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Kenya picks 26 runners for youth athletics worlds
Nairobi, June 17 (IANS) There was no big surprise as Kenya on Wednesday picked a strong squad of 26 athletes for the World Youth Athletics Championships to be held in Cali, Colombia starting from July 15 to 19.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:12:07 PM

Sierra Leone launches new operation to eradicate Ebola
Freetwon, June 17 (IANS) Sierra Leone has introduced a new operation in two hotspot areas of Ebola as part of efforts to eradicate the epidemic that has claimed over 10,000 lives in west African countries, the country's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has said.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:26:17 PM

Policeman killed in Egypt bombing
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) An Egyptian policeman was killed on Wednesday and three others were wounded in a bomb explosion in the city of al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, the country's interior ministry said.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:50:03 PM

Toll in Chad's twin attacks rises to 37
N'Djamena (Chad), June 17 (IANS) The toll in Monday's twin suicide attacks in Chad's capital N'Djamena has risen to 37, including the four suicide bombers, the country's President Idriss Deby Itno said in a televised broadcast.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:36:18 PM

Libya's rebel government conditionally approves peace draft
Tripoli, June 17 (IANS) The Libyan National Congress, considered the rebel government in Tripoli, has conditionally approved the fourth draft of a peace agreement with the Tobruk-based internationally-recognized government, Efe news agency reported.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:30:03 PM

Egypt's ex-president sentenced to death in jailbreak case (Roundup)
Cairo, June 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 prison break case, confirming a preliminary death sentence issued in May, according to media reports.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:26:15 PM

Two soldiers killed in Somalia blast
Mogadishu, June 16 (IANS) At least two Somali government soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast on Tuesday as they were travelling in a village on the outskirts of the country's capital Mogadishu, officials said.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:04:05 PM

Tunisian security officer killed in attack near Algerian border
Tunis, June 16 (IANS) A group of militants attacked a National Guard border patrol near Tunisia's northwestern border with Algeria, killing one soldier and wounding four others, the country's interior ministry said.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00:05 PM

15 killed in Tunisia train accident
Tunis, June 16 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 70 more injured when a train hit a truck south of Tunisia's capital Tunis on Tuesday, in one of the worst rail accidents in the country's history, according to the interior ministry.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:36:15 PM

Egyptian court confirms death sentence on ex-president
Cairo, June 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a prison break in 2011, confirming a preliminary death sentence issued in May.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:56:08 PM

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