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Last updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:26:13 PM

Abu Dhabi to host sailing World Cup finals
Abu Dhabi, July 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will host the sailing World Cup final for the next six years, the international sailing federation (ISAF) has said here.

Friday, July 18, 2014 8:32:04 AM

Ethiopia seeks out Indian banks to boost investment
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) In a sign of Africa's growing confidence in India's investment potential to boost its growing economy, Ethiopia has sought that the Indian banking system engage with this East African nation's financial sector despite its banking sector being off limits to foreign banks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:04:03 PM

UAE leader donates $100 mn for pediatric research
Abu Dhabi, July 17 (IANS/WAM) Plans to open the world's first centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases are to become a reality thanks to an over $100 million gift from a leader of the UAE.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:00:03 AM

Uganda to host ICC World Cricket League
Kampala, July 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected Uganda to host the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 tournament, a top sports official said here Wednesday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:04:04 AM

South African trade union vows to intensify strike
Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) South Africa's biggest trade union Wednesday vowed to intensify a crippling strike in the metal and engineering sector after employers withdrew their wage offer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:34:03 AM

Most HIV infections take place in Sub-Saharan Africa: Report
Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:48:04 AM

117 illegal miners arrested in South Africa
Johannesburg, July 16 (IANS) The South African police Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 117 illegal miners after a multi-sectoral raid on the unlawful mines in Mpumalanga province in the eastern part of country.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:28:03 PM

Five Egyptians sentenced to life for sexual harassment
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced five men to life in prison for sexually harassing and attacking women during President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration celebrations at Tahrir Square here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:38:03 PM

Fresh attacks on Libya airport, toll 30
Tripoli, July 16 (IANS) Libya's international airport in capital Tripoli came under renewed attack Wednesday with the death toll reaching 30, according to security sources.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:12:16 PM

UAE to send first Arab spaceship to Mars
Abu Dhabi, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world's first mission to another planet.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:44:03 PM

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