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Armed groups target elephants

JOHANNESBURG - The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware...operations director for African Parks, a non-profit group based in Johannesburg that took over management of the 1,890-square-mile park a decade...
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Lion-hunting legal in Africa despite concern

JOHANNESBURG - It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the...
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Three-time surf champ fights off shark during South Africa competition

JOHANNESBURG - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed...
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South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

JOHANNESBURG - The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked...
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Sports on TV

...Times ESTThursday, Jan. 8GOLF1:30 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, South African Open Championship, second round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape)MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., ESPN - Michigan St. at IowaESPN2 - LSU at MissouriESPNU - Radford...
Sports On TV for Wednesday, Feb. 25

...TGC - Honda LPGA Thailand, first round, at Chonburi1 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, first round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape and live)MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., ESPN2 - VCU at Richmond3 p.m., ESPNU - UConn at East...
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela, who became one of...displayed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. "You learn to look into yourself...role in a student strike. He moved to Johannesburg and worked as a policeman at a gold...
Rwandan leader accused in South Africa killing of ex-spy chief

JOHANNESBURG - The suspicious death of Rwanda's former spy chief in a plush Johannesburg hotel is resurrecting allegations that Western-backed...Nyamwasa, while he was living in exile in Johannesburg in 2010. Nyamwasa told The Associated Press...
Sports On TV, Thursday Feb. 6

Thursday, Feb. 6GOLF7 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, first round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape)11 a.m., TGC - PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, first round, at Pebble Beach, Calif.MEN'S...
Dutch play down revenge talk ahead of Spain clash

...between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing down any talk of seeking revenge for the agonizing 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg four years ago."It's history. It doesn't matter any longer," winger Arjen Robben said Thursday, a day before the...


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