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15 die in bombing at Nigerian I-day parade
Nairobi/Abuja, Oct 1 (DPA) At least 15 people died Friday in twin car bomb blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja as the West African nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain, witnesses said.

Friday, October 01, 2010 8:38:49 PM

Ayodhya verdict gets mixed review at Durban meet
Durban, Oct 1 (IANS) The Ayodhya verdict was a hot topic at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-Africa (PBD-Africa) here, with a majority of the diaspora giving a thumbs up to the court ruling, while a few expressed disappointment.

Friday, October 01, 2010 7:32:53 PM

Must engage better with diaspora in Africa: India Inc
Durban, Oct 1 (IANS) Corporate India Friday underlined the need for much better economic engagement with people of Indian origin in Africa at a well-attended event to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first indentured labourers here from India.

Friday, October 01, 2010 7:29:46 PM

Bin Laden tape focuses on disaster relief
Cairo, Oct 1 (DPA) An audio recording purportedly from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and calling on Muslims to help with disaster relief and highlighting the dangers of climate change, appeared on Islamist websites Friday.

Friday, October 01, 2010 5:25:32 PM

In South Africa, you can book flights on mobile phones
Johannesburg, Sep 30 (IANS) People in South Africa can now book their flights and even check in on mobile phones.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:13:30 AM

Somali pirates seize ship, Indian crew
Nairobi, Sep 29 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship and its 15 Indian crew members, a group which monitors marine activity off the coast of Somalia said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:42:42 PM

Ex-cops sentenced after four killed in South Africa
Johannesburg, Sep 29 (DPA) Two former South African policemen were sentenced to a combined 205 years in jail Wednesday for murdering four men in a bar brawl that began over a comparison of penis sizes.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:48:35 PM

Somali pirates seize ship, 15 Indian crew
Nairobi, Sep 29 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship and its 15 Indian crew, a group which monitors marine activity off Somalia said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:28:07 PM

Somali pirates seize ship, Indian crew
Nairobi, Sep 29 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship and its 15 Indian crew, a group which monitors marine activity off Somalia said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:24:02 PM

South Africa's world champion pulls out of CWG
Johannesburg, Sep 28 (IANS) South Africa's world champion men's 800m runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been ruled out of the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games due to a hamstring injury.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:56:32 PM

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