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'Islamic State leader killed in western Mosul'
Mosul (Iraq), April 27 (IANS/AKI) Air strikes killed an Islamic State leader on Thursday and destroyed one of the jihadist group's bases in the beleaguered Iraqi city of Mosul, local media reported, citing a military intelligence statement.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:46:05 PM

South Africa to launch new T20 league
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) The deadline for submission of ownership bid documents for franchisee teams in South Africa's new Twenty20 league will expire on Friday, the country's cricket board announced on Thursday.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:40:03 PM

Kenya's Tergat set to take over national Olympic body
Nairobi, April 27 (IANS) Kenya's iconic long distance runner Paul Tergat is expected to assume the leadership of the country's Olympic body after the incumbent and his only rival failed to present his nomination papers at the deadline.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:26:03 PM

Champs Kirui, Wanjiru now eye world marathon title in London
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui, who won in Boston, will give the Kenya team to the World Championships a new look in August.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:44:05 PM

Kenya's Rutto targets fast time at Prague marathon
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) With the London World Championships not in their plans, Kenyans Lani Rutto, Frankline Chepkwony and Stephen Chemlany will be under little pressure to impress and dominate at the Prague Marathon on May 7.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:12:04 PM

Unicef to immunise 30,000 Somali children against measles
Mogadishu, April 25 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday began an emergency campaign to immunise 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in Somalia.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:56:04 PM

27 killed in Kenya road accident
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:34:04 PM

27 die in Kenya accident
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) At least 27 persons were killed in Kenya on Tuesday when an oil tanker and a bus collided on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Xinhua news agency reported.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:10:04 PM

Egyprian court sentences 20 to death for police killings
Cairo, April 24 (IANS/AKI) An Cairo court on Monday upheld 20 death sentences against suspected Islamists over the killings of 12 policemen in an attack on a police station near Giza in August 2013, reports said.

Monday, April 24, 2017 11:54:03 PM

Italian-born author shot, injured in Kenya
Nairobi, April 24 (IANS/AKI) Acclaimed Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was battling for life in a Nairobi hospital on Monday after being shot in the hip and stomach by armed men at her ranch in Kenya.

Monday, April 24, 2017 8:46:06 PM

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