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20 killed in train accident
Cape Town, Nov 13 (Xinhua) At least 20 farm workers were killed near here in South Africa when a train collided with a truck carrying the labourers at a railway crossing Monday.

Monday, November 13, 2006 2:41:16 PM

Africa 's melting glaciers a warning sign for climate change
Nairobi, Nov 12 (DPA) Over the past 100 years, the glaciers on Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak in Tanzania, have been melting away at an impressive rate, and scientists say the glaciers could disappear by the next century.

Sunday, November 12, 2006 9:00:28 AM

Maternity leave mooted for South African girls
Johannesburg, Nov 8 (DPA) A proposal that pregnant South African schoolgirls be allowed 'maternity leave' has sparked heated debate in the country amid fears that this could encourage teen pregnancies.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006 7:55:14 AM

Climate change threatens thousands of heritage sites: UN
Nairobi, Nov 7 (DPA) Thousands of the world's natural and cultural heritage sites could be destroyed by the effects of climate change unless they are better protected, officials at the UN Climate Change Conference said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 9:32:08 PM

Africa to get its first anti-doping laboratory
Luanda, Nov 2 (Xinhua) An anti-doping control laboratory will be set up soon in Cote d'Ivoire to monitor and check African athletes.

Thursday, November 02, 2006 1:02:01 PM

Mandela receives Amnesty's highest honour
Johannesburg, Nov 1 (DPA) Former South African president Nelson Mandela received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award, the rights agency's highest honour, at a ceremony here Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:50:15 PM

Cape Town gives go-ahead for World Cup stadium
Cape Town, Nov 1 (DPA) The South African city of Cape Town gave the go-ahead for the construction of a multi-million dollar football stadium as a venue for World Cup 2010 matches, news reports said.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:56:55 PM

Human error responsible for air crash in Nigeria
Abuja, Oct 30 (DPA) Human error and 'strong-headedness' on the part of the pilot were responsible for Sunday's plane crash near this Nigerian capital, Aviation Minister Babalola Borishade said Monday.

Monday, October 30, 2006 8:48:30 PM

Seven survive Nigerian plane crash (LEAD)
Abuja, Oct 29 (DPA) There were seven survivors after a commercial aircraft carrying 104 people crashed in a mountainous area of Nigeria near Abuja Sunday, the chief medical director of the National Hospital said.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 10:58:20 PM

Passenger plane bursts into flames in Nigeria
Abuja, Oct 29 (DPA) A commercial aircraft caught fire five minutes after it took off from Abuja Sunday.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:08:42 PM

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