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Mediterranean migrant crossings top 60,000 this year: UN
Geneva, May 30 (IANS/AKI) More than 60,000 boat migrants have crossed from North Africa to Italy this year, including 9,500 in the past week alone, while over 1,720 people have perished in the Mediterranean since January, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:40:04 PM

UAE mobile phone usage soars: Report
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said that mobile phone usage in country increased to 228.3 devices per 100 people as of March 2016.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:38:04 AM

Kuwait, Unicef sign pacts for Syrian refugees' education
Kuwait, May 29 (IANS/WAM) A Kuwaiti foundation and Unicef have signed two agreements worth $6 million to provide education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, a Saudi News Agency said.

Monday, May 29, 2017 8:36:03 PM

Tennis: Wawrinka tops Zverev to retain Geneva Open title
Geneva, May 28 (IANS) Swiss top seed Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his Geneva Open tennis title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:28:03 PM

Wawrinka to meet Mischa Zverev in Geneva final
Geneva, May 27 (IANS) Swiss top seed Stan Wawrinka has defeated Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the semi-finals of the Geneva Open and is now one win away from back-to-back titles at this clay-court event.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:00:04 PM

Wawrinka, Nishikori advance to Geneva Open semis
Geneva, May 26 (IANS) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka and second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the semi-finals of the Geneva Open with come-from-behind three-set victories over Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson, respectively.

Friday, May 26, 2017 2:14:04 PM

DRS likely to be used in T20Is; Umpires to get rights to send off misbehaving cricketers
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to recommend the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) in Twenty20 internationals and also plans to suggest giving umpires the power to send off players from the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as on-field violence.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:36:04 PM

Five Shia protesters killed in Bahrain
Manama, May 24 (IANS) At least five persons have been killed and dozens injured as police in Bahrain opened fire at supporters of the country's prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Isa Ahmed Qassim, officials said.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:24:05 AM

Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:38:04 AM

ICC to review security post Manchester attack
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said it will review the security for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup in the England and Wales following a terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:20:04 PM

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