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  • WATCH: Giant rotating ice disk forms in US river

    16 January 2019 10:23 AM 150

    A curious formation that has grabbed the attention of Greater Portland, Maine, is actually a spinning ice disk, and it's roughly 91 metres wide. The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media, and it has drawn comparisons to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the moon. Rob Mitchell, who owns a nearby office building, spotted

  • Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

    16 January 2019 9:36 AM 162

    Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died on Friday. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas was docked

  • Specman eager to prove he belongs in Super Rugby

    16 January 2019 9:31 AM 250

    Cape Town - Bulls wing Rosko Specman is eager to prove that he belongs in the XV-man code. Specman made headlines in sevens rugby over the past few seasons and was a vital member of the Blitzboks team that won consecutive World Rugby Sevens Series crowns. But the 29-year-old is now committed to the XV-man code and has been included in the Bulls’ Super

  • LIVE: Ex-Bosasa COO Agrizzi sworn in, takes the stand in #Statecaptureinquiry

    16 January 2019 9:22 AM 154

    A senior former Bosasa executive has threatened to blow the whistle on "racketeering, corruption and money laundering that I have been aware of over the last 18 years". Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of the controversial Bosasa group of companies, announced his decision in a press statement sent to various media houses and Bosasa's

  • Morris survives injury scare, keeps World Cup dream alive

    16 January 2019 9:18 AM 143

    Cape Town - Chris Morris is running out of time to put his hand up for the Proteas' 2019 World Cup squad, and there was a moment of concern on Tuesday when he left the field with an injured finger during day two of the Titans' 4-Day Franchise Series clash against the Highveld Lions in Benoni. Morris, surprisingly left out of the Proteas squad for the first

  • In-form Kvitova steams into Australian Open Round 3

    16 January 2019 9:02 AM 245

    Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova cruised into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday, with her vanquished opponent Irina-Camelia Begu tipping the Czech eighth seed for the title. Kvitova never looked troubled as she downed Begu 6-1, 6-3 in 69 minutes. "If you're gonna play like that you're gonna win it," the Romanian said as she congratulated

  • I dug insanely deep, says Tiafoe after Anderson upset

    16 January 2019 8:48 AM 145

    Melbourne - Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!" Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career. Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old

  • Bevin wins Tour Down Under Stage 2 to lead

    16 January 2019 7:26 AM 252

    Adelaide - New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre of the 122km second stage to power home in the finish

  • Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

    16 January 2019 7:24 AM 157

    President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed

  • This woman just drove a 1958 Morris Minor from Scotland to Cape Town

    16 January 2019 6:44 AM 162

    A woman from New Zealand has finally arrived in Cape Town after a gruelling journey by car from Aberdeen in Scotland to Cape Town. Laura Morrison, 36, kept a journal of her journey on social media as she drove "Charlie" - a 1958 Morris Minor she inherited from her dad Neil when he died from cancer in 2016 - across 16 countries. Saddened by her dad's