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Two million men to be circumcised in South Africa
Durban, April 10 (IANS) Over two million men will be circumcised in South Africa in a bid to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, a report said.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:38:42 PM

Islamic insurgents ban BBC, VOA broadcasts in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, April 9 (IANS) Somali insurgents Friday banned the rebroadcast of programmes by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and VOA (Voice of America) on the FM radio stations in Mogadishu, Xinhua reported.

Friday, April 09, 2010 11:08:15 PM

Thousands join funeral of South African white supremacist
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) Thousands of mourners Friday gathered for the funeral of South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, who was laid to rest in his hometown of Ventersdorp in South Africa.

Friday, April 09, 2010 10:27:45 PM

South Africa to circumcise two million men
Durban, April 9 (IANS) In an effort to combat the scourge of HIV and Aids, over two million men will be circumcised in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, BuaNews reported Friday.

Friday, April 09, 2010 9:51:56 PM

FIFA unveils tickets for 2010 World Cup
Soweto (Johannesburg), April 9 (DPA) The final design for 2010 World Cup tickets was unveiled Friday by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and South Africa organizing committee CEO Danny Jordaan at Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Friday, April 09, 2010 8:18:22 PM

South African president takes HIV test
Pretoria, April 9 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has taken an HIV test in an effort to encourage his countrymen to do the same.

Friday, April 09, 2010 12:24:37 PM

Farm workers kill South African right-wing leader
Cape Town, April 4 (IANS) Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of South Africa's far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), was battered to death on his farm in South Africa's hinterland, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, April 04, 2010 7:53:55 PM

AFC sets up new committee for Indian football
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Asian Football Federation (AFF) has set-up an ad-hoc committee under the chairmanship of president Mohammed bin Hammam to boost the development of Indian football.

Saturday, April 03, 2010 10:43:34 PM

Soldiers briefly seized Guinea Bissau premier, army chief
Lisbon/Dakar, April 1 (DPA) Dissident soldiers Thursday seized the armed forces chief of Guinea Bissau and also briefly detained the prime minister, diplomatic sources in the west African nation said.

Thursday, April 01, 2010 10:58:18 PM

No terrorist threat to world cup in South Africa: Interpol
Johannesburg, April 1 (IANS) There is no terrorist or hooliganism threat directly linked to the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa in June, Interpol has said.

Thursday, April 01, 2010 11:58:06 AM

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