- Japan aims to continue incredible RWC journey into last 8 Updated: Oct-09-15 5:46 pm
LONDON - With every match on Japan's Rugby World Cup journey, millions more people tune in back home to follow the Brave Blossoms.
- Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days Updated: Oct-09-15 1:11 pm
LONDON - Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.
- Poachers kill 4 in anti-poaching patrol in Congo park Updated: Oct-09-15 12:04 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Poachers killed three rangers and one Congolese military colonel who were part of a 10-man patrol that tracked the satellite collar of a killed elephant to a poachers' camp in a national park in Congo, the park's managers said Friday
- Winners of Nobel Peace Prize since 1980 Updated: Oct-09-15 5:11 am
OSLO, Norway - The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday. Here is a list of winners of the award since 1980:
- Fulbright program exports teaching methods to the world Updated: Oct-09-15 5:05 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Neo Tshani Mafunye is fluent in four languages. The special education secondary school teacher from Francistown, Botswana in Africa can communicate with her students in English, Kalanga, Setswana and sign language.
- Georgia holds on to beat Namibia 17-16 in RWC Pool C Updated: Oct-07-15 7:09 pm
EXETER, England - Georgia had a first-ever automatic slot in the 2019 Rugby World Cup within its grasp after holding on to beat Namibia 17-16 on Wednesday.
- Inspired by the great Lomu, Habana equals his RWC record Updated: Oct-07-15 6:26 pm
LONDON - Bryan Habana had never played rugby before the 1995 World Cup, a tournament he remembers vividly for the way blockbusting All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu carved up England's defense and for the way Nelson Mandela presented the winning trophy to the Springboks.
- South Africa tops Pool B, Habana ties Lomu's World Cup mark Updated: Oct-07-15 4:12 pm
LONDON - Bryan Habana equaled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 Rugby World Cup tries when he crossed for a hat trick that helped South Africa to a 64-0 win over the United States on Wednesday and secured top spot in Pool B.
- South Africa: Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks 84th birthday Updated: Oct-07-15 3:53 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu marked his 84th birthday on Wednesday with one of his first public appearances since being hospitalized for a persistent infection.
- Zimbabwe official: 5 arrested for poisoning 11 elephants Updated: Oct-07-15 10:26 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean wildlife official says five people are in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.
- Ugandan soccer federation investigated for money laundering Updated: Oct-07-15 8:35 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The Ugandan soccer federation is being investigated by the country's financial crimes authority for money laundering.
- Captaincy no curse so far for South Africa halfback Du Preez Updated: Oct-06-15 2:21 pm
LONDON - Fourie du Preez would enjoy the cut and thrust of leading South Africa even more at the Rugby World Cup if he could leave the captaincy duties on the pitch.
- Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined Updated: Oct-06-15 11:31 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being "undermined" because of the publicity surrounding his case.
- Springboks' power sets up 34-16 win over Scotland at RWC Updated: Oct-03-15 3:56 pm
NEWCASTLE, England - It seems the loss to Japan was just a blip for the Springboks, after all.
- Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries Updated: Oct-03-15 9:24 am
JOHANNESBURG - A vehicle carrying a rhino sculpture led anti-poaching marchers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kenya's environment minister joined conservationists at a similar rally in Nairobi, the capital. In London, activists in elephant costumes demanded an end to the ivory trade.
- Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup Updated: Oct-02-15 3:49 pm
INCHEON, South Korea - Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup matches:
- Statistics show increase in violent crime in South Africa Updated: Sep-29-15 11:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African police crime statistics show the rate of violent crimes has increased for the third year in a row.
- South Africa applaud 1 of their own: Trevor Noah Updated: Sep-29-15 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG - It's thumbs up for Trevor Noah in South Africa.
- Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 people at Malawi park Updated: Sep-29-15 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG - Beware of the wildlife.
- Mark Cavendish joins Dimension Data team Updated: Sep-29-15 6:30 am
JOHANNESBURG - Former world cycling champion Mark Cavendish has joined South African team Dimension Data.
- Zimbabwe president blames refugee crisis on external forces Updated: Sep-28-15 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
- Hitachi paying $19M to resolve 'improper' payments charges Updated: Sep-28-15 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Hitachi Ltd. has agreed to pay $19 million to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations that it inaccurately reported improper payments it made to South Africa's ruling party to win contracts to build power plants.
- Female anti-poaching unit in South Africa gets UN award Updated: Sep-28-15 10:07 am
JOHANNESBURG - A mostly female anti-poaching unit from South Africa has won a top environmental award at the United Nations.
- 10 fishermen dead in South African trawler tragedy Updated: Sep-28-15 9:48 am
JOHANNESBURG - Ten fishermen died and three were missing after the crew of a fishing trawler abandoned their vessel in rough seas off the South African coast, rescuers said Monday.
- South Africa says 1 peacekeeper killed in Sudan ambush Updated: Sep-27-15 9:54 am
JOHANNESBURG - Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region ambushed a South African unit that is part of a U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission on Sunday, killing one soldier and seriously injuring another, the South African military said.