By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A South Carolina man charged with murdering his five children last month before driving their bodies across several states and dumping them in Alabama was accused more than two years ago of domestic violence, police records show. The children’s mother, Amber Jones, told police in May 2012 that her then-husband, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from whom she was estranged, threatened to “snap her neck” and to shoot neighbors she was staying with, a Lexington County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. … …read more
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week. National Education Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), which has around 280,000 members, said in a statement there was a public health “crisis” in Africa’s most developed economy because of government outsourcing. … …read more
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese swimmer suspected of stealing a camera at the Asian Games has been summarily indicted by local authorities and remains in South Korea awaiting a decision on his case, games organizers said Wednesday. …read more
Polokwane (South Africa) (AFP) – A South African court on Tuesday suspended the corruption trial of firebrand politician Julius Malema, pushing the high-profile case against the self-appointed graft-buster back by nearly a year.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — India boxing official Sagarmal Dhayal says a formal protest has been lodged against the outcome of an Asian Games semifinal bout after judges awarded a unanimous decision to South Korea’s Park Ji-na over L.Sarita Devi in the 60-kilogram division, prompting loud criticism from sections of the crowd and condemnation from a coach. …read more
Paramedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in South Philadelphia Monday evening.
JUBA (Reuters) – At least 32 people were killed and 10 seriously injured when a bus collided with a cargo truck in southern South Sudan, hospital officials said on Monday. Officials said it was still not clear what caused the accident early on Monday morning on a road that links the capital of South Sudan, Juba, to Uganda. Police spokesman James Monday Enocka told a news conference the majority of the dead were Ugandan citizens. Traffic accidents are common in the world’s newest country, where buses are the main form of public transport between towns and roads are often poor. … …read more