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Kazakhstan boxer Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of boxnews.com.ua
Boxing: Golovkin eyes fighting South African Thomas Oosthuizen

Gennady Golovkin is going to fight against South African Thomas Oosthuizen. The bout was scheduled for January 19.

Boxing: Golovkin eyes fighting South African Thomas Oosthuizen
S. Korea readies third bid to join global space club
S. Korea readies third bid to join global space club

South Korea hopes to launch a satellite into space on Friday in its third attempt to join an elite club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.

S. Korea readies third bid to join global space club
Gold mine evicts workers as S.African strikes spread
Gold mine evicts workers as S.African strikes spread

A leading gold mine in South Africa started evicting thousands of its striking workers from company dormitories on Tuesday as work stoppages spread to more gold and platinum mines.

Gold mine evicts workers as S.African strikes spread
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Emerging powers press rich nations on emissions cuts

Brazil, China, India and South Africa urged industrialized nations to commit to deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at a United Nations meeting later this year.

Emerging powers press rich nations on emissions cuts
S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise
S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise

Lonmin platinum mine workers in South Africa on Tuesday ended their strike in return for pay rises of up to 22 percent, after a nearly six-week standoff that claimed 45 lives.

S.Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise
Platinum firm makes offer to striking S African miners
Platinum firm makes offer to striking S African miners

Lonmin, the world's number three platinum producer, announced a new offer to striking miners at its South African operations following a fresh round of talks late Thursday.

Platinum firm makes offer to striking S African miners
S. African union tries to rein in mine unrest
S. African union tries to rein in mine unrest

South Africa's powerful mineworkers union is trying to rein in unrest in the vital mining sector which has turned into a battleground for rival political and labour factions.

S. African union tries to rein in mine unrest
South Africa miners to be freed
South Africa miners to be freed

South African courts are due Monday to start releasing 270 miners arrested over the deaths of fellow workers shot by police, after the murder charges against them were provisionally dropped.

South Africa miners to be freed
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Robben Island penguins hit by fuel from wrecked tanker

Fuel leaking from a Turkish freighter wreck that has been smashed up by a storm has contaminated at least five penguins on South Africa's Robben Island.

Robben Island penguins hit by fuel from wrecked tanker
Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines
Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines

After a promising weekend turnout of workers at its South African platinum mines, Lonmin expressed hopes more will clock in on Monday as talks resume after violence that claimed 44 lives.

Lonmin hopeful more workers will return to S. Africa mines
S.Africa platinum mine reopens after deadly clashes: Lonmin
S.Africa platinum mine reopens after deadly clashes: Lonmin

Embattled platinum giant Lonmin resumed operations Monday at the South African mine where 44 people were killed in a wildcat strike, and gave workers another day to come back to the job.

S.Africa platinum mine reopens after deadly clashes: Lonmin
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Deaths from landslides up to 10 times worse than thought

The death toll from landslides is 10 times higher than generally estimated, with most fatalities occurring in South Asia, China and Latin America.

Deaths from landslides up to 10 times worse than thought
S.African police in deadly clash with striking miners
S.African police in deadly clash with striking miners

An illegal strike at a South African platinum mine run by leading global producer Lonmin claimed more lives Thursday as police clashed with miners armed with machetes in the most violent day of the weeklong standoff.

S.African police in deadly clash with striking miners
Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela
Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Monday, the State Department said, hours after her arrival on the latest leg of her Africa tour.

Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela
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South Africa marks 50 years of Mandela's arrest

South Africa will unveil its latest monument to Nelson Mandela on Saturday, a new statue along a rural highway to mark the spot where he was arrested 50 years ago for his struggle against white rule.

South Africa marks 50 years of Mandela's arrest
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Young African women risk HIV infections from older men

Poverty drove single teenage mother Kate Mzungu to seek out a rich older man, who buys her food and pays for her housing in exchange for the pleasures of her young company.

Young African women risk HIV infections from older men
Obamas pay homage to Mandela's iron will
Obamas pay homage to Mandela's iron will

US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, paid tribute Tuesday to South African ex-president Nelson Mandela ahead of his 94th birthday, as having "abiding humility" and "unbreakable will."

Obamas pay homage to Mandela's iron will
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Frail Nelson Mandela turns 94

South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 94 on Wednesday, but he is unlikely to attend a host of celebrations as the frail anti-apartheid icon has increasingly vanished from the public eye.

Frail Nelson Mandela turns 94
Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary

Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling.

Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of President's press-service
South Africa expecting Nazarbayev's state visit

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to render a state visit to South Africa.

South Africa expecting Nazarbayev's state visit