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  • U.S. gas bonanza from fracking slow to spread globally

     
    Global Focus: Fracking the World -- In less than a generation, the United States has soared to world leadership in extracting natural gas from shale formations by hydraulic fracturing. But as the world debates whether “fracking” is an economic...
  • Film Finances Inc. Opens South Africa Outpost

    Completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. is launching a South African arm to be headed by longtime local Endemol exec Jane Fry. Fry, who spent 15 years at Endemol South Africa and also served as an overseas production accountant on several international...
  • Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa

    Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's high walls, electric fences and lurid headlines are all part of the country's obsession with violent crime. But the release of national crime statistics is anĀ annual ritual that sparks anxiety like little else....
  • South Africa Picks "Four Corners" For Oscar

    South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
  • Dozens trapped in Ghana shopping center collapse

     
    Dozens of people were trapped and at least three people died when a multi-story shopping mall in the capital of Ghana collapsed shortly before opening Wednesday, according to Ghanaian authorities....
  • Obama's Kenyan step-grandmother congratulates him on victory

     
    Congratulations on President Obama’s reelection flooded in from leaders across Africa on Wednesday, but the sweetest words of all came from a 90-year-old Kenyan villager. Sarah Onyango Obama is the president’s step-grandmother, from the...
  • “Battleground: Rhino Wars” enlists special ops to stop poachers

     
    “Battleground: Rhino Wars” on Animal Planet documents the conflict between bloodthirsty poachers and one of South Africa’s anti-poaching units dedicated to stopping the illegal, lucrative trade of rhino horns. By Kate O’Hare On...
  • Two new specials look at Oscar Pistorius case

     
    Two new specials will be airing this weekend that explore the shocking case of Oscar Pistorius. Nicknamed “Blade Runner” because of his prosthetic legs, Oscar Pistorius made news last year as the first double-leg amputee to participate in...
  • Conlogue advances into Open quarterfinals

    Conlogue advances into Open quarterfinals
    Courtney Conlogue has her groove on at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Just don't ask her how she's slipped into it. "I don't want to think about it....I don't want to jinx anything," said the 20-year-old, eyes smiling and with a light, rolling chuckle...
  • Conlogue, Open continue to peak

    Conlogue, Open continue to peak
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — The heats are heating up and action sports will go full throttle this weekend at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The nine-day event which features surfing, skating and BMX competitions, art and music plus an interactive village,...
  • Conlogue keeps it up, advances to semifinals at Vans US Open of Surfing

    Conlogue keeps it up, advances to semifinals at Vans US Open of Surfing
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — Three down, two to go for Courtney Conlogue. The 20-year-old Sage Hill School alumna took the next step forward in her title quest Saturday at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing by winning her Women's quarterfinal heat. Conlogue...
  • Muniz Mania, Brazilian wins US Open of Surfing

    Muniz Mania, Brazilian wins US Open of Surfing
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — A fantastic finish, an emotional victory, punctuated the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing Sunday. With big money and ratings points up for grabs during the nine-day event at the Huntington Beach Pier, it was Alejo Muniz of Brazil and...