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Arts & Culture
SONGBIRD Selmor Mtukudzi and Zimdancehall chanter Freeman are set to rekindle the late music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s memories during a tour dubbed Tuku Music Lives On in Australia where they are billed to perform in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from November 1 to 9. ...
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National News Politics
Fresh details have emerged on how the Zanu PF government plotted to kill the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo at his house in Bulawayo, as authorities escalated the Gukurahundi massacres, newly-released documents, seen by NewsDay, reveal Nkomo survived a mass shooting at his house in Pelandaba, where two of his aides were killed, a clear indication that the government wanted him dead. ...
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Sport
MELBOURNE — There were cheers in Hamilton, New Zealand, when little-known Solomon Mire smacked Morne Morkel over cow corner to ensure Zimbabwe went down in style last Sunday. There were also cheers in Hamilton, Australia. ...
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Cricket Sport
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the tour to India and requires “extensive rehabilitation” ahead of the return Ashes series. ...
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Cricket Sport
Yorkshire’s Zimbabwean-born batsman Gary Ballance says he’d been taken aback by his inclusion in England’s squad. ...
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Cricket Sport
Former Australia captain Allan Border yesterday cranked up the pressure on England ahead of the fourth Ashes Test, saying Alastair Cook’s team appeared vulnerable and worried. ...
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National News
Australia is further easing sanctions against Zimbabwe after a constitutional referendum in the African nation has paved the way for democratic elections. ...
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News
India’s rankings of its most preferred source of coal imports were expected to change dramatically this year, with South Africa poised to emerge as the second-largest supplier. ...
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National News
Australia will lift sanctions against 55 individuals in Zimbabwe in response to the announcement of a constitutional referendum to be held on Saturday. ...
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Cricket Sport
India’s spinners ran through Australia’s defence, dismissing them for 131 to secure victory by an innings and 135 runs before lunch on the fourth morning of the second Test in Hyderabad yesterday. ...
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National News Politics
AUSTRALIA yesterday signalled its intentions to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s plea last year for the embargo to be suspended. ...
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Cricket Sport
ICC match referee Chris Broad said yesterday he had received no official complaint from Sri Lanka despite reports about alleged ball-tampering by Australia in the first Hobart Test match. ...
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Cricket Sport
PERTH — Australia’s Shane Watson has declared himself fit for the third and final Test against South Africa. ...
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Soccer Sport
BRISBANE — Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis combined for a century-stand to propel South Africa to 255 for two at stumps on the first day of the first Test against Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Friday. ...
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Cricket Sport
SYDNEY — As the Proteas prepare for the first test in Brisbane against Australia starting on November 9, opening batsman Alviro Petersen sought to shift from Twenty20 mode to cricket’s most testing format.
Rugby Sport
WELLINGTON — All Blacks rugby coach Steve Hansen has attacked Australian rugby for “stealing” New Zealand (NZ) players and says the Bledisloe Cup rival should improve depth by developing its own talent. ...
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Cricket Sport
ADELAIDE - Top order batsmen will face a “baptism of fire” in South Africa’s upcoming tour “Down Under” as the world’s two best pace line-ups face off, Australian coach Mickey Arthur said on Tuesday . ...
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Cricket Sport
COLOMBO — Australia qualified for the semifinals of the ICC World T20, despite losing by 32 runs to Pakistan in Colombo last night while South Africa knocked out India despite losing by one wicket. ...
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Cricket Sport
AB de Villiers admitted that South Africa would have to “raise our game and improve a lot against India” in their final game today ...
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