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Last updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:54:03 AM

11 militants killed in Libyan air strikes
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 11 Islamist militants were killed and 20 injured in air strikes in Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported citing military sources.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:22:14 PM

UN to radically scale up fight against Ebola
Monrovia, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The UN has vowed to radically scale up support to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and said more health workers will be brought to Liberia to deal with the disease.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:30:04 PM

Palestinian president seeks early resumption of peace talks
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for a quick resumption of Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week in order to stop the bloody conflict in Gaza, media reported.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:56:11 PM

Two women killed by Tunisian police
Tunis, Aug 23 (IANS) Two women were killed Saturday by patrol officers in Tunisia's Kasserine town, the interior ministry said.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:30:08 PM

Clarke doubtful for tri-series opener
Harare, Aug 23 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury and could miss the tri-series opener in Zimbabwe, also involving South Africa, starting Monday in Bulawayo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:32:20 PM

170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:40:18 AM

27 killed in CAR gold mine collapse
Yaounde, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 27 miners have been killed in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic (CAR), authorities said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:26:07 PM

70 IS militants killed in Syria
Cairo, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 70 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation have been killed in two days of clashes with the Syrian Army over al-Tabaqa military airport, the only bastion still in the hands of the government in al-Raqa province in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:42:22 PM

Somali militants behead abducted Kenyan driver
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Militants of the Al Shabaab extremist organisation Friday beheaded a Kenyan driver who was kidnapped at Kiunga near the border with Somalia in the coastal town of Lamu.

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:00:04 PM

Indian junior squash team finishes sixth
Windhoek (Namibia), Aug 22 (IANS) India lost 1-2 to England to finish sixth in the World Junior team squash championship here.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:18:05 PM

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