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  • LIVE: Workers in Kenyan capital Nairobi still trapped after militant attack

    16 January 2019 6:31 AM 1359

    At least 15 people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day. Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office

  • Anderson suffers shock Australian Open defeat

    16 January 2019 6:00 AM 2336

    Melbourne - South Africa's Kevin Anderson was upset by unseeded American Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Tiafoe, who is ranked 39th on the ATP Tour rankings, shocked the fifth-seeded Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Anderson had gone into the match holding a 3-0 head-to-head advantage against Tiafoe and was looking

  • Tsitsipas reveals he's a massive Serena fan

    16 January 2019 5:49 AM 1340

    Melbourne - Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas lavished bucket loads of praise upon American superstar Serena Williams after his 4-set opening round Australian Open win in Melbourne. After practicing with Williams after the recent Hopman Cup he was suitably impressed. "She was practicing really good. I would probably say even better than some of the male players

  • Top young Italian cyclist out of coma after car crash

    16 January 2019 5:15 AM 955

    Paris - Teenage Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has emerged from a coma more than a month after a serious accident in training, his team announced on Tuesday. The 18-year-old who rides for French outfit Groupama-FDJ was rushed to a hospital with head injuries after being run over by a car in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy and placed

  • 4 years after fire, still no electricity in Masiphumelele

    16 January 2019 5:03 AM 958

    More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp. Section C was destroyed in a fire in May of 2014. Then, in November 2015, the biggest fire in the community destroyed over 1 000 homes, mostly in E section. Four years later, some families

  • Tsitsipas continues Greek odyssey with tough Troicki win

    16 January 2019 4:20 AM 1322

    Melbourne - Stefanos Tsitsipas is already the highest ranked Greek man in history and the first to win an Australian Open match, and his odyssey continued on Wednesday when he reached last 32. But the 20-year-old 14th seed didn't have it all his own way against Serbian veteran Viktor Troicki in a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win that set up a third-round

  • Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan

    15 January 2019 7:09 PM 954

    Hundreds of Hondurans have left on what they call a trek for the United States, forming another caravan of the kind that so irked US President Donald Trump and fuelled his anti-immigrant message. As the procession left the town of San Pedro Sula under a steady rain on Monday night, one of the migrants summed up their plight. "We are leaving because there

  • Pupils allegedly forced to strip half naked for forgetting calculators

    15 January 2019 6:34 PM 929

    A Limpopo high school is under investigation after 18 pupils were allegedly forced to strip half naked because they forgot their calculators at home. Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said no arrests were made in connection with the allegations, which include that the 18 Ntwampe High School pupils were ordered to remove their shirts and "sit in the sun at the assembly"

  • Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

    15 January 2019 6:18 PM 932

    A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate

  • Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

    15 January 2019 6:18 PM 925

    Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert. The Antiquities Ministry says on Tuesday the excavations took place in the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site in the Dakhla Oasis. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs were built