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Last updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:16:15 AM

Gaza ceasefire talks collapsed: Palestinian negotiator
Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) A temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has "collapsed" after the 24-hour respite ended Tuesday midnight but no truce-extension agreement could be reached and Israel and Hamas renewed their hostilities, a Palestinian official said.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:24:03 AM

Kenya suspends flights to Ebola-hit nations
Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kenyan government confirmed Tuesday it will suspend flights connecting three Ebola hit West African countries -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia -- but it insisted on not undertaking any step to evacuate.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:26:16 AM

Egypt condemns terrorist acts by Islamic State
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Egypt has condemned all forms of terrorist acts conducted by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremists group in Iraq where scores of civilians have been killed and injured, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:04:04 PM

Uganda holds suspected Ebola infected Nigerian passenger
Kampala, Aug 19 (IANS) Ugandan health officials placed a female Nigerian passenger with Ebola virus disease-like symptoms in an isolation unit at the country's Entebbe International Airport.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:16:27 PM

Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours: Egypt
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Egypt announced Monday that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, state media reported.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:02:05 AM

Cameroon to close borders with Nigeria over Ebola
Yaounde (Cameroon), Aug 19 (IANS) The Cameroonian government has decided to close its border with Nigeria to prevent the spread of Ebola virus from the neighbouring country.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:44:05 AM

Nine killed in South Africa building collapse
Johannesburg, Aug 19 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and many suspected to be buried under debris after a building collapsed in South Africa Monday, authorities said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:58:05 AM

Five Libyan militants killed in Tripoli airstrikes
Tripoli, Aug 18 (IANS) An unidentified warplane Monday bombed Islamist militants in Libya's volatile capital Tripoli, killing five people and injuring several others, according to sources.

Monday, August 18, 2014 5:10:04 PM

Four suspected Ebola patients in Kenya test negative
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:42:13 PM

Liberia begins giving experimental drug to Ebola patients
Monrovia, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Liberia has begun administering to Ebola virus disease patients an experimental drug manufactured in the US that arrived in the country last week, the country's health ministry has said.

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:06:18 PM

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