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Top Al Shabaab leader killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, June 13 (IANS) A top Al Shabaab leader was killed in a covert operation by the Somali army, officials said on Saturday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:46:12 PM

Ghanaian deputy minister endorses yoga
Accra (Ghana), June 13 (IANS) The practice of yoga was given a boost by Ghana's Deputy Minister for Education, Sam Okudzeto-Ablakwa, when he publicly endorsed it and said he will enrol to get involved because of what the ancient Indian exercise discipline has to offer.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:04:53 PM

Kenya to send big team to athletics Worlds
Nairobi, June 13 (IANS) Kenya will send a big squad to the World Athletics Championships in Beijing as it bids to rule the middle and long distance races in the premier track and field competition to be held between August 22-30.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 4:48:03 PM

Man shot, another apprehended in police stand-off in Australia
Adelaide, June 13 (IANS) A suspect has been shot and injured and another has been taken into custody following a stand-off with police near Australia's Adelaide city's Public Schools Club building on Saturday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 3:18:03 PM

10 Tunisian consulate staff taken hostage in Libya
Tunis, June 12 (IANS) Tunisia's foreign ministry said on Friday that 10 of its officers at its consulate in Tripoli were taken hostage by a Libyan armed militia group.

Friday, June 12, 2015 9:46:12 PM

UN envoy quits role as mediator in Burundi crisis
Bujumbura, June 12 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) envoy Said Djinnit has quit his role as mediator in Burundi crisis, following requests from the opposition which accused him of being "biased".

Friday, June 12, 2015 6:30:02 AM

Policeman gets 15 years in jail for killing activist in Egypt
Cairo June 12 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison over the death of a female protester during a leftist march earlier this year, media reported.

Friday, June 12, 2015 1:12:12 AM

Copa America to be difficult: Brazil coach Dunga
Porto Alegre, June 11 (IANS) The 2015 Copa America will be a difficult tournament with stronger teams participating, according to Brazil coach Dunga who believes Chile are the favourites, with Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay close behind.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:06:15 PM

African leaders urged to stop migrant crisis
Johannesburg, June 11 (IANS) African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday urged African leaders to do everything they can to stop the migrant crisis as a new wave of African migration to Europe has made international headlines.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:50:04 PM

Kenya to repatriate 100,000 Somali refugees
Nairobi, June 11 (IANS) The Kenyan government and development partners have agreed to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somali refugees by December, a senior official said on Thursday.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:12:11 PM

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