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39 couples marry at UAE mass wedding
Abu Dhabi, June 8 (IANS/WAM) As many as 39 couples Friday got married at a mass wedding ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

Friday, June 08, 2012 11:12:01 PM

Ghana's central bank five-year bond oversubscribed
Accra, June 8 (IANS) The five-year bond issued by Ghana's central bank Thursday was oversubscribed by 141 percent.

Friday, June 08, 2012 11:08:28 AM

South Africa to celebrate Mandela's 94th birthday in style
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday song sung by hundreds of people. The anti-apartheid hero turns 94 this year.

Friday, June 08, 2012 9:40:59 AM

Mubarak's health remains serious
Cairo, June 8 (IANS) Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak's health condition remained serious a day after being placed on the ventilator several times in Torah prison hospital, MENA news agency reported.

Friday, June 08, 2012 4:59:39 AM

Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.

Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:16:38 PM

Libyan website call for celebrating Gaddafi's birthday
Tripoli, June 7 (IANS/AKI) A Libyan website Thursday called for celebrations to mark what would have been the 70th birthday of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:29:42 PM

Etihad Airways buys stake in Virgin Australia
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has acquired a 4.99 percent equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.

Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:58:14 AM

Mubarak''s health deteriorates in prison
Cairo, June 6 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak severely deteriorated Wednesday, his fifth day in Cairo''s Torah prison, and he was put on the ventilator five times.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:16:18 PM

Sun-powered plane flies non-stop for 20 hours
Rabat (Morocco), June 6 (IANS) An aircraft of the size of an Airbus A340, fitted with 12,000 solar cells, took off from Madrid, Spain, flew about 800 km over the Mediterranean and arrived safely in Morocco Wednesday, after flying non-stop for nearly 20 hours.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:11:58 PM

Indian firm didn''t own plane that crashed in Nigeria
Accra, June 6 (IANS) An aircraft in Nigeria that crashed killing 193 people is not Indian owned, an airline official said.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:49:01 PM

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