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Last updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:16:05 PM

Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title at Tokyo 2020
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Kenyan world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will not confirm his next race, but says he remains focused on defending his title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:16:05 PM

South Africa's high court decriminalizes private marijuana use, cultivation
Johannesburg, Sep 18 (IANS) South Africa's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the country's ban on possession, consumption and private cultivation of cannabis was "unconstitutional", in effect decriminalizing the recreational use of the popular psychoactive substance.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:36:04 PM

12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:30:05 PM

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan knocked Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup after thrashing the Islanders by 91 runs in a Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:10:11 AM

Egypt coach says Salah at same level as Ronaldo, Modric
Cairo, Sep 17 (IANS) Egypt coach Javier Aguirre said on Monday that Egypt star Mohamed Salah is at the same level as Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, his fellow nominees for the FIFA's The Best 2018 men's player award.

Monday, September 17, 2018 10:14:03 PM

La Liga opens first Egyptian football academy
Cairo, Sep 17 (IANS) La Liga on Monday presented its first football academy in Egypt, which aims to bring new talent to Spanish clubs and guide them on a similar path as Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:34:03 PM

Zimbabwe cholera deaths reach 30
Harare, Sep 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ongoing cholera outbreak has killed 30 people and has spread to the country's second-largest city Bulawayo, according to figures given by Health Minister Obadiah Moyo.

Monday, September 17, 2018 6:48:04 PM

Egyptian archaeologists find sphinx in temple
Cairo, Sep 17 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists announced that they have discovered the statue of a sphinx while draining water from the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, the Antiquities Ministry said on Monday.

Monday, September 17, 2018 2:58:03 PM

Germany to support Libyan elections with $2.33 mn: UN
Tripoli, Sep 16 (IANS) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya on Saturday revealed that Germany will provide 2 million euros ($2.33 million) to election programmes in the country.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:16:04 AM

African steeplechase champion expects new world record
Nairobi, Sep 15 (IANS) World steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya has said the new mark would for further down in the new season.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:50:08 PM

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