Ntu Choral Society, at his funeral in Cape Town on Saturday. Among the many aspects Tutu planned for his funeral, was for the choir to bid him farewell.

Britney Spears not ready to return to music business she calls ‘scary’ 31 December 2021, 1:20 PM

Britney Spears has signaled she is not yet ready to return to making music after 13 years under a conservatorship that took away control of her personal and business affairs and left her scared of the entertainment business.

Abbey pushed for Elton John to play at Princess Diana’s funeral 31 December 2021, 7:00 AM

Buckingham Palace received a personal appeal from the Dean of Westminster to allow singer Elton John perform at the funeral of Princess Diana, newly released government documents show.

City of Cape Town pleads with beach-goers to celebrate New Year responsibly 30 December 2021, 12:20 PM

The City of Cape Town has urged beach-goers to celebrate the New Year responsi

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are finally divorced 30 December 2021, 8:03 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have officially finalized their divorce, more than 10 years after proceedings began.

Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ is latest COVID victim as Jackman tests positive 28 December 2021, 11:45 PM

Broadway's revival of "The Music Man,"the hottest ticket in town, on Tuesday cancelled performances for five days after star Hugh Jackman tested positive for COVID.

Residents urged to be cautious when using fireworks as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations 28 December 2021, 10:28 PM

Johannesburg Emergency Management Services has urged residents to be cautious when using fireworks as part of New Year's Eve celebrations this Friday.

‘Children held a special place in Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s heart’ 28 December 2021, 8:01 PM

Children held a special place in the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's heart.

Gift of the Givers lending a helping hand to Cape Town community whose possessions were destroyed by fire 28 December 2021, 7:09 PM

Aid organisation Gift of the Givers, says they are assisting the community at KTC in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats where a fire destroyed 43 structures on the Day of Goodwill.

Book of condolences: Remembering Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu 28 December 2021, 9:00 AM

Pay tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu through this online book of condolences. The outstanding religious leader died on Sunday at the age of 90. 

‘Harry Potter’ cast recalls first kisses, horrible haircuts in reunion special 28 December 2021, 3:11 AM

Daniel Radcliffe remembers the embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson found meeting up with her "Harry Potter" cast mates "an unexpected joy," and director Christopher Columbus recalls the sets for the movies as "the greatest playground in the world."

Unsupervised children exposed to serious the danger and risk of suffering severe injuries from fireworks 27 December 2021, 8:12 PM

Many children are being left unsupervised to discharge fireworks

E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern-day Darwin, dies at 92 27 December 2021, 11:42 AM

Edward O. Wilson, a US naturalist dubbed the "modern-day Darwin" died on Sunday at the age of 92 in Massachusetts, his foundation said in a statement.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Becomes First Pandemic-Era Movie to Smash $1 Billion Milestone Globally 27 December 2021, 2:13 AM

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" unwrapped the best Christmas gift of all, becoming the first pandemic-era movie to cross $1 billion at the global box office.

Western Cape public health facilities welcome over 200 Christmas babies 26 December 2021, 4:57 PM

Two hundred and-one babies were born on Christmas Day in the Western Cape at public health facilities.

‘Prayer session in honour of Arch Tutu’ 26 December 2021, 2:01 PM

Former Public Protector, Prof. Thuli Madonsela says the late Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu leaves a rich legacy of speaking truth to power about forgiveness, justice, integrity and peace.

Many serious injuries can result from fireworks: ER24 26 December 2021, 11:19 AM

Emergency medical service provider, ER24’s Russel Meiring says many serious injuries can result from fireworks, from suffering severe burn wounds to amputations.

K-pop star Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after BTS return from US 26 December 2021, 12:03 AM

Suga, songwriter and rapper for K-pop sensation BTS, has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from in-person concerts in the United States, the group's management said on Friday.

Queen Elizabeth speaks of missing her husband’s ‘familiar laugh’ at Christmas 25 December 2021, 5:57 PM

 Britain's Queen Elizabeth spoke of the loss of her husband Prince Philip on Saturday, remembering the "mischievous twinkle" in his eyes in an unusually personal Christmas message to the nation.

Lekgotla la Basotho in the Free State celebrate Christmas in style 25 December 2021, 5:04 PM

The Basotho Cultural group Lekgotla la Basotho at Botshabelo in the Free State is celebrating Christmas with cows and horses performing stunts.

Prisoners Association calls for arrest of person selling Mandela’s prison cell key 25 December 2021, 9:00 AM

The Ex Political Prisoners Association has called for the arrest of the person who reportedly will be selling the key to Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell.

Woman accuses ‘Sex and the City’ actor Chris Noth of groping 24 December 2021, 7:25 AM

A New York musician on Thursday accused "Sex and the City" actor Chris Noth of groping her nearly 20 years ago and threatening to ruin her career if she told anyone about their encounter.

New York City to scale down New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square 24 December 2021, 1:30 AM

New York will sharply limit the number of people it allows in Times Square for its New Year's Eve celebration, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, in response to a surge of new coronavirus cases fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Former Ligwalagwala FM presenter DF Simelane laid to rest 23 December 2021, 4:59 PM

The former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on-air presenter at Ligwalagwala FM current affairs "Letiphuma Embiteni" Daniel Frans "DF" Simelane has been laid to rest at Ka-Msogwaba in  Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

Carmat completes probe into heart implant issues 23 December 2021, 10:30 AM

French artificial heartmaker Carmat said on Thursday it had completed an internal investigation into quality issues that affected some of its prostheses, sending its shares up almost 10 percent in early trade.

James Franco admits sleeping with students, says he had sex addiction 23 December 2021, 12:50 AM

Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has acknowledged sleeping with students of an acting school he previously ran, saying he struggled with a sex addiction and has been working to improve his behavior in recent years.

SABC Mpumalanga mourns loss of former radio presenter DF Simelane 22 December 2021, 6:15 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Mpumalanga region has expressed sadness at the passing of former radio presenter Daniel Frans "DF" Simelane.