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Liberia cremates 2,800 Ebola bodies
Monrovia, Jan 22 (IANS) The Liberian government Wednesday said 2,800 bodies have so far been cremated following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:04:04 AM

Floods claim 84 lives in Mozambique
Maputo, Jan 22 (IANS) The Mozambican government announced here Wednesday that so far 84 people have died in a week as a result of the floods affecting the central and northern regions of the country.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:24:03 AM

UN worker kidnapped in CAR released
Bangui, Jan 21 (IANS) A UN staff member abducted Tuesday by the Christian anti-balaka militant group was released Wednesday here in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), a media report said.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:54:08 PM

Cameroon frees German hostage taken by Boko Haram
Yaounde, Jan 21 (IANS) A German hostage abducted by the Boko Haram Islamist militants was freed by the Cameroonian army with help from the forces of other countries, an official source said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:12:05 PM

First solar-powered flight around the globe to touch India
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 (IANS/WAM) Two Swiss pilots will attempt to take their solar-powered aircraft around the globe, to demonstrate the promise of clean energy and would stop over at India also, among various countries, during the flight.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:58:05 PM

Zimbabwe to train in Dubai ahead of World Cup
Harare, Jan 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's national cricket team will conduct their final training camp in Dubai ahead of the Feb 14-March 29 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:08:03 PM

Finch backs Warner over verbal confrontations
Adelaide, Jan 21 (IANS) Australian opener Aaron Finch has backed teammate David Warner over sledging saying the latter's ability to take on opponents verbally benefits the team.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:26:18 PM

Cameroon draws 1-1 with Mali at Afcon
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 21 (IANS) Defender Ambroise Oyongo scored a late goal to help Cameroon draw 1-1 with Mali at an African Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament match.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:10:05 AM

Cote d'Ivoire hold hosts Guinea to a draw at Afcon
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 21 (IANS) Forward Seydou Doumbia scored a second-half equaliser to help Cote d'Ivoire hold hosts Equatorial Guinea to a 1-1 draw in an African Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament match.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:02:23 AM

35 killed by cyclone Chedza in Madagascar
Antananarivo, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed by cyclone Chedza, which hit Madagascar Jan 16 and 17, the National Disaster Risk Management Office (BNGRC) said Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:40:06 AM

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