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A giant laser image of Nelson Mandela has been projected onto Table Mountain in South Africa in an illuminated tribute to the late leader.

Fourth man sought in murder of British bride

The three suspects in the killing of a honeymooning tourist in South Africa will appear in court today amid continuing questions about what happened on the night she was hijacked with her British husband and later killed alone.

Taxi driver held over murder of newly-wed in South Africa

A third man appeared in court yesterday in a further twist in the case of a woman from Bristol who was murdered during her honeymoon in South Africa.

A week after honeymoon bride's murder, what can be the 'explosive revelation'?

South African police arrest third man - and hint that the crime was more than just a carjack

Second man held in Dewani murder

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Anni Dewani in South Africa. Police Chief Bheki Cele made the announcement at a nationally televised news conference, a measure of the attention the murder of a foreigner has drawn in a country known for high rates of violent crime.

Album: Die Antwoord, $O$ (Polydor)

During the build-up to World Cup 2010, the deeply boring Parlotones were promoted as the public face of South African rock.

Test offers hope of tuberculosis breakthrough

A blood test that can tell doctors whether someone is likely to develop the active and dangerous form of tuberculosis has become a realistic possibility.

The Hedonist: Cape Town

By Pippa de Bruyn from <a href="http://www.hg2.com" target="new">Hg2</a> luxury city guides

South Africa's migrants fear fresh violence

Dozens of people were camped out among their own possessions on the highway out of Cape Town yesterday trying to hitchhike away from the threat of violence.

Figo critical of Ronaldo

Former Portugal star Luis Figo has criticised his compatriot and Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo after the nation crashed out of the World Cup finals on Tuesday evening.

Van Persie brings artistic touch as Dutch concentrate on winning with style

The Dutch do two things at World Cups – they fight among themselves and captivate the tournament with their football. But until their arrival in Cape Town on Friday they had done neither of those two.

Portugal v North Korea player ratings

Man-for-man marking from the Green Point Stadium

Smarmy Army! Is this the poshest World Cup ever?

Something has happened at the World Cup and it goes beyond goalkeeping errors. The England fan – that much-feared smirking lout best kept the opposite side of a riot shield – has been transformed. In South Africa, he is a gent and though he still orders pints, he is likely to be seen with a plate of tapas on the side.

Parks makes Pumas pay penalty for errors

Argentina 16 Scotland 24

The Shape of Him, By Gill Schierhout

Sara is the 48-year-old manageress of a boarding house in 1930s South Africa. Detached and jaded, she lives her life in the past, haunted by a love affair with a diamond-digger called Herbert Wakefield. During their relationship, Herbert is diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease and Sara cares for him in hosptial.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?