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Few humorous books come out of Africa: Nigerian author
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2010 for the best first book in the Africa region, says she has fulfilled her dream of 'writing the kind of humorous book that she had always wanted to as a child'.

Monday, May 17, 2010 11:16:29 AM

Libya air crash survivor regains consciousness
Tripoli, May 13 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy from the Netherlands, the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed 103 people in Libya, has regained consciousness after a surgery at a hospital here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:47:02 PM

Somali pirates hijack Taiwanese vessel
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Taiwanese fishing vessel with 26 crewmembers onboard, an official said Saturday.

Saturday, May 08, 2010 8:29:49 PM

Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games
Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Kenya will send 250 athletes and officials to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year, Xinhua reported Friday.

Friday, May 07, 2010 7:14:07 PM

Obama's World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa
Johannesburg, May 7 (DPA) The uncertainty over whether US President Barack Obama will attend the football World Cup is creating problems for the South African Police, the country's police commissioner Bheki Cele said Friday.

Friday, May 07, 2010 6:51:14 PM

Nigerian President Yar'Adua dead
Abuja, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who was undergoing treatment for a heart ailment, is dead, media reports have said.

Thursday, May 06, 2010 5:26:39 AM

India beat South Africa by 14 runs, enter Super Eight
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 2 (IANS) India became the first team to enter the Super Eight stage, beating South Africa by 14 runs in their last Group C match of the World Twenty20 at the Beausejour Stadium here Sunday.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 10:12:57 PM

34 killed in Somali mosque blasts
Mogadishu, May 2 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed and 70 wounded when two powerful blasts ripped through a packed mosque in the Somali capital Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 4:21:49 AM

Durban's new airport opens ahead of World Cup
Johannesburg, May 1 (DPA) A new 7.2-billion-rand ($986 million) airport went into service in South Africa's third largest city of Durban Saturday, a little over a month before the start of the football World Cup.

Saturday, May 01, 2010 4:24:06 PM

Home advantage will make West Indies favourite: Gayle
Port of Spain, April 28 (IANS) West Indies cricket captain Chris Gayle has said that the hosts have a good chance of lifting the World Twenty20 championship at home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:41:13 PM

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