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  • AB de Villiers guides South Africa to 6-wicket win vs NZ in 1st ODI 6 hours 55 minutes ago

    Captain AB de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's last man out for 99 after stalling a middle-order collapse and...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth 23 hours 36 minutes ago

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot Yesterday

    All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday. The attacking Neesham has typically batted lower down the order for...
  • One-day double centurion Ben Dunk in Australia T20 squad for SA Yesterday

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Ben Dunk was named on Monday in Australia's Twenty20 squad to face South Africa two days after hitting an unbeaten 229 to set a domestic one-day record for his Tasmanian state side. Dunk, 27, was one of the top players in the Twenty20 Big Bash League last season. No....
  • South Africa seek World Cup edge in New Zealand Yesterday

    Wellington: South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the Proteas a chance to...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs 2 days ago

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • Federal officials may ban people travelling to US from Ebola hit nations 3 days ago

    As per the latest World Health Organisation figures the Ebola death toll has crossed 4500, almost half of the total cases registered in 7 countries. In the US, federal officials contemplate banning travel to the US from the nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus. ...
  • Canada to double UN contribution to fight Ebola 3 days ago

    Ottawa: Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations' fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country's health minister announced on Friday. Ottawa will increase its aid to USD53 million, up from 30 million Canadian Dollars it had pledged last month, said Health Minister Rona Ambrose....
  • 1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day: UN chief 3 days ago

    United Nations: More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than USD 1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than USD 2 a day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. He told the UN observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that at least...
  • WHO announces new measures to control ebola at the UN held in Geneva 4 days ago

    Ebola in West Africa is doubling every four weeks according to reports. As the ebola death toll spirals, health officials around the world are speeding their response on ebola. At the UN held in Geneva, WHO announced their new measures to control the ebola outbreak. ...
  • Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa to US 4 days ago

    Washington: Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the US from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective. The administration spent the day trying anew to tamp...
  • New Zealand lose Ross Taylor, Adam Milne for South Africa ODIs 4 days ago

    New Zealand's former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and...
  • Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO 4 days ago

    Monrovia: A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been reported in...
  • Ebola outbreak: US nurse endangers 132 others 5 days ago

    Second US nurse affected by Ebola faces flak for breaking travel restrictions and endangering 132 others. US President Barack Obama has said that at the earliest ebola outbreak will be controlled which is a raging epidemic in West Africa. ...
  • Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released by the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of October 12, 4,493 people have died from Ebola out of a total...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites 6 days ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Ebola cases in west Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO 6 days ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. "Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen, this health crisis we face is unparalleled in modern times. The gravity of the situation is difficult...
  • Global efforts needed to fight Ebola in west Africa: UN October 7, 2014

    Accra: The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa needs an international effort to keep a check on the disease because it poses a big threat to the world, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) chief Anthony Banbury has said. The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention estimates...
  • US working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban October 7, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on US soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in...
  • I'm bisexual: Dewani tells South African court as his trial begins October 6, 2014

    Cape Town: An Indian-origin British billionaire businessman, accused of plotting the murder his Indo-Swedish wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010, told a court that he is bisexual as his trial for began here on Monday. Billionaire Shrien Dewani, 34, also denied paying three hitmen to kill his wife...
  • Ebola cases top 7,000 in West Africa: UN October 3, 2014

    United Nations: The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 7,000 people have been diagnosed with infection of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday. The number of Ebola cases has totalled 7,178, with 3,338 reported deaths based on the information provided by...
  • US hospital bungled report of Africa travel in Ebola case October 2, 2014

    Washington: The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially told a nurse he had traveled in Africa but was sent home anyway, raising concerns about US preparedness for the spread of the deadly virus. The man, whose identity and nationality have not been released by health authorities, flew...
  • Medal to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's journey from Africa to India October 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Commemorating the completion of 100 years of Gandhi's historic journey from South Africa to India to take part in India's freedom struggle, a numismatic dealer here has come up with a limited edition medal on him. To be made available from tomorrow on the occasion of Gandhi's birthday, the "Route...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours September 30, 2014

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Thai hospital claims to have developed treatment against Ebola September 29, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai hospital on Monday claimed to have successfully developed an "antibody treatment" against the dreaded Ebola virus that has killed over 3,000 people in West Africa in 2014. In a brief announcement, Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University said doctors have developed "the successful production of an antibody treatment against...
  • WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines in January September 27, 2014

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of treatment. WHO is working with pharmaceutical companies and regulators to...
  • IMF approves $130 million for Ebola-hit West African nations September 27, 2014

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF)on Friday approved a total of 130 million dollars to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone nations to tackle the virus' outbreak. The IMF said the financing would be made available to the three countries immediately, in addition to the assistance provided for them under...
  • Angelina Jolie to direct 'Africa', a biopic based on paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey September 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants. The film, Jolie's fourth directorial effort, is from Skydance Productions, the company behind recent "Terminator" and "Mission: Impossible" films....