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Ghana fishes for fibre glass boats from India
Accra, Sep 11 (IANS) In a move to prevent boat disasters in Ghana, a delegation from the West African country will leave for India next week to negotiate the purchase of fibre glass boats that can replace wooden ones.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:19:05 AM

Over 190 dead in Tanzania ferry accident
Dodoma, Sep 11 (IANS) Over 190 people have been confirmed dead in an accident which took place after a ship capsized near Tanzania's Zanzibar island in the Indian Ocean Saturday.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 6:28:03 AM

Peaceful future will prevail: UAE minister
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) After 10 years of the 9/11 terror attack, a senior UAE minister feels there is no better way to honour the victims of the incident than by spreading hope that a peaceful future will prevail.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:55:09 PM

US, UAE discuss bilateral ties
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the health sector.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:33:02 PM

160 dead in Tanzania ship capsize
Zanzibar (Tanzania), Sep 10 (IANS) At least 163 people were killed while more than 100 are still missing after a ship with over 600 people onboard capsized near Tanzania's Zanzibar island in the Indian Ocean, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:06:46 PM

345 feared dead in Tanzania boat accident
Zanzibar (Tanzania), Sep 10 (IANS) At least 345 people were feared drowned when a ship capsized near Zanzibar, Tanzania, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 1:52:47 PM

Murder rate drops in South Africa
Cape Town, Sep 10 (IANS) The number of murders committed every year in South Africa has progressively dropped from 26,000 in 1994 to 16,500 in 2010, state-run news agency BuaNews said.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:12:53 PM

Israeli diplomats flee Cairo after attack on embassy
Cairo, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli ambassador to Egypt and the embassy staff were Saturday waiting at the Cairo international airport for an Israeli military plane to whisk them away to Tel Aviv after an attack on the embassy building, Al Jazeera reported.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:06:00 AM

Kids entertained at Abu Dhabi hospital
Abu Dhabi, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi administration staged an event at a city hospital to entertain about 100 children admitted there for long periods.

Friday, September 09, 2011 10:10:25 PM

To bust Chinese hackers, NATO sees an ally in India
Brussels, Sep 9 (IANS) Faced with a common cyber security threat from Chinese hackers, NATO is eyeing India as an ally in securing its computers that hold sensitive information and data against malwares and Trojan viruses.

Friday, September 09, 2011 3:04:27 PM

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