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Church torched, one shot at in Kenya's Mombasa
Nairobi, Oct 4 (IANS) A church was torched and a protester shot at in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa Friday in the wake of the killing of an influential Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo, and three others the previous day.

Friday, October 04, 2013 5:18:03 PM

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in militant attack
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS) Two Egyptian soldiers were killed and two others injured in an attack by militants on their vehicle on the Cairo-Ismailia road, Xinhua reported Friday citing state-run al-Ahram Online.

Friday, October 04, 2013 5:10:03 PM

Green tea and papaya can prevent diabetes: Researchers
Port Louis, Oct 4 (IANS) Green tea and fermented papaya are preventive means for diabetes, researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at the Mauritius University have concluded.

Friday, October 04, 2013 4:00:03 PM

12 UAE beaches awarded by World Wildlife Fund
Abu Dhabi, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has awarded eight beaches in Abu Dhabi and four beaches in Dubai with Blue Flag awards for keeping up with globally recognised standards in environmental protection.

Friday, October 04, 2013 9:20:05 AM

Abu Dhabi oil operations to continue after concession expiry
Abu Dhabi, Oct 4 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has affirmed that Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) will continue its operations without disruption after the expiry of the concession of the consortium currently operating the onshore fields, which is due to expire at the beginning of next year.

Friday, October 04, 2013 9:04:03 AM

Kenya seizes container with ivory
Nairobi, Oct 4 (IANS) Authorities in Kenya Thursday seized a container carrying ivory at the port of Mombasa.

Friday, October 04, 2013 6:44:03 AM

Life-size statue of Egyptian pharaoh uncovered
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS) A life-size statue of the nineteenth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II, was unearthed in the Nile delta town of Tel-Basta Thursday, media reported.

Friday, October 04, 2013 6:12:06 AM

S. Africa rhino poaching hits new high
Cape Town, Oct 4 (IANS) The number of rhino poached for their horns since January 2013 has increased to 725, exceeding the annual record of 668 set in 2012, South Africa's department of environmental affairs (DEA) said Thursday.

Friday, October 04, 2013 3:56:10 AM

Zuma's name cleared from 'Gupta gate' scandal
Johannesburg, Oct 4 (IANS) The South African government Thursday dismissed media reports that President Jacob Zuma was involved in the unauthorised landing of a private plane belonging to an Indian family at a military base in the country.

Friday, October 04, 2013 12:28:03 AM

Abu Dhabi media meet to explore digital opportunities
Abu Dhabi, Oct 3 (IANS/WAM) Hundreds of key personalities from the global media industry will gather at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2013 to examine the latest trends and challenges in the sector, with a focus on leveraging opportunities in the digital age.

Thursday, October 03, 2013 1:34:03 PM

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