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Triple suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Three suicide bombings rocked three places in Afghanistan, including the capital Kabul, killing at least 18 people, including eight South Africans and three attackers.The other attacks ... Read more...

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South Africa tops continent’s medal standings


August 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.South Africa ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India lose to SA, finish 12th


August 11th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Africa gave the finishing touches to India's disastrous campaign in the Olympic men's hockey competition with a 3-2 win in the classification match for 11-12 ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: US women’s quartet sets world record (Roundup)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Carmelita Jeter powered the United States 4x100 metre women's quartet to a world record time of 40.82 seconds giving them the gold medal for the first ... Read more...

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Olympics: US breaks women’s 4×100m relay world record (World Roundup)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Allyson Felix ran the second leg to help the US win the women's 4x100 metres relay in world record time at the London Olympics Friday.The US ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India looking for consolation win (Preview)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In what would be a repeat of the 2006 World Cup scenario, India will take on South Africa in a classification match for positions 11 and ... Read more...

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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

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Bikers ride with Mandela’s message in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Over 150 volunteers celebrated the 94th birthday of renowned South African anti-aparthied activist Nelson Mandela by riding on their motorcycles through the capital and spreading ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

South Africa want apology for anthem fiasco


June 6th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) The South African Hockey Association has demanded an apology from the organisers of Investec London Cup women's tournament in Chiswick for the anthem fiasco ahead of ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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South Afroca have to galvanise themselves as a team: Ntini


May 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) Former South African Test fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said the Proteas will need to galvanise their team culture before they are able to dominate Test ... Read more...

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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... Read more...

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Roach leaps to career-best 18th in ICC Rankings


April 21st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 21 (IANS/CMC) West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach jumped to a career-best 18th spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, following his 10-wicket match haul in the just ... Read more...

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Kenyan international Mishra plays as ‘uncapped’ Indian (Second Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2011 World Cup, ... Read more...

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Is Tanmay Mishra Indian or Kenyan? (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2011 World Cup ... Read more...

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Is Tanmay Mishra Indian or Kenyan?


April 17th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2010 World Cup, ... Read more...

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South Africans deceived into match-fixing scandal: FIFA


March 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 6 (IANS) A FIFA investigation has found that South Africa was duped into match-fixing in the warm-up games leading to the 2010 World Cup.The South Africans were ... Read more...

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Mandela hospitalised after abdominal complaint


February 25th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) The South African former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital, according to a presidency announcement.Doctors advised proper specialist medical attention due to him having ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic qualifer: Indian women go down 2-5 to South Africa


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's unbeaten run in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers ended here Wednesday with a 2-5 defeat against tournament favourites South Africa ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey Olympic qualifier: South Africa held to a draw by Italy


February 21st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) South Africa were held to a 1-1 draw by Italy in the women's hockey Olympic qualifiers at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Tuesday.Italy did ... Read more...

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South Africa beat Poland in women’s hockey Olympic qualifier


February 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Favourites South Africa started their campaign in the 2012 Olympic women hockey qualifiers with a 2-1 win over Poland in the first match at the ... Read more...

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South African pupils prefer English in schools


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 8 (IANS) Even though the most common language spoken at home by South Africans is Zulu, over 60 percent of pupils have said they would like to study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

8 Indians, 32 Australians, 30 South Africans for IPL-5 auction


January 30th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) Eight Indians, including veteran Test batsman V.V.S. Laxman, 32 Australians and 30 South Africans will be among the 144 players up for sale in the Indian ... Read more...

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Australia will be back at the top, says ex-coach Nielsen


January 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Australia coach Tim Nielsen feels that his former team is very close to be back at the helm of Test cricket within 12 months.Australia lead ... Read more...

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Indian-origin political leader dies in South Africa


December 31st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin political activist Amichand Rajbansi, leader of the Minority Front party in South Africa, has died at the age of 69, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.Rajbansi, ... Read more...

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India beat Turkey in women’s chess team championship


December 20th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mardin (Turkey), Dec 20 (IANS) India defeated hosts Turkey in the second round of the World Women Chess Team Championship here.Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, Women Grandmasters Padmini Rout and Soumya Swaminathan ... Read more...

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India concede equaliser in dying seconds to draw with Belgium


November 27th, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 27 (IANS) India have been unlucky to concede a goal 26 second from time to draw 3-3 their opening game in the Champions Challenge hockey tournament against Belgium.It ... Read more...

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Australian media bowled over by new whiz kid Cummins


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 22 (IANS) Fast bowler Patrick Cummins has become the newest Australian sensation to win over the home media. His spell of 6/79 and his gritty 13 runs propelled ... Read more...

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‘Roebuck was in state of utter despair moments before death’


November 15th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/Cape Town, Nov 15 (IANS) Noted cricket columnist and former Somerset captain Peter Roebuck was in a state of "utter despair" before he committed suicide at the Southern Sun ... Read more...

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After Ponting-Clarke century stand, Johnson-Cummins bowl Australia to victory


October 20th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 20 (IANS) New fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins spearheaded Australia's big win over South Africa in their first one-day cricket international, taking three important wickets in a rain-affected ... Read more...

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`BRICS countries made incredible progress’


October 17th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 17 (IANS) The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have made incredible progress over the past 10 years, Ron Acrulli, chairman of the World Federation ... Read more...

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Rugby World Cup: Australia scrape past South Africa


October 9th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 9 (IANS) A fierce battle between two of the southern hemisphere's major rugby powers for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals ended with Australia's Wallabies just ... Read more...

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Warner century puts Blues in semis


October 5th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Little opener David Warner's 69-ball 136 not out floored defending champions Chennai Super Kings while powering the New South Wales into the semi-finals of the Champions ... Read more...

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