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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:58:13 PM

2015 World Cup contenders aim to improve ICC rankings
Dubai, Oct 5 (IANS) Preparations for next year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will go up a notch this week when Pakistan host Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, and World Champions and No.1 ranked India welcome the West Indies for a five-match ODI series, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 4:12:04 PM

Chance for Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot
Dubai, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian batsman Virat Kohli will be aiming to reclaim his No.1 ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen when he takes the field against the West Indies in the five-match ODI series starting Oct 8.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 3:58:03 PM

Food assistance reaches over 430,000 Ebola affected: UN
Geneva, Oct 3 (IANS) The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Friday said it has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Friday, October 03, 2014 8:06:05 PM

Red Cross staffer killed in Ukraine
Geneva, Oct 3 (IANS) A staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in a shell attack in eastern Ukarine.

Friday, October 03, 2014 10:00:04 AM

UN report details human rights abuses in northern Iraq
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS) A UN report released Thursday listed a "staggering array" of human rights abuses and sectarian "acts of violence" committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 11:22:16 PM

10,000 Iraqis killed this year in IS offensive
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) At least 9,347 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 17,386 others injured during the first nine months of this year in the offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in Iraq, the UN announced Thursday.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:56:09 PM

Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre
Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:20:05 PM

Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:46:08 PM

Saudi Arabia's terrorist list decline
Riyadh, Oct 1 (IANS) The number of wanted suspects on six lists published by Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry in 2003 has declined from 263 to 132.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:02:15 PM

Global wildlife population declined by half since 1970: WWF
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Tuesday that the global wildlife population has declined by more than half over the last four decades.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:16:15 PM

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