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Morocco to close 1,250 mosques
Rabat (Morocco), Aug 11 (IANS) The Moroccan government will close 1,256 mosques found to be 'unsafe' to avoid the repeat of a minaret collapse that killed 41 people in February this year.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:33:16 AM

Kagame likely to win Rwandan election
Kigali, Aug 10 (IANS) Rwanda's incumbent President Paul Kagame is into an overwhelming lead over his three rivals, the National Election Commission (NEC) said.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:53:53 AM

Nelson Mandela may have fathered illegitimate child
Johannesburg, Aug 7 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela may have fathered an illegitimate daughter following an affair in 1945, his foundation has said.

Saturday, August 07, 2010 6:41:40 PM

Former Mandela charity head hands in Campbell diamonds
Johannesburg, Aug 6 (DPA) The former head of Nelson Mandela's charity for children has handed over to police the three diamonds allegedly given to supermodel Naomi Campbell by former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor 13 years ago, South African authorities said Friday.

Friday, August 06, 2010 7:51:02 PM

Measles outbreak kills 110 in Zambia
Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 6 (IANS) An outbreak of measles in Zambia has affected over 6,200 people and claimed at least 110 lives, the Zambian health ministry has said.

Friday, August 06, 2010 4:02:15 AM

Australian cops hunt Asians for bashing youth
Melbourne, Aug 5 (IANS) Australian police are hunting a gang of thugs of Asian appearance for beating up three youths in this city.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 3:18:05 PM

South Africa's ex-police chief sentenced for corruption
Johannesburg, Aug 3 (IANS) South Africa's former police chief and ex-president of Interpol was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes, local judicial sources said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:32:11 PM

BlackBerry says it won't compromise on security and priavacy
Toronto, Aug 3 (IANS) Responding to the ban on BlackBerry by the United Arab Emirates and Saud Arabia, device maker Research in Motion (RIM) said here Monday that it would not compromise on security and privacy of its smart phones.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 7:43:30 AM

Somali pirates hijack ship with Indian crew
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden with 23 crew members, including Indians, on board, the European Union naval force said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:12:51 PM

70 feared dead in boat accident in Uganda
Kampala, Aug 2 (DPA) Over 70 people are feared to have drowned after storms overturned an overloaded boat in Uganda's Lake Albert, reports said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 4:15:22 PM

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