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Sonia to look into Muslim shrines' neglect: Sufi leader
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has promised to look into allegations that the pilgrimage sites of Muslim saints in India do not get the same attention from the government as those of other religious groups, says a visiting Sufi leader.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:19:22 PM

Strike at 2010 World Cup projects enters sixth day
Johannesburg, July 13 (DPA) A strike by workers at several World Cup stadiums in South Africa entered its sixth day Monday amid signs that a resolution might be close at hand.

Monday, July 13, 2009 7:42:59 PM

Allaster appointed new WTA head
St. Petersburg (Florida), July 13 (DPA) The Women Tennis Association (WTA) will be headed by a woman after Canadian Stacey Allaster was promoted Monday from president to CEO, five months after longtime head Larry Scott announced he was stepping down.

Monday, July 13, 2009 7:35:30 PM

Osama bin Laden biggest terrorist of our time: Indian Muslim leader
Johannesburg, July 13 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was the biggest terrorist of our time because the methods he employed were not consistent with the teachings of Prophet Mohammed, an Indian Muslim religious leader told a gathering here Sunday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 5:46:19 PM

The travails of Zimbabwe's child `terrorist'
Harare, July 13 (DPA) A three-year-old Zimbabwean, nicknamed the 'world's youngest terrorist' after his abduction last year by state security agents and imprisonment for three months, is struggling to adjust to life as a free infant.

Monday, July 13, 2009 12:16:01 PM

Osama bin Laden biggest terrorist of our time: Indian Muslim leader
Johannesburg, Jul 13 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was the biggest terrorist of our time because the methods he employed were not consistent with the teachings of Prophet Mohammed, an Indian Muslim religious leader told a gathering here Sunday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 7:40:53 AM

15 killed in Somali clashes
Mogadishu, July 12 (Xinhua) At least 15 people, including the security head of Mogadishu, were killed and 43 others injured in clashes between the security forces and Islamic militants in the Somali capital Saturday, officials said.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 1:39:50 AM

Obamas tour former slave fort on West African coast
Nairobi/Accra, July 11 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Saturday toured Cape Coast Castle on the West African coast, the 17th century headquarters of the British colonial administration and key centre for the gold and slave trades.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:22:19 PM

Obama arrives in Ghana for talks and visit to slave fort
Nairobi/Accra, July 11 (DPA) US President Barack Obama arrived in Ghana early Saturday, on his first visit to the African continent since taking office as America's first black president.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:05:21 PM

Aegis takes over South African outsourcer
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) Aegis Ltd, a Gurgaon-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider and part of the Essar group, has announced the 100 percent acquisition of South African contact centre outsourcer CCN group.

Friday, July 10, 2009 12:44:05 PM

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