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Over three million Somalis need emergency food aid: report
Nairobi, Aug 27 (Xinhua) A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Somalia with the number of people needing food aid in the lawless nation rising to more than 3.2 million this year, a UN funded report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:41:51 PM

South Africa urged to block India's nuclear fuel bid
Johannesburg, Aug 27 (IANS) A powerful lobby group here has urged the South African government to oppose India's bid to buy nuclear fuel and technology when the issue comes up at the next meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group early September.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:51:25 AM

Zimbabwe's MDC meets to discuss parliament opening
Harare, Aug 26 (DPA) Fresh from an unprecedented victory in Zimbabwe's new parliament Monday, the main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is meeting Tuesday to decide whether they would boycott President Robert Mugabe's formal opening of the legislature.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:53:10 PM

Champions Trophy pull out will not damage relations with Pakistan: CSA
Johannesburg, Aug 26 (IANS) There will be no souring of relations between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the former's decision not to play in the Champions Trophy. The tournament was finally postponed by the International Cricket Council.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:05:26 PM

Dozens killed in Sudan refugee camp
Nairobi/Khartoum, Aug 26 (DPA) Forces loyal to the Sudanese government have massacred dozens of people in a refugee camp in South Darfur, a rebel group claimed Monday.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:59:41 AM

Opposition MDC takes speaker post in Zimbabwe parliament
Harare, Aug 25 (DPA) In a landmark victory for Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the candidate of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won the vote for speaker of parliament Monday giving the party control of the key post for the first time.

Monday, August 25, 2008 7:39:40 PM

Zimbabwean opposition leader elected parliament speaker
Harare, Aug 25 (Xinhua) Zimbabwean opposition party Monday won the vote for speaker of the first parliament since the disputed election in March, according to agencies.

Monday, August 25, 2008 7:06:12 PM

Zimbabwe parliament sworn in with reduced MDC numbers
Harare, Aug 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's parliament was sworn in Monday five months after it was elected, in a ceremony marred by a police crackdown on the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Monday, August 25, 2008 5:53:05 PM

ICC told to have a rethink on Champions Trophy
Johannesburg, Aug 25 (IANS) It may be time for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review the future of the Champions Trophy in view of the problems encountered with it, the chief executive of the South African Cricket Players' Association, Tony Irish, said here Monday.

Monday, August 25, 2008 3:35:14 PM

Two foreign journalists kidnapped in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 24 (Xinhua) Two foreign journalists were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the outskirts of the Somali capital Saturday, an official said.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:36:09 AM

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