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Leadership deficit in fight against climate change: Annan
Nairobi, Nov 15 (DPA) The world has shown a 'frightening lack of leadership' in the fight against climate change, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told environment ministers and ambassadors from around the globe Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 6:20:26 PM

Indian cricket team reaches South Africa
Johannesburg, Nov 14 (IANS) The Rahul Dravid-led Indian team arrived here Tuesday for a one-day international and Test series starting Thursday with a match against South Africa 'A' in Benoni.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:25:46 PM

30 civilians killed in Darfur
Khartoum, Nov 14 (DPA) At least 30 civilians have been killed and 40 injured after an attack by unknown armed militias on Sirba village in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, an African Union (AU) official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 5:30:51 PM

No special pitches for India's ODI matches in South Africa
Johannesburg, Nov 14 (IANS) The South African cricket team has not asked for any special pitch preparation for the one-day series against India, who arrived here Tuesday for their fourth tour of the country since ties were resumed just over a decade ago.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 4:20:33 PM

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

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