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Go on an American Road Trip with the World's Greatest Photographers

[Young Couple in Parked Open-Air Car, Ossining, New York], 1932–34 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Walker Evans<p>1 of …

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Critical Thinking

Report Estimates Enormous Economic Value of Living Elephants

Wildlife<p><b>When a young elephant dies at the hands of an ivory poacher, according to a recent</b> <b>report</b><b>, the commercial loss to the tourism industry is more than $1.6 million–­–the amount the animal would have contributed to the economy had it lived a full and happy life.</b><p>The report, published by the David …

Ilan Godfrey documents the impact of South Africa’s mining industry in his book, Legacy of the Mine (PHOTOS).

For more than a century, South Africa has been known for its mineral wealth. Although the country is no longer the leading global exporter of gold, …

Exploring South Africa's troubled education system

This week Learning World is getting to grips with the state of education in South Africa. From the early days of schooling through to university graduates euronews’ Maha Barada has explored the highs and lows of a system only liberated from apartheid some 20 years ago.<p>Apartheid Legacy<p>For the past …

Controversial South African defence entrepreneur basks in success

It was a proud moment for defence entrepreneur Ivor Ichikowitz as he watched his first two-seater military airplane landing at an air force base near Pretoria after its inaugural public flight this month.<p>The tiny, odd-looking turboprop is unimpressive at first glance. It's almost mosquito-like, …

South Africa

Israeli circumcision device provokes union outcry in South Africa | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies, provoking an outcry from union allies of the ruling party who support sanctions against the Jewish state.<p>Initiates pose on a field in Qunu, …

Fine-tuning begins early for South Africa

South Africa news<p>The World Cup is four months away, but South Africa's preparations have already begun, and upcoming tours of Australia and New …

South Africa name Philander in ODI tour squad | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month.<p>South Africa's Vernon Philander celebrates the …

South Africa 27-25 New Zealand

• South Africa 27-25 New Zealand • First All Blacks defeat for nearly two years<p>Patrick Lambie kicked a late penalty as South Africa clinched a dramatic win over New Zealand in Johannesburg on Saturday. New Zealand led 25-24 with less than three minutes left in the contest before the referee, Wayne …

Get a grip, Springboks

The Power List: the 10 sides to fear at Rugby World Cup 2015

As the one-year countdown to the Rugby World Cup begins on Thursday, we present our lowdown on the form and state of the strongest-looking nations • Five matches to target in 2015 • Our guide to getting tickets • Paul Rees’s pick of intriguing and affordable matches<p>1 New Zealand<p>Well out in front …

5 Pivotal Factors That Will Decide Rugby Championship Title

Link to Media<p>New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina are enjoying their final rest week ahead of the last two rounds of this year's Rugby Championship, with tensions building ahead of the competition's closing chapters.<p>The All Blacks enter their last two fixtures with a six-point lead …

Travel (Australia)

Brazil's Rousseff to face Neves in runoff vote

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a …

After drama-filled presidential campaign, Brazilians prepare to cast votes in Sunday election

If anything, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is a survivor.<p>The former political prisoner has lived through cancer, endured raucous, anti-government protests and brushed past critics to pull off a successful World Cup. She's even held onto wide support as Brazil's economy sputtered into recession.<p>…

'No problem at all' for North Korea leader Kim's health, says official

SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior North Korean official on a rare visit to South Korea has denied reports that the country’s young leader Kim Jong Un is ill, saying there is “no problem at all,” a South Korean minister said on Sunday.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the October 8 Factory in this …