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Cholera kills 550 in Cameroon
Yaounde (Cameroon), Oct 26 (IANS) A cholera epidemic in Cameroon since April this year has led to the death of 559 people, the country's health minister has said.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:31:34 AM

'India unable to eradicate measles due to leadership changes'
Kumasi (Ghana), Oct 25 (IANS) 'Frequent changes' in the leadership of India's health service is affecting the country's ability to eradicate measles, which kills an estimated 200,000 children in India, feels an official of private-public charity United Nations Foundation.

Monday, October 25, 2010 1:34:23 PM

1,800 Egyptians' eyes get infected
Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) Over 1,800 people in Egypt have been affected with a viral conjunctivitis known as pink eye, a media report said.

Monday, October 25, 2010 6:30:30 AM

21 killed in Uganda accident
Kampala, Oct 24 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed Sunday in a bus accident in northwest Uganda, police said.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 11:09:58 PM

Six killed in Kenya stadium stampede
Nairobi, Oct 24 (IANS) At least six football fans died and several were injured in a stampede at the gate of a stadium here in the Kenyan capital.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:33:37 AM

No rise in prostitution during FIFA World Cup 2010
Johannesburg, Oct 21 (DPA) Alarmist predictions that tens of thousands of sex workers would descend on South Africa to cater for football fans at this year's World Cup were debunked Thursday by a survey showing there had been no surge in prostitution.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:11:54 PM

Egypt unearths 4,500-year-old tomb
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) A 4,500-year-old tomb of a priest was discovered close to Egypt's Giza Pyramids, Xinhua reported Monday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:00:50 AM

West Indies sack Gayle, appoint Sammy new captain
St.Johns (Antigua), Oct 18 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) sacked Chris Gayle as the West Indies captain and replaced him with Darren Sammy for the tour of Sri Lanka.

Monday, October 18, 2010 2:00:34 PM

UAE, Algeria sign cooperation agreement
Algiers, Oct 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Algeria Sunday signed an agreement to boost cooperation and dialogue between their parliaments.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:07:03 PM

Middle East states condemn new Israeli building permits
Cairo, Oct 16 (DPA) Criticism mounted in the Middle East Saturday of new building permits to be issued by Israel for housing units in East Jerusalem, which are widely seen as an obstruction to peace efforts in the region.

Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:46:53 PM

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