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BlackBerry says it won't compromise on security and priavacy
Toronto, Aug 3 (IANS) Responding to the ban on BlackBerry by the United Arab Emirates and Saud Arabia, device maker Research in Motion (RIM) said here Monday that it would not compromise on security and privacy of its smart phones.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 7:43:30 AM

Somali pirates hijack ship with Indian crew
Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden with 23 crew members, including Indians, on board, the European Union naval force said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:12:51 PM

70 feared dead in boat accident in Uganda
Kampala, Aug 2 (DPA) Over 70 people are feared to have drowned after storms overturned an overloaded boat in Uganda's Lake Albert, reports said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 4:15:22 PM

130 killed in Congo boat accident
Kinshasa, July 29 (IANS) At least 130 people were killed when a boat with 250 passengers on board capsized in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:39:46 PM

Four killed in Guatemala violence
Guatemala City, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Three police officers and a woman were killed by gunmen inside a restaurant in Guatemala, an official spokesman said.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:38:49 PM

6,000 affected with dengue in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), July 27 (IANS/EFE) Over 6,000 people have been affected with dengue in the Dominican Republic, out of which 24 have died, a minister has said.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:21:19 AM

African women slaves wore 'khangas' brought from India
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) A wraparound known as 'khanga' or 'leso' in Kenya was imported from India in the 19th century to drape women slaves in East Africa before they were transported to the Middle East, Xinhua has reported.

Friday, July 23, 2010 10:13:03 AM

Huge circumcision programme gets under way in Southern Africa
Harare, July 22 (DPA) An unprecedented circumcision campaign covering 13 countries in East and Southern Africa is being unfolded in a bid to break the epidemic of AIDS that is wreaking havoc with the people and economies in the region.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:46:54 PM

Mandela's daughter, grandchildren attacked after his birthday party
Cape Town, July 22 (DPA) A daughter and some of the grandchildren of former South African president Nelson Mandela were attacked by gunmen in Johannesburg as they returned home from a weekend birthday party for the 92-year-old statesman, police confirmed Thursday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:50:25 PM

Violent incidents mar Australian election campaign
Sydney, July 19 (DPA) Two violent incidents have marred the start of the Australian election campaign.

Monday, July 19, 2010 8:03:50 AM

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