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Pietersen backs Australia to retain Ashes

Kevin Pietersen believes a lack of support for James Anderson will damage England's chances of regaining the Ashes from Australia....  more ...

Greek request for new bailout ‘imminent': Dijsselbloem

Greece is set to make a formal request for a new bailout programme imminently, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Tuesday, after eurozone finance ministers met to discuss the next steps after the Greek referendum....  more ...

Abrahams seeks a better tomorrow for NPA

Newly appointed National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Advocate Shaun Abrahams says he is going to lead the troubled organsation without fear, favour or prejudice....  more ...

French special forces kill top Al-Qaeda militant in Mali

French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman's freedom, the army said Tuesday....  more ...

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

Wondering where your package is? Look up!  more ...

Top French graphic novel publisher hopes to break America

A top French graphic novels publisher is translating its entire catalogue into English and making it available digitally, it said Tuesday, in a bid to break the US market....  more ...

Djokovic survives Anderson barrage to make Wimbledon last eight

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday....  more ...

WHO ‘needs urgent change’ to tackle health crises

The World Health Organization (WHO) is institutionally unprepared to deal with outbreaks like the Ebola crisis and requires urgent and fundamental change, an independent panel of experts warned Tuesday....  more ...

US trade deficit widens modestly in May

The US trade deficit widened modestly in May as exports fell more than imports amid a slowing global economy, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday....  more ...

Govt shuts down 17 illegal initiation schools in Gauteng

The government has shut down 17 illegal initiation schools and rescued scores of the initiates in Gauteng since the start of the initiation school season this winter....  more ...

De Villiers to serve one-match suspension

Castle Lager Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, has been handed a one-match suspension for maintaining a slow over-rate during the Proteas’ ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in March....  more ...

Tonya-Nancy ice drama hits NY stage as rock opera

It was the knee whack that obsessed millions and turned figure skating into an international tabloid frenzy. Twenty years later, it's coming to the New York stage decked in sequins....  more ...

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Global powers seeking to hammer home a deal to curtail Iran's suspect nuclear programme missed another deadline Tuesday, with all sides vowing to now keep working until the end of the week....  more ...

Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted 'No' to further austerity....  more ...