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England in South Africa: Joe Root’s side win series 3-1

England in South Africa: Joe Root’s side win series 3-1

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Fourth Test, Johannesburg, (day four of five):England 400 (Crawley 66; Nortje 5-110) & 248 (Root 58, Hendricks 5-64)South Africa 183 (De Kock 76, Wood 5-46) & 274 (Van der Dussen 98, Wood 4-54)England won by 191 runsScorecardEngland surged to a 191-run win in the fourth Test against South Africa to complete a 3-1 series victory - only their second overseas success in four years.After setting the home side an unlikely 466 to win, the tourists were frustrated by 98 from Rassie van der Dussen, who added 92 with Faf du Plessis.They were dismissed in successive overs by Ben Stokes and Mark Wood just before tea to leave South Africa 187-4, then Stuart Broad accelerated England's charge with two wickets in an ...
France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

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Jan. 14 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a summit with leaders of West and Central African nations to send hundreds of more troops to reinforce the region's fight against Islamic terrorism. During a summit meeting Monday in the southwestern French city of Pau, Macron and the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger reaffirmed their commitment to fighting extremism in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt stretching 2,400 miles across the breadth of the continent, they said in a joint statement. Macron also said he agreed to send 220 additional combat troops to reinforce Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas mission to counter terrorism in the region, which has seen an uptick in violence in recent years. On Thursday, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the U...
England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

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Second Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day one of five):England 262-9: Pope 56*; Pretorius 2-26, Philander 2-46South Africa: Yet to batScorecardEngland limped to 262-9 after another dismal batting display against South Africa on day one of the second Test in Cape Town.The top order failed to build on decent starts on a good pitch, but England recovered to 185-4 only to lose their next five wickets for 49 runs.Ollie Pope made a defiant unbeaten 56 to ensure his side were at least not bowled out within the day at Newlands. But England will likely again rely on their bowlers to stay in the match.The Proteas are 1-0 up in the four-Test series.England throw away solid starts ...
England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final ‘for four years’

England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final ‘for four years’

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Rugby World Cup final: England v South AfricaVenue: Yokohama International Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 November Kick-off: 09:00 GMTCoverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.England coach Eddie Jones has warned South Africa that Saturday's Rugby World Cup final is the game he has been planning for since he took control of the team in January 2016.England are attempting to land their second World Cup to repeat the 2003 success and avenge the Springboks' victory in the 2007 final."We've had four years to prepare for this game," said Jones. "That's why the players can be relaxed because we know we've done the work."Jones has had ro...
Xenophobia in South Africa sparks riots in Nigeria and Zambia

Xenophobia in South Africa sparks riots in Nigeria and Zambia

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By David Chipakupaku, news reporter Violence and looting have taken place in Nigeria and Zambia against South African-owned businesses, after a continuing series of xenophobic attacks and riots in Johannesburg.The escalating dispute has seen Nigeria recall its ambassador to South Africa, as well as pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa summit, currently being held in Cape Town. Witnesses in Nigeria said vandals smashed windows to break into the offices of MTN, a South African telecommunications company, and stole items including laptops. Image: Police officers removed flaming tyres after protesters blocked traffic in Abuja, Nigeria The Lagos state government also confirmed...