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Johannesburg limits water use as drought worsens

Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city & economic hub, on Monday imposed emergency water restrictions as supplies deteriorated due to a drought, the worst to ravage the country in three decades….

Lonmin offers 94 percent discount on crucial rights issue

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Platinum producer Lonmin priced its $407 million (270 million pounds) rights issue at a 94 percent discount as the firm fights for survival in…


Police Arrest Suspect ‘Armed With Shotgun’ In Canary Wharf

A man has been arrested in Canary Wharf on suspicion of carrying a shotgun. Police took the suspect into custody on Saturday afternoon after he was allegedly seen carrying a…


Ashwin strikes as South Africa reaches 127-5 at lunch

MOHALI, India (AP) — India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ripped through the middle order Friday as South Africa was reduced to 127-5 at lunch on the second day of the first…

Capturing Cacti Before They Disappear: Q&A with Cacti Curator John Trager

Zina Deretsky is a board-certified medical illustrator & science-technology illustrator based in Oakland, California. She has done work for U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Science Foundation & the…


US to move forward with hosting 2016 Copa America

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to move ahead with hosting next year's Centennial Copa America. The announcement was made Friday, two days after Confederation…


Xi Shoots Xi Scores: China Visit Hits Manchester

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ended his state visit to Britain with a trip to Manchester as David Cameron promoted the Government's "Northern Powerhouse" agenda. The tour marked the final…


Takata air bag recall probe could expand – U.S. regulator

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators said on Monday they could expand their investigation into Takata Corp <7312.T> air bag inflators beyond 11 automakers, as questions arose approximately…

Players to watch in South Africa vs Wales

LONDON (AP) — A look at key player matchups in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal between South Africa & Wales on Saturday at Twickenham: ___ FRONT ROWS


'Star Trek's' Captain Kirk writes an autobiography

By Frank Simons LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – He's a hero & he's tremendous at his job, yet "Star Trek's" Captain Kirk did abandon his son. That's one of the conclusions…