SOUTH AFRICA

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Woman stuck in chimney after online dating goes sour

LOS ANGELES, USA: US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she got stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online.

22 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Facebook offers 'safety check' for disaster areas

WASHINGTON, USA: Facebook has unveiled a "safety check" tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system it developed after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

20 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Boston bomb exploded at 4:09:44

BOSTON, USA: The digital clock over the finish line read 4:09:44 when two explosions in the historic heart of Boston turned the 117th running of the city's iconic marathon into a horrific scene of carnage.

17 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Doctors without Border on first US mission

NEW YORK, USA: The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

13 Nov 2012