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Last updated: Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:42:17 AM

Kenya told to get financial guarantee for athletics meet
Nairobi, Oct 9 (IANS) Athletics Kenya has up to Oct 31 to secure financial guarantees from the government if their bid to host the 2017 World Youth Championships is to be considered.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:42:15 AM

Ebola burial teams go on strike in Sierra Leone
Monrovia, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Bodies of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone are at risk of being abandoned on the streets of Freetown, due to a strike by burial teams angry over not receiving their pay.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:26:16 AM

Former Chelsea coach short-listed for Ghana coaching job
Accra, Oct 9 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named a five-man short-list to be considered for the Black Stars coaching position. The selected coaches include Avram Grant, former Chelsea coach.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 8:58:03 AM

UN beefs up efforts to battle Marburg fever
Kampala, Oct 9 (IANS) To avoid the rapid spread of deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, UN agencies are beefing up the efforts to fight the virulent disease that has so far left one person dead and over 109 others under close monitoring.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 2:50:06 AM

Libya PM says, Egypt will help fight terrorism
Tripoli, Oct 9 (IANS) Egypt will provide more help to Libya's government to fight terrorism and curb the Islamist insurgents, Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah Thinniannounced in Cairo Wednesday.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 2:42:19 AM

Little Indian girl found dead in UAE school bus
Abu Dhabi, Oct 8 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian girl was found dead in the UAE's capital city several hours after her school van was locked up by the driver and supervisor even though she had fallen asleep inside, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 8:04:09 PM

Etihad Airways unveils new partnerships with six airlines
Abu Dhabi, Oct 8 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, Wednesday unveiled Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:10:04 PM

Cuban health professionals to counter Ebola in Liberia
Monrovia, Oct 8 (IANS/EFE) The first group of Cuban health professionals have arrived in Liberia to counter the Ebola outbreak, the government said.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:08:10 AM

Libya releases 24 detained foreigners
Tripoli, Oct 8 (IANS) Twenty-four Russians and Ukrainians arrested in Libya in 2011 on charges of aiding Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been released, a Libyan attorney, said Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:40:04 AM

16 militants in Egypt security campaign
Cairo, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 16 suspected militants killed Tuesday in clashes with Egyptian army in Sinai, security sources said.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 1:18:04 AM

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