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    Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO
    Geneva, Aug 28 : The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa could reach 20,000, six times more than the current estimates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday.

    South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline
    Bangalore, Aug 28 : South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday.

    14th century Venice plague holds' lessons' for fight against Ebola
    London, Aug 27 : A new study has shed light into how to fight against today's Ebola outbreak in South Africa by revising methods used by Venice city to deal with its plague outbreak in the 14th century.

    AB de Villiers laughs off Clarke 'apology'
    Harare, Aug. 27 : South African middle-order batsman AB de Villiers has said there will be no grudges against Australia when the two teams clash in their first ODI of the Triangular Series at Harare Sports Club here on Wednesday.

    South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline
    Bangalore, Aug 27 : South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday.

    Lawmakers' trip to South Africa cancelled over Ebola fears?
    New Delhi, Aug 26 : A visit by a 12-member team of Indian parliamentarians to South Africa has been cancelled against the backdrop of the rising cases of Ebola. Officials, however, denied the deadly virus was the reason for cancelling the trip.

    Bacterial infection affecting Europeans originated in Africa, finds ...
    Washington, Aug 26 : Scientists have found that the predominant strain of community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) was derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor.

    WHO alarmed as Ebola affects health workers
    Geneva, Aug 26 : The WHO Tuesday said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of health care workers who have been infected with the deadly virus.

    Innovative Bihar farmer makes it to South Africa, via Facebook
    By Imran Khan, Patna, Aug 26 : A Bihar farmer who set a paddy cultivation record has been hired on a five-year contract by the South African government to train farmers there in the innovative System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method for which he will be paid the equivalent of Rs.50,000 (8,800 ...

    Innovative Bihar farmer makes it to South Africa, via Facebook
    By Imran Khan, Patna, Aug 26 : A Bihar farmer who set a paddy cultivation record has been hired on a five-year contract by the South African government to train farmers there in the innovative System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method for which he will be paid the equivalent of Rs.50,000 (8,800 ...

    Illicit diamond syndicate busted in South Africa
    Johannesburg, Aug 26 : An international syndicate involved in illicit diamond trade has been busted in South Africa.

    Michael Brown funeral calls for justice, change in US
    Washington, Aug 26 : Leaders of the African-American community asked for justice Monday during the funeral of Michael Brown, and made a conciliatory call for change to avoid further tragedies like the fatal shooting of the young black man by a white police officer that set off two weeks of unrest ...

    Flight restrictions hamper Ebola response: UN
    United Nations, Aug 26 : The UN warned Monday that restrictions on flights to and from Ebola-hit West African countries could hamper the international community's ability to fight and reverse the current outbreak of the deadly virus disease.

    Australia crushes Zimbabwe by 198 runs
    Harare, Aug 26 : Cricket top-ranking team Australia was ruthless with both bat and ball as it crushed host Zimbabwe by 198 runs Monday in the first match of their cricket triangular series in Harare which also involves South Africa.

    Western honey bee likelier to have originated from Asia instead of ...
    Washington, Aug 25 : A new study has found that a species of honeybee, Apis mellifera, also known as Western honey bee, which was believed to have originated from Africa, most likely come from Asia.

    Zambia will not bid for 2017 Africa Cup
    Lusaka, Aug 25 : The head of Zambia's football governing body said the southern African nation will concentrate on bidding for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and not the 2017 edition that was earlier given to Libya.

    Honeybees originated from Asia not Africa: Study
    London, Aug 25 : Honeybees originated from Asia and not from Africa as previously thought, research indicates.

    Nigeria to launch anti-insurgency operations
    Abuja, Aug 25 : Nigerian troops will soon launch a massive military offensive to end insurgency in the northeast region of the West African country, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah has said .

    Bird's nest that can bring down a tree!
    London, Aug 24 : Can a bird's nest bring down a huge tree? For Africa's incredible social weaver birds, pulling down a tree is a child's game.

    Can Ebola strike India?
    By Sreeparna Chakrabarty, New Delhi/Gurgaon, Aug 24 : Is an overcrowded India with a weak health infrastructure a sitting duck for the kind of Ebola epidemic which has struck four West African countries?

    African Nations Cup moved out of Libya
    Tripoli, Aug 24 : The Confederation of African Football has announced that Libya is no longer the host of the 2017 African Nations Cup due to security concerns.

    Spread of Ebola epidemic 'unprecedented': WHO
    London, Aug 22 : The spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is 'unprecedented', said the World Health Organization (WHO).

    UN to radically scale up fight against Ebola
    Monrovia, Aug 23 : The UN has vowed to radically scale up support to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and said more health workers will be brought to Liberia to deal with the disease.

    Clarke doubtful for tri-series opener
    Harare, Aug 23 : Australian captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury and could miss the tri-series opener in Zimbabwe, also involving South Africa, starting Monday in Bulawayo.

    Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach
    Paramaribo (Suriname), Aug 23 : Former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has emerged as the favourite to take over as the West Indies cricket coach following the exit of Ottis Gibson earlier this week.

    WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola
    United Nations, Aug 23 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

    Irish man tests negative for Ebola virus
    Dublin, Aug 22 : Laboratory test samples of an Irish man, who died after recently returning from Africa, have proved negative for Ebola virus, health authorities in Ireland said Friday.

    27 killed in CAR gold mine collapse
    Yaounde, Aug 22 : At least 27 miners have been killed in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic (CAR), authorities said Friday.

    Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India
    New Delhi, Aug 22 : India needs to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa, the World Health Organization Friday said.

    India to host all 54 African Union countries in December summit
    New Delhi, Aug 22 : In a major signal to Africa, a continent which had felt neglected by the previous UPA government, the Narendra Modi government is set to host all the 54 African Union countries at the India-Africa Forum Summit this December in Gurgaon.

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