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Anerood Jugnauth named Mauritius prime minister
Port Louis, Dec 15 (IANS) Former President and leader of the Alliance Lepep party, Anerood Jugnauth, who is of Indian origin, has been officially appointed Mauritius' new prime minister, officials said Monday.

Monday, December 15, 2014 4:16:07 PM

Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours
Centurion, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development.

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:30:04 PM

Libyan oil ports closed following attacks
Tripoli, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Sidra and Ra's Lanuf, two large oil ports located in eastern Libya, were closed due to safety concerns following attacks, Oil and Gas Minister Mashala al Zaui said Sunday.

Monday, December 15, 2014 6:12:14 AM

126 dead after boat capsizes in DR Congo
Kinshasa, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a media report said Sunday.

Monday, December 15, 2014 1:32:11 AM

Four militants killed in Libya airstrikes
Tripoli, Dec 14 (IANS) Four militants were killed and several others injured in airstrikes conducted by the Libyan national army near Libya's border with Tunisia Sunday, according to security sources.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:20:04 PM

11 fishermen killed in Egypt collision
Cairo, Dec 14 (IANS) At least 11 fishermen were killed and 11 injured Sunday when a boat collided with a ship near Egypt's South Sinai province.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:14:05 PM

Windies turn attention to Centurion Test against South Africa
Johannesburg, Dec 14 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will hold their first training session in Centurion Sunday, as they beef up preparations for the first Test against South Africa starting Wednesday.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:18:03 AM

Six militants killed in security raids in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 14 (IANS) At least six militants were killed and 11 others arrested Saturday as Egyptian military launched two operations on their hideouts in northern Sinai province, an official said on condition of anonymity.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:54:04 AM

Sudan asks UNSC to reconsider decision referring it to ICC
Khartoum, Dec 14 (IANS) Sudan called on Saturday the UN Security Council (UNSC) to reconsider its decision to refer Sudan to the International Criminal Court(ICC)for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00:03 AM

Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in Libya
Tripoli, Dec 13 (IANS) A senior Al Qaeda member was killed in Libya by troops of General Khalifa Haftar, an Algerian security source said Saturday.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:58:04 PM

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