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Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:34:04 AM

12 dead illegal immigrants found off Libya coast
Tripoli, July 13 (IANS) Twelve bodies of illegal immigrants were found off the coast near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, the media reported Saturday.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:24:03 AM

Ghana embassy in Brazil to probe fans seeking asylum
Accra, July 12 (IANS) The Ghanaian government has directed its Embassy in Brazil to liaise with authorities there to investigate some people claiming to be Ghanaians seeking asylum in that country.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:56:19 AM

Kenya to punish Commonwealth drug cheats
Nairobi, July 12 (IANS) Kenyan government Friday warned of stern action against any competitor from the country's Commonwealth Games squad who will test positive for banned substances in Glasgow.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:40:08 AM

Ebola situation not out of control: WHO official
Freetown, July 12 (IANS) A senior World Health Organisation official said in Sierra Leone Friday that the Ebola situation is not out of control.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:40:04 AM

Attackers steal guns, torch school in Kenya
Nairobi, July 11 (IANS) Armed assailants stole six guns from Kenya Police Reservists and torched a school in Kenya's coastal Lamu County, media reported Friday.

Friday, July 11, 2014 3:32:26 PM

Five die of carbon monoxide poisoning in South Africa
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) Five people, including four children, died in two incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning here Thursday, authorities said.

Friday, July 11, 2014 4:06:09 AM

UN to support Nigeria's anti-terrorism drive
Accra, July 11 (IANS) The UN announced Thursday it will adopt an integrated support package to complement Nigeria's anti-terrorism efforts within its borders.

Friday, July 11, 2014 1:20:03 AM

Egypt set to receive wounded Palestinians
Cairo, July 10 (IANS) Egypt opened its Rafah crossing point bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip Thursday to receive Palestinians wounded in Israeli airstrikes, a security official at the crossing said.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:10:09 PM

Kolkata among six new routes of Etihad Airways
Abu Dhabi, July 10 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced that it will launch six new routes in the first half of 2015, including Kolkata in India.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:58:09 PM

Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai blast
Cairo, July 9 (Xinhua) An Egyptian military recruit was killed and four others were injured Wednesday when an explosive device targeted a military armoured vehicle on Rafah-Arish highway in north Sinai, a security source said.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 8:50:03 PM

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