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October 8, 2017 11:51 PM Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad,” said a government statement. The last time a rhino was spotted in Chad was in 1972, according to official documents Chad submitted to South Africa. The animals should be airlifted to Chad’s 143

October 8, 2017 11:48 PM Salah sends Egypt to World Cup for first time since 1990

Mohamed Salah scored from a penalty kick deep into injury time to send Egypt to the World Cup and end a near 30-year wait for Africa’s most successful team. Salah scored both Egypt’s goals in a 2-1 home win over Republic of Congo in the penultimate round of qualifiers in Africa on Sunday. Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 and Salah’s 138

October 8, 2017 10:31 PM Hamilton full of praise for Mercedes after lead grows

Lewis Hamilton insists it is beyond belief that he finds himself closing in on a fourth world title after his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver held off a late surge from Max Verstappen to win in Suzuka and open up a 59-point gap on his main championship rival Sebastian Vettel – who retired with a spark plug failure 117

October 8, 2017 10:22 PM SA quartet fired up for AAGTC defence

Malcolm Mitchell, Matt Saulez and new cap Clayton Mansfield are eager to launch South Africa’s title defence in the All Africa Golf Team Championship in Zimbabwe next week. The KwaZulu-Natal trio will be targeting an eighth consecutive victory in the prestigious biennial team alongside Junior Presidents Cup standout Garrick Higgo from Boland at Elephant 121

October 8, 2017 8:19 PM Salah goals take Egypt to 2018 SWC

Cairo - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville on Sunday and a place at the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia. Salah put Egypt ahead during the second half in Alexandria only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalise two minutes from the end of regular time. Victory gave Egypt 150

October 7, 2017 7:35 AM Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

San Francisco: Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same services. The company's widely used search engine, Gmail, maps, Chrome 86

October 7, 2017 2:54 AM African Delegates Press for Greater Regional Cooperation in Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Question, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization. Senegal’s representative said that Security Council resolution 2351 (2017) had established a correlation 152

October 6, 2017 8:48 PM Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

Lionel Messi and Argentina’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday night after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action. Argentina were held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires by Peru, leaving the two-time world champions outside the automatic qualification places as they head into the final 124

October 6, 2017 5:38 AM Argentina World Cup hopes in balance after Peru draw

The prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi edged nearer to reality on Thursday as Argentina struggled to a 0-0 draw with Peru which left their qualification hopes hanging in the balance. Despite dominating possession in front of a raucous home support at Buenos Aires’ fabled “La Bombonera” stadium, Messi and Argentina once again drew a blank to the dismay 101

October 5, 2017 6:10 PM Neonicotinoid pesticides found in honey from every continent

The evidence has been mounting for years that the world’s most widely used pesticides, neonicotinoids, harm bees and other pollinating insects. Now it seems the problem isn’t limited to Europe and North America, where the alarm was first sounded. It’s everywhere. Starting in 2012, a team led by Alex Aebi of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, asked 247