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South Africa pulls out of International Criminal Court

Omar al-Bashir

South Africa announced on Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world’s worst crimes.

Faf du Plessis ton puts South Africa on top against New Zealand

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South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, celebrates after scoring a century on the second day of their second cricket test match against New Zealand. (Photo: AP)

India seeks to better South Africa defence ties

Showing India as an attractive destination for defence production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought deeper collaboration in the sector with South Africa, a major arms exporter, even as he

Narendra Modi to meet South African President Jacob Zuma today

Narendra Modi arrived in South Africa late last night as part of his four-nation Africa tour. (Photo: AP)

He will attend a thousands-strong Indian diaspora gathering at a stadium in Johannesburg in the evening.

Modi meets Jacob Zuma, thanks SA for backing India's NSG bid

Narendra Modi with South African President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

'South Africa is an important strategic partner, with whom our ties are historical and deep-rooted,' said Modi.

India, South Africa to deepen ties in defence, manufacturing sectors

Narendra Modi with South African President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

During the meeting, Modi thanked President Zuma for South Africa's support to India's NSG bid.

Bladerunner Oscar Pistorius gets 6 years in jail for Reeva's murder

Oscar Pistorius was initially acquitted of Steenkamp's murder by Masipa at a trial in 2014.

The double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Oscar’s sentence marked for June

A South African court will convene in June to determine disgraced Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge ruled in Pretoria on Monday.

AB de Villiers wants 'naive' South Africa to strengthen coaching

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'We need to get a bit of advice and help, not only from a batting coach, a few other areas as well.'

Culture war over South African golden rhino figurine


The “golden rhino” figurine is displayed at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The Mapungubwe Golden Rhino is believed to have been made by people living in the northern region of South Africa between 1220 and 1290 AD. — AFP

Whatever their political leanings may be, the residents of India’s capital agree on one thing. New Delhi’s air is foul.

As a neutral observer, I have no hesitation in saying that at this moment there is hardly any political party which could pose a political challenge to the BJP at the national level, but that doesn’t