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Australia postpones Afghanistan Test, New Zealand ODIs

Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday postponed plans to host a Test match against Afghanistan and a one-day series against New ...

Russian plan to dig biggest Zimbabwe platinum mine advances

A project that aims to develop Zimbabwe's biggest platinum mine has cleared a significant hurdle, with the African Export-Import Bank ...

Rate cuts won?t cure SA's skills shortage, Kganyago says

Additional interest-rate cuts won't resolve the real problems holding back the country's economy, South Africa's central bank governor said."No amount ...

ECOWAS Could Lift Mali Sanctions on Friday

The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, could announce Friday if it will lift crippling sanctions on ...

Mural at Disneyland pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Washington [US], September 25 (ANI): California's Disneyland on Thursday (local time) unveiled a powerful mural titled - 'King Chad' - ...

Dilemma for Springboks as Rugby Championship decision looms

The Springboks were included in the 2020 Rugby Championship fixtures released on Thursday, but the world champions have several hurdles ...

MLB roundup: Jays wrap up playoff berth

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits including a solo homer, Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings and the Toronto ...

Marlins salvage critical win against sloppy Braves

Miami starter Pablo Lopez and the Miami bullpen slowed down the powerful Atlanta lineup, posting a 4-2 win on Thursday ...

Rights defender Hillel Neuer slams China

Geneva [Switzerland], September 25 (ANI): Human Right Defender Hillel Neuer tore into China at the United Nations Human Right Councils ...

Nations Urged to Help Virus-Stranded Mariners Stuck at Sea

PARIS - Another COVID-19 problem the U.N. is trying to solve: How to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who ...

Zimbabwe's Rescued Wildlife Joins Jerusalema Dance Challenge

HARARE - The Jerusalema Dance Challenge, a South African internet craze, is sweeping the African continent.As the Jerusalema spreads across ...

Kuhl, Pirates shut out Cubs in final home game

The Pittsburgh Pirates, in their final home game, hit a season-high four homers and Chad Kuhl pitched seven scoreless innings ...

SA's Dean Burmester shares lead at Irish Open

There was a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after day one of the Irish Open, with South ...

Deadly flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence

Niger has been hardest hit, said the UN refugee agency (

West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the ...

PSL announces DStv as new headline sponsor in blockbuster deal

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Thursday announced broadcaster DStv as its new headline sponsor with the league now renamed ...

General Conference: Day 4 Highlights

Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2020-2021.Member States' ...

Hunger Stalks Thousands in Northern Mozambique as Conflict Escalates

GENEVA - The U.N. World Food Program warns northern Mozambique's volatile Cabo Delgado province is facing a hunger crisis as ...

ISL: NorthEast United FC sign midfielder Khassa Camara

Guwahati (Assam) [India], September 24 (ANI): NorthEast United FC have signed Mauritanian midfielder Khassa Camara ahead of the Indian Super ...

Why the Child's Rights Act still doesn't apply throughout Nigeria

Nigeria adopted the Child's Rights Act in 2003, giving legal consent to both the United Nations Convention on the Rights ...

Case law suggests South Africa must do more about disrupted schooling

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in South Africa, the question of how to manage the country's schools ...

Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes

The United States has used airstrikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since January 2007, including armed drone strikes from June ...

Millions Newly Displaced by Escalating Conflict, Violence this Year

GENEVA - Mid-year stocktaking by the Switzerland-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre finds escalating conflict and violence in the first half ...

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies of heart attack

Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones, who had been covering the ongoing Indian Premier League from Mumbai, has ...

Suspect arrested for murder of top cop Charl Kinnear

A 39-year-old suspect will appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Lieutenant ...

Recycled plastic boat to sail across Lake Victoria

Visitors look at the Flipflopi boat at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on Sept. ...

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 1030 GMT, Sept. 24

Israeli medical workers wearing protective gear work in the coronavirus ward of Ziv medical center in Safed, northern Israel, on ...

UNHCR wins 1m prize for novel water tech in refugee camps

BRUSSELS - When David Githiri arrived in Uganda in 2017 to oversee the technical team delivering services to refugees and ...

North Korean troops kill South Korean man, burn body - Seoul

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body ...

23 people killed in Nigeria fuel tanker crash

At least 23 people were killed after a petrol tanker overturned and caught fire on a busy road in Nigeria's ...

LATEST | Suspect arrested for murder of top cop Charl Kinnear

A 39-year-old suspect will appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Lieutenant ...

Tiger King's Carole Baskin sued for defamation

Washington [US], September 24 (ANI): Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix's docuseries 'Tiger King', is ...

Where in the world will the next epidemic start?

Viruses jumping from animals to humans have been the starting point of numerous outbreaks, from Ebola to Zika. Given the ...

All Black Christmas? New Zealand fume over festive quarantine

New Zealand Rugby on Thursday refused to rule out boycotting the end of this year's Rugby Championship in Australia after ...

Oil drops after warnings on US economy and global crude demand

Oil dropped toward $39 a barrel, even after a decline in American crude and fuel stockpiles following warnings over global ...

JUST IN | Suspect arrested for murder of top cop Charl Kinnear

A 39-year-old suspect will appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Lieutenant ...

UNHCR assisting displaced families affected by floods in the Sahel

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is scaling up efforts to assist displaced families in Africa's Sahel, among more than 700,000 ...

What can our shared history as South Africans teach us?

As we, as a South African nation, prepare to celebrate Heritage Day on 24 September, and as we reflect on ...

T20 World Cup win was 'complete team effort': Irfan Pathan

New Delhi [India], September 24 (ANI): As the country celebrates 13 years of the T20 World Cup, former India all-rounder ...

Heritage Day is not about braaing

Heritage Day, 24 September, is the highlight of Heritage Month in South Africa.Public and academic discourse about braais, 'traditional' dress, ...

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White House tightens screws on Havana, reimposes restrictions

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Cuba, aimed at further denying sources of revenue ...

Asteroid size of a bus comes close to Earth

Scientists at the U.S. space agency NASA say a small asteroid - roughly the size of a bus - passed ...

One of New York's finest accused of spying for China

NEW YORK, New York - An ethnic Tibetan New York City police officer and U.S. Army reservist was unmasked this ...

Why Biden should not pick Michele Flournoy as defense secretary

If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding ...

Life could be habitable underground on Mars, scientsts say

MASSACHUSETTS, September 23 (ANI): Recent science missions and results are bringing the search for a life closer to home, and ...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slams U.S. at UN General Assembly

NEW YORK, New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used the killing of American African George Floyd under US police ...

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