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Last updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:56:18 PM

East African bloc urges poll delay in Burundi
Bujumbura, May 22 (IANS) The East African Community (EAC) on Friday urged Burundi to delay its elections set for June and wait for hundreds of thousands of refugees in the neighbouring nations to come back to vote.

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:54:03 PM

Libyan militias free 42 Tunisians after several days
Tripoli, May 22 (IANS) Militias allied with the rebel government based in Tripoli on Friday released 42 Tunisian nationals who were arrested several days ago in western Libya for being suspected jihadis.

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:52:17 PM

Zimbabwe's ruling party fires senior officials
Harare, May 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has sacked seven more senior officials, including two former cabinet ministers, and suspended several others for "being aligned to former vice-president Joice Mujuru's faction" that stands accused of planning to remove President Robert Mugabe from power.

Friday, May 22, 2015 7:58:02 PM

Kenyan army repulses Al Shabaab attack
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) Somali jihadi group Al Shabab launched a new attack against the Kenyan province of Garissa, but Kenyan security forces were able to intervene and prevent any casualties, according to a statement released by the Kenyan interior ministry on Friday.

Friday, May 22, 2015 5:44:02 PM

Irish referendum on same-sex marriage begins
Lond May 22 (IANS) People in Ireland on Friday cast their votes in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage, a media report said.

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:36:07 PM

Nine Libyan soldiers killed in besieged Benghazi
Tripoli, May 22 (IANS/EFE) At least nine soldiers loyal to the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tobruk were killed on Wednesday night amid clashes in the besieged city of Benghazi, according to media reports on Thursday.

Friday, May 22, 2015 7:34:03 AM

17 killed in Libya tribal clashes
Tripoli, May 20 (IANS) A total of 17 people were killed and 16 others injured in clashes between two rival tribes in the southern Libyan city Ubari, local sources said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:44:03 PM

IS beheads three alleged traitors
Deir Ezzor (Syria), May 20 (IANS/AKI) Militants of the Islamic State terrorist group beheaded three men it accused of treason in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:24:04 PM

Chemos not to defend her world 3000m steeplechase title
Nairobi, May 20 (IANS) World 3,000-metre steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos will not defend her crown in Beijing World Championships in August.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:20:03 PM

Relegation-threatened Dempo, Salgaocar compound woes with draw
Margao, May 20 (IANS) Goan rivals Dempo SC and Salgaocar SC did themselves no favour when they played a 0-0 draw in an important I-League match here on Wednesday that might determine the fortunes of the two relegation-threatened clubs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:22:07 PM

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