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Australia 1 South Korea 0 at half-time in Asian Cup final

Massimo Luongo scored on the stroke of half-time as Australia took a 1-0 lead into the break in the Asian Cup final on Saturday....  more ...

China bank says business ‘normal’ as chief faces ‘personal issue’

China Minsheng Bank said Saturday that its operations were "normal" following reports that its president had been taken away to aid in a corruption investigation....  more ...

Serena wins first set of Australian Open final against Sharapova

Serena Williams won the first set of the Australian Open women's singles final against Maria Sharapova 6-3 on Saturday....  more ...

Greek finance minister to visit Paris Saturday: official

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has moved forward to Saturday a planned trip to Paris that launches the new anti-austerity government's search for EU allies, his office said....  more ...

Mashatile pays tribute to Selebi

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi despised apartheid and fought it under difficult circumstances, ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile said at his funeral on Saturday....  more ...

SOCs must stand on own legs – Nene

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene made it very clear on Friday that state-owned companies (SOCs) have to stand on their own legs financially and government won’t use taxes or loans to bail them out....  more ...

Selebi mobilised youth in struggle: Peters

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was instrumental in mobilising the youth in the fight against apartheid, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters at his funeral on Saturday....  more ...

Malamulele residents to hold meeting

Residents of Malamulele in Limpopo would hold a meeting on Saturday to plan a way forward following an announcement that the area does not qualify for its own municipality....  more ...

Australian Open Women’s final: LIVE REPORT

08:17 GMT - WELCOME TO AFP’S LIVE REPORT on the Australian Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, with the Russian bidding to turn the tide against the American world number one after tasting defeat for 15 matches in a row....  more ...

Japan says hostage negotiations ‘deadlocked': report

Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked," local media reported Saturday....  more ...

Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected the prospect of debt relief for Athens, adding to tensions between the radical new Greek government and its international creditors....  more ...

Conca signs with Shanghai SIPG in ‘$11m deal’

Argentine star Dario Conca has signed with Shanghai SIPG, the Chinese Super League club said Saturday, in a deal reported to be worth almost $11 million a year....  more ...

Highveld Lions hammered by Knights

Little went right for the bizhub Highveld Lions as they were hammered by seven wickets with 12 overs to spare by the Chevrolet Knights in their Momentum One-Day Cup match at the Wanderers on Friday night....  more ...

Highveld Lions v Knights, 1st innings

The bizhub Highveld Lions meandered to 229 for nine in their 50 overs after a terrible batting display in which they never got out of first gear before falling away badly in the middle overs in their Momentum One-Day Cup game against the Chevrolet Knights at the Wanderers on Friday....  more ...