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Last updated: Monday, September 01, 2014 7:36:20 PM

Kenya set to destroy ship seized with drugs
Nairobi, Aug 29 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday directed security agencies to sink a ship which was seized while carrying drugs in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00:04 AM

IS captures, executes dozens of Syrian soldiers
Cairo, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation have executed dozens of Syrian soldiers captured after the rebels seized al-Tabaqa military airport from government forces earlier this week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Thursday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:58:04 PM

Egypt accuses Morsi of leaking documents to Qatar
Cairo, Aug 28 (IANS) The Egyptian prosecution ordered Wednesday to temporarily detain former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days on charges of leaking "national security documents" to Qatar, media reported.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:58:03 AM

Congo confirms six Ebola cases
Brazzaville, Aug 28 (IANS) Six cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:22:11 AM

Three killed in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan
Khartoum, Aug 27 (IANS) Three people were killed and another injured when a helicopter belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan crashed Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:16:15 AM

Abu Dhabi to attract more Indian tourists
Abu Dhabi, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) With Indian visitors emerging as the largest number of international hotel guests in the United Arab Emirates over the past year, Abu Dhabi's tourism industry has launched a five-city road show in India aimed at keeping the destination foremost in the minds of Indians travelling abroad.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:54:03 PM

19 killed in Egypt bus accident
Cairo, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 12 injured Tuesday when two minibuses collided and fell into an irrigation canal in Egypt.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:26:13 PM

Illicit diamond syndicate busted in South Africa
Johannesburg, Aug 26 (IANS) An international syndicate involved in illicit diamond trade has been busted in South Africa.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:46:16 AM

Australia crushes Zimbabwe by 198 runs
Harare, Aug 26 (IANS) Cricket top-ranking team Australia was ruthless with both bat and ball as it crushed host Zimbabwe by 198 runs Monday in the first match of their cricket triangular series in Harare which also involves South Africa.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:58:04 AM

Zambia will not bid for 2017 Africa Cup
Lusaka, Aug 25 (IANS) The head of Zambia's football governing body said the southern African nation will concentrate on bidding for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and not the 2017 edition that was earlier given to Libya.

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:14:04 PM

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