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South Africa beat Wales to reach Rugby World Cup final

Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked a penalty four minutes from time to send South Africa into their third Rugby World Cup final with a 19-16 victory over Wales in a semi-final dogfight on Sunday. The South Africans will return to Yokohama next weekend to bid for a third World Cup triumph against an England side who ran defending champions New Zealand out of the tournament with a breathtaking display of rugby on Saturday. This was the other side of the game, a largely grim arm-wrestle dominated by the boot and…

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Malawi President Joyce Banda fires cabinet amid worsening corruption scandals

President Joyce Banda Amidst ScandalsBlantyre, Malawi, Oct. 10 (AGV) _ Malawi president Joyce Banda has sacked her entire cabinet in the wake of reports of worsening corruption in her government.

“Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by Section 94 (1) and Section 95 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has today, 10th October, 2013, dissolved Cabinet. Following the dissolution of the Cabinet, all ministerial matters will revert to the presidency through Controlling Officers. Her Excellency the President will announce a new Cabinet in due course,” reads a brief statement signed by Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane issued in the lakeshore resort district of Mangochi late Thursday evening.

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