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America’s Cup classic designs

Since its launch 162 years ago, the America’s Cup — which kicked off in San Francisco last month — has been at the forefront of yacht design, encouraging the best sailing clubs in the world to invest big in their seafaring weapons of choice.

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Craft beers take on wine trade

South Africa may be better known for its wines, but its craft beers, produced by small-scale microbreweries, are proving a hit with discerning drinkers.

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Driver admits ‘Mexican friend’ lie

A man who claimed his car was being driven by a “Mexican friend” when it was caught speeding admits lying to avoid a traffic conviction.

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10 best golf courses in Africa

With courses this beautiful, you don’t even need to play golf to enjoy these green hills of Africa.

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DIY rockets: To the moon for $300

As government funds have dried up, amateur space enthusiasts around the world are reviving humanity’s interplanetary dreams through crowd-researched and crowd-funded space projects of their own

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Music teacher quizzed over rape

A former teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl at the London school in the 1970s.

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Talks are the only way forward for Pakistan and India

The best line I ever heard on India-Pakistan relations was by an Indian colleague of considerable repute when he wondered aloud on how China got to be so effective with its influence in Pakistan; “we left the space open after 1947 by disengaging and demonising Pakistan as a perpetual enemy and an abhorrent neighbour”. With such a mindset — on ...

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F1 infographic: Deals on Wheels

Christian Sylt is the co-author of Formula Money, an annual report examining all aspects of Formula One’s finances with detailed data on teams, drivers, sponsors and races. Here, he answers key questions about F1’s financial model.

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Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted

US Army psychiatrist Maj Nidal Hasan is convicted of 13 counts of murder in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood Army base, and faces the death penalty.

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The sci-fi future of motorsport?

Move over Formula One, this is Formula E, an international competition where high-tech cars speed around the world’s major cities — all without a drop of gas in sight.

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Why shouldn’t Mayer look hot?

Peggy Drexler: Marissa Mayer was criticized for appearing in a Vogue portrait that made her look glamorous. But who would want to sit for a portrait that wasn’t going to be flattering?

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Shehzad, Afridi set up 25-run win

HARARE:  Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck 70 from 50 deliveries to help Pakistan cruise to a 25-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international played at the Harare Sports Club yesterday. Pakistan posted 161 for five from their 20 overs, a total that always looked beyond the hosts. None of the Zimbabwe batsmen were able to score quickly with only ...

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Row over Marikana miners’ legal fees

South Africa’s main opposition party criticises the government’s refusal to pay legal fees for miners at an official inquiry into killings at Marikana last year.

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Navratilova vs. Cash

Open Court’s Pat Cash takes to the court with 18-time grand slam winner Martina Navratilova.

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