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27 IS militants killed in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 27 militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed during clashes with Sinjar Protection Forces in northern Iraq, a Sinjar Forces official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:22:05 PM

Togo is free from Ebola, asserts PM
Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS) Togolese Prime Minister Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu has asserted that his country is free from Ebola disease, saying that all preventive measures have been taken on borders, airports and harbours to detect the virus.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:20:06 PM

When Ethiopians joined hands with Indians to celebrate Diwali
Addis Ababa, Oct 22 (IANS) This year in Ethiopia, the celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, started early in a unique way with many new participants, both Indian and Ethiopian.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:32:16 PM

Egypt court gives death penalty to seven jihadis
Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS) An Egyptian military court has sentenced to death seven members of the Islamist militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis and two to life in prison on charges of planning and executing attacks on the military, media reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:42:12 PM

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death (Roundup)
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:24:04 PM

Oscar Pistorius accepts court's justice: Uncle
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) Oscar Pistorius has accepted the court's justice that has sent him to prison for five years in the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and his family is now on the path to move on, his uncle said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:36:18 PM

Pistorius's 5-year jail satisfies slain girlfriend's kin
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail for the death of their daughter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:58:08 PM

Kiplagat determined to win New York Marathon
Nairobi, Oct 21 (IANS) World Marathon Champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya is determined to win the New York City Marathon Nov 2, the final event of 2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:50:03 PM

Pistorius given 5-year imprisonment for girlfriend's death
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was Tuesday sentenced by a Pretoria court to five years in jail for the culpable homicide death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:48:09 PM

Pistorius gets 5 years jail for girlfriend's death
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was Tuesday sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:28:05 PM

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