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Hello New York: Honda's new Asimo robot

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

Watch: The Kentucky Fried Corsage

Yes, this is real. KFC in America has released a new product that is apparently taking proms by storm - a deep fried chicken drumstick corsage that 'smells wonderful'.

AMCU to ferry mineworkers home for Easter - as far as Maputo

Buses organised to ferry platinum miners home over the Easter long weekend will go as far as Maputo, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday.

Pistorius' expert witness contradicts him

A defence witness on Thursday contradicted the evidence of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius.

Putin dismisses claims of Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."
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Absa Premiership: SuperSport United v AmaZulu

Niang sparks wild transfer rumours

MAME Niang’s appearance in the stands at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night had the rumour mill in overdrive as speculation over a possible move to Orlando Pirates next season immediately began to filter through the stands.
Absa Premiership: Mamelodi Sundowns v MP Black Aces

Pitso happy to sit back and watch

Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane has hinted that Kaizer Chiefs will be the team under pressure to win the Premiership, due to having two games in hand by the end of the coming weekend.

'Prince of Wales' targets 3 crowns

Gareth Bale’s brilliant winner in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona gave the world’s most expensive player his first taste of major silverware and the Wales winger is hungry for more.

Bafana coach's head is on the chopping block

BAFANA Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. Today, the South African Football Association will decide whether he deserves a stay of execution or if he should be fired.

International cricket heads to the townships

BIG cricket will return to the townships next summer when England’s second string, the Lions, tour SA.

Strike hits 40% of world platinum output

The leaders of South Africa's striking mining union and the chief executives of the world's three biggest platinum producers were set to meet on Thursday, in a renewed drive to end a crippling strike entering its 13th week.

Child soldiers battle in worsening South Sudan war

Like many 13 year-olds, Gach Chuol is timid, shyly looking down at the ground as he speaks to a stranger. But he is also joining South Sudan's war to avenge the death of his parents, and brandishes an AK-47 assault rifle as he recalls why he traded his school books for arms.

Japan's new Russian offensive

Although we were in Russia to get a feel of Datsun's new showrooms, we couldn't resist attending the launch of the manufacturer's new on-DO.

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Hedge fund regulations issued for comment

The quick moves to implement full industry regulation mean SA likely to become first country to offer comprehensive regulated hedge fund products

Standard’s Africa index declines on Zimbabwe stocks

Zimbabwean stocks have been Africa’s worst performers, falling for a sixth day to the lowest since January last year

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