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Rolling Stones get hands on ICC World Cup trophy
Adelaide, Oct 27 (IANS) Renowned British rock band Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts, currently in Australia for their 14 On Fire world tour, took time off from their busy schedule to visit the Bradman Museum and were also shown the International Cricket Council's (ICC) 2015 World Cup trophy here Sunday.

Monday, October 27, 2014 2:22:14 PM

South Africa football captain shot dead
Johannesburg, Oct 27 (IANS) South African football team captain Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead at a house in Vosloorus township, authorities said.

Monday, October 27, 2014 11:30:18 AM

Kenya's Kosgei wins Nairobi Marathon
Nairobi, Oct 27 (IANS) Kenyan Peter Kosgei won the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon as he finished the race in two hours and 12:24 minutes at the Nyayo National Stadium here.

Monday, October 27, 2014 11:16:23 AM

20 soldiers killed in clashes in South Sudan
Khartoum, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 20 soldiers were killed in clashes with armed herdsmen in South Sudan's state of Buhairat Friday, army said Sunday.

Monday, October 27, 2014 5:28:04 AM

Tunisian parliamentary vote ends with high turnout
Tunis, Oct 27 (IANS) The Tunisian parliamentary election ended Sunday evening with a high turnout rate.

Monday, October 27, 2014 5:06:10 AM

28 killed in continued offensive in Libya
Tripoli, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed Sunday in offensive between Libyan army units backed by armed supporters of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar and Islamist militants in the Libyan city of Benghazi, military said.

Monday, October 27, 2014 4:34:03 AM

Sudan condemns extended US sanctions on the country
Khartoum, Oct 27 (IANS) Sudan Sunday condemned US President Barack Obama's decision to extend America's economic sanctions on the African nation for another year.

Monday, October 27, 2014 1:16:14 AM

Tunisians start voting in parliamentary elections
Tunis, Oct 26 (IANS) Tunisians went to polls Sunday to elect their first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:44:04 PM

Grace Mugabe, the first lady aiming for presidency
Harare, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has entered politics in the hope of succeeding her ailing 90-year-old husband, President Robert Mugabe, who after 35 years in power could be thinking about retiring.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:06:11 PM

Over 12,000 runners to participate in Nairobi marathon
Nairobi, Oct 26 (IANS) More than 12,000 runners have registered for the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi International here Sunday.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:46:21 AM

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