Italian rugby folk have frequently had cause to bemoan their misfortune – the Azzurri are no strangers to being diddled out of important victories by referees or being betrayed by World Cup fixture planners – so it would be just their luck to host a Heineken Cup final for the first time in a season when no one turns up. Yesterday, the tournament organisers declared that the 2015 showpiece would be played at the 80,000-capacity San Siro in Milan. It may prove a year too late.
Commission of inquiry finds police falsified and withheld documents and gave fabricated accounts of events in August last year
Former South African president will continue to receive intensive care at his home in Johannesburg
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has not returned home, and is still in hospital, the country's presidency has told a South African news agency.
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South Africans have been asked to mark his 67 years of public service by spending 67 minutes on charitable acts
Ndileka Mandela speaks to the BBC of the pain the family have undergone since Mr Mandela was taken ill
Even before Mandela’s illness, the political parties of South Africa were at loggerheads over their versions of the anti-apartheid struggle. Now the struggle is intensifying
The tug of war over the remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children is set to continue after his grandson said he would challenge a court order to return them to the anti-apartheid icon's childhood home of Qunu in Eastern Cape.
Barack Obama has not confirmed whether he will visit the ailing president
South African protesters campaigning against President Barack Obama’s three-nation tour of the continent gathered today just streets from the hospital where Nelson Mandela is critically ill.
South African president Jacob Zuma asks the country to pray for 'the father of democracy'
The ambulance that was supposed to rush Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down en route, forcing staff to transfer the ailing former president to another vehicle. South African officials confirmed yesterday that the ambulance he was travelling in suffered from "engine trouble".
Battling Scotland ran out of steam after leading South Africa 17-6 just after half-time, and finally succumbed to a 30-17 defeat yesterday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Nelson Mandela's health is continuing to improve but the anti-apartheid hero remains in a serious condition, South Africa's president said today.