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  • Hong Kong get WTA date | Tennis

    November 21, 2013 4:05 PM 103

    The Hong Kong Tennis Open will be a week-long event held in September 2014 at Victoria Park, named after Queen Victoria, the city's major downtown green space. The Hong Kong Tennis Association confirmed the tournament on Thursday and is hopeful it will attract high-profile names in women's tennis. "Hong Kong has never held a WTA tour event before," said organiser

  • Obama vow as Loya Jirga debates US-Afghan security deal

    November 21, 2013 3:45 PM 146

    US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai vowing to respect his nation's sovereignty, as Afghan elders debate a crucial post-2014 security pact. Mr Obama vows US forces will not enter Afghan homes except for "extraordinary circumstances" - a key point of debate. Mr Karzai urged the 2,000 elders to back the deal, which

  • Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice plead not guilty to new fraud charges

    November 21, 2013 2:24 PM 125

    The reality TV couple were arraigned Wednesday on bank fraud and loan application fraud for which they pleaded not guilty. Two cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have pleaded not guilty to new fraud charges. Joe and Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Newark on one count of bank fraud and one count

  • Pirates tired of second place

    November 21, 2013 2:16 PM 140

    Orlando Pirates are tired of silver and are aiming for gold in the Telkom Knockout soccer series, coach Roger de Sa said on Thursday. "We're tired of silver, we want some gold. We're disappointed that we haven't won." Pirates return to domestic action for the first time in almost a month after winning two silver medals in two major Cup competitions this season

  • One-third of African households has TV – ITU

    November 21, 2013 1:30 PM 122

    Only one-third of households in Africa owns a television, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has revealed on United Nations World Television Day. Releasing statistics regarding television usage across the world, the ITU said global television ownership stood at 98 per cent of households at the end of 2012 and 72 per cent across the developing

  • Windows Phone 8: Microsoft's breakthrough moment?

    November 21, 2013 12:59 PM 197

    Windows Phone 8 users have often had that sinking feeling of being the stragglers in the smartphone app race. But on Wednesday they were handed a dose of good cheer as not one, but two blockbuster apps launched on the platform: Waze - Google's newly acquired crowdsourced navigation app - and Instagram, the "must-have" Facebook-owned photo-sharing social

  • Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Makes Its Way Through The FCC

    November 21, 2013 12:08 PM 191

    Lenovo is certainly no stranger to creating tablets as they recently released its Yoga Tablet, which was released in both an 8-inch and 10-inch version that attaches a rather large 6000mAh and 9000mAh battery on the the tablets, respectively. It looks like the Yoga Tablet won’t be the last tablet Lenovo plans to create as an 8-inch ThinkPad 8 looks to be on the way. An unannounced

  • Entertainment Tonight ET Online

    November 21, 2013 11:36 AM 101

    You would have thought Adam Levine was accepting a Grammy Award the way he proudly stood behind a podium on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, Nov. 20, to take the title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. "A lot of people trivialize this sort of thing. They say it's shallow and think it's just a media stunt used to sell magazines and perpetuate

  • Desailly brings Premier League trophy to Kenya

    November 21, 2013 10:44 AM 123

    Updated Wednesday, November 20th 2013 at 21:31 GMT +3 Local football fans who follow the English Premier League will have a chance to see the Barclays Premier League trophy live in Kenya, when it makes its world wide tour stop in the country from Sunday. The fans are in for a rare treat because, apart from viewing the trophy, they will also have an opportunity

  • Mall developer ‘ignored stop notice’

    November 21, 2013 10:44 AM 166

    November 21 2013 at 11:38am By Tania Broughton Durban - “There is no danger to members of the public or any other persons in relation to this project.” This was stated under oath by the developer of the Tongaat shopping mall when trying to bat off the city’s attempts to stop construction, which he labelled “an abuse of the court process”. “Its work is supervised