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Last updated: Friday, March 06, 2015 5:36:13 PM

Round-the-globe solar plane completes maiden test flight
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS) A solar-powered aircraft, which aims to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, has completed its maiden test flight in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Friday.

Friday, February 27, 2015 8:18:03 PM

Two killed in Somalia car blast
Mogadishu, Feb 27 (IANS) At least two people were killed and two others injured Friday in a car explosion in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said.

Friday, February 27, 2015 8:02:04 PM

UAE to resume embassy work in Aden
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Friday that it will resume its Yemen embassy's work the port city of Aden

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:58:03 PM

Stolen South African infant found after 17 years
Cape Town, Feb 27 (IANS) A newborn who was stolen from her mother's arms 17 years ago from a South African hospital and grew up not knowing her biological parents, has been traced at last, a media report said Friday.

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:40:03 PM

Over 25,000 Egyptians left Libya after beheadings
Cairo, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced Friday.

Friday, February 27, 2015 5:36:12 PM

Ebola cases rise again in Sierra Leone
Freetown, Feb 26 (IANS) The chief executive of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Centre has expressed his dismay at the rising number of Ebola cases in the country in the past couple of days.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:34:04 PM

Mortars land at Somalia's presidential palace, no casualties
Mogadishu, Feb 26 (IANS) At least seven mortars landed inside Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu Thursday when the prime minister and his cabinet were holding a meeting, police said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00:04 PM

One killed as bombs explode in Cairo
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several wounded Thursday in bomb explosions south of Egypt's capital Cairo, the country's health ministry said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:22:18 PM

Sponsor threatens to pull plug on Kenya's warring federations
Nairobi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Kenyan corporate giant has threatened to withdraw sponsorship from any warring sports federation in the country as disputes continue to rock a number of local governing bodies -- notably football, athletics and rugby.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:32:17 AM

38 militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 38 militants were killed and 27 injured in overnight raids on militant hideouts by the Egyptian forces in Sinai province, a security source said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:46:19 PM

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