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34 killed in Somali mosque blasts
Mogadishu, May 2 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed and 70 wounded when two powerful blasts ripped through a packed mosque in the Somali capital Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 4:21:49 AM

Durban's new airport opens ahead of World Cup
Johannesburg, May 1 (DPA) A new 7.2-billion-rand ($986 million) airport went into service in South Africa's third largest city of Durban Saturday, a little over a month before the start of the football World Cup.

Saturday, May 01, 2010 4:24:06 PM

Home advantage will make West Indies favourite: Gayle
Port of Spain, April 28 (IANS) West Indies cricket captain Chris Gayle has said that the hosts have a good chance of lifting the World Twenty20 championship at home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:41:13 PM

37 die of Meningitis in Uganda
Mbale (Uganda), April 27 (IANS) At least 37 people have died since the outbreak of meningitis in Uganda's eastern Bugiri district last month, a health official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:25:10 PM

BASIC countries want legally binding climate change agreement
Cape Town, April 26 (IANS) India, China, Brazil and South Africa Monday called for finalising a legally binding treaty on reduction of carbon emission latest by 2011 and indicated that the world could not wait indefinitely.

Monday, April 26, 2010 7:45:39 PM

South Africa president is HIV negative
Johannesburg, April 26 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma is HIV negative, the results of the test that the leader took earlier this month have said.

Monday, April 26, 2010 2:11:12 PM

South Africans get 100 free condoms after HIV test
Johannesburg, April 26 (IANS) South African citizens who took a test in the country's largest HIV/AIDS campaign have been given 100 free condoms each, a media report said.

Monday, April 26, 2010 10:46:34 AM

22 dies after consuming spurious liquor in Indonesia
Jakarta, April 23 (IANS) At least 22 people have died and 300 fell sick after consuming spurious liquor in Indonesia's Central Java province, Xinhua reported Friday.

Friday, April 23, 2010 9:29:24 PM

Football world cup to be South Africa's 'defining moment'
Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) The 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa will be the country's 'defining moment', a top official has said.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:43:15 AM

South African builders to get incentive for saving power
Cape Town, April 22 (IANS) In an effort to cut electricity consumption in the country that is getting ready to host World Cup Soccer, the South African government will give incentive to construction firms for adopting energy-efficient techniques in buildings.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:27:04 AM

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