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Scorpion fossil oldest land-living creature

Scientists have discovered a 350-million-year-old fossilised scorpion in South Africa which is the oldest known land animal to have lived on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.

Mandela still in hospital in critical condition


Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is still in hospital in a critical but stable condition, the South African Presidency said Saturday, denying media reports that the former President had been discharged.

Mandela still ‘critical but stable’


The South African government said today that ailing icon Nelson Mandela remains in a “critical but stable” condition after more than one month of intensive hospital treatment.

Mandela is ‘very critical’and ‘anything is imminent’: daughter says

Ailing democracy icon Nelson Mandela was “very critical” and “anything is imminent”, the anti-apartheid leader’s eldest daughter said, as South African President Jacob Zuma today cancelled a trip to Mozambique.

S.Africa President cancels trip amid Mandela worry

South Africa’s president visited a gravely ill Nelson Mandela in the hospital yesterday night, and canceled a visit planned for the next day to Mozambique, an indication of heightened concern over the deteriorating health of the man widely considered the father of the country.

Mandela’s condition deteriorates, on life support system


Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been kept on a life-support system following deterioration of his health condition at a South African hospital where the 94-year-old leader was admitted three weeks ago with a recurring lung infection.

Arrest Obama, says Muslim Lawyers Association in South Africa


The Muslim Lawyers’ Association in South Africa has called for the arrest of US President Barack Obama on war crime and genocide charges when he visits the country from Friday.

Ethiopia, SA stay in hunt


Ethiopia won 2-1 in Botswana on Saturday to stay two points ahead of fancied South Africa in a thrilling Group A race for World Cup survival.

Probe implicates Indian mission official

A probe into a controversial lavish Indian wedding in South Africa has implicated a top Indian high commission official for “name-dropping” and “manipulation”, and absolved President Jacob Zuma in the

South Africa star Smith may miss Champions Trophy


A recurring ankle injury could rule star South Africa batsman Graeme Smith out of June’s Champions Trophy, a national squad official admitted.

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