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Football world cup to be South Africa's 'defining moment'
Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) The 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa will be the country's 'defining moment', a top official has said.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:43:15 AM

South African builders to get incentive for saving power
Cape Town, April 22 (IANS) In an effort to cut electricity consumption in the country that is getting ready to host World Cup Soccer, the South African government will give incentive to construction firms for adopting energy-efficient techniques in buildings.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:27:04 AM

Former IOC president Samaranch dies at 89
Barcelona, April 22 (IANS) Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in a hospital here Wednesday. He was 89.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:40:53 AM

Two killed, dozens injured in South Africa train derail
Johannesburg, April 21 (DPA) Two passengers were killed and dozens injured after a luxury train derailed in South Africa's capital Pretoria, emergency services said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:03:27 PM

Dozens injured as luxury train derails in South Africa
Johannesburg, April 21 (DPA) Dozens of passengers travelling on a luxury train in South Africa were injured after the Rovos Rail train, which was arriving from Cape Town, derailed in the capital Pretoria, emergency services said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:05:48 PM

FIFA unveils tickets for 2010 World Cup
Soweto (South Africa), April 16 (DPA) The final design for 2010 World Cup tickets was unveiled Friday by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and South Africa organising committee CEO Danny Jordaan at Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Friday, April 16, 2010 2:00:08 PM

Haitians face acute oil shortage
Port of Prince, April 14 (IANS) Haitians have been facing an acute shortage of petroleum fuel due to the delay in supply of oil to the country.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:44:10 AM

Somali pirates seize ship with 23 Chinese crew
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday hijacked a St. Vincent and Grenadines flagged cargo ship with 23 Chinese crewmembers on board in the Indian Ocean near Seychelles, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 7:54:58 PM

World Bank offers $3.75 bn loan to South Africa
Pretoria, April 11 (IANS) The World Bank has sanctioned $3.75 billion loan to South Africa for the development of wind and solar power plants to meet the country's energy requirements.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 9:35:37 AM

Football World Cup to be safe despite Al Qaeda threat
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) The football World Cup to be held in South Africa will be safe despite threats from Al Qaeda, the organising committee has said.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:49:11 PM

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