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India hopeful of beating South Africa for semi-final berth
Glasgow, July 30 : India will be looking to erase memories of their loss to Australia when they face-off against South Africa in their last group match for a place in the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat
London, July 30 : Authorities in Britain will soon hold an emergency meeting to discuss the "threat" posed by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, a government official said Wednesday.
First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality
Washington, July 29 : A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.
Do or die match for India eves against South Africa
Glasgow, July 29 : After a massive 14-0 thrashing of Trinidad and Tobago, India eves will be looking to continuing their dominating form when they face South Africa in their next group match of the hockey competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here ...
Birth control implant for students headed to India
Durban, July 29 : A group of South African students to be flown to India for training at an Indian university are to be given contraceptive implants to prevent them becoming pregnant, media reported Tuesday.
Proteas reclaim No 1 Test position on ICC leaderboard post Lanka ...
Johannesburg, July 29 : The South Africa Test team has reclaimed their number one Test position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team Championship after defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in the two-match Test series in Colombo.
Useful blood gene variants spread in humans worldwide
London, July 29 : Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cells development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, a study reveals.
Proteas win two-match series against Lanka as second Test ends in draw
Colombo, July 28 : The second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka ended in a draw after being affected by frequent showers of rain.
Proteas struggle against Lankan bowlers on final day of second Test
Colombo, July 28 : South Africa continue to struggle as they went in to bat on the final day of the second Test and have managed to put up just 59 runs so far for the loss of two wickets and still require 310 runs to defeat Sri Lanka.
Clark beats Furyk at Canadian Open to bag first PGA Tour title since ...
Johannesburg, July 28 : South African golfer Tim Clark bagged his first PGA Tour title since 2010 after he birdied five of his last eight holes on Sunday to power past Jim Furyk to win the Canadian Open.
France wants expatriates to leave Libya
Paris, July 28 : French government Sunday called on all its nationals to quit Libya, "given the deteriorating security situation" prevailing in the African country.
India beat South Africa in men's fours lawn bowls
Glasgow, July 28 : India won their first match in section B against South Africa 17-12 in the men's fours lawn bowls in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre here Sunday.
Proteas requires 331 runs to beat Lanka in second Test
Colombo, July 27 : South Africa need 331 runs to defeat Sri Lanka with nine wickets remaining after day four of the second Test ended with the hosts piling up a total of 229 runs in their second innings on a day that saw rain and bad lighting conditions.
Lanka leads Proteas by 247 with seven wickets remaining on day 4 of ...
Colombo, July 27 : Sri Lanka lead South Africa by 247 runs with seven wickets remaining on the fourth day of the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Ugandan foreign minister to begin India trip Sunday
New Delhi, July 27 : India-Uganda relations are expected to receive a fresh impetus with the visit of the east African nation's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa who arrives here later Sunday, an official said.
Gower wanted to be game ranger in Africa as a kid
London, July 26 : Former England captain David Gower has revealed that he wanted to be a game ranger in Africa.
Amla's unbeaten 107 keeps Proteas' hopes alive on third day of second ...
Colombo, July 26 : South Africa captain Hashim Amla has kept his team's hopes alive in the first innings of their second Test against Sri Lanka as he battles on with just four wickets remaining.
US closes embassy in Libya, evacuates staff
Washington, July 26 : The United States closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staffers to neighbouring Tunisia amid security concerns in the restive north African country, the State Department said Saturday.
Lanka takes big lead over Proteas despite Amla's ton as day 3 of ...
Colombo, July 26 : Sri Lanka has taken a big lead in the first innings despite South African captain Hashim Amla's ton as the hosts bowled out the visitors for a total of 282 as the third day of the second Test came to an end.
Nigeria fourth country in West Africa to report Ebola death
By Francis Kokutse, Accra, July 26 : Nigeria has become the fourth country in the West African region to record a death from the deadly Ebola disease, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed.
Proteas get off to poor start after rounding up Lanka at 421 on day ...
Colombo, July 25 : South Africa has already lost a wicket as they went in to bat on the second day of the second Test after the visitors' bowlers knocked out Sri Lanka for an overall score of 421 in a total of 121 overs and three balls at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Proteas trail by 324 runs behind Lanka as day two of second Test ...
Colombo, July 25 : At the end of the second day, South Africa trail Sri Lanka by 324 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the first inning of the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
UN hails Central African Republic ceasefire
United Nations, July 25 : The UN Security Council welcomed a ceasefire signed by warring armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Proteas squad hosts coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers ...
Johannesburg, July 24 : Members of the South Africa squad took time out to host a coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers in Colombo on Tuesday, ahead of their second Test against Sri Lanka, which is underway at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.
Lanka off to slow start on first day of second Test against Proteas
Colombo, July 24 : Sri Lanka got off to a slow start on the first day of their second Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, and have so far lost three wickets.
India, China among top 'e-waste' dumping grounds amongst developed ...
Washington, July 24 : Scientists have revealed that developed countries dump quarter of their electronic waste or 'e-waste' into 7 developing countries including China, India and five West African countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Liberia.
Air Algerie plane missing in west Africa
Algiers, July 24 : A passenger plane of Algeria's state-run Air Algerie was Thursday reported missing 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, according to media.
Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka Test squad
Colombo, July 23 : Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday.
Elephant's sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans
Tokyo, July 23 : Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.
Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League
Nairobi, July 23 : Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7.