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Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:02:04 PM

Kenya's Kipketer pursues World Junior glory
Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) The moment of reckoning for Kenya's Alfred Kipketer comes Friday when he lines-up for the heats of the men 800m at the 10th IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:16:05 PM

Egypt says no change in Gaza ceasefire initiative
Cairo, July 22 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Monday that Egypt has no intention to amend its ceasefire initiative proposed last week between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:20:04 AM

South African nations to sign economic partnership deal with EU
Cape Town, July 22 (IANS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will sign a new and improved economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), it was announced Monday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:48:03 AM

UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza
Cairo, July 21 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo Monday afternoon for talks with Egyptian officials on achieving a ceasefire in the war-stricken Gaza Strip, media reported.

Monday, July 21, 2014 10:06:16 PM

Dozens killed in week-long battle for Libya airport
Tripoli, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Forty-seven people have been killed, most of them civilians, and 120 others wounded in a week of fighting between two Libyan militia groups seeking to control the Tripoli International Airport, Libya's health ministry reported Monday.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:12:14 PM

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over Gaza remarks
Cairo, July 21 (IANS) The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires Sunday to protest Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent statements.

Monday, July 21, 2014 1:58:04 AM

Gourcuff appointed new coach of Algerian football team
Algiers, July 20 (IANS) Frenchman Christian Gourcuff was officially appointed the head coach of the Algerian football team, replacing Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:14:03 PM

New initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) In a new initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies, a first of its kind independent international body called the 'Muslim Council of Elders' haas been established, it was announced here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:18:03 PM

Ethiopia's India connect grows: A Dreamliner named Taj Mahal
Addis Ababa, July 20 (IANS) In what is being seen as a recognition of the heavy traffic generated on its routes to the Indian subcontinent, the flagship carrier of the East African nation of Ethiopia has named its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner after India's most famous monument.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:12:05 PM

Amazon Warriors make short work of Zouks
Providence (Guyana), July 20 (IANS/CMC) Guyana Amazon Warriors have played imperiously to whip St Lucia Zouks by nine wickets here in the Caribbean Premier League.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:06:10 AM

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