South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | 3 killed in train collision in South Africa, responders say

JOHANNESBURG — Jan 08, 2019—Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. Netcare911, an emergency responders’ group, says many injuries are “minor to moderate” but that one person in critical condition was airlifted to a hospital after the accident Tuesday in Pretoria. Authorities … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | 3 killed in train collision in South Africa, responders say

BANGKOK  | Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

BANGKOK  — Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize. The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. Gray succeeds the 2017 winner, Demi-Leigh … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival

JOHANNESBURG — Beyonce and other international stars have gathered in South Africa for a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Sunday. Model Naomi Campbell and singer Bob Geldof, … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Mexico gives top award to Kushner

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Argentina’s security minister is confirming that eight gasoline bombs were discovered in an area of the capital where a protest against the G-20 summit is expected later in the day. A police operation on Friday turned up the … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Mexico gives top award to Kushner

JOHANNESBURG | Oprah offers rousing tribute to Mandela in S. Africa visit

JOHANNESBURG — Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born, and urged the youth of South Africa and beyond to overcome failure and trauma on the road to accomplishing their goals. “Your day will come. I applaud your resilience,” Winfrey told a cheering crowd in Soweto. … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Oprah offers rousing tribute to Mandela in S. Africa visit

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

JOHANNESBURG — A new study says many South African health facilities designated to help survivors of sexual violence don’t offer counseling to children who have been raped. Doctors Without Borders, which released the study on Wednesday, says there are critical gaps in mental health care in a country with one of the world’s highest rates … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

SEATTLE | ‘Explorer at heart’: American missionary killed in India

SEATTLE— John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. But kayaking to a remote Indian island, home to a tribe known … Continue reading SEATTLE | ‘Explorer at heart’: American missionary killed in India

NEW DELHI | The Latest: visiting remote island was man’s last adventure

NEW DELHI— The Latest on the death of an American adventurer and missionary who was killed by an isolated Indian tribe (all times local): 4:30 a.m. John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder. He led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to … Continue reading NEW DELHI | The Latest: visiting remote island was man’s last adventure