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3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

Feb. 23, 2024 18:09 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed and two others injured when their sport utility vehicle veered and rolled over alongside a rural highway, bringing to at least 15 the school's students killed in recent years on the perilous...

A ship carrying 19,000 cattle caused a big stink in the South African city of Cape Town

Feb. 20, 2024 15:55 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — What stinks? Authorities in Cape Town launched an investigation Monday after a foul stench swept over the South African city. City officials inspected sewage facilities for leaks and an environmental health team was activated before the...

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar, has died in a car crash

Feb. 12, 2024 06:04 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar of long-distance running and was a top contender for gold at the Olympics in Paris this year, was killed along with his coach in a car crash in Kenya. Their vehicle was the only one...

South African president defends 30 years of ANC rule in speech to Parliament ahead of elections

Feb. 08, 2024 16:46 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted Thursday that his ruling African National Congress party is making progress in addressing South Africa's problems such as record unemployment, an electricity crisis and corruption allegations that have even dented his own...

It's a loud week in golf. PGA Tour heads to Phoenix Open, LIV Golf goes to Vegas during Super Bowl

Feb. 06, 2024 09:52 AM EST

PGA TOUR WM PHOENIX OPEN Site: Scottsdale, Arizona. Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71. Prize money: $8.8 million. Winner's share: $1.584 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-8 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

South Africa evacuates small coastal communities near Cape Town as wildfires burn out of control

Jan. 31, 2024 00:18 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Residents were evacuated from small coastal towns near Cape Town in South Africa as wildfires swept down from surrounding mountains and burned out of control for a second day on Tuesday. Authorities ordered a full evacuation of Pringle Bay, a coastal...

Namibian President Hage Geingob will start treatment for cancer, his office says

Jan. 19, 2024 11:44 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Namibian President Hage Geingob will start treatment for cancer after routine medical checkups and a follow-up biopsy led to the detection of cancerous cells, his office said Friday. The Namibian Presidency said the 82-year-old had a colonoscopy and a...

Kenya embarks on its biggest rhino relocation project. A previous attempt was a disaster

Jan. 16, 2024 12:59 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has embarked on its biggest rhino relocation project and began the difficult work Tuesday of tracking, darting and moving 21 of the critically endangered beasts, which can each weigh over a ton, to a new home. A previous attempt at moving rhinos in the...

Nelson Mandela's support for Palestinians endures with South Africa's genocide case against Israel

Jan. 11, 2024 14:28 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Barely two weeks after he was released from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela flew to Zambia to meet with African leaders who had supported his fight against South Africa's apartheid system of forced racial segregation. One figure stood out among the men...

Oscar Pistorius and the Valentine's killing of Reeva Steenkamp. What happened that night?

Jan. 07, 2024 06:06 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Here's what to know about the night South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp more than a decade ago in a Valentine's Day killing that jolted the world and shattered the image of a sports superstar. Pistorius, a...