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‘First human’ found in Ethiopia

‘First human’ found in Ethiopia

Scientists have unearthed the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans. The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged. The discovery in Ethiopia suggests climate change spurred the transition from tree dweller to upright walker. The head of the research team told BBC...

South African snatched baby found after 17yrs

South African snatched baby found after 17yrs

A South African woman has appeared in court over the kidnapping of a baby in a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago. The girl's biological parents, Celeste and Morne Nurse, were reunited with her after she was enrolled in the same school as her sister. After seeing the pair's likeness, the biological family invited the...

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SA thrash WI by 257 runs

SA thrash WI by 257 runs

South Africa lost a wicket early owing to the disciplined bowling of West Indies to begin the 19th match of the ICC World Cup 2015 at Sydney today. Caribbean bowlers bowled a tight line and curbed down on the run rate after the Proteas won the toss and came down to bat.

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SA record partnership downs Zimbabwe

SA record partnership downs Zimbabwe

After a good fight, Zimbabwe eventually lost their opening and third match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Hamilton by 62 runs against South Africa today. David Miller was awarded the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten stormy innings of 138 runs with nine over boundaries. Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza initially...

Australia to enter World Cup as No. 1 team

Australia to enter World Cup as No. 1 team

Hosts Australia will enter cricket World Cup 2015 as the number one team in rankings following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England. According to a media release of the International Cricket Council (ICC) today, Australia holds a six-point advantage over second-placed reigning champion India. South Africa is poised at the third place with 113...

Australia to enter World Cup as No. 1 team

Australia to enter World Cup as No. 1 team

Hosts Australia will enter cricket World Cup 2015 as the number one team in rankings following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England. According to a media release of the International Cricket Council (ICC) today, Australia holds a six-point advantage over second-placed reigning champion India. South Africa is poised at the third place with 113...

AB-solutely de Villiers

AB-solutely de Villiers

AB de Villiers hit the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa overwhelmed the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. De Villiers raced to his century off 31 balls - five balls fewer than the previous record - on the way to an astonishing 149 off 44 balls. With opening batsmen Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw also hitting centuries in a South African record first wicket stand, South Africa piled up a massive 439 for two. The West Indies were never likely to chase down a world record target but managed a respectable 291 for seven to give South Africa a 148-run...

Trapped in his body for 12yrs, a man breaks free

Trapped in his body for 12yrs, a man breaks free

"I hope you die." Those are the words Joan Pistorius recalled saying to her son Martin, who she believed to be a complete vegetable, the victim of a mysterious illness that struck just before his teens. He was as good as dead, doctors told her. He just wouldn't die. But Martin heard her. Martin heard...

SA eye series

South Africa will literally be trying to make up for lost time when they take on the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. Although the West Indies put up an improved performance, South African captain Hashim Amla stopped short of acknowledging their credentials in his post-match comments after the rain-hit second Test in Port Elizabeth ended in a draw. Amla suggested that South Africa's first innings total of 417 for eight could have been bigger...

Sammy given Roach's spot

All-rounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member one-day international squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and fellow all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, continued to swirl around the region, reports in the Caribbean media said. Sammy, Bravo and Pollard were all left out of the initial 14-man squad announced...

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