Australia stuns Brazil with rally

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 14, 2019

Australia stuns Brazil with rally

A Monica own goal completed a remarkable turnaround by Australia at the Women's World Cup on Thursday, as the Matildas came from two goals down to stun Brazil 3-2, while China beat South Africa in Paris. Li Ying's first-half strike gave former runner-up China a ...

Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling

More Sports / Track & Field May 30, 2019

Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling

South African runner Caster Semenya filed an appeal Wednesday against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers said she lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, ...

World May 17, 2019

Standing tall: First black African woman scales Everest

A South African mountaineer reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the first black African woman to conquer the world's highest mountain, her expedition organizer and her government said. Saray N'kusi Khumalo, a 47-year-old e-commerce executive, scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) mountain after three ...

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

World / Politics May 12, 2019

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election Saturday, but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power. It was the worst electoral performance by the late ...

World / Offbeat Mar 14, 2019

Lion on the lam locked up in South African jail

A young lion that had been captured after being on the run for almost a month spent the night in a South African police cell before being moved back to its national park home. The juvenile male apparently escaped from the Karoo National Park through ...