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Gibbs finally banned for one Test, two ODIs
Dubai, Jan 25 (IANS) South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs will miss the third Test and two one-day internationals against Pakistan after his appeal against a ban was rejected Thursday.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 5:59:22 PM

Israeli president requests leave over sex scandal
Tel Aviv, Jan 25 (DPA) After a more than six-month, in-depth investigation into whether he sexually harassed a series of former female employees, Israeli President Moshe Katsav said Wednesday he was temporarily stepping down.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:24:47 AM

Iraqi academic assassinated in northern Baghdad
Baghdad, Jan 24 (DPA) Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi university professor in Mashatel street in the Azamiyah district of northern Baghdad, al-Iraqiyah State TV reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 5:46:33 PM

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian teenager in central Gaza Strip
Gaza/Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (DPA) Israeli troops stationed on the borders between Israel and the central Gaza Strip shot dead a Palestinian teenager Wednesday, Palestinian medical and security officials and the Israeli army said.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:29:06 PM

Extremist behaviour will harm Muslims, says Rafsanjani
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) 'Extremism by any political or religious group in the Middle East will harm Muslims and serve the enemies,' Iranian leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has warned.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:20:37 PM

Unknown gunman kills two bodyguards of Iraqi minister
Baghdad, Jan 24 (Xinhua) Unknown gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Iraq's higher education minister in southern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing two of his bodyguards, an interior ministry source said.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 2:23:58 PM

Pressure mounts on Israeli president to quit
Jerusalem, Jan 24 (DPA) Calls were growing in Israel on President Moshe Katsav to resign or suspend himself from office, after the attorney-general recommended he be indicted for rape, sexual harassment, obstruction of justice and breach of trust.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:22:47 PM

Israel president faces indictment on rape charge
Jerusalem, Jan 23 (DPA) In an unprecedented decision Tuesday, Israel's attorney general recommended that President Moshe Katsav be indicted on charges of rape, sexual harassment, obstruction of justice and breach of trust, the Justice Ministry said.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 11:22:41 PM

Benaud to hear Gibbs' appeal Wednesday
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs' appeal against two Test match ban for breach of a code of conduct will take place via teleconference Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 10:15:05 PM

Opposition obstructs roads in Beirut
Beirut, Jan 23 (DPA) Roads in the city centre and southern suburbs of Beirut were closed Tuesday as the opposition called for a daylong strike to protest the western-backed government Premier Fouad Seniora.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:14:51 PM

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