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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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A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014: Daily Events Guide to the Game Highlights in Glasgow [Day 1-5]

By IBTimes AU

Here are the daily events guide and game highlights in the Commonwealth Games 2014. (Jul 24)

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The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen throughout a porthole after leaving Giglio Island July 23, 2014. The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian
Refloated Italy Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Embarks Final Voyage, Bids Port of Giglio for the Very Last Time (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Refloated Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has embarked on its final voyage as it rolled out of the port of Giglio for the very last time. It is expected to arrive at the port of Genoa on Sunday, at which it will began a 2-year dismantling and scrapping operation. (Jul 24)

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Actors Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Plans to Marry in S. Africa and Adopt a Child Soon - Reports

By IBTimes AU

Odd couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn shocked the world when they started dating and were spotted for the first time during a Hawaiian getaway in December. After dating for 8 months, the Oscar winning couple is planning to wed in Theron's nat... (Jul 24)

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Australia Names 32-Man Squad for Rugby Championship Next Month

By IBTimes AU

Australia Rugby News - Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has named the 32 players that will play for the Wallabies in the 2014 Rugby Championship (TRC) set to start in August. (Jul 23)

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American flags flap in the wind at the Cannon Ball Flag Day celebration at the Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota
Technology Trends 2014, Americans Pleased Or Not

By IBTimes AU

A national survey was conducted by Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine regarding how America would react on technological developments. This includes robots, drones and AIs. (Jul 23)

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Jonah Hill Solemnises Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's Wedding Ceremony

By IBTimes AU

The "22 Jump Street" actor Jonah Hill solemnises the wedding ceremony of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo at the Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (Jul 22)

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Woman suffering from Tuberculosis holds her baby, who suffers from TB and malnutrition, in a hospital in Minakaman
New Drug To Help Cure Tuberculosis Sooner

By IBTimes AU

A drug combination that will help cure tuberculosis sooner has been devised by South African researchers. (Jul 22)

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Viral Video: 9-Year Old Boy Weds 62-Year Old Woman to Please Dead Ancestors

By IBTimes AU

A nine-year old boy in South Africa married a woman seven times his age in order to fulfill his dead ancestors’ wish. (Jul 21)

Musician Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Get Married in Mexico

By IBTimes AU

PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive is officially off the market to the dismay of millions of women around the globe. Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine has married Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo in an intimate ceremony in Los Cabos Mexico this weekend. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, NEW YORK, NAMIBIA, LOS ANGELES

Actor Samuel L. Jackson arrives for the American Theatre Wing's 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, June 8, 2014.
Avengers 2 Costume Update: Iron Man 'Bulkier' With Hulk-Like Armour To Debut In Sequel [Video]

By IBTimes AU

Iron Man will definitely need new armour if he is to defeat The Hulk. Tony Stark is apparently prepared to "bulk up" in order for him to beat the angry green giant, which reports have said will ultimately happen in "Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SOUTH KOREA, LONDON