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The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

 Eddie Jones:  the England head coach saw his team blow an early  24-3 lead before they  eventually  lost 42-39.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

Losing the odd game of rugby is an occupational hazard but, as Eddie Jones knows all too well, it can become a habit. Thirteen years ago Jones led Au(...)

Siya Kolisi, who will lead the Springboks against England at Ellis Park:  “Obviously I have an idea of how big it is, but I’m just trying to focus on the main thing and that’s playing well.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Siya Kolisi insists his landmark moment in South African sporting history will only truly sink in when he runs out at Ellis Park on Saturday. Kolisi (...)

African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a meeting of the ruling party  in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s two largest opposition parties have been finding out the hard way how integral the recently ousted Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden presiden(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Junk Ensemble’s Dolores

Akram Khan’s Giselle with the English National Ballet and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre provided an unusually lavish openi(...)

Former gold miner Thulani Bitsha,  who contracted silicosis while working underground,  in the doorway to his home near Bizana in South Africa’s impoverished Eastern Cape province, when interviewed in March  2012. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/File Photo

South Africa’s largest ever class action lawsuit concluded on Thursday when lawyers representing miners who contracted deadly lung diseases while work(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Only a last-minute compromise between the family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and African National Congress (ANC) leaders enabled South Africa’s rulin(...)

Mourners attend the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/STR

Thousands of South Africans paid tribute on Wednesday to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto, the township at the forefront of t(...)

South African National Congress Women’s League members sing and mourn outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto, Johannesburg. Photograph:  EPA/STR

Leaders from across South Africa’s political divide have travelled to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to mourn her sudden death and pay(...)

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