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Last updated: Monday, December 22, 2014 7:28:04 AM

Pacer Cottrell could be Windies' surprise element: Lloyd
Centurion, Dec 16 (IANS/CMC) Rookie pacer Sheldon Cottrell is being tipped to be a surprise element for the West Indies in the three-match Test series starting Wednesday here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:12:24 PM

Zambian defender Mulenga to miss Africa Cup of Nations
Lusaka (Zambia), Dec 16 (IANS) Zambian defender Nyambe Mulenga will miss the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals after fracturing his right leg in a road accident in central Zambia.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:22:09 PM

Rita Jeptoo demands Sample B test to prove innocence
Nairobi, Dec 16 (IANS) Disgraced Boston and Chicago marathon champion Rita Jeptoo is maintaining her innocence over doping and has requested for a sample B test.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:32:12 PM

UN urges debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries
Addis Ababa, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, called Monday for creditors to cancel the outstanding debt of the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:58:06 AM

High alert in South Africa for measles outbreak
Cape Town, Dec 16 (IANS) South Africa was put on high alert for a measles outbreak Monday, with a number of cases reported from five provinces since the start of this year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:04:04 AM

IS blows up biggest prison in northern Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) jihadi group has blown up the biggest prison in northern Iraq after transferring the prisoners to the Syrian province of Raqqa, its main stronghold, an Iraqi security source told Efe news agency Monday.

Monday, December 15, 2014 7:46:20 PM

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

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