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A COVID Christmas in Johannesburg: An unexpected 'celebration' in unprecedented times
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A COVID Christmas in Johannesburg: An unexpected 'celebration' in unprecedented times

An essay about family, festivals, being a single migrant mother — and the pandemic we're living through.

South Africa vs Australia: Marnus Labuschagne excited about playing ODI series against country of birth
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South Africa vs Australia: Marnus Labuschagne excited about playing ODI series against country of birth

The 25-year-old Labuschagne was born in Klerksdorp, some 170km north-west of Johannesburg, and moved to Australia at the age of nine

South Africa vs England, Highlights, 4th Test Day 2 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: Proteas collapse to 88/6 at stumps
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South Africa vs England, Highlights, 4th Test Day 2 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: Proteas collapse to 88/6 at stumps

Catch all the live updates from Day 2 of the fourth Test between South Africa and England in Johannesburg

South Africa vs England, Match Highlights, 4th Test Day 1 at Johannesburg: Joe Root, Ollie Pope see England to 192/4 at stumps
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South Africa vs England, Match Highlights, 4th Test Day 1 at Johannesburg: Joe Root, Ollie Pope see England to 192/4 at stumps

Catch all the live updates from Day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England in Johannesburg

South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer to stay with team for last and fourth Test despite elbow injury
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South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer to stay with team for last and fourth Test despite elbow injury

Archer missed a second test in a row as an elbow injury ruled him out on Thursday as England picked Mark Wood instead to bowl in the third test at St George’s Park.

South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes dedicates match-winning all-round effort in second Test to father undergoing treatment
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South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes dedicates match-winning all-round effort in second Test to father undergoing treatment

Stokes scored a rapid 72 from 47 balls to give England the quick runs they needed for an early declaration in their second innings on Day 4, before taking three quick wickets to wrap up the South African tail

Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai ahead of 'informal' summit with Xi Jinping; Tamil Nadu governor, CM receive him at airport
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Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai ahead of 'informal' summit with Xi Jinping; Tamil Nadu governor, CM receive him at airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Chennai to hold the second informal summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is expected to arrive in the city later in the afternoon today.

South African court opens trial of police officer for death of 1971 anti-apartheid activist; paves way for prosecution of similar crimes
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South African court opens trial of police officer for death of 1971 anti-apartheid activist; paves way for prosecution of similar crimes

A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing of an anti-apartheid activist after a court ruling that could lead to the prosecution of similar crimes

South Africa election: President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC faces toughest challenge, 25 years after end of apartheid rule
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South Africa election: President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC faces toughest challenge, 25 years after end of apartheid rule

South Africans to go to the polls on Wednesday, ANC to expected to win despite corruptions scandals and record unemployment.

South African Parliament passes resolution condemning Pulwama attack, asks Pakistan to find perpetrators of 'dastardly' terror strike
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South African Parliament passes resolution condemning Pulwama attack, asks Pakistan to find perpetrators of 'dastardly' terror strike

The motion followed condemnation of Pulwama terror attack from a host of political parties, NGO's and the public.

South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas seek whitewash in Johannesburg as Sarfraz Ahmed's men look to salvage pride
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas seek whitewash in Johannesburg as Sarfraz Ahmed's men look to salvage pride

Pakistan will slide to the seventh spot if they are not able to prevent a three-nil whitewash in this tour of the Rainbow Nation.

WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far
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WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far

Aid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month

Chinese president Xi Jinping announces another $60 bn aid for Africa, dismisses criticism over driving countries into 'debt trap'
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Chinese president Xi Jinping announces another $60 bn aid for Africa, dismisses criticism over driving countries into 'debt trap'

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday announced a whopping $60 billion in new development financing for the African nations as he sought to refute criticism that the massive funding under Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) drawing the countries into a debt trap

India vs England: Resurgent Virat Kohli and Co look to continue terrorising shaky hosts and level series at Rose Bowl
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India vs England: Resurgent Virat Kohli and Co look to continue terrorising shaky hosts and level series at Rose Bowl

Victory at Trent Bridge thus only helped set a narrative that celebrates achievements of this attack, but at the same time, it also heaps pressure on Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya to replicate their success in Southampton.

BRICS Summit: New Delhi, Beijing agree to maintain 'momentum' in ties; Chinese defence minister to visit India in August
India

BRICS Summit: New Delhi, Beijing agree to maintain 'momentum' in ties; Chinese defence minister to visit India in August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping agree to maintain the "momentum" in their ties during BRICS summit. The Chinese defence minister will visit India in August

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping vow to maintain 'momentum' on sidelines of BRICS; Chinese defence minister to visit to India in August
India

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping vow to maintain 'momentum' on sidelines of BRICS; Chinese defence minister to visit to India in August

At Wuhan, Modi and Xi had decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communications to build trust and understanding, a move aimed at avoiding a Doka La-like situation in the future.

BRICS Summit 2018: Indian-driven gold mining project in Russia hailed a success at bloc's Johannesburg meeting
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BRICS Summit 2018: Indian-driven gold mining project in Russia hailed a success at bloc's Johannesburg meeting

Kluchevskoye Gold Mining Project, initiated by India's SUN Gold Ltd, is the first-ever industrial PPP investment project undertaken by partners from all BRICS member-states.

Pakistan-based terror groups not named in BRICS declaration; LeT, JeM had been mentioned in statement last year
India

Pakistan-based terror groups not named in BRICS declaration; LeT, JeM had been mentioned in statement last year

The BRICS Johannesburg Declaration did not have any reference to terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Narendra Modi at BRICS: PM meets Xi Jinping in South Africa; India reiterates commitment to multilateralism and trade
India

Narendra Modi at BRICS: PM meets Xi Jinping in South Africa; India reiterates commitment to multilateralism and trade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese president Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg's South Africa on Thursday,

BRICS Summit 2018: From trade wars to increasing India's footprint, Narendra Modi has his plate full in Johannesburg
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BRICS Summit 2018: From trade wars to increasing India's footprint, Narendra Modi has his plate full in Johannesburg

The 10th edition of the BRICS Summit will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending it to culminate his three-leg Africa tour.