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

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

Sports
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 ...
Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands

Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands

World
Scientists think they can now explain at least part of the recent growth in methane (CH4) levels in the atmosphere.Researchers, led from Edinburgh University, UK, say their studies point to a big jump in emissions coming from just the wetlands of South Sudan.Satellite data indicates the region received a large surge of water from East African lakes, including Victoria.This would have boosted CH4 from the wetlands, accounting for a significant part of the rise in global methane.Perhaps even up to a third of the growth seen in the period 2010-2016, when considered with East Africa as a whole."There's not much ground-monitoring in this region that can prove or disprove our results, but the data we ...
Look: Ryan Reynolds meets EXO in South Korea

Look: Ryan Reynolds meets EXO in South Korea

Entertainment
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds met K-pop group EXO during his time in South Korea. The 43-year-old actor shared a photo Monday on Twitter of himself with EXO members Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Suho, Chen, Kai and Sehun. The picture shows Reynolds posing with EXO as the singers give a thumbs up. Reynolds edited the photo to show him with a purple hairstyle similar to the group's. "Thrilled to be EXO's newest member. I might not be able to dance or sing, but one thing's for damn sure: I have no idea how to give the 'thumbs up' sign. Honestly, I have never learned it," he captioned the post. Reynolds was promoting his Netflix movie, 6 Underground, in South Korea. He posted the original photo with EXO on Instagram. "I'm in the band. No, for serious. The security guard who tasered me was part of a ca...

Flu season takes off quickly in Deep South states

Health
The flu season is off and running in the Deep South, with the worst levels in a recent report found in MississippiByThe Associated PressNovember 29, 2019, 7:46 PM1 min read The flu season is off and running in the Deep South. The most recent weekly flu report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds high levels of flu-like illness in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas. The highest level in that report for the week ended Nov. 16 was in Mississippi. Doctors in the Magnolia State say they’re already seeing lots of patients. Dr. Darren Scoggin of Children’s Medical Group in Jackson tells WLBT-TV that travel and family gatherings can help contribute to the flu’s spread. CDC officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. They say the
U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy

U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy

Business
BANKOK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States decided to put off their wintertime combined air exercises to support diplomacy with North Korea, the two sides said Sunday, with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urging Pyongyang to reciprocate the goodwill by returning to nuclear talks. Esper and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo announced the surprise decision during an impromptu joint press conference in Bangkok on the sidelines of a regional defense ministers' meeting led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "We have made this decision as an act of goodwill to contribute to an environment conducive to diplomacy and the advancement of peace," Esper said after announcing that the allies decided to postpone the Combined Flying Training Event set for late...