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Next PBD meet in Gandhinagar to mark Mahatma's homecoming
New Delhi, Sep 22 : The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the world's largest annual gathering of the Indian diaspora, will be held in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar in January next year to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India from South Africa, officials said Monday
WHO committee identifies more action to contain Ebola
Geneva, Sep 22 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said the second meeting of the emergency committee on the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa identified a number of areas where more action and attention is urgently needed to contain the growing outbreak.
US couple hailed for exchanging marriage vows on Mt Kilimanjaro
Arusha (Tanzania), Sep 22 : Tanzania's tourism authorities Monday commended two American nationals for exchanging wedding vows on Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ebola toll hits 2,800: WHO
Geneva, Sep 22 : The deadliest Ebola virus disease epidemic in history has claimed 2,800 lives in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday.
UN, AU pledge to enhance peace and security
United Nations, Sep 22 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the two leaders vowed to enhance peace and security.
Israel joins fight against Ebola in Africa
Jerusalem, Sep 22 : Israel has joined the international effort to help combat the Ebola outbreak across West Africa.
Blizzard blitz flattens Cobras in CLT20
Hyderabad, Sep 21 : Hobart Hurricanes of Australia rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard (78 not out off 48 balls) to beat South African team Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash here Sunday.
Super Kings start favourites against Dolphins
Bangalore, Sep 21 : Without a point in their respective opening matches, Chennai Super Kings and South African champions Dolphins will be keen to get their campaigns going when they face each other here under lights Monday in a Group A game of the Champions League Twenty20.
CAF bans Algeria's JSK from continental competitions
Algiers, Sep 21 : The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned Algeria's JS Kabylie from continental competitions for two years, the Algerian Professional Football League (LFP) said on its official website.
UN sets up mission to combat Ebola
United Nations, Sep 20 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced to have established a UN mission to combat Ebola with the advance teams to be deployed to West Africa by Monday.
East Africa bloc condemns renewed fighting in South Sudan
Addis Ababa, Sep 20 : East Africa's bloc has condemned in the strongest terms the ongoing fighting between two warring parties in South Sudan.
Ashwell Prince insists there was no 'racial slur' in Gale's verbal ...
Johannesburg, Sep 20 : Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday that English county cricket club Yorkshire's Andrew Gale's verbal abuse on him did not have a racist element to it.
Angelina Jolie to helm Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'
Washington, Sept 20 : Angelina Jolie is set to sit in the director's chair for upcoming biopic on Richard Leakey titled 'Africa.'
Ebola cases could rise to 6,800 in West Africa by end of September
Washington, Sept 20 : A new study has revealed that new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted.
Williamson-Devcich opening partnership helps Knights thrash Cobras in ...
Wellington, Sep 20 : New Zealand cricketers Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich hit a dominant opening partnership to lead the Northern Knights to an undeniable victory against South Africa's Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India on Friday.
Ebola causes postponement of mega India-Africa meet
New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Ebola outbreak in Africa that has claimed nearly 2,500 lives so far has claimed a different kind of victim in India - the Third India-Africa Forum Summit that was scheduled for December in Gurgaon.
Eight members of Ebola fact-finding mission killed in Guinea
Dakar, Sep 20 : Eight members of a government team were killed with machetes and knives by residents of a village in a remote area of Guinea where they had gone to gather data about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease, African media outlets said.
Mission set up to combat Ebola: UN
United Nations, Sep 20 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that he has established a UN mission to combat Ebola with the advance teams to be deployed to West Africa Monday.
Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study
Washington, Sep 20 : New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers.
Sierra Leone launches 'stay at home' drive to fight Ebola
Freetown, Sep 19 : Sierra Leone started a three-day "stay at home" campaign to raise awareness about the Ebola virus that has killed close to 500 people in the West African country.
Ebola infections cross 5000 mark in West Africa: WHO
Johannesburg, Sep 19 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly said that the number of people infected by the Ebola virus in West Arica has crossed 5,000.
UN Security Council dubs Ebola outbreak ' threat to international ...
London, Sep 19 : The United Nations Security Council has termed the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security".
Cobras to field against Districts
Raipur, Sep 19 : South African side Cape Cobras won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand's Northern Districts in a Champions League Twenty20 contest being played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Friday.
Lesotho mediation mission over
Pretoria, Sep 19 : South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the facilitator of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has concluded his first official visit to Lesotho.
Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank
Accra, Sep 19 : By the end of next year, the three core Ebola hit countries in West Africa -- Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea -- will lose about $809 million in their economies, the World Bank predicted. This projected loss will be the medium-term impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease ...
France to help set up hospital in Guinea to fight Ebola
Paris, Sep 18 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country would help set up a military hospital in Guinea to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa.
World Bank warns Ebola outbreak could be disastrous for West African ...
London, Sep 18 : The World Bank has warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa can have adverse effects on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Seirra Leone.
Proteas can lose No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings if Oz blank Pak in ...
Johannesburg, Sep 18 : South Africa could loose their top spot on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings table if Australia thrash Pakistan in an upcoming series between the two nations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ebola: Sierra Leone readies for three-day lockdown
Pretoria, Sep 18 : The government of Sierra Leone announced Thursday a three-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease that has already claimed more than 500 lives in the West African country.
African Union, Russia vow to strengthen cooperation
Addis Ababa, Sep 18 : The African Union (AU) and Russia Wednesday vowed to strengthen their partnership and cooperation in different areas.