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2020-04-08 12:55

Keeping you up to date on the latest novel coronavirus (Covid-19) news from around the world.

Saudi Arabia suffers first coronavirus death

2020-03-24 20:54

Afghani resident, 51, is first fatality.

NPA boss Shamila Batohi heads to UAE in bid to extradite Gupta family - report

2019-12-15 16:16

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and National Prosecuting Authority boss Shamila Batohi will form part of a delegation traveling to Abu Dhabi to persuade the United Emirates to extradite the controversial Gupta brothers.

Hulkenberg 'relieved' latest Formula 1 spell over

2019-12-02 09:57

Nico Hulkenberg bade farewell to Formula 1, at least for now, with a smile of relief when he finished 12th for Renault at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

'I must do better,' admits Vettel as Leclerc shines for Ferrari

2019-12-01 20:42

Sebastian Vettel admitted he needs to improve his individual performances next year after being outperformed by Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc this season.

WATCH | Hamilton stunned by 'first Ferrari compliment in 13 years'

2019-12-01 11:44

Lewis Hamilton said that Mattia Binotto's glowing comments about him represented the first time in 13 years that anyone from Ferrari had paid him a compliment.

Abu Dhabi GP | Hamilton on pole for first time in nine races

2019-11-30 16:25

Lewis Hamilton secured pole in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver topping the times in qualifying for the first time since Germany nine races ago.

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas fastest again in incident-hit second practice

2019-11-29 17:45

Valtteri Bottas completed a 'double top' in the incident-hit second practice for the Abu Dhabi grand prix when he out-paced Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton under the lights at the Yas Marina Circuit.

F1 stars share private joy, sorrow

2019-11-29 12:59

Two of Formula 1's biggest stars, Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel, made contrasting announcements Thursday after one became a father for the third time and the other said his marriage was over.

Leclerc rules out team orders, pledges controlled Ferrari aggression

2019-11-29 11:21

Ferrari's battling drivers have pledged to control their aggression after crashing into each other in Brazil, Charles Leclerc said, but he also insisted that team orders would not be imposed.


People stranded in UAE after Saudi tightens coronavirus curfews

2020-03-26 07:49

King Salman orders ban on entry into and exit from capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Make extraditions easy, Lamola urges UN as SA fights to get Guptas back from Dubai

2019-12-19 14:23

South Africa is "concerned" that some countries have "mastered the art of delaying or refusing to ratify extradition treaties", Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has said.

Hamilton to be torn between loyalty and novelty

2019-12-02 14:36

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will be torn between loyalty to Mercedes and the novelty of a new challenge at Ferrari when he considers his options for what is expected to be his last racing driver's contract in Formula 1.

Catch me if you can: Hamilton lays down 2020 marker to next generation

2019-12-02 04:45

Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker to the young pretenders to his crown when he completed 2019 with a masterful triumph at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his 11th win this year and the 84th of his career.

Hamilton wraps up season with 'master-class' in Abu Dhabi

2019-12-01 17:19

Lewis Hamilton delivered sumptuous confirmation of his title-winning supremacy when he claimed his 84th career victory and 11th in 21 races this year by dominating the season-ending 'twilight' Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

WATCH | Binotto admits Ferrari 'screwed up' in Abu Dhabi qualifying

2019-12-01 08:29

Team boss Mattia Binotto admitted Ferrari had "screwed up" when they were uncompetitive in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying and failed to give Charles Leclerc a chance to clock a final hot lap.

Ferrari 'happy' to consider Hamilton for 2021

2019-11-30 10:02

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has expressed interest in snapping up Lewis Hamilton for 2021.

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas fastest in first practice

2019-11-29 14:03

Valtteri Bottas topped the times for Mercedes ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s opening free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

'Lewis isn't all to blame for Brazil crash,' says Albon

2019-11-29 12:24

Lewis Hamilton sent Red Bull new boy Alex Albon a private message that helped to console him after their collision in Brazil cost the Thai driver his maiden Formula 1 podium finish.

South Africa blocks major weapons sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection dispute

2019-11-25 22:07

Dispute centres on clause in export documents that requires foreign customers not to transfer weapons to third parties.

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