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UAE wants WIPO regional offices
Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stressed the importance of setting up an executive mechanism to establish regional offices of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Saturday, October 06, 2012 11:59:59 PM

Abu Dhabi police to help Hajis travel
Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 (IANS/WAM) To help people travel by land to Mecca from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Haj pilgrimage, the Abu Dhabi police will flag off a mobile garage to help repair vehicles carrying pilgrims.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 11:57:52 PM

12,000 striking miners sacked in South Africa
Johannesburg, Oct 6 (IANS) The world's largest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said it has fired 12,000 striking miners.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:20:28 PM

Tunisians held in Turkey over killing of US envoy
Tunis, Oct 6 (IANS) Turkish police have arrested two Tunisian nationals at the Istanbul airport for their alleged involvement in the killing of the US ambassador to Libya, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, October 06, 2012 6:03:36 AM

Botswana name squad for African Nations qualifier
Gaborone, Oct 5 (IANS) Bostwana's chief football coach Stanley Tshosane named a 25-member squad that will face Mali in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third round, second-leg qualifier slated for Oct 13.

Friday, October 05, 2012 12:31:39 PM

South Africa has southern hemisphere's largest mosque
Johannesburg, Oct 5 (IANS) The largest mosque in the southern hemisphere, built at a cost of about $24 million, has opened to the public here in South Africa.

Friday, October 05, 2012 11:18:17 AM

Nairobi Marathon eyes record 20,000 runners
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) Kenya's organisers of the famous Stanchart Nairobi International Marathon are targeting a record entry of 20,000 for the Oct 28 event that will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year.

Friday, October 05, 2012 11:15:37 AM

Kenyan minister attacked
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) A cabinet minister was roughed up and three people were killed in an attack by machete-wielding militiamen in Kenya, Xinhua reported.

Friday, October 05, 2012 9:07:33 AM

Tunisia extends emergency by another month
Tunis, Oct 4 (IANS) Tunisia Thursday extended the state of emergency by another month, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:27:53 PM

430 rhinos killed in South Africa
Pretoria, Oct 4 (IANS) South Africa has lost a total of 430 rhinos to poaching since January, state-run news agency SA News reported.

Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:38:51 AM

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