Indian-origin man in S Africa charged with murdering wife

An Indian-origin professional cage fighter in South Africa has been charged with brutally murdering his 29-year-old wife by shooting her on the face in the couple's luxurious mansion.

South African Police arrest nearly 200 immigrants in post-attacks raid

 South African police arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg on Thursday, officials said, after a spate of xenophobic attacks that has thrust millions of foreign workers into the spotlight.

One dead, 241 injured in South Africa train collision

At least one person was killed and more than 200 were injured after two commuter trains collided in a suburb of South Africa`s biggest city Johannesburg on Tuesday, train operator Metrorail and emergency services said.

One dead, 90 injured in South Africa train crash: Officials

 A train driver was killed and at least 90 other people injured Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South African officials said, adding that emergency teams had cut one woman free from the wreckage.

PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their Freedom Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their Freedom Day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people.

African quake rescue experts ready to leave for Nepal

 South African's rescue and relief organisation 'Gift of the Givers' is ready to go to Nepal with specialised equipment to provide assistance after the powerful earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people.

Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," said a government statement.

Relationship between India, South Africa deeply rooted in history: President Pranab Mukherjee

Extending his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of South Africa on the eve of the country's freedom day on April 27, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the relationship between both nations is deeply rooted in history, and over the years, has evolved into a strategic partnership.

'Global competencies of India, SA can be of mutual benefit'

 India and South Africa have global competencies in areas like infrastructure, defence, mining and tourism which can be used for mutual benefit, India's envoy said today.

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

 South Africa`s Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

Thousands march in South African city against xenophobia

South Africa`s executive capital of Pretoria came to a halt on Friday as thousands of people marched against the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

Discrimination a daily struggle for immigrants in South Africa

Immigrants fleeing a wave of deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa have described how fear drove them to try to hide their nationalities even before the attacks began.

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand demonstrators marched through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of deadly attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.

Anti-xenophobia marchers gather in Johannesburg after attacks

Thousands of demonstrators readied to march through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.

South African police say murdered nun, 86, may have been raped

Police in South Africa were on Thursday investigating whether an 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin found murdered had also been raped.

Post Bangladesh humiliation, Pakistan drop to eighth in ODI rankings
Post Bangladesh humiliation, Pakistan drop to eighth in ODI rankings

After enduring a series defeat against Bangladesh, Pakistan lost a position in the latest International Cricket Council ODI ranking. Wednesday's release reflected the Mirpur result with Bangladesh winning the match by eight wickets.

South Africa: Zuma vows action over immigrant attacks as Army deployed

President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday pledged to tackle xenophobia in South Africa as troops were sent in to support police in a crackdown against attacks on immigrants that have left at least seven people dead.

Nigeria protests to South Africa over anti-immigrant attacks

 Nigeria has complained to South Africa about a wave of attacks targeting foreigners and called on Pretoria to punish the culprits and compensate the victims, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

South Africa sends in army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

South African soldiers were deployed overnight to tackle gangs targeting and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence, AFP photographers witnessed.

Blanket knitted to pay tribute to Mandela sets Guinness record

 A 3,133 square metres blanket, knitted together by people of six countries including India to pay tributes to the legacy of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, today set a new Guinness World record.