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Last updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:30:02 PM

Kurdish forces free villages from IS militants in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Aug 14 (IANS) Iraqi Kurdish security forces have on Sunday freed nine villages from the Islamic State militants in Mosul, a major stronghold of the group, a Kurdish security source said.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:06:04 PM

IOC absolves Kenyan sprint coach Anzrah of wrongdoing
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has absolved John Anzrah, the Kenyan Olympic sprint coach who was expelled from the Rio Olympics for allegedly posing as 800 metres runner Ferguson Rotich.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:18:04 PM

45 killed in DR Congo terror attack
Kinshasa, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed in a terror attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, an official said on Sunday.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:24:04 PM

Expelled Kenyan coach denies he posed as athlete at dope test
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Kenyan sprint coach expelled from the Rio Olympics has denied he was intentionally impersonating as men's 800-metre athlete Ferguson Rotich at a dope test.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:10:04 PM

Holi festival kicks off in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS) Egypt's largest Indian colour festival Holi kicked off on Friday, introducing fun and joy for lovers of Indian culture in the North African country.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 6:52:03 AM

Somali leaders endors 30 per cent parliamentary quota for women
Mogadishu, Aug 13 (IANS) Somalia's top political decision-making forum was lauded for endorsing a 30 per cent parliamentary quota for women in the forthcoming general elections.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 2:08:05 AM

Dope accused Kenyan athletics manager released on bail
Nairobi, Aug 13 (IANS) Kenyan athletics manager Michael Rotich was released on bail after he was sent home from the ongoing Rio Olympic Games due to allegations that he helped cover up doping charges for cash.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:28:03 AM

Kenya says will deal firmly with doping
Nairobi, Aug 12 (IANS) Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Friday said the government will deal firmly with anyone engaging in doping.

Friday, August 12, 2016 7:20:03 PM

AU re-opens nomination process for its commission election
Addis Ababa, Aug 11 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has said that the nomination process for the next Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Commissioners of the AU Commission has been re-opened.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:16:04 AM

Kenya's Kipchoge to focus on winning Olympic marathon gold
Nairobi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Olympics don' t come around every year and London marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will be on a mission to inscribe his mark on the Rio Games and win gold when he competes in the 42km event.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:18:04 AM

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