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How the Ford F-150 bakkie became the king in the US

2020-03-24 14:00

In 2018, Ford announced it would pahse out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States. Here's why Americans flock to the F-150 over anything else.

Indy 500 top priority as IndyCar eyes revamped season

2020-03-23 08:41

IndyCar racing, its season in limbo in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, remains committed to staging the Indianapolis 500 even if it means delaying the US classic, IndyCar chief executive Mark Miles said.

Coronavirus deaths soar in Italy, US deploys national guard to contain disease

2020-03-11 08:57

Italians braced for a second day of national lockdown Wednesday after a sharp spike in coronavirus-related deaths, as New York deployed the National Guard to contain a disease that has sown worldwide panic.

Alonso hopes Indy flop holds key to victory this year

2020-02-27 16:26

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso says he hopes lessons learned from failing to qualify for last year's Indianapolis 500 will give him a stronger chance to win this year.

Bernie Sanders wins big in Nevada but some Democrats worry

2020-02-23 19:28

Bernie Sanders' landslide victory in Nevada's Democratic nominating contest has scattered his moderate challengers and injected his White House campaign with a fresh burst of momentum as he drives into the next crucial battlegrounds.

Iran satellite launch fails, in blow to space programme

2020-02-09 22:18

Iran said it "successfully" launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development.

Ramaphosa compares US, Israel plans for Jerusalem to that of apartheid regime

2020-02-09 16:08

President Cyril Ramaphosa has compared the peace plan by US President Donald Trump and his ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to that of the South African apartheid system.

WATCH | 12 sports cars do battle - Brace yourself for the world's greatest drag race 9

2020-02-03 09:30

A dozen of the world's best performance cars congregated at the Vandenberg US Air Force base close to Lompoc, California for Motortrend's annual world's greatest drag race.

Rand hits lowest level of the year

2020-01-30 18:14

The Rand had a rocky showing against the dollar on Thursday, trading at R14.73 to the greenback by 17:30 on Thursday afternoon, its lowest point for the year so far.

Toyota recall: 3.4 million cars may have defective airbags

2020-01-22 11:11

Most of the vehicles are in the United States, where regulators are investigating millions of cars with potentially faulty airbags.

 

Nascar shut down, but drivers battle in televised virtual race

2020-03-23 14:47

Nascar drivers turned to the internet to compete and entertain fans with a televised virtual race while the actual series remained shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden, Sanders face off in debate overshadowed by virus

2020-03-15 15:04

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders meet on Sunday for the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential primary campaign, now overshadowed by the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus update: nations and companies react

2020-02-29 12:29

China's factory activity fell to a record low after weeks of closures caused by the virus, while the number of cases reported in South Korea soared 35%, or by over 800, in 24 hours.

Triple crown still on the cards as Alonso confirms Indy 500 drive

2020-02-26 10:52

Fernando Alonso will race at this year's Indianapolis 500 for McLaren, the team said, as he embarks on another attempt to complete a rare motorsport triple crown.

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

2020-02-23 16:53

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

Sanders plans to hammer Buttigieg on billionaire campaign donors

2020-02-09 17:50

Bernie Sanders said he would hammer at Pete Buttigieg’s contributions from wealthy donors in the last few days of campaigning before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Why the world needs the Fast and Furious franchise

2020-02-07 16:44

Fast cars, bromance, car-chase scenes and some of the world's best actors, the Fast Saga has gained more attraction than some people think it deserves. Sean Parker argues why it should stick around for years to come.

US racing driver John Andretti dies at 56

2020-01-31 09:43

John Andretti, a son of one of America's most famous motor racing families who tested his talent on a variety of tracks, has died of colon cancer at the age of 56, Andretti Autosport said.

Patrice Motsepe apologises for telling US President Donald Trump 'Africa loves you'

2020-01-28 13:30

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has apologised for remarks he made to US President Donald Trump, saying he had a duty to listen to differing views, and did not have the right to speak on behalf of anybody, except himself.

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

2020-01-18 17:06

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

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