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Los Angeles (AFP) South Africa, the defending champions and current World Rugby Sevens Series leaders, booked their semi-final spot at the Las Vegas Sevens on Saturday with a 29-17 victory over Australia. The Blitzboks reached the quarter-finals unbeaten, wrapping up pool play early Saturday with a 24-19 victory over England. In Sunday’s semi-finals at Sam Boyd Stadium they’ll take on Argentina, 17-12 quarter-final winners over Kenya. South Africa, whose run to the series title last season included a triumph in Las Vegas, are looking for another US victory to boostRead More
Los Angeles (AFP) South Africa, the defending champions and current World Rugby Sevens Series leaders, won twice Friday on the opening day of the Las Vegas Sevens. South Africa erased a 14-0 deficit to defeat Wales 26-21 then closed the night with a 19-12 victory over Canada to become one of five teams to win both of their matches on the opening day of the fifth leg of the series. South Africa’s Pool B rivals England were also unbeaten on Friday, running in six tries in a 40-12 rout ofRead More
The United States warned judicial and law enforcement officials from around the world of the dangers posed by an increasingly de-centralized Islamic State group spreading to new regions.Read More
The South African all-male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a perennial favorite at the Grammys, on Sunday won for the fifth time with an album that revisits one of its breakthrough works.Read More
New York (AFP) The South African all-male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a perennial favorite at the Grammys, on Sunday won for the fifth time with an album that revisits one of its breakthrough works. The ensemble — which has brought a global audience to the traditional Zulu style of harmony-driven singing, known as isicathamiya — took the Best World Music Album award for “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Collection. Ladysmith Black Mambazo came to worldwide attention when Paul Simon enlisted the group for his 1986 album “Graceland,” a landmark workRead More
European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, the chief of Human Rights Watch said.Read More
New York (AFP) A frigid North America closed out the world’s New Year celebrations late Sunday, after a chilly Europe followed Asia and Australasia in nursing a January 1 hangover. In New York’s Times Square, around two million people dressed in thick coats and snow gear faced the coldest New Year’s Eve in a century as temperatures dropped to nine degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12.7 Celsius). They were subjected to tight security measures, with the “Crossroads of the World” seeing its largest security perimeter in history — a focus around theRead More
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Egypt’s Raneem El Welily ended a three-year wait for atonement when she won the world title by upsetting her compatriot Nour El Sherbini 3-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 in Sunday’s final. World number two Welily made up for the loss of four match points against Nicol David in the 2014 final in front of her home crowd in Cairo by beating Sherbini, who had been in fine form and was looking to become the first Egyptian to win three successive world squash titles. Sherbini took the firstRead More
Johannesburg (AFP) South African Seabelo Senatla became the fastest scorer of 200 World Rugby Sevens Series tries Saturday while the United States and Canada caused shocks on the first day of the Cape Town leg. Senatla achieved the feat in 35 World Rugby Sevens tournaments, bettering the 51-tournament record of Dan Norton from England. He began the day with 196 tries and added five, including one in a 26-7 victory over Kenya in the last of 24 pool matches watched by a 47,000 Cape Town Stadium crowd. “It has beenRead More

Posted On December 8, 2017By AdminIn None

World Bank signs $1.15 billion loan with Egypt

The World Bank on Friday signed a $1.15 billion loan with the Egyptian government, a final tranche of funds to support economic reforms in the country, the international lender said.Read More