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Hard rain: At least 341 dead in South Africa's devastating floods
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Hard rain: At least 341 dead in South Africa's devastating floods

Homes have been swept away and infrastructure destroyed in the city of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal province after they witnessed heaviest rainfall in six decades

South Africa: Floods in Durban area kill at least 341; more rainfall expected
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South Africa: Floods in Durban area kill at least 341; more rainfall expected

The damage to Durban and the surrounding eThekwini metropolitan area is estimated at $52 million, eThekwini Mayor Mxolosi Kaunda said

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Harmer back with a bang for Proteas as Bangladesh slip to 98/4 on Day 2 at Kingsmead
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Harmer back with a bang for Proteas as Bangladesh slip to 98/4 on Day 2 at Kingsmead

Harmer, whose last Test appearance for South Africa was in 2015 before signing a Kolpak deal with Essex, scored an unbeaten 38 and took 4/42 in a solid all-round display.

What's awaiting on the sidelines of 76th session of UNGA in New York
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What's awaiting on the sidelines of 76th session of UNGA in New York

Of all the events the outcome of a meeting on Wednesday of the foreign ministers of the five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council is eagerly awaited

Gandhi's protest, ejection from train in South Africa in 1893 commemorated by organisations across world
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Gandhi's protest, ejection from train in South Africa in 1893 commemorated by organisations across world

Gandhi's years in South Africa shaped his philosophy, especially as it relates to peace and non-violence, the chairman of the Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Memorial Committee said.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Islanders need to prove Durban win wasn't flash in the pan and build consistency
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Islanders need to prove Durban win wasn't flash in the pan and build consistency

Sri Lanka need to build upon the Durban win and fast track the process of transition which has been going on since a long time.

Sarfraz Ahmed reiterates he has learnt from his mistake after returning to Pakistan, accepts ICC's ban
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Sarfraz Ahmed reiterates he has learnt from his mistake after returning to Pakistan, accepts ICC's ban

Sarfraz Ahmed said that he has realised his mistake and that is why he had immediately apologised publicly after the episode.

Sarfraz Ahmed controversy: 'What I heard is not acceptable at all,' former pacer Shoaib Akhtar condemns Pakistan skipper's remarks
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Sarfraz Ahmed controversy: 'What I heard is not acceptable at all,' former pacer Shoaib Akhtar condemns Pakistan skipper's remarks

"He (Sarfraz) may have said it in heat of the moment. He should not have said it. He should publicly apologise for what he said to this guy," Akhtar said.

IPCC report shows global warming fallout has come sooner, harder than predicted: UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert chaos
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IPCC report shows global warming fallout has come sooner, harder than predicted: UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert chaos

A Summary for Policymakers of the 400-page tome underscores how quickly global warming has outstripped humanity's attempt to tame it, and outlines paradigm-shift options for avoiding the worst ravages of a climate-addled future.

Newton wins Best Film, Rima Das's Village Rockstars bags two awards at 3rd BRICS Film Festival
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Newton wins Best Film, Rima Das's Village Rockstars bags two awards at 3rd BRICS Film Festival

BRICS Film Festival took place in Durban along with the International Durban Film Festival from 22-27 July.

South African Indian cinema mogul 'Mr Bollywood' Moosa Moosa succumbs to cardiac arrest at 75
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South African Indian cinema mogul 'Mr Bollywood' Moosa Moosa succumbs to cardiac arrest at 75

Moosa had earned the title of being the longest-serving cinema group executive in the world

Sushma Swaraj plants sapling in South African settlement where Mahatma Gandhi developed philosophy of non-violence
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Sushma Swaraj plants sapling in South African settlement where Mahatma Gandhi developed philosophy of non-violence

Sushma Swaraj visited the Phoenix Settlement near Durban, which served as Mahatma Gandhi's home during his stay in South Africa, and planted a tree sapling.

Protests in South Africa's Durban after 9-year-old girl of Indian-origin killed in botched carjacking
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Protests in South Africa's Durban after 9-year-old girl of Indian-origin killed in botched carjacking

A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl was killed after being shot during a botched carjacking in South Africa.

South Africa vs Australia: Nathan Lyon excited about facing Kagiso Rabada in third Test
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South Africa vs Australia: Nathan Lyon excited about facing Kagiso Rabada in third Test

“It’s exciting, as Australian cricketers we always want to play against best and he is the number one bowler in the world, so it will be a challenge for all of us that have to bat,” Lyon said.

Australia vs South Africa: Steve Smith calls for his batsmen to raise their game and score centuries, after 2nd Test loss
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Australia vs South Africa: Steve Smith calls for his batsmen to raise their game and score centuries, after 2nd Test loss

Steve Smith said, “I’ve played a lot more now since 2014 and the more you play, the more people have plans to you to try to keep you quiet and those kind of things."

South Africa vs Australia: AB de Villiers' Port Elizabeth ton breaks aura of 'Fab Four', stakes claim for 'Fab Five'
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South Africa vs Australia: AB de Villiers' Port Elizabeth ton breaks aura of 'Fab Four', stakes claim for 'Fab Five'

AB de Villiers’ extraordinary return to the Test fold makes one wonder if there are just the four fabulous batsmen in the world.

Striking a balance: Too many batting-friendly pitches are killing cricket, need to prepare wickets that offer even contest
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Striking a balance: Too many batting-friendly pitches are killing cricket, need to prepare wickets that offer even contest

With the batters running riot on flat tracks and struggling on surfaces that have something for the bowlers, the standard of cricket is all but going to decline.

South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram shows mettle to spearhead fightback as senior Proteas players falter on Day 4
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South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram shows mettle to spearhead fightback as senior Proteas players falter on Day 4

Aiden Markram's 143 will go down in history books as his coming-of-age knock. Even more pleasing was his immaculate technique against pace and spin alike.

South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram slams brave ton on Day 4 but visitors close in on victory at Durban
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South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram slams brave ton on Day 4 but visitors close in on victory at Durban

Aiden Markram led a stirring South African fightback but could not prevent Australia from closing in on victory on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead on Sunday.

South Africa vs Australia: Proteas cricket board disappointed with sparse crowd for Durban Test
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South Africa vs Australia: Proteas cricket board disappointed with sparse crowd for Durban Test

The first Test between South Africa and Australia at Kingsmead features the world's second and third-ranked teams, both bristling with world-class fast bowlers and stroke-playing batsmen.