France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
Solo, a 4-year-old Border Collie doesn’t have any sheep. His owner says his herding instinct is still very strong, so the dog has taken to rounding up big cats and even the occasional hyena. Solo lives in a lion park in South Africa, his owner says he enjoys rounding up the lions as if they were sheep […]
South Africa’s ruling party has denounced a decision by Canada to grant refugee status to a white South African man, calling it "racist."
The futuristic South African sci-fi that has taken the U.S box office by storm opened in its home country this weekend. Parallels with the experience of apartheid in “District 9” are likely to resonate particularly with South African audiences.
South African runner Caster Semenya’s muscular physique helped propel her to victory during the 800 meters at Wednesday night’s world track and field championships in Berlin.
In what feels like a box-office weekend from "The Twilight Zone," a low-budget and critically acclaimed movie with no stars and an unknown director managed to top the charts. “District 9,” the alien action pic produced by Peter Jackson and directed by the 29-year-old Neill Blomkamp who shot the film in Johannesburg, South Africa, of all places — crushed the competition by grossing $37 million, according to early estimates. Audiences clearly enjoyed what they saw too: “District 9” has already soared to No
David Beckham’s time at the Los Angeles Galaxy continues to grow sour as he was sent off in Saturday’s 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to Seattle Sounders.
For the small number of vulture lovers the world over, good news comes this summer from Sindh, Pakistan. In June, a new “vulture restaurant” opened to provide safe food for the endangered birds no reservations needed, but it’s always a fierce fight for the flesh. Similar vulture ventures have already been successful in South Africa, India and Nepal, where one region in which a restaurant started to provide vultures with clean carcasses saw a doubling of nesting pairs in just two years, according to Bird Conservation Nepal