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Zimbabwe all-rounder reported for suspected illegal bowling action
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Thursday, an ICC release said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:58:04 PM

Saudi Arabia sentences 18 over terror attacks
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) A specialised criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to varied prison terms for participating in terrorist attacks within the country, media reported.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:28:08 PM

Ebola toll rises to 1,350: WHO
Geneva, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) The death toll due to the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:02:17 PM

Indian found dead in Oman
Muscat, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian national was found dead in his room in Oman, media reported.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:08:04 PM

ICRC wants respect of humanitarian law in Gaza
Geneva, Aug 20 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday called on parties in the Gaza conflict to respect humanitarian law to ensure effective delivery of sustainable humanitarian efforts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:32:20 AM

UNHCR launches humanitarian aid programme in Iraq
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday launched a major humanitarian aid scheme for Iraq's nearly half a million internally displaced people.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:26:15 PM

Ebola situation looks reassuring in Nigeria, Guinea
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said the Ebola virus-hit Nigeria and Guinea have showed encouraging signs to contain the outbreak.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:08:04 PM

UN to launch major operation to help refugees in Iraq
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) The UN Wednesday will launch a major land, sea and air operation to provide aid to around half a million people displaced by extremists of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in northern Iraq.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:56:20 PM

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti condemns Islamic terrorism
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh Tuesday termed extremist militant groups as "the first enemy of Islam" and stressed that the ideas of extremism and terrorism do not belong to Islam at all.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:26:18 PM

More facilities in place for Indian Haj pilgrims this year
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has introduced a slew of measures, including a high-tech app for Haj pilgrims, aimed at making more comfortable their holy visit to the country scheduled later this month, Consul General B.S. Mubarak has said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:56:17 PM

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