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Last updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:42:07 PM

80 injured in South African train collision
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) At least 80 people were injured when two passenger trains collided near Berea suburb in South African's Durban city Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 2:36:15 AM

Somalia's presidential palace attacked by Al Shabab
Mogadishu, July 8 (IANS) Islamist militants of the Al Shabab outfit Tuesday attacked the heavily-fortified presidential palace here in the Somalia capital, a media report said.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:26:20 PM

UN seeks urgent humanitarian aid for Somalia
Nairobi, July 8 (IANS) The top UN relief official for Somalia Tuesday appealed to the international community to provide urgent funding to help aid agencies which provide emergency food assistance to Somalis.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:32:11 PM

Oscar Pistorius's defence closes case
Pretoria, July 8 (IANS) Murder-accused South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's defence team Tuesday closed its case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:12:14 PM

Fresh contract to net Ghana coach over $870,000
Accra (Ghana), July 8 (IANS) Ghana's Black Stars head coach Kwasi Appiah's extended two-year contract is expected to fetch him a windfall of over $870,000, state-run Daily Graphic newspaper reported.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:42:13 PM

Sammy hopes in-form Fletcher finds permanent place
Roseau (Dominica), July 8 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has hailed the performances of Man-of-the-Series Andre Fletcher and hoped the top order batsman to cement his place in the regional squad.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:52:12 AM

Nigeria: 63 women escape from Boko Haram captors
Nairobi, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Sixty three women abducted two weeks ago by Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram are reported to have escaped from their captors in the northeastern state of Borno, security sources said Monday.

Monday, July 07, 2014 5:40:06 PM

UN warns of worsening food security situation in Somalia
Nairobi, July 7 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Monday warned of the worsening food security situation in Somalia in the next several months as a drought looms in the Horn of Africa nation.

Monday, July 07, 2014 5:08:08 PM

Fletcher, Cottrell help West Indies tie series 1-1
Roseau (Dominica), July 7 (IANS/CMC) Andre Fletcher's second half-century in as many days paired with Sheldon Cottrell's incisive three-wicket burst, propelled West Indies to a 39-run victory over New Zealand and a share of the two-match Twenty20 series here Sunday.

Monday, July 07, 2014 7:36:18 AM

29 killed in twin attacks in Kenya
Nairobi, July 6 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and a number of houses torched in twin attacks in two counties in Kenya, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Sunday, July 06, 2014 4:56:08 PM

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