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India offers to help harness Africa's great potential
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India has offered its fullest cooperation to harness the great potential of the African people for the cause of Africa's progress and development, saying New Delhi envisions a self-reliant and economically vibrant Africa.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:03:02 PM

Dominican lawmaker accused of rape
Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (EFE) A Dominican lawmaker under fire for having allegedly gotten an underage girl pregnant now faces rape accusations from two women, charges flatly denied Tuesday by legislator Julio Romero's defence counsel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:20:02 AM

Colombia probes vice president over militia ties
Bogota, Oct 20 (EFE) Colombian prosecutors have decided to open an investigation into the alleged ties between Vice President Francisco Santos and right-wing militias.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:33:11 AM

Hitler billboard outrages diplomats in Thailand
Bangkok, Oct 18 (DPA) A billboard of Adolf Hitler used to advertise a new wax museum at a beach resort was covered up after strong criticism from the Israeli and German ambassadors to Thailand, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:18:52 AM

Human rights groups blast new Ugandan anti-gay bill
Kampala, Oct 16 (DPA) Human rights groups have blasted Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which includes a section that would introduce the death penalty for the offence of 'aggravated homosexuality'.

Friday, October 16, 2009 11:32:09 AM

Bilic under pressure to resign as Croatia coach
Zagreb, Oct 12 (DPA) The Croatian sports media Monday unanimously pressed the nation's coach Slaven Bilic to resign after his team is left with only a vague chance to qualify for the 2010 World Cup football.

Monday, October 12, 2009 4:01:08 PM

70 killed in multiple vehicle inferno in Nigeria
Nairobi/Abuja, Oct 10 (DPA) Some 70 people were killed, many of them burnt to death, in a multiple-vehicle inferno in Nigeria caused after a fuel tanker crashed, the online edition of This Day newspaper reported Saturday.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:30:11 PM

Colombian teenager accidentally killed by his pet dog
Bogota, Oct 8 (EFE) A teenager choked to death after attaching the leash of his pet pit bull to his neck while roughhousing with the dog, Colombian media reported.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 4:13:51 PM

India clubbed with South Africa, England in cricket World Cup
Johannesburg, Oct 7 (IANS) India have been clubbed with South Africa and England among seven countries in Group B for the 2011 cricket World Cup.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:17:32 PM

Inside the world's largest diamond-sorting facility
Gaborone (Botswana), Oct 7 (DPA) Before entering the world's largest diamond sorting facility in Gaborone, you have to check your chewing gum at the door - lest you be tempted to stud it with a stone.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:57:13 AM

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