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South Africa sets deadline for arms scandal probe
Cape Town, Nov 2 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has set a deadline for a probe into an arms purchase scandal that has plagued the country's politics for years.

Saturday, November 02, 2013 1:58:03 PM

Classic Indian films a welcome delight at Abu Dhabi fest
Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 (IANS) Away from home, yet so near - thanks to movies. NRIs, mostly middle-aged, used the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) platform to catch up on classics like "Pyaasa" and "Garm Hava" as well as new ones like "Qissa" and "Goynar Baksho". Meeting a star like Irrfan Khan was a huge draw too!

Saturday, November 02, 2013 1:26:06 PM

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday
Cairo, Nov 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt Sunday for the first time since the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in early July, Xinhua reported Friday.

Saturday, November 02, 2013 5:44:05 AM

In cinema, silence is rhythmic: Hiner Saleem (Interview)
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS) The beauty of Hiner Saleem's "My Sweet Pepper Land" transcends beyond its simply told complex story, picturesque locales and flawless performances. A lot of its convincing power lies in scenes where the actors let their eyes speak. Silence in cinema is vital, says the Iraqi-Kurdish filmmaker.

Friday, November 01, 2013 4:02:03 PM

Despite regional insecurity, West Africa's trade with India booms
Accra, Nov 1 (IANS) Despite the gradual breakdown of security in West Africa because of poor cooperation between its constituents, trade and commerce are booming between India and the largely French-speaking region, which accounts for 20 percent of the continent's GDP and 30 percent of its population, officials say.

Friday, November 01, 2013 2:00:08 PM

Ghana detains 43 Chinese for illegal mining
Accra, Nov 1 (IANS) Ghanaian authorities have detained 43 Chinese nationals for allegedly being engaged in illegal gold mining, the Chinese embassy said.

Friday, November 01, 2013 1:28:04 PM

Prominent Indian personalities showcased in Cairo exhibition
Cairo, Nov 1 (IANS) An exhibition by the Egyptian Caricature Society depicting prominent Indian figures from the field of politics, art and literature, and cinema, alongside leading Egyptians was inaugurated at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) here.

Friday, November 01, 2013 9:38:03 AM

ICC defers Kenyan president's trial to February
Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday postponed the trial of Kenyan President Kenyatta to Feb 5, 2014.

Friday, November 01, 2013 6:24:04 AM

Judi Dench, Diego Peretti win top honours at ADFF
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS) Veteran Hollywood talent Judi Dench and Argentinian performer Diego Peretti clinched the best actress and best actor awards respectively in the Narration Feature Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), it was announced at the gala's closing ceremony here Thursday night.

Friday, November 01, 2013 4:16:05 AM

ADFF: Tillotama Shome wins best actress, shares it with Norwegian talent
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in "Qissa" Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). She shares the title with Norwegian actress Julia Wildschutt.

Friday, November 01, 2013 12:56:10 AM

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