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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:28:03 AM

Amend FEMA to save Goa from IS: AICC
Margao (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Amending foreign exchange norms will save Goa from the Islamic State (IS) terror group and protect the state's economic interests, said AICC secretary Shantaram Naik.

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:46:19 PM

African Union seeks India's support on Ebola
Addis Ababa, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to fight the rapid spread of the Ebola virus disease, the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), a team formed for emergency response on Ebola that is under the African Union Commission (AUC) Social Affairs, has urged the Indian government to lend support with medical human resources.

Friday, October 17, 2014 4:02:04 PM

CAF requests Ghana to host 2015 AFCON
Accra (Ghana), Oct 17 (IANS) Ghana has been requested by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to consider hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Mahama Ayariga, the minister for youth and sports has confirmed.

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:52:14 PM

17 Eritreans freed from human trafficking gang in Sudan
Khartoum, Oct 17 (IANS) Sudanese security authorities have freed 17 Eritrean nationals who were abducted by a human trafficking gang on the Sudanese-Eritrean border, media reported Thursday.

Friday, October 17, 2014 3:40:07 AM

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Sudan
Khartoum, Oct 17 (IANS) Three Ethiopian peacekeepers belonging to the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed by unknown gunmen in the restive western Sudanese region of Darfur Thursday, the mission said in a statement.

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:22:10 AM

Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party heading to landslide victory
Maputo, Oct 16 (IANS) Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party is expected to win a landslide victory in the presidential and legislative elections, preliminary results showed Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:16:16 PM

Victim's cousin demands prison for Oscar Pistorius
Pretoria, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) A cousin of murdered model Reeva Steenkamp demanded a stiff prison sentence for South African Paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted last month of manslaughter for shooting Steenkamp to death.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:56:16 PM

Mozambique's ruling party heading to poll victory
Maputo, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Filipe Nyusi from the ruling Frelimo party is emerging as the winner of Mozambique's presidential race, according to newly-released preliminary results.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:04:04 PM

IS 'caliphate' shatters dreams of Iraqi students
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The "caliphate" proclaimed by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq has shattered the dreams of thousands of students, who were unable to travel to Kirkuk, to pass their exams.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Five killed in car bomb in Somalia
Mogadishu, Oct 16 (IANS) At least five people were killed and many others injured in a car bomb explosion Wednesday near in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the second in a week, police and witnesses said.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:28:04 AM

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