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Shisha smoking increases during Ramadan in UAE
Abu Dhabi, June 21 (IANS) Shisha smoking increases during the holy month of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with non-smokers also tending to pick up the habit, an expert said on Sunday.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:20:04 PM

Mozambique thrash Seychelles 5-1 in AFCON qualifier
Maputo (Mozambique), June 21 (IANS) Mozambique defeated Seychelles Islands 5-1 here in the qualifications to the 2016 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament which is to be held in Rwanda.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 3:30:04 PM

Kenya's Kipyegon hunts gold in youth athletics Worlds
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) Africa 2,000-metre steeplechase champion Vincent Kipyegon will not rest on his laurels until he reclaims the gold medal in the discipline at this year's World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia in July.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:42:15 PM

Al Shabaab kills 8 policemen in Somalia
Mogadishu, June 21 (IANS) Al Shabaab militants raided a police station and killed as many as eight officers in a town on the outskirts of the Somalian capital, authorities said.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:46:04 AM

Kenya trials for athletic worlds postponed
Nairobi, June 20 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has announced that the trials for Beijing World Athletics Championships have been postponed by a week.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:36:19 PM

Tunisia to close consulate in Tripoli after hostage crisis
Tunis, June 19 (IANS) Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche announced on Friday that his government has decided to close its consulate in Tripoli, right after the ten consulate staff kidnapped in Libya were freed.

Friday, June 19, 2015 8:26:05 PM

Boko Haram kills 38 civilians in Niger
Niamey, June 19 (IANS) A total of 38 civilians were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and over 100 houses burnt during an attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Niger's southeastern region near the Nigerian border, official sources said in Niamey.

Friday, June 19, 2015 3:36:18 PM

Kidnapped Tunisian consular staff in Libya freed
Tunis/Tripoli, June 19 (IANS) All Tunisian consulate staff kidnapped in Libya a week ago have been freed and are on their way back home, the Tunisian foreign ministry said on Friday.

Friday, June 19, 2015 3:24:03 PM

Four soldiers killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia
Mogadishu, June 19 (IANS) Four soldiers were killed and six others injured in an attack by Al-Shabaab in Somalia's Gedo region.

Friday, June 19, 2015 3:32:17 AM

MERS virus spread: One dead, one newly-infected in UAE
Abu Dhabi, June 19 (IANS) A MERS patient died in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, while another was discovered to be infected with the virus, a media report said.

Friday, June 19, 2015 1:14:05 AM

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