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

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

Friday, August 22, 2014 4:18:08 PM

33 killed in Egypt bus accident
Cairo, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed and 41 injured Friday as two buses collided in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00:04 AM

Uganda to face Niger ahead of Afcon qualifier
Kampala, Aug 22 (IANS) Head coach of Uganda Cranes Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic said Thursday that his team will play away to Niger in an international friendly Sep 2 ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Ghana.

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:14:03 AM

Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak
Banjul, Aug 22 (IANS) Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease.

Friday, August 22, 2014 3:58:04 AM

IS dubbed biggest threat to journalists (Roundup)
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) As condemnation of the beheading of American scribe James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation continued to pour in, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday warned that the terror outfit operating in Syria and Iraq is one of the biggest threats to journalists.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:24:03 PM

IS video shows dozens of Yazidis converting to Islam
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, based in Iraq and Syria, Thursday released a video showing dozens of members of the Yazidi minority religious community converting to Islam.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:36:07 PM

Islamic State biggest threat to our profession: Scribe panel
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Following the beheading of US reporter James Foley, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has warned that the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation operating in Syria and Iraq is one of the biggest threats to journalists.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:16:18 PM

Army, militants fighting for control over Syrian airport
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Fierce clashes broke out Thursday between the Syrian army and militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group on the outskirts of al-Tabaqa military air base, the only bastion still in the hands of government forces in al-Raqa province in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:02:22 PM

Arab League condemns killing of American scribe
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Arab League Thursday condemned the killing of US journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group, MENA news agency reported.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:48:04 PM

Egypt to have three new provinces
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) Egypt is to establish three new provinces and demarcate others including Cairo, Giza and Suez, a government official said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:24:07 AM

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