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23 February 2018 6:19 PM US to open Jerusalem embassy in May

Washington - The United States will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, a year before the move was expected, a government official said on Friday. The move, which has angered Palestinians objecting to Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, is likely to happen on May 14, the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence 20

22 February 2018 10:26 AM Brockie: Goals will start flowing at Downs soon

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jeremy Brockie believes the goals will start flowing soon and is grateful for the fans' support during his lean period. The 30-year-old missed four good opportunities in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Free State Stars at the Loftus Versveld Stadium. With over 50 goals scored during his time with SuperSport United, the New Zealand 25

22 February 2018 6:05 AM US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

Mogadishu - The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists." The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Monday near Jilib town in Middle Juba region. "We assess no civilians were killed in this strike." The US has carried out a growing number of drone 26

20 February 2018 9:37 AM 2 aid workers killed in eastern DRC: UN

Kinshasa - Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. "We lost two fellow aid workers killed in the line of duty by unidentified armed people," the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs 29

17 February 2018 4:22 PM Chippa settle for a point against Baroka

Cape Town - Baroka FC and Chippa United shared the spoils in an evenly-balanced 0-0 Absa Premiership draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Chippa dominated first half possession, playing some enterprising football, but despite a couple of decent chances, they didn't came close to scoring. The second half saw Baroka gradually taking 24

17 February 2018 5:11 AM Willian double leads Chelsea into FA Cup quarters

London - Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut 24

17 February 2018 5:00 AM Calls for an extradition treaty between SA, UAE

Johannesburg - An "Ideas for action" document, compiled by British peer Lord Peter Hain and other anti-corruption activists, calls for an extradition treaty between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. South African-born Hain said the UAE city of Dubai, which is also an emirate in the UAE, is the “main centre for collecting cash to make cash payments 32

16 February 2018 4:05 AM Sudan holding activists in 'inhumane' conditions: US

Khartoum - The US embassy said on Thursday that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions". Since early January, authorities have cracked down on the opposition and activists after they called for anti-government demonstrations to protest a surge in food prices, notably 27

14 February 2018 5:17 PM What's next for SpaceX?

Elon Musk speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Centre. (John Raoux, AP) Washington - In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what's next for SpaceX and the space 35

13 February 2018 12:11 PM Official: US believes ex-Venezuela oil czar took bribes

Bogota – US prosecutors believe Venezuela's former oil czar and ambassador to the United Nations received bribes as part of an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in that nation's oil industry, according to an official familiar with the US investigation. Rafael Ramirez is named as a bribe recipient although not charged in an indictment against other 32