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Bollywood minstrels to mark IPL launch in Cape Town
Cape Town, April 15 (IANS) The streets of South Africa's carnival city will be awash with Bollywood stars in a different off-screen guise joining the famed Cape Minstrel groups on Thursday as the Indian Professional League (IPL) launches its assault here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:43:52 AM

Sudan hangs nine men for beheading journalist
Nairobi/Khartoum, April 14 (DPA) Nine men from the restive Sudanese province of Darfur have been hanged for the beheading of a prominent newspaper editor, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:56:36 PM

Somali pirates seize three boats following hostage drama
Nairobi, April 14 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized three ships - a Greek tanker and two Egyptian fishing boats - just days after US and French forces killed five pirates in two separate operations to free hostages.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:22:50 PM

US captain's rescue may mean trouble for other hostages
Nairobi, April 14 (DPA) Three shots from US Navy snipers, and the drama was over. Three Somali pirates lay dead and Richard Phillips, the American captain held hostage on a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean since Wednesday, was free.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:04:39 AM

US ship crew call for anti-piracy action
Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) Crew members of the Maersk Alabama, whose captain Richard Phillips was freed from the clutches of Somali pirates in a dramatic US Navy operation, paid tribute to their captain Monday and called on President Barack Obama to tackle piracy off the coast of Somalia.

Monday, April 13, 2009 8:35:34 PM

Zimbabwe to withdraw its worthless currency for a year
Harare, April 12 (DPA) Zimbabwe's new coalition government has decided to withdraw the country's worthless currency from circulation for at least a year and rely exclusively on other hard currencies, according to reports Sunday.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 7:41:27 PM

Somali elders in fresh attempt to free US captain
Nairobi, April 12 (DPA) Somali elders Sunday began a fresh attempt to secure the release of an American captain being held hostage by pirates on a lifeboat surrounded by US Navy warships, reports said.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:52:33 PM

Warne ready to unleash a 'Tornado'
Cape Town, April 12 (IANS) Shane Warne is all set to unleash a fiery Indian teenage pacer Kamran Khan in the second edition of the Indian Premier League.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 5:15:46 PM

Watson, Tanvir's absence blow to the team: Warne
Cape Town, April 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne said absence of Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and Pakistan medium-pacer Sohail Tanvir has dealt a big blow to the team's chances of defending the Indian Premier League (IPL) crown.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:24:38 PM

Warne's Royals stung by Cobras
Cape Town, April 12 (IANS) Indian Premier League defending champions Rajasthan Royals lost to Cape Cobras by 28 runs in a friendly at Newlands here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:11:58 PM

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