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Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:58:03 AM

UAE leaders wish President Mukherjee on India's I-Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory cable to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, on the occasion of his country's 68th Independence Day that will be celebrated Friday.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:22:11 PM

Calm prevails in Gaza after brief flare up (Roundup)
Cairo/Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Calm prevailed in Gaza Thursday as a new five-day truce agreed upon between Israel and Palestinian militias took effect after a brief outbreak of hostilities overnight in which no casualties were reported.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:54:05 PM

One killed in pro-Morsi protests in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 14 (IANS) At least one person was killed in Egypt Thursday in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, media reported.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:24:03 PM

Liberia receives experimental Ebola drug
Monrovia, Aug 14 (IANS) Sample doses of the experimental Ebola virus disease drug Z-MAPP have been delivered to the Liberian government, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:10:10 PM

Ebola: Another doctor dies in Sierra Leone
Monrovia, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) A doctor who led the fight against the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has died from the virus, several weeks after the death of another infected specialist with a key role in the effort to stop the spread of the disease in the African nation.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:18:18 PM

Foreign drivers arrive in Uganda ahead of Pearl of Africa Rally
Kampala (Uganda), Aug 14 (IANS) Top African drivers from Ivory Coast, Zambia, Rwanda and Kenya have arrived in Uganda ahead of the 2014 Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:26:18 AM

Fresh strikes follow ceasefire extension in Gaza
Cairo/Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Palestinian militants launched more rockets into Israel prompting the Israelis to resume their strikes on Gaza Strip moments after the Egypt brokered five-day truce began between the two sides Thursday.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:46:18 AM

Israel, Hamas extend truce in Gaza
Cairo, Aug 14 (IANS) A five-day ceasefire extension agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas in Cairo to give the two sides a chance to hold further consultations on a permanent truce.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:32:10 AM

AU, WHO work closely to contain Ebola virus
Addis Ababa, Aug 14 (IANS) A pan-African organisation and UN's health agency have been working closely to address the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus which has killed more than 1,000 people since earlier this year.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:46:07 AM

Libyan parliament calls for UN intervention to protect civilians
Tripoli, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) The Libyan parliament that was elected in July Wednesday urged the UN for a military intervention to protect civilians from clashes between rival militias taking place in the capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:50:09 PM

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