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30 December 2018 5:57 AM Kyrgios to cut back on 2019 schedule

Brisbane - Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios says he will cut back on his schedule in 2019, blaming long stints away from home for mental health issues that led him to see psychologists. The fiery 23-year-old had another roller-coaster tennis season this year where he was criticised for his on-court antics, before an elbow injury forced him to call an early 81

29 December 2018 7:03 PM JUST IN: Helicopter bursts into flames, killing entire crew near world's longest zipline in UAE

A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern area of the United Arab Emirates. The state-run WAM news agency says the crash took place during a rescue mission at around 17:50 local time on Saturday. Officials did not immediately release a death toll. Videos posted online 138

29 December 2018 10:54 AM WATCH: Protesters #ReclaimClifton as sheep slaughtered on beach

Cape Town's popular Clifton Fourth Beach was abuzz with both local and foreign beachgoers on Friday when #ReclaimClifton protesters arrived and started singing. Their presence was motivated by the recent reports suggesting that private security company PPA Security illegally removed people from the beach on the evening of December 23. Deputy Minister 145

28 December 2018 1:51 PM Stand-up comedy to keep you laughing until the end of the year

Cape Town - Streaming platforms like Showmax and Netflix have been wonderful for South African comics in 2018. And it’s not only Trevor benefitting from on-demand TV, check out this selection of local and international stand-up and comedy specials, all available to stream instantly. CHECK OUT THE LIST HERE: (WARNING: Some of the trailers below are NSFW) 137

28 December 2018 9:31 AM China to speed up approval for foreign-owned financial firms

China will speed up approvals for securities firms and fund-company joint ventures in which foreign investors have majority stakes, a senior official said, another sign that policy makers are pressing ahead with efforts to open up the country’s financial system. The comments were made by China Securities Regulatory Commission Vice Chairman Li Chao, according 80

28 December 2018 5:14 AM Kyrgios bitten by spider over Christmas

Brisbane - Temperamental Australian star Nick Kyrgios revealed on Friday he was bitten by a spider over Christmas ahead of his defence of the Brisbane International. The fiery 23-year-old posted a short video on his Instagram account showing him with what appeared to be a drip in his arm and being treated by medics. He added to his nearly one million 35

27 December 2018 6:33 PM Fire that trapped scores of people in Cape Town building put out

A fire that engulfed a three-storey residential building, trapping scores of people, has been extinguished, Cape Town disaster management confirmed to News24. Spokesperson Theo Layne said the fire was on the third floor of a building in Goodwood. Officials managed to evacuate residents safely. "No injuries were reported, our officials assisted in the evacuation 103

26 December 2018 8:12 PM Child, 2, and man, 30, survive near drownings

A two-year-old girl is receiving medical care after she survived a near drowning incident at a waterpark in Mosselbay, Western Cape on Wednesday. "Shortly after 16:00, paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found a local medic attending to the little girl," ER24’s Wernar Vermaak said in a statement. "The girl was rescued from a nearby swimming 84

25 December 2018 4:04 PM Biggest Saudi Arabia bank starts talks to create mega lender

National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia’s biggest lender, started initial talks with Riyad Bank for a merger, a deal that would create the Gulf’s third-biggest lender with $182 billion in assets. Talks may not result in a transaction, National Commercial Bank said in a statement. The lender said it has coordinated the move with the central bank and that a deal isn’t 100

25 December 2018 3:56 PM Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

A suicide bomber targeted Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, according to security officials. The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. The Health Ministry 72