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15 January 2019 7:09 PM Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan

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 303

15 January 2019 10:38 AM 'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? Creator warns penguins are next

"Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)" is the YouTube sensation that’s been viewed more than 2 billion times and made the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week as its top new entrant. The jingle has also become such an earworm that late-night-show host Jimmy Kimmel proposed throwing those responsible in jail for life. Love or hate it, the South Korean company 110

12 January 2019 7:22 AM Test discard Handscomb top scores for Australia in first ODI

Sydney- Test discard Peter Handscomb top scored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday's first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors 85

11 January 2019 11:42 AM SEE: Polo, Hilux, Land Cruiser... best-selling cars, bakkies and SUVs in SA

After 12 tough months in which South Africa's car industry was hit by turmoil including rising inflation and fuel costs, it was the Toyota Hilux that ended the year as the undeniable best-selling bakkie in the country. Eclipsing the Ford Ranger by almost 10 000 units, the Hilux maintained its position as the country's best-seller; not only was it the best-selling 98

11 January 2019 9:54 AM Black Caps too good for Sri Lanka in lone T20

Auckland - Recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball as New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand 80

08 January 2019 1:29 PM More than R80bn in unwanted Christmas gifts to be returned

They've just come through an exhausting festive season, complete with overcrowded stores, reckless spending and extended working hours. But now retailers are in for another shopping frenzy – this time it's to reverse all those sales that just weeks ago saw their profit skyrocket. Research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has found that one in every 145

06 January 2019 5:50 AM Woodland leads McIlroy by 3 at Tournament of Champions

Los Angeles - Gary Woodland eagled the 15th hole in a five-under par 68 on Saturday that kept him three strokes in front of Rory McIlroy atop the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions leaderboard. Woodland led McIlroy and two other players going into Saturday's third round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Northern Ireland star McIlroy, a four-time 68

05 January 2019 6:53 PM Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

Doha -Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final. "It's been a fantastic week for me," he said immediately after his triumph 64

05 January 2019 11:25 AM Bale injury not expected to be serious

Madrid - Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari believes the calf injury that Gareth Bale sustained against Villarreal on Wednesday is not serious. Bale will undergo tests on Saturday to diagnose the extent of the problem after being forced off at half-time at the Estadio de la Ceramica, where Real Madrid drew 2-2. "We think the injury is not too serious 177

04 January 2019 9:23 AM The 'real' matric pass rate is 37.6%

The real matric pass rate for 2018 is 37.6%, not 78.2%, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday announced a national pass rate of 78.2% in last year's National Senior Certificate examinations – a 3.1% increase from 2017. The DA, however, said the adjusted pass rate was determined when including the total 326