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South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa, with a 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To the north lie Namibia, Botswana  and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho  is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory.

Modern humans have inhabited Southern Africa for more than 100,000 years. At the time of European contact, the dominant indigenous peoples were tribes who had migrated from other parts of Africa about one thousand years before. From the 4th-5th century CE, Bantu-speaking tribes had steadily moved south, where they displaced, conquered and assimilated original Khoikhoi and San peoples of southern Africa. At the time of European contact, the two major groups were the Xhosa and Zulu peoples.

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'Homeland' Season 4 Spoilers: Quinn Protects Carrie From Blood-Thirsty Mob [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

"Homeland" fans are expecting to see Carrie and Quinn's romance. Quinn will be there for Carrie and will be seen protecting her in Season 4, but the romance may have to wait. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN

Australian Men’s Sevens Squad Draws With Fiji In Gold Coast Sevens In October

By IBTimes AU

The preliminary round for Qantas Australians Men’s Sevens team will include a match-up against another top contender in Fiji in the Gold Coast Sevens tournament scheduled in Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. Both squads will be battling against group stage oppo... (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, PORTUGAL, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, KENYA

A model poses with a vivid yellow 100.09 carats diamond during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva
Rare Blue Flawless Diamond, Costing $25.6 Million, Is The Newest Attraction At The Natural History Museum

By IBTimes AU

One of the world's rarest gems, 'the Blue Moon Diamond' has been added to the National History Museum's 3,000 gemstones collection. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DIAMONDS

Cast Members Jeremy Renner, Left, Cobie Smulders And Samuel L. Jackson Pose At A Press Line for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Black Panther Powerful Than Ultron, Can Be New Iron Man

By IBTimes AU

The character reportedly has what it takes to beat Ultron using a powerful suit made of vibranium, which is said to be stronger than the villain's metallic form of adamantium. (Sep 15)

Television Personality Khloe Kardashian (R) And sister Kourtney Arrive At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party In West Hollywood
'Kourtney And Khloe Take The Hamptons' Spoilers: Khloe And French Montana Take A Trip To South Africa During Happier Times

By IBTimes AU

The development of Khloe Kardashian and French Montana's romance is seen in the reality TV series which shows happier times before their recent split. (Sep 15)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during his trial at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria April 15, 2014. The prosecutor in the murder trial of Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track star on Tues
Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide For Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

By IBTimes AU

A South African court released the verdict on the high profile case of Paralympic Athlete Oscar Pistorius finding him guilty of culpable homicide. (Sep 12)

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus
Gold Coast Suspected Ebola Victim Not Cause For Panic

By IBTimes AU

Doctors have yet to confirm that the Gold Coast man was indeed inflicted with Ebola virus. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, KENYA, INFECTION

Discovery Channel's ‘Shark Week 2014’ Schedule: 13 Specials about Sharks Including Hammerheads, Zombie and Alien Sharks [WATCH VIDEOS]
A Study: Men Nine Times More Prone to Shark Attacks than Women in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Men in Australia are more likely to be attacked by sharks than women, maybe because of staying long in the water. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT

Kidnapper Of Her Own Daughter Agrees For Extradition

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Dorothy L. Barnett, who kidnapped her 10-month-old daughter, will be on U.S. trial. (Sep 09)

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Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia
The Unlikely 2014 US Open Final: Kei Nishikori vs. Marin Cilic Live Streaming Info and Championship Preview

By IBTimes AU

US Open Live Streaming - Thanks to a pair of huge upsets in the semifinal round, Kei Nishikori of Japan and Marin Cilic of Croatia are the unlikely duo will contend for the 2014 US Open title on Monday in Flushing Meadows, New York. (Sep 09)

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