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SOUTH AFRICA

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WORLD
Jul 24, 2021
South African farmers dream of drought insurance on climate front line
Only 20% of the country's commercial grain farmers have coverage, with each year getting hotter and drier
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OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
Isolation, lack of training, COVID-19 stigma: Adversity piles up for South African soccer team
Coach David Notoane said the situation was difficult mentally and physically for his players, but attributed it to the rules in place at the Tokyo Games.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 22, 2021
Takefusa Kubo lifts Japan in Tokyo Olympic opener
Kubo scores late to give Japan a win over South Africa
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WORLD / FOCUS
May 18, 2021
In Durban, climate goals are bold, but its poor feel left behind
Activists are demanding a stronger voice for local people — especially the most vulnerable — in plans to tackle climate change, environmental pollution and other problems.
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 25, 2021
We must start planning for a permanent pandemic
SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), protean and elusive as it is, may become our permanent enemy, like the flu but worse.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2021
Upheaval is coming to South Africa over the shift away from coal
For decades almost all the electricity needed to power Africa's most industrialized economy has been produced by a fleet of aging coal-fired plants.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 19, 2021
Previous coronavirus infection may offer less protection from South Africa variant
Previous infection with the coronavirus may offer less protection against the new variant first identified in South Africa, scientists said on Monday, although they hope that vaccines will still work.
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JAPAN
Dec 29, 2020
Japan confirms first case of South African coronavirus strain
Authorities have already identified more than a dozen cases of another variant that is spreading rapidly in Britain.
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JAPAN
Dec 13, 2020
Japan and South Africa agree to beef up post-pandemic business ties
Some 160 companies including Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. have bases in resource-rich South Africa, which accounts for more than 20% of Africa's gross domestic product.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2020
African nation worst hit by COVID-19 falling behind on vaccines
Almost 22,000 people have died of COVID-19 in South Africa, the 14th-highest figure worldwide.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2020
Japanese murder suspect gives up life on run in South Africa due to pandemic
A 46-year-old Japanese man wanted in connection with a murder in Tokyo 17 years ago has been arrested after giving up on his life on the run in South Africa due to the coronavirus, which left him without work or money, Japanese police said Friday.
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JAPAN
May 22, 2020
Japan raises travel advisory for India and 10 other countries
The countries are expected to be added to a list of 100 countries and regions subject to an entry ban for foreign travelers soon.
SOCCER
Feb 23, 2020
South Africa pulls out of Japan U-23 friendly over virus concerns
South Africa has canceled a men's under-23 friendly against Japan over concerns about the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Japan Football Association revealed Sunday.
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Rugby
Feb 15, 2020
Warren Gatland says Brave Blossoms may play British and Irish Lions in 2021
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland confirmed Saturday that Japan could be in line to face the famed touring team before the Sunwolves head to South Africa next year.
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SOCCER
Dec 26, 2019
Japan U-23 team to face South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire in Olympic warmups
The Japan Under-23 squad will warm up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with friendlies against South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire in March, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday.
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BUSINESS
Dec 6, 2019
South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state airline
South Africa's government will cede control of the national airline to a restructuring specialist in a last-ditch attempt to save the cash-strapped business from collapse.
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Rugby
Nov 4, 2019
Media members hand Japan positive grades as RWC host
The 44th and final day of the 2019 Rugby World Cup ended with South Africa capturing the Webb Ellis Cup with a win over England in Yokohama on Saturday.
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Rugby
Nov 3, 2019
Fans sad to say farewell as Rugby World Cup ends
Pride, sadness and hope were in the air as thousands of mostly Japanese fans watched the final Rugby World Cup match.
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Rugby
Nov 3, 2019
England left heartbroken after coming up short in another Rugby World Cup final
England competed in the exact number of matches it entered the Rugby World Cup hoping to play.
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Rugby
Nov 3, 2019
World champion Springboks hope victory will inspire nation
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus expressed hope that his team's victory in the Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday can inspire his nation, but dismissed the notion that the Springboks were under pressure at the tournament.

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