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    Gift Ngoepe becomes first African to play in US MLB league
    Gift Ngoepe becomes first African to play in US MLB league
    Gift Ngoepe, who became the first African player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday, marked the occasion by getting a single in...
    CAR bloodbath is worsening
    CAR bloodbath is worsening
    A bloodbath is taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR) but few outsiders seem to be aware of the scale of the carnage.
    Serena Williams expecting baby this year
    Serena Williams expecting baby this year
    Serena Williams is expecting a baby this year, her spokesperson confirmed Wednesday, hours after the tennis great hinted at the news in a Snapchat...
    'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens commits suicide after brief chase — US police
    'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens commits suicide after brief chase — US police
    The American wanted for killing an elderly man in Ohio and then posting a video of the murder on Facebook committed suicide on Tuesday after a brief pursuit in neighbouring Pennsylvania, police said....
    May calls for June election ahead of Brexit talks
    May calls for June election ahead of Brexit talks
    Britain's Theresa May on Tuesday called for snap elections on June 8, catching the country by surprise in a bid to bolster her position before...
    Legacy of real ‘Uncle Tom’ to be repaired
    Legacy of real ‘Uncle Tom’ to be repaired
    His life may have inspired the landmark novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin but 150 years after the abolition of slavery in the United States, Josiah Henson...
    Shell ducks Nigeria bribery claims
    Shell ducks Nigeria bribery claims
    Executives of petroleum giant Shell knew it was party to a vast bribery scheme that robbed Nigeria of $1.1-billion, according to corruption...
    Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at San Bernardino school
    Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at San Bernardino school
    Two adults were shot dead Monday at a primary school classroom in the California city of San Bernardino in what United States police said was...
    State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
    State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that...
    Fifa seeks full control of World Cup events
    Fifa seeks full control of World Cup events
    World football’s ruling body Fifa will get rid of local World Cup organising committees and take full control of the organising of tournaments...
    Kiwis open homes to Lions fans
    Kiwis open homes to Lions fans
    An appeal for New Zealanders to “adopt-a-Lion” by accommodating travelling fans during this year’s blockbuster British and Irish Lions tour...
    US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world
    US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world
    The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them on flights...