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81 arrested in South Africa as protests continue
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) A wave of strikes and protests continued Wednesday in South Africa with police arresting 81 striking workers in the Eastern Cape province during a violent demonstration, a little over two weeks before the start of the football World Cup.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:55:30 PM

Uruguay hoping for a repeat of history (Group A team profile)
Montevideo, May 26 (DPA) After edging Costa Rica in an inter-continental play-off, Uruguay became the 32nd and final team to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:57:32 PM

Can Bafana Bafana keep host streak alive? (Group A team profile)
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) Every host nation of the previous 18 World Cups has advanced past the first round. That streak is in serious peril as South Africa face a paramount task of even gathering a point at the 2010 World Cup.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:41:20 PM

Three Al Qaeda men sentenced to death in Mauritania
Nouakchott, May 26 (IANS) Three Al Qaida terrorists were sentenced to death in Mauritania for killing French tourists in 2007.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:46:49 AM

EXIM India to open office in Ethiopia next month
Ethiopia, May 25 (IANS) In a bid to support Indian companies' growing investments in East Africa, the Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India will open an office in Ethiopia next month, officials said.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:09:58 AM

South Africa's Polokwane readies for football extravaganza
Polokwane, May 23 (IANS) South Africa's Polokwane city is abuzz with activities as it gears up to host eight matches of the FIFA World Cup starting in June in the country.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 9:48:51 PM

13 killed in Somali violence
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured in clashes between Islamist insurgents and government forces backed by African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Sunday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:00:09 PM

400,000 Africans born with AIDS annually: UNAIDS
Yaounde, May 21 (IANS) Over 400,000 children in Africa are born with AIDS each year, a UN official said Friday.

Friday, May 21, 2010 7:28:44 PM

Prophet cartoon in South African paper sparks new row
Johannesburg, May 21 (DPA) Days after an alleged Al Qaeda operative detailed sketchy plans to attack the football World Cup over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, a newspaper in South Africa has caused controversy by also publishing cartoons of the Prophet.

Friday, May 21, 2010 5:10:15 PM

'Udaan' debuts at Cannes, director feels humbled
Cannes, May 19 (IANS) First-time director Vikramaditya Motwane, whose 'Udaan' is being screened Wednesday at the ongoing 63rd Cannes International Film Festival, feels humbled at his film being selected for the prestigious event to represent India.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:54:12 PM

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