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Drink this South African Liqueur, Save Elephants

Disclosure: Amarula sent us an at-home safari “care package” in return for helping to raise awareness of the company’s latest elephant-saving initiative. We think this is a great cause. Like Baileys? Kerrygold Irish cream? Here’s one for you to try: Amarula. The traditional South African cream liqueur, made from the fruit of the wild marula tree—which grows only in subequatorial Africa—is velvety and rich, a little butterscotchy and sweet from the hand-picked, fermented fruit. As the temperature (finally) starts to drop here in New York, Amarula on the rocks is…

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South Africa recommended to host 2023 Rugby Union World Cup

South Africa has been recommended to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of Ireland and France, the tournament’s organising board has announced. The World Rugby Council will now meet on 15 November in London to vote on the next host. The board made its recommendation following detailed consideration of the host candidate evaluation report. Ireland has vowed to “compete to the final whistle”, adding “nothing in the report is insurmountable”. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said there were “three exceptional bids”. He added: “It also identified South Africa as…

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South Korean actor Kim Joo-hyuk killed in traffic accident

[unable to retrieve full-text content] South Korean actor Kim Joo Hyuk, 45, has died in a traffic accident, according to local media reports citing the police. The accident happened around 4.30pm (Korea time) in the upscale Gangnam district. Kim was driving alone in a black Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicle when he hit a car in front of him. His SUV […] Entertainment – Star2.com

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South Korean star Rain welcomes first child

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Rain, 35, and Kim Tae-hee, 37, have welcomed their first child, and it is a baby girl. Rain (real name Jung Ji-hoon) posted on his Instagram account a picture of white baby booties with pink flowers on Oct 25. The proud father wrote: “Thank you everybody. Our child is a beautiful princess. We will raise […] Entertainment – Star2.com

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VIDEO: South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke scores astonishing bicycle kick against Orlando Pirates

The Baroka shot-stopper’s acrobatic effort earned his side a dramatic point Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Goalkeepers love trying to save the day with a last minute corner-kick. And South African Oscarine Masuluke made his lung bursting run count as he scored a sensational bicycle kick to earn his Baroka side a draw against Orlando Pirates. Following a set-piece, the opposition goalkeeper looked to have punched the ball clear from danger as the final seconds ticked by. But Masuluke decided to try an audacious effort with his back to goal in…

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Adoptive parents sought for four sisters in South Yorkshire

Social services in South Yorkshire are looking for adoptive parents who can give a home to four young sisters. The girls, all under age 10, have a care plan approved by a judge that rules they need to remain together. They are in foster care but their carers have said they are too old to look after them permanently. Foster carer “Anne” said: “They are very close and they do need to be together, I think it would devastate them if they were split up.” More news from across Yorkshire…

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