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Last updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:26:14 PM

'Brazil's airports can handle World Cup traffic'
Porto Alegre, April 12 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff insists the country's airports will be ready in time for an influx of tourists during this year's FIFA World Cup.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:14:04 PM

Helicopter crash kills four in Namibia
Windhoek, April 12 (IANS) A military helicopter crashed Friday on the runway at an air base in central Namibia's Grootfontein, killing four people on board and injured others.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:38:05 AM

Paramedic dies of Mers coronavirus infection in UAE
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) A paramedic in the UAE has died after contacting Mers coronavirus and five others with the infection have been placed in quarantine, the interior ministry said Friday.

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:42:15 PM

Central African Republic receives additional US help
Bangui, April 11 (IANS) The US has extended additional support to the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA).

Friday, April 11, 2014 4:44:04 PM

Pistorius breaks down in tears during cross examination
Pretoria, April 10 (IANS) Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears at the Pretoria High Court Wednesday as the prosecution started cross examining him.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:52:16 AM

Arab ministers blame Israel for peace talks' deadlock
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Arab foreign ministers Wednesday held Israel fully responsible for the ongoing "dangerous stalemate" of the Middle East peace negotiations, following their meeting at the Arab League headquarters here, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:52:13 AM

Over 100 lives claimed by Ebola in Guinea
Conakry, April 9 (IANS) Over 100 people, out of 157 people infected, have died in the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the country's health authorities said.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:42:19 PM

Libyan acting PM asked to form new cabinet
Tripoli, April 9 (IANS) The Libyan parliament Tuesday authorized the acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to keep his position on condition that he forms a cabinet within a week.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:14:05 AM

Four men jailed in Egypt for gay acts
Cairo, April 8 (IANS) An Egyptian court has sentenced four men to jail for indulging in homosexual acts, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:32:18 PM

Kenya's Rudisha hopeful of competing in Commonwealth Games
Nairobi, April 8 (IANS) Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha will return to action during the Doha Diamond League meeting in Qatar May 9 and said he hoped to take part in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:52:08 PM

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