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Ghana's boxers miss Games, languish in jail
Accra (Ghana) Oct 5 (IANS) Just a day after the spectacular opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, officials in the west African country have confirmed that about 72 boxers - among whom are some of the best who would have represented the country at the Games - are languishing in jail for robbery and theft.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 12:07:51 PM

Statue of Tutankhamun's grandfather found
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old statue of Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of famous boy pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Monday, October 04, 2010 4:35:52 AM

Growing Arab support to halt peace talks
Cairo, Oct 3 (DPA) Despite US efforts to save direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Egyptian and Arab League officials Sunday offered support for the Palestinian decision to pull out if Israel remains unwilling to stop construction in West Bank settlements.

Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:32:40 PM

US envoy visits Egypt to save Middle East talks
Cairo, Oct 3 (DPA) The US' special envoy to the Middle East sounded a cautious discord Sunday after he met with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, saying that he has faced 'difficulties and obstacles' in his bid to sustain peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Sunday, October 03, 2010 6:04:59 PM

Prove the world wrong with CWG 2010: Jacob Zuma
Durban, Oct 3 (IANS) Wishing India 'good luck' for the Commonwealth Games, South African President Jacob Zuma has urged the country to 'prove the world wrong like we did with our FIFA World Cup 2010'.

Sunday, October 03, 2010 2:30:37 PM

India should tap African continent's resources: Jacob Zuma
Durban, Oct 3 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has urged India to 'tap the resources of the African continent' to strengthen economic ties and secure access to a one billion strong consumer market.

Sunday, October 03, 2010 2:22:19 PM

Mahatma Gandhi's message still relevant: Vayalar Ravi
Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's message is still relevant today with discrimination on basis of race, caste, tribe, language and gender being current issues globally, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said Saturday at an Indian diaspora conclave here.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 11:08:20 PM

Durban street now named Juma Masjid Square
Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) A plaque renaming as 'Juma Masjid Square' the street outside one of the oldest mosques in South Africa built on a plot owned by a Gujarati immigrant was unveiled by India's Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 9:15:29 PM

Durban street now called Juma Masjid Square
Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) A plaque renaming as Juma Masjid Square was unveiled by India's Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi on the street outside one of the oldest mosques in South Africa built on a plot owned by a Gujarati immigrant.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 8:21:37 PM

Do business with India, Indians in Africa told
Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Africans of Indian origin should look at India as a 'land of economic opportunity' and connect more through business and education, besides traditional social and cultural ties, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said at the inauguration of a conclave to connect the scattered Indian diaspora in the continent to the land of their forefathers.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 8:20:35 PM

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