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De Villiers hits second-fastest World Cup century

South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Soweto quiet after foreign shopowner set alight

Police continued to monitor Doornkop in Soweto after a foreign shopowner was set alight.

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Football's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), will consider allowing a fourth substitution in extra time as well as ending the controversial so-called "triple punishment" this weekend.

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A dance school teaching authentic Tahitian dance and Polynesian entertainment to keep the Polynesian culture alive, shows off one of its youngest students.

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach".

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists.

Man shot in Lenasia confrontation dies

A man that was shot during a confrontation between the Indian community in Lenasia and residents of Thembelihle died in hospital, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Fear grips Maseru

As police increase their visibility on the streets of Lesotho's capital, Maseru, worries about the safety of voters in tomorrow's bitterly contested elections mount.

Home at last

For 17 years a Cape Town family refused to stop believing they would find their daughter, who was stolen from Groote Schuur Hospital when she was three days old.

Eishkom tops jobs poll

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'Evil' BBC star Savile abused 60 at hospital

Late British TV star Jimmy Savile abused 60 patients, staff and visitors at a hospital he raised money for, investigators said yesterday, highlighting the scale of abuse he committed under the cloak of celebrity.

Pope gives pauper burial with the elite

Pope Francis has taken his embrace of homeless people a step further by allowing a tramp to be buried inside the Vatican for the first time in the history of the Holy See.

Brollies out as owl turns out to be no pussycat

The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of rogue owl attacks.

Taxed to death

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has gone for the jugular of the middle class.

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De Villiers hits second-fastest World Cup century

South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Law-makers consider fourth sub and end to triple sanction

Football's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), will consider allowing a fourth substitution in extra time as well as ending the controversial so-called "triple punishment" this weekend.

Amakhosi ready for township rock 'n' roll

Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite has moved to reassure fans that Amakhosi are in the CAF Champions League for the long haul despite getting off to a stuttering start against Gaborone Township Rollers two weeks ago.

Chelsea sign five-year shirt deal with Japanese tyre firm Yokohama

Chelsea have signed their "largest ever commercial deal" with the Yokohama Rubber Company that will see the name of the Japanese tyre manufacturer on their shirts for five years starting next season.

AB feeling the love

As a proper Pretoria boy, raised from solid Afrikaner stock, schooled at Affies and married in the bushveld, AB de Villiers does not do touchy-feely.

Aston Martin Vulcan: a gripping performance

With the launch of its new Vulcan and its bespoke ownership program, Aston Martin is the latest supercar company to offer its top customers the chance to become race car drivers.

Elephant: Shot, stuffed and shipped

Mthombo refinery not on hold, says SFF boss

Project Mthombo, a 400,000 barrels a day refinery to be built at Coega, has been under discussion for years

Car makers need labour stability, says BMW SA’s new boss

Vehicle manufacturers will enter into official negotiations with the unions next year over a labour deal

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