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'Indian thermal project in Liberia safe'
Monrovia (Liberia), June 23 (IANS) An Indian infrastructure major has asserted that its proposed greenfield thermal project in Liberia to address the country's crippling power shortage is perfectly safe, countering charges of an opposition party that it would lead to severe environmental problems, including respiratory diseases that could cause thousands of deaths. Experts agree with the company.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:24:01 PM

Women drivers hit the roads in Somalia
Mogadishu, June 23 (IANS) Streets in the Somali capital have been "no-go" areas for women drivers for the past 22 years because of a ban imposed by Islamist militants on females from taking the driver's seat. But things have now changed.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 3:04:01 PM

Botswana hosts regional off-road race
Gaborone (Bostwana), June 23 (IANS) Thousands of motorsport fans from all over Southern Africa have descended upon Botswana for an annual off-road desert race.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:40:05 PM

Mandela's condition still serious but stable
Johannesburg, June 23 (IANS) Anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, the Presidency said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 4:16:22 AM

Mass wedding held for 60 UAE couples
Abu Dhabi, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Marriage Fund and Emirates Identity Authority organised a mass wedding for 60 Emirati couples.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:16:06 AM

300 UAE volunteers honoured
Abu Dhabi, June 22 (IANS/WAM) More than 300 of the UAE's young volunteers have been honoured by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 2:14:05 AM

UAE, Russia discuss cooperation
Abu Dhabi, June 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia have held bilateral discussions on strengthening existing cooperation.

Friday, June 21, 2013 6:46:30 AM

FIFA clears two Zambian players suspected of match-fixing
Lusaka, June 20 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has cleared two Zambian players who were involved in a match-fixing scam in Finland.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:58:20 PM

UAE's efforts to preserve environment exemplary, says daily
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) Environment related authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have not been resting on their laurels since receiving an acknowledgment from the World Wildlife Fund in 2010, a UAE daily has reported.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:40:12 AM

Zimbabwean president, rivals favour delaying polls
Harare, June 20 (IANS) Zimbabwean president and his main political rivals in the coalition government have agreed to file an application at the Constitutional Court, seeking extention of the general elections' date beyond July 31, 2013.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:04:27 AM

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