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Senior Al-Shabaab leader executed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Feb 12 (IANS) A senior member belonging to the Somalian terror group Al-Shabaab, Ahmed Ismail Ali, has been executed, officials here said.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:16:23 PM

Australia enter World Cup as No.1 side
Adelaide, Feb 12 (IANS) Australia will launch a campaign to win their fifth cricket World Cup title when they enter the 11th edition of the game's pinnacle tournament as the No.1 ranked side.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:36:16 PM

Zimbabwe look to impress again (World Cup Team Profile)
Adelaide, Feb 12 (IANS) Their golden era of cricket is well past them. What Zimbabwe were in the late 1990s are of stark contrast to what they are today.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:30:09 PM

India return to practice after a day's break
Adelaide, Feb 12 (IANS) India's location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie against Pakistan Sunday.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:10:05 PM

FIFA president to visit Kenya in March
Nairobi, Feb 12 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter will visit Kenya in March to open a stadium that was refurbished by world football's governing body.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:02:12 AM

17 killed in security raids in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) At least 17 militants were killed Wednesday during security raids in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:44:03 AM

Libyan peace talks reconvene
Tripoli, Feb 11 (IANS) Libya's warring factions Wednesday resumed the UN-brokered dialogue in the southwestern oasis town of Ghadames, in an attempt to resolve the ongoing struggle between two governments and parliaments, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00:04 PM

70 killed in battle for Libya's Benghazi
Tripoli, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) At least 70 people have died as a consequence of the fighting that erupted several days ago over the control of the strategic city of Benghazi, the second largest urban area in Libya, medical sources told Efe news agency.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:52:12 PM

10 Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 10 Al Shabaab militants were killed and scores of others injured early Wednesday in heavy fighting between African Union (AU) forces and the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in southern Somalia's Barawe town, an official said.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:18:03 PM

Ghana announces reward package for football team
Accra, Feb 11 (IANS) Ghana President John Dramani Mahama announced $25,000 as cash reward for each player of the country's football team that finished runners-up in the just-ended African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:30:06 PM

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