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Antonio Banderas to judge UNDP photo contest
Johannesburg, May 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has been roped in to judge a photo exhibition launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to be held during Millennium Development Goals Summit in September in New York.

Monday, May 17, 2010 11:53:59 PM

South African police probing World Cup terror plot
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) South African police said Monday they were investigating report of an alleged Al Qaeda plot targeting the soccer World Cup, after a Saudi army officer was arrested in Iraq Monday, allegedly in connection with such a plot.

Monday, May 17, 2010 8:15:51 PM

Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson.

Monday, May 17, 2010 4:07:48 PM

Few humorous books come out of Africa: Nigerian author
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2010 for the best first book in the Africa region, says she has fulfilled her dream of 'writing the kind of humorous book that she had always wanted to as a child'.

Monday, May 17, 2010 11:16:29 AM

Libya air crash survivor regains consciousness
Tripoli, May 13 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy from the Netherlands, the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed 103 people in Libya, has regained consciousness after a surgery at a hospital here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:47:02 PM

Somali pirates hijack Taiwanese vessel
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Taiwanese fishing vessel with 26 crewmembers onboard, an official said Saturday.

Saturday, May 08, 2010 8:29:49 PM

Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games
Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Kenya will send 250 athletes and officials to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year, Xinhua reported Friday.

Friday, May 07, 2010 7:14:07 PM

Obama's World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa
Johannesburg, May 7 (DPA) The uncertainty over whether US President Barack Obama will attend the football World Cup is creating problems for the South African Police, the country's police commissioner Bheki Cele said Friday.

Friday, May 07, 2010 6:51:14 PM

Nigerian President Yar'Adua dead
Abuja, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who was undergoing treatment for a heart ailment, is dead, media reports have said.

Thursday, May 06, 2010 5:26:39 AM

India beat South Africa by 14 runs, enter Super Eight
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 2 (IANS) India became the first team to enter the Super Eight stage, beating South Africa by 14 runs in their last Group C match of the World Twenty20 at the Beausejour Stadium here Sunday.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 10:12:57 PM

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