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Last updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:44:04 PM

Kenya's Cherono will not defend Berlin marathon title
Nairobi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kenya's former world half marathon champion Gladys Cherono will not defend her Berlin marathon crown on September 25. Instead, Cherono is polishing up her skills in training as she targets a new challenge to compete at the Chicago marathon in October.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:26:06 PM

Zuma pays State for upgrades of his private home
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) As ordered by the Constitutional Court, South African President Jacob Zuma has paid 7.8 million rand ($530,000) to the State for non-security upgrades at his private home, the Presidency announced on Monday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:26:04 AM

Kenyan, Ethiopian champs to battle for world record in Berlin marathon
Nairobi, Sep 12 (IANS) Kenya's former world record-holder marathon runner Wilson Kipsang will return to Berlin on September 25 in a bid to redeem his career after being left out of the Rio Olympics.

Monday, September 12, 2016 7:24:04 PM

11 killed, over 200 injured in Tanzania quake
Dodoma, Sep 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others injured on Saturday in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Tanzania, police said.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:52:04 AM

Egypt welcomes Syrian truce mediated by US, Russia
Cairo, Sep 11 (IANS) Egypt and the Arab League (AL) on Saturday welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached in conflict-stricken Syria after mediation efforts of the US and Russia.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:22:05 AM

10 dead as earthquake shakes Tanzania
Dodoma, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 10 people were reportedly killed and 129 injured after an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit northwest Tanzania. The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 km and located 44 km from Bukoba, close to the western shore of Lake Victoria.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:16:04 PM

Novel device offers hope for rheumatic heart disease patients
Johannesburg, Sep 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new heart valve replacement device that does not require advanced cardiac surgical facilities or sophisticated cardiovascular imaging and offers hope for the thousands of patients suffering from rheumatic heart disease.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:52:05 AM

UN, AU bodies to fight impunity for crimes against journalists
Arusha (Tanzania), Sep 10 (IANS) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in partnership with the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights have embarked in new drive to fight impunity for crimes against journalists.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:08:04 AM

World Banks loans Egypt $1 bn as economic relief
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) The World Bank on Friday transferred $1 billion to Egypt to boost the Arab country's economic reform programme, a media report said.

Friday, September 09, 2016 6:10:04 PM

100 killed in dump site explosion in Benin
Cotonou, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 100 people were killed and more than 200 injured in an explosion at a waste-burning site in Benin's largest city and economic capital Cotonou, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, September 09, 2016 4:50:04 PM

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