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Last updated: Monday, May 25, 2015 11:18:04 PM

Odisha to help West Africa's coal-fired power plants
Accra (Ghana), May 17 (IANS) The pollution control board of the Odisha has promised to share its experiences with West African countries that are planning to turn to coal-fired plants to increase electricity generation, Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, a senior environmental engineer with the board, said here.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:08:02 PM

Gunmen shoot dead three judges in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) Three judges were shot dead on Saturday in Egypt's North Sinai, hours after a court sentenced former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to death over jailbreak charges.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:12:07 PM

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to death on jailbreak charges
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced Saturday ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to death over a 2011 jailbreak.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:36:18 PM

Former Egyptian president Morsi sentenced to death
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to death in a 2011 a jailbreak case.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:44:03 PM

Rwandan jailed for 30 years for 1994 genocide
Kigali, May 16 (IANS) A Rwandan man extradited from Norway has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for genocide committed in Rwanda 21 years ago.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:14:04 PM

Al Shabaab stopped from taking two Somalian towns
Mogadishu, May 16 (IANS) The Africa Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia, Amisom, has said that its forces repulsed militants of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab who attempted to recapture two government bases in the country's southern region.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 2:54:04 PM

Burundi president returns to capital after failed coup
Bujumbura, May 15 (IANS) Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza returned on Friday to the capital Bujumbura after the government announced an attempted coup against the president had failed, a diplomatic source told Xinhua news agency.

Friday, May 15, 2015 8:12:07 PM

Seven children killed in Libya clashes
Tripoli, May 15 (IANS) At least seven children were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi during intense artillery battles between forces allied to the Tripoli government, defending the city, and soldiers loyal to the internationally-recognised government of Tobruk, besieging the city.

Friday, May 15, 2015 7:26:18 PM

Burundi military coup leaders surrender
Bujumbura, May 15 (IANS/EFE) Military leaders attempting a coup in Burundi over the past two days to depose President Pierre Nkurunziza announced their surrender to the authorities on Friday, according to media reports.

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:38:03 PM

Al Shabaab recaptures two towns in Somalia
Mogadishu, May 15 (IANS) The Al Shabaab militant group has recaptured two towns under government control in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia, authorities said on Friday.

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:04:04 PM

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