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Bill Clinton to attend world tourism meet in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) Former US president Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit to be held in Abu Dhabi in April.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:12:01 AM

UAE camel racing group bans doping
Abu Dhabi, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) Camel owners may not by any means use any performance-enhancing drugs, whether natural or synthesized, in their racing camels, says a new resolution by the UAE Camel Racing Association.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:10:05 AM

Mandela looking comfortable: Presidency
Johannesburg, Feb 11 (IANS) Anti-apartheid hero and former South African president Nelson Mandela was looking comfortable when President Jacob Zuma visited him, the presidency said.

Monday, February 11, 2013 11:43:07 AM

Egypt blocks YouTube over anti-Islam film
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Cairo has ordered popular video sharing website YouTube to be blocked for hosting the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims", state media reported.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:10:02 PM

FIFA president urges African countries to set up professional league
Gaborone (Bostwana), Feb 10 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Blatter urged that African countries should improve their professional leagues, so as to maintain young players in their own countries.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:28:05 PM

South African gang-rape victim's funeral held
Cape Town, Feb 9 (IANS) A funeral was held Saturday in Bredasdorp, about 128 km east of Cape Town, of a teenaged girl who was gang-raped, killed and mutilated in a crime that shocked the nation.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:06:03 PM

Ghana to invest in sports infrastructure
Accra, Feb 9 (IANS) Ghana will invest more in its sports infrastructure in the coming years to promote tourism and rake in the desired foreign exchange, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, minister-designate for Youth and Sports, said here.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 4:02:06 PM

Uganda to open against Kenya in World T20 qualifiers
Kampala, Feb 8 (IANS) Hosts Uganda are set to face arch rivals Kenya in their first game when the World T20 qualifying tournament takes place here Feb 23-March 1.

Friday, February 08, 2013 5:44:02 PM

100 kids fall ill after lunch in Mauritius school
Port Louis (Mauritius), Feb 8 (IANS) More than 100 primary school students fell ill Thursday after having lunch at their school in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, officials said.

Friday, February 08, 2013 5:42:02 PM

Karunaratne to defend Uganda International Badminton Open title
Kampala, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan player Niluka Karunaratne will defend his men's singles title at the Uganda International Badminton Open Championship scheduled Feb 21-24 here.

Friday, February 08, 2013 5:36:01 PM

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