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Bus crash kills 24, in South Africa

Bus crash kills 24, South African authorities say 24 people died when a bus veered off a road and rolled over. The accident happened Friday morning near De Doorns, a town in a grape-growing region near Cape Town. Keri Davids, a spokeswoman for the health department of the Western Cape provincial government, says the dead include 22 females and two males. South African media say the passenger bus was heading to Cape Town when the driver lost control.

Former S-Africa President Nelson Mandela Discharged from hospital

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left hospital today after 'successful' medical tests and returned to his home in Johannesburg. The 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, yesterday, to undergo tests 'in line with his age.' 'The doctors have completed the tests,' presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. 'He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team.' Maharaj appealed to the public and media to respect the privacy of Mandela and his family. The African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party, had earlier released a statement saying it believed Mandela was in 'capable and competent hands'. Routine: Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern' Mr Mandela was hospitalised at the end of last year and he was airlifted on Decemb

South African Oscar Pistorius freed on $113,000 bail

Oscar Pistorius in Court  A South African court granted bail on Friday to Oscar Pistorius, arrested for the murder of his girlfriend on Evening of romance, after his lawyers successfully argued the "Blade Runner" was too famous to emerge from justice. The choice by Magistrate Desmond Nair drew cheers in the Paralympics star's family and supporters. Pistorius himself was unmoved, in marked contrast on the week-long hearing, as he repeatedly eliminate in tears. Nair set bail at A million rand ($113,000) and postponed the case until June 4. Pistorius can be released only when the court received 100,000 rand in cash, he added. Under an hour later, a silver Land Rover left a legal court compound, Pistorius visible over the window tinting using the trunk seat in the dark suit and tie he wore in the court. The auto then sped off through the streets of the capital, pursued by individuals the media on motorcycles, before it entered his uncle Arnold's home in the plush Pre