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India watchful of Sudan's present, mindful of its future
Khartoum, Nov 11 (IANS) With the world's attention turned sharply toward the war-ravaged Darfur region, some key players - including the US, China and India - are making quiet overtures to Sudan's oil-rich south in what could be a pointer to the shape of things to come in this vast African nation.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 8:07:55 AM

India, China praised for anti-smoking measures
Johannesburg, Nov 9(DPA) Anti-smoking measures in China, India, Mexico and Bangladesh Friday won accolades at an international conference on lung health in Cape Town which was told that global tobacco-related deaths are set to almost double by 2030.

Friday, November 09, 2007 7:25:58 PM

Mogadishu clashes leave 51 dead
Mogadishu, Nov 9 (DPA) One of the goriest days of fighting on the streets of the Somali capital left at least 51 people dead Friday, residents and hospital sources said Friday.

Friday, November 09, 2007 6:10:00 PM

Two new TB drugs may reduce treatment time
Cape Town, Nov 9 (IANS) The Global Alliance for Tuberculosis Drug Development (TB Alliance) has announced that it has developed two drugs in clinical trials which could reduce the treatment time for TB.

Friday, November 09, 2007 2:08:04 PM

Mbeki stresses doing away with quotas in sports
Pretoria, Nov 9 (IANS) South African President Thabo Mbeki has said his government is trying to do away with quotas in national sports and put in place a non-racial policy while allocating resources to communities for traditional sports as well.

Friday, November 09, 2007 2:07:34 PM

South African schools set Guinness Record for recycling
Johannesburg, Nov 8 (IANS) In a conservation awareness programme school children in Gauteng and the Western Cape provinces of South Africa have set a Guinness world record by collecting some two million steel cans for recycling.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 3:36:31 PM

Africa urged to make its skies safer
Addis Ababa, Nov 7 (IANS) In an effort to enhance aviation safety in Africa to a credible level, Ethiopia has called on all African countries to show necessary political will to make the skies safe to ensure uninterrupted flow of aid and development.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:42:49 PM

US group buys South African nuclear firm
Cape Town, Nov 7 (IANS) US based nuclear technology group Westinghouse Electric Company has acquired the South African IST Nuclear firm, South African news agency BuaNews reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:42:23 PM

Air Malta bars drunk Gazza from flight
Valletta (Malta), Nov 6 (DPA) Former England football star Paul Gascoigne, affectionately called Gazza, was barred from boarding an Air Malta aircraft because he was under the influence of alcohol, the Times of Malta reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:22:52 PM

South Africa concerned at situation in Pakistan
Pretoria, Nov 6 (IANS) South Africa has expressed concern at the situation in Pakistan, where the government unleashed a crackdown on opposition leaders and lawyers protesting the emergency rule proclaimed by President Pervez Musharraf last weekend.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 2:27:20 PM

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