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Etihad Airways hikes stake in Virgin Australia
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has raised its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 19.9 percent following a series of on-market purchases of shares over recent weeks.

Friday, October 11, 2013 1:24:03 PM

Zimbabwe's Mugabe wants better trade with Europe
Harare, Oct 11 (IANS) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Thursday urged France and other European countries to lift sanctions to boost trade with his country, even if they were not keen on removing travel ban on him.

Friday, October 11, 2013 7:54:05 AM

South Africa to go ahead with Shale gas exploration
Johannesburg, Oct 11 (IANS) South Africa will go ahead with its controversial exploration of shale gas deposits in a bid to improve the country's energy mix, Xinhua reported.

Friday, October 11, 2013 7:30:03 AM

Somalia to work with world on war against terror
Mogadishu, Oct 11 (IANS) The Somalian government Thursday said it will cooperate with the international community in its fight against terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:13 AM

Student held in Kenyan mall attack probe
Mombasa (Kenya) Oct 11 (IANS) A student has been held in Kenya in connection with the ongoing investigation into last month's terror attack in Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall that left over 70 people killed and about 175 wounded in the four-day siege.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:11 AM

Malawi president dissolves cabinet
Lilongwe, Oct 11 (IANS) Malawi President Joyce Banda Thursday evening announced the dissolution of her cabinet amid reports of rampant fraud and corruption in her government.

Friday, October 11, 2013 6:14:10 AM

Malawi president sacks government
Lilongwe (Malawi), Oct 11 (IANS) Malawian President Joyce Banda has dismissed the government after finding some of its members were linked to corruption, the presidential office said Tuesday.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:48:09 AM

Russia favours boosting ties with Rwanda
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 11 (IANS) The Russian government is looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations with Rwanda, the country's deputy minister for foreign affairs said Thursday.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:48:07 AM

Libyan PM detained, freed (Roundup)
Tripoli, Oct 10 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, who was seized by militiamen in Tripoli in the early hours of Thursday, was later released in the morning, AKI reported citing state television.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00:04 PM

Cote d'Ivoire to host African water and sanitation meet
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Oct 10 (IANS) The 2013 edition of the 'High Level Forum on Water and Sanitation in Africa' will be held Nov 21-23 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:38:05 PM

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