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10 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Sep 24 (IANS) Somali military officials said that at least 10 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in the Bay region of the country.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:00:03 AM

Al Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt prison
Cairo, Sep 23 (IANS) Two jailed Al Jazeera journalists - Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed - were released from a prison in Egypt following a presidential pardon on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:02:14 PM

Indian sailors stranded off Sharjah coast for eight months
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) Seventeen Indian sailors and their captain have been stranded on a ship anchored off the Sharjah coastline for the past eight months, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:46:17 PM

New court date for Pistorius' murder trial
Pretoria, Sep 22 (IANS) South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) confirmed on Tuesday that it will hear the appeal in the case of para-athlete Oscar Pistorius case on November 3.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:24:03 PM

Dalmiya was a smart businessman, ultimate Bengal tiger: Ali Bacher
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (IANS) Former South Africa captain and cricket board's managing director Ali Bacher hailed Jagmohan Dalmiya as a smart businessman and ultimate Bengal tiger who made India the financial powerhouse of world cricket.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:12:12 PM

Bodies of Mexicans killed in Egypt attack repatriated
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) The bodies of eight Mexican tourists killed in an accidental attack by Egyptian security forces in the Western Desert, were flown back to Mexico on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:06:11 PM

Egypt demolishes homes for Sinai buffer zone
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) Egypt has evicted and demolished the homes of 3,200 families in the Sinai peninsula in violation of international law, the Human Rights Watch said in a new report on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:58:03 AM

Egyptian parliamentary candidates rejected for drug use
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) Egypt's High Elections Committee (HEC) has announced that many of those hoping to run in next month's parliamentary elections were rejected because they tested positive to drug use, the media reported.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:24:03 AM

19 militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) The Egyptian security forces killed 19 militants during massive raids in the Western Desert and the restive Sinai peninsula, the Egyptian military said.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:24:03 AM

Nine killed in blast near Somali presidential palace
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 14 injured on Monday evening when a car bomb exploded at the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, police said.

Monday, September 21, 2015 10:54:03 PM

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