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Stray lion returns safely to Kenya park
Nairobi, April 14 (IANS) Kenyan authorities said on Thursday that a lion which strayed from the Nairobi National Park early this week has returned to the park unharmed.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:54:05 PM

Aussie swimmer McEvoy creates history with sprint 'triple crown'
Adelaide, April 14 (IANS) Australia's latest swimming sensation Cameron McEvoy has completed a perfect Olympic qualifying meet performance winning the 50 metres freestyle event to go with his victories in the 100 and 200 metres freestyle.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30:03 PM

UAE's National Archives to launch books in Braille
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The National Archives here is exploring the possibility of launching Braille versions of books on the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:10:04 PM

Gunmen kill five, injure six in Burundi's Ruyigi province
Bujumbura, April 13 (IANS) Five persons were killed and six others injured in gunmen's attack in a market at Munyinya in Gisuru district in Ruyigi province, near the border between Burundi and Tanzania, local administration sources said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:18:04 AM

'South Africa's former president has no links with Gupta family'
Johannesburg, April 12 (IANS) Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has no links with the Gupta family, under fire for allegedly exerting undue influence on the government, and did not at any point introduce the family to his successor, President Jacob Zuma, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation said on Monday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:06:04 AM

Rwanda to turn largest prison into museum
Kigali, April 12 (IANS) Rwanda is set to turn the country' s largest and oldest maximum security prison-Kigali Central Prison, commonly known as 1930, to a historical museum.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:44:04 AM

Egypt's former agriculture minister sentenced for graft
Cairo, April 11 (IANS) Egyptian former Minister of Agriculture Salah Helal and his deputy were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday in a corruption case.

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:06:06 PM

Five killed in Somalia explosion
Mogadishu, April 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven injured in an explosion in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Monday, Somali officials said.

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:03:28 PM

Former South African president hails court ruling against Zuma
Cape Town, April 11 (IANS) Former South African President Thabo Mbeki on Monday hailed a recent court ruling against incumbent President Jacob Zuma on his home upgrade case.

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:03:26 PM

Iran, Russia implementing new deal on S-300 defence system
April 11 (IANS) Iran and Russia have signed a new deal on the delivery of S-300 missile defence system and it is in the process of implementation, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said here on Monday.

Monday, April 11, 2016 5:46:06 PM

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