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18 October 2018 6:14 PM Kyrgios calls time on season due to elbow injury

Moscow - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios called time on his season Thursday after an elbow injury forced him out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The world number 37, who had been playing on a wild card in Russia, said he was heading home to prepare for the 2019 campaign. "It's very unfortunate dealing with an ongoing elbow injury I dealt with at the start 28

16 October 2018 6:24 PM Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours on Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. "We're here to demand the speaker resigns," Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, told AFP after the protesters blocked the entrance with a chain and padlock 31

12 October 2018 4:47 AM 2 men banned from Texas gun range after firearm selfie

Two men have been banned from a Houston gun range for life after one pointed an unloaded gun at the other while taking a picture. Top Gun Range manager Kyle Harrison tells television station KTRK he was alarmed when he saw the one man point the handgun at himself then at his friend's head while he took a selfie. The safety officer broke it up and ejected 24

09 October 2018 5:17 PM EFF welcomes Nene's resignation, calls for more minsters to follow suit

The Economic Freedom Fighters have largely welcomed the news that President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted Nhlanhla Nene's request to step down as finance minister. This, after Nene admitted during testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry last week that he had visited the controversial Gupta family six times at their Saxonwold home while he served 43

09 October 2018 11:02 AM Jonas said to decline Finance Minister post

Mcebisi Jonas declined an offer from President Cyril Ramaphosa to become finance minister in place of embattled Nhlanhla Nene, according to three people familiar with the matter. Jonas, a former deputy finance minister, was offered the post on Monday, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorised to comment 26

08 October 2018 6:33 PM Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a shoddy track record on protecting user privacy. Facebook is marketing the device, called 61

05 October 2018 9:16 AM Kempton Park train crash: Nzimande calls for 'severe consequences' if human error cited

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande wants an urgent report on the Kempton Park train crash after 320 people were injured in the collision between two trains on Thursday. Nzimande is seeking answers from the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR), his spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said on Friday. "Minister Nzimande further directed the Passenger Rail Agency of South 32

03 October 2018 11:10 AM Valencia apologises after appearing to back Mourinho sack calls

Cape Town - Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has apologised for liking an Instagram post calling for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. The 33-year-old liked a personal fan account dedicated to him that called for the exit of Mourinho after a 0-0 stalemate against Valencia in a Champions League clash on Tuesday. Valencia insisted that he was "fully 33

30 September 2018 7:14 AM Wallabies coach not happy with ref after Bok loss

Cape Town - Under-fire Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was not happy with referee Jerome Garces following his sides loss to the Springboks on Saturday. Cheika watched on as his side fell to a 23-12 defeat to the Boks in Port Elizabeth, but he was clearly annoyed with some of the calls that Garces made throughout the contest. Never one to hold back, Cheika 23

28 September 2018 6:15 AM Boks desperate to avoid being one-Test wonders

Johannesburg - South Africa want to beat Australia for only the second time in seven Tests on Saturday and avoid being labelled one-match wonders after a stunning triumph over New Zealand. A seesaw season for the Springboks under new coach Rassie Erasmus has brought four wins and four losses with a thrilling 36-34 victory in Wellington this month the highlight 32