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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

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South African president orders probe in mine shootout


August 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has issued an order to probe the platinum mine shootout which left 34 people dead and over 78 injured."I have decided ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

18 shot at in South Africa platinum mine conflict


August 17th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 18 people were shot and feared dead or injured in a conflict at a platinum mine in South Africa, media reports said.The shooting took ... Read more...

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South African game park officials arrested for rhino poaching


March 1st, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BNO NEWS) -- Four South African National Parks (SANParks) officials were arrested on Tuesday in connection with suspected rhino poaching activities, officials said on Wednesday. At least 80 rhinos ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mahindra eyeing African market for new SUV


September 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 29 (IANS) In an effort to improve overseas sales, automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Thursday said it will launch its premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) -- XUV500 - ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday


July 18th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela on Monday celebrated his 93rd birthday in his home village in South Africa, where millions of children joined the celebration ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oprah Winfrey plans to be a high school teacher


July 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Johannesburg, South Africa, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is going to teach a group of students on things she wished she had known before she grew up. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Four new species discovered may shed light on human evolution


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The discovery of four individuals of a new species could shed light on human evolution.The discovery of the new species of early human, Australopithecus sediba by South African ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi to host men’s Champions Trophy and Olympic qualifiers


April 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Friday announced that New Delhi will host two major international hockey tournaments in the next 12 months.The Major Dhyan Chand National ... Read more...

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Former President Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital


January 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela on Friday was discharged from Milpark Hospital and will continue treatment at home, the Mail & Guardian newspaper reported.Acting President ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

French fugitive couple shot dead in southwest South Africa


January 21st, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- A French couple on Thursday were shot dead at a farm in southwest South Africa, the couple were fugitives wanted for killing a police officer.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Steve Nash Splits With Wife After Welcoming Son Into Family


November 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Nash has been in the news over the weekend for a number of reasons. The noted basketball star created havoc on court in the game ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brit man’s world record dream crushed after 121 days with deadly snakes


September 18th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): A Brit man's heart-thumping stunt of spending 121 days with few of the most venomous snakes in a locked room has been rejected by Guinness World Records, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cronje, Woolmer murdered by mafia betting syndicates: Rice


September 8th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.8 (ANI): Former South Africa cricket captain Clive Rice has called on investigators to re-examine the deaths of former Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer and former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ranbaxy sets up new manufacturing facility in S. Africa


September 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Sep.1 (ANI): Ranbaxy (South Africa) Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Plant, at Roodepoort, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Enrique Iglesias to perform live for Champions League T20 in S. Africa


August 18th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg (South Africa),(ANI-Business Wire India):Spanish music sensation, Enrique Iglesias, will perform a special concert, Enrique Live, at Johannesburg's Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, on 9 September 2010, an event which will inaugurate the 2010 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Security officer shot in the head at South African airport


August 11th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) – A security officer was shot in the head on Tuesday at an airport in Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, officials said.The incident took place at ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Andres Iniesta Dedicates Win To Dani Jarque


July 12th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Johannesburg, South Africa, July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday, history was carved on the grounds of Soccer City. It is the first time that the Spanish football team has lifted the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 to win its first World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Spain beat out the Netherlands to win the FIFA 2010 World Cup after Andrés Iniesta scored a goal during the second period of overtime.Iker Casillas, captain ... Read more...

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Watch Live Here: Spain and Netherlands set for 2010 FIFA World Cup final match


July 12th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- The 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands is set, as kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., EST. Nelson Mandela surprised the crowd in Johannesburg ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Spain And Netherlands In Ultimate Face-Off


July 8th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The World Cup 2010 is reaching its end and it is Spain and the Netherlands who will fight the last battle in South ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Seven trophies stolen from FIFA’s office in South Africa


July 4th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 4 (ANI): Thieves have stolen seven replica World Cup trophies from FIFA's South Africa headquarter, which is near the venue for the World Cup final.The miniature gold- plated cups, worth ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Soccer fans, netizens want Chinese team dismissed


June 21st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Close to 97 percent of the 50,000 Chinese netizens and football fans polled are demanding the sacking of the men's football team after watching the outstanding ... Read more...

Posted in World |

John Legend Joins The FIFA World Cup Celebrations


June 11th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar John Legend admitted that like most Americans he is not a die hard soccer fan but that doesn't deter him from being a part of global festival called the FIFA ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, Sports |

2010 World Cup kicks off Friday in South Africa


June 11th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- The 2010 FIFA World Cup is less than 24 hours away, as the biggest sporting event in the world kicks off Friday for the first time ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

African National Congress’ Youth League condemns Israeli raid on Gaza relief flotilla


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) – The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League condemned on Wednesday the Israeli raid on the humanitarian flotilla that was headed to Gaza to provide relief.The Youth ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Salim-Sulaiman to perform at FIFA World Cup


May 24th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who collaborated with South African singers Loyiso Bala and Eric Wainaina to record the anthem for FIFA World Cup 2010, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dutch government: 70 Dutch citizens killed in Tripoli plane crash


May 13th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed that 70 of its citizens died in Wednesday's plane crash in Tripoli, not 61 as initially ... Read more...

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Survivor of Tripoli plane crash is 9-year-old Dutch boy


May 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The sole survivor of Wednesday's plane crash in the Libyan capital is a nine-year-old boy from the Dutch city of Tilburg, the Dutch Ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Around 100 dead, including 61 Dutch citizens, in Tripoli plane crash


May 13th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Around 100 people were killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday, officials said. At least one ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Around 100 dead, including 61 Dutch citizens, in Tripoli plane crash


May 12th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Around 100 people were killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday, officials said. At least one passenger, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Eight-year-old Dutch child survives deadly Tripoli plane crash


May 12th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Around 100 people were killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday, officials said.Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U0771, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Plane crashes in Tripoli with 104 on board (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Cairo, May 12 (DPA) An Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday at the Libyan capital Tripoli, the state-owned airline said. The Airbus 330 plane was on a regular flight from ... Read more...

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Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane crash-lands at Tripoli International Airport


May 12th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least dozens of people were believed to have been killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday. A ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

FIFA and Sony select Shakira song as FIFA World Cup 2010 Official Song


April 27th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment on Tuesday announced that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), written and co-produced by global superstar Shakira, has been chosen as the ... Read more...

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