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Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:02:04 PM

South African trade union vows to intensify strike
Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) South Africa's biggest trade union Wednesday vowed to intensify a crippling strike in the metal and engineering sector after employers withdrew their wage offer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:34:03 AM

Most HIV infections take place in Sub-Saharan Africa: Report
Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:48:04 AM

117 illegal miners arrested in South Africa
Johannesburg, July 16 (IANS) The South African police Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 117 illegal miners after a multi-sectoral raid on the unlawful mines in Mpumalanga province in the eastern part of country.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:28:03 PM

Five Egyptians sentenced to life for sexual harassment
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced five men to life in prison for sexually harassing and attacking women during President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration celebrations at Tahrir Square here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:38:03 PM

Fresh attacks on Libya airport, toll 30
Tripoli, July 16 (IANS) Libya's international airport in capital Tripoli came under renewed attack Wednesday with the death toll reaching 30, according to security sources.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:12:16 PM

UAE to send first Arab spaceship to Mars
Abu Dhabi, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world's first mission to another planet.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:44:03 PM

Kenyan boxers ready to fight for Commonwealth glory
Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Having failed to punch their way to Commonwealth glory in the last edition in Delhi, Kenyan boxers are targeting Glasgow Games when they step into the ring under a new scoring system.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:18:08 PM

Kenya forced to pay bonus to CWG athletes
Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) The Kenyan government averted an imminent strike from its elite athletes when it wired $1.2 million to its Commonwealth Games team to cater for training allowances.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:22:17 AM

Sisi orders preparations for parliamentary polls
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al- Sisi Tuesday ordered to form a parliamentary election commission to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary polls, a presidential spokesperson said.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2:46:16 AM

12 killed in Egypt road accident
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 27 were injured Tuesday in a road accident on Qena-Safaga highway in southern Egypt, a security official said.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:28:04 AM

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