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Watson included in squad for second Test
Adelaide, Nov 16 (IANS) Star all−rounder Shane Watson has been included in Australia's squad for the second cricket Test against South Africa despite concerns over his fitness.

Friday, November 16, 2012 1:00:04 PM

Kenya's Rudisha, Wanyama favourites for sports awards
Nairobi, Nov 16 (IANS) World record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha and Celtic FC star Victor Wanyama are among the seven nominees who will vie for the Overall Sports Personality of the Year during the Dec 6 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards here.

Friday, November 16, 2012 12:42:05 PM

IPad mini worth $1.5 mn stolen in US
Newcastle (US), Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 3,600 new Apple iPad mini tablet computers worth $1.5 million were stolen from the JFK airport in New York, the New York Post said.

Friday, November 16, 2012 12:04:05 PM

Hippo bites off girl's arm in Burundi
Bujumbura (Burundi), Nov 16 (IANS) A hippopotamus has bitten off a teenage girl's arm in Burundi when she went to fetch water from a river, a radio station reported Thursday.

Friday, November 16, 2012 2:36:04 AM

Uganda mulls joint bid to host Cup of Nations
Kampala, Nov 14 (IANS) The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Wednesday said it plans to garner regional support to jointly host the coveted Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:08:12 PM

France, Kenya ink $10 mn agreement
Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS) France and Kenya have inked an 8.4-million euro (about $10 million) deal to support radio network and coffee development in this African nation.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:06:09 AM

Saudi Arabia to launch two satellites
Cairo, Nov 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia is set to launch two indigenous satellites with a precision navigation system within the next few years, Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Muhammad has said.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:14:10 PM

Arab League recognises new Syrian coalition group
Cairo, Nov 13 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) Monday recognised the newly-formed Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces as the "representative of the aspirations of Syrian people", said Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:04:10 AM

UAE, Yemen discuss cooperation
Abu Dhabi, Nov 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his visiting Yemeni counterpart Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi Sunday discussed ways to promote cooperation.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:36:05 PM

UAE, Pakistan foil heroin smuggling bid
Abu Dhabi, Nov 10 (IANS/WAM) An attempt to smuggle 16 kg of heroin into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by an eight-member gang has been thwarted due to joint cooperation of Pakistani and UAE anti-narcotics units.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:38:06 PM

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