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Bees kill 63 endangered penguins in South Africa

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A swarm of bees has killed 63 endangered African penguins on a beach outside Cape Town, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said. The protected birds were found dead in Simon’s Town, ...

Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns

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Vienna court to hear civil suit over outbreak at Ischgl ski resort in March 2020; parts of Africa could become ‘breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants’

Coronavirus live: South Africa regulator approves Pfizer jab for children 12 and over; masks could return in England if cases surge in winter

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South African Health Products Authority says decision came after review of updated safety information; Boris Johnson’s winter plan could involve reintroducing restrictions including masks and social distances

South Africa legend Dale Steyn announces retirement from cricket

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The South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has announced his retirement. The 38-year-old, considered one of the finest bowlers of his generation, made the announcement on social media, calling time on his 18-year profess...

‘An economic calamity’: Africa faces years of post-Covid instability

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Analysts and experts are warning of many years of instability across Africa, possibly leading to wars and political upheavals, as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic deepens across the continent. Though many ...

Lions player ratings: how the tourists fared in South Africa series

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Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Scotland) Thrilled to make the Test team – at last – on his third Lions tour. Will not recall the second Test with massive pleasure, unfortunately. ★★ Anthony Watson (Bath, England) Looked sharp ...

UK-based Lions refused permission to fly straight home from South Africa

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British & Irish Lions players based in the UK will be unable to fly straight home following Saturday’s deciding Test against the Springboks, after South Africa was kept on the red list and the government rejected ...

Gatland swings the axe as Lions makes six changes for final South Africa Test

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Warren Gatland has overhauled his side for the British & Irish Lions’ decider against South Africa, making six changes to his starting XV to face the Springboks on Saturday. Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Bundee Aki a...

Lukhanyo Am seals South Africa victory on painful night for British & Irish Lions

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This was definitely not the most thrilling Test match the British & Irish Lions have ever played and the outcome also fell a long way short of expectations. At half-time they led 9-6 and were within touching dista...

Lions coach Warren Gatland piles pressure on ‘desperate’ South Africa

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Warren Gatland has cranked up the pressure on the “incredibly desperate” Springboks and claimed the British & Irish Lions have another gear to find as they seek to clinch series victory in South Africa next Saturd...

British & Irish Lions rally in second half to win first Test against South Africa

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One down, two to play. There were moments when the British & Irish Lions were swaying on the brink but, to their immense collective credit, they dug in to secure the most priceless of first Test victories. Not for...

‘Eid was very different’: my fortnight watching South Africa descend into chaos

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The past week has been one of the most difficult of my life. My home descended into chaos. Durban, a holiday city with a melting pot of cultures and a diverse range of people who live and work here, came to a standsti...

What sparked the mass violence in South Africa – video explainer

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South Africa has recently experienced its worst violence since the end of the apartheid regime 27 years ago. More than 200 people were killed and thousands arrested in a week of civil unrest during which hundreds of s...

Stuart Hogg in line to start for British & Irish Lions in first South Africa Test

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Warren Gatland is set to go for broke on Wednesday when he names his first-Test side to face South Africa, with the Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg among some fascinating potential inclusions for Saturday’s series open...

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