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100 in Indonesia's Papua feared dead from malnutrition, measles

JAKARTA - A measles outbreak is feared to have killed about 100 malnourished people in Indonesia's Papua, an official said Sunday, highlighting a health crisis in the country's easternmost province. A total of 69 toddlers have died in the remote Asmat region, said Papua military spokesman Muhammad A

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 07:42:52

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. She was sentenced for providing "logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes," said A

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 09:55:33

One dead, four injured in Durban car crash

One person was killed and four others were seriously injured in a head-on collision between two cars on Shallcross Road near Alpine Drive in Shallcross in Durban Photo: Rescue Care DURBAN - One person was killed and four others were seriously injured in a head-on collision between two cars on Shal

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 07:07:13

India vs South Africa: Here is what Women's cricket team learnt from Virat Kohli's mistake

Lack of preparation is being said the primary reason behind why ICC table toppers, India doomed in South Africa. And it seems Mithali raj's girls do not want to repeat the same mistake committed by Virat Kohli's boys. The Indian women cricket team has already started preparing for their South Africa

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2018-01-21 07:37:48

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack

KABUL - Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape. More than eleven hours after the assault began Afghan security forces were still c

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 04:32:04

Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013. What South African's didn't know was that the country had already entered a new era of corruption that was to have a myriad negative consequences.

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-01-21 06:45:52

New York tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty closes

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the US government shutdown. The National Park Service announ

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 05:31:03

Limpopo police condemn 'harrowing' and 'barbaric' vigilante attack

SESHEGO - Limpopo police on Saturday rescued two men who had been severely assaulted and thrown into a deep water pit in the latest incident of vigilante justice in the area. Members of the Moletjie Diteteng community near Seshego outside Polokwane attacked the men after seeing them in the company

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 06:19:32

'I warned Mr Ramaphosa': King Goodwill Zwelithini

JOHANNESBURG - Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini warned the governing ANC that it risks losing power if it does not take firm action to stop political killings. Zwelithini was speaking at a commemoration of the battle of Isandlwana in Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Zulu King talked tough on the v

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 04:20:19

South Africa's Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - South African Daryl Impey sealed victory in the Tour Down Under cycle race Sunday as Germany's Andre Greipel won the sixth and final stage to claim his 18th stage victory in the World Tour opener. Impey entered the final 90 kilometers (56 miles) stage, comprised of 20 laps

YAHOO! - 2018-01-21 06:11:46

Gritty runs make the difference for South Africa

They say catches win matches, and we know wickets win matches but what about centuries? Do they also win matches? Instinct would say yes; evidence would say hell, yes, but South Africa's recent performances against India also says hundreds are not essential to victory, not even to a series victory.

ESPN - 2018-01-21 04:55:42

Usain Bolt coming to South Africa

The fastest man in the world will be meeting teen athletes at Ruimsig Stadium as part of the Puma School of Speed's series of track meets, aimed at identifying the next generation of South African speedsters among the 14-19-year-old community. Bolt, the principal of the school and an international a

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 05:48:54

Five must-have features for your next car

JOHANNESBURG - What are the most valuable features your next car should have? Is it adaptive cruise control, carbon ceramic brakes, an exhaust button in the cockpit, or none of these? These are some of the interesting components to consider during your next buy. 1. Automatic unlock We've all been i

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 05:58:33

New Eskom board will help attract foreign investment

JOHANNESBURG - Business Leadership South Africa said the appointment of the new Eskom board will help attract foreign investors. Business Leadership's Bonang Mohale said, "Itstrengthens our hands, it widens our confidence. When we go to the World Economic Forum, we will travel with a strong delegati

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 04:33:02

Cycling: Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - South Africa's Daryl Impey surprised even himself when he won the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under on the streets of Adelaide on Sunday. Impey secured the biggest win of his career when he finished safely in the peloton behind stage winner Andre Greipel, who beat Impey

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-21 06:40:25

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

PARIS - Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Dubbed the "pope" of French cuisine, Bocuse helped shake up the food world in the 1970s with the Nouvelle Cuisine revolution and create the idea of the celebrity

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 01:07:20

Morocco probes dinosaur tail sold in Mexico auction

RABAT - Moroccan authorities have opened an inquiry into the origins of a dinosaur tail from the North African country sold at auction in Mexico, the culture ministry said Saturday. The four-metre-long (13-foot) fragment of an "Atlasaurus tail from the Jurassic period" was sold on Tuesday for 1.8 mi

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-21 01:00:26

Water rapidly running out in Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG - Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run out April 21. They're calling it "Day Zero." In this city of 4 million, people will have to line up in the streets at just 200 water stations. The police and

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-01-20 21:34:44

Whatever happened to cricketing common sense?

I watched aghast as Hardik Pandya was needlessly run out/a<> in the first innings of the second Test against South Africa. I wondered: whatever happened to adhering to the basic principles of the game? I'm not talking about coaches developing new techniques to enhance the power-hitting required in t

ESPN - 2018-01-21 01:00:01

South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: reports

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Leaders of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)met on Saturday to outline the party's program for the coming year amid reports that its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as the country's president. An ANC spokeswoman declined to comment on a rep

REUTERS - 2018-01-20 18:16:14