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South African action is like bullying: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Oct 2 : Breaking his silence over the South African government denying him visa under Chinese pressure, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday described the action like "bullying".
CAF rejects Uganda's protest
Kampala, Oct 2 : The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected a protest by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) that Zambia had fielded overage players in a qualification match in the U-17 Championship.
Delhi Police files charge sheet against AAP leader Somnath Bharati
New Delhi, Oct.2 : Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet against former city Law Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti in a case pertaining to his alleged midnight raid on a house of some African women in South Delhi.
Tutu slams South Africa for barring Dalai Lama from attending Nobel ...
Johannesburg, Oct 02 : Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu slammed the South African government for barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town to avoid upsetting China.
Visa denial like bullying: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Oct 2 : Breaking his silence for the first time over visa denial to him by the South African government owing to Chinese pressure, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday said it was like "bullying".
Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO
Geneva, Oct 2 : Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Dalai Lama visa row: Tutu says he's ashamed
Dharamsala, Oct 2 : Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said he is ashamed because his country refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Cape Town Oct 13-15.
Desmond Tutu urges support for Hong Kong protests
Johannesburg, Oct 1 : South African Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday called on all those who believe in democracy to support the student-led protests demanding that genuinely democratic elections be held in Hong Kong.
J.P. Duminy to captain Proteas for first time in T20 series against Oz
Johannesburg, Oct 01 : South African batsman J.P. Duminy would captain his team for the first time when they play a Twenty20 series against Australia in November.
Nobel laureates summit cancelled after visa denial to Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Oct 1 : The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, South Africa, this month has been cancelled owing to denial of a travel visa by the host country to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a visiting Nobel laureate said here Wednesday.
Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF
United Nations, Oct 1 : At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary estimates by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which was released here Monday, and many are being ...
Ebola leaves 3,700 orphans facing homelessness, family rejection
Geneva, Sep 30 : At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus disease which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated Unicef estimates released Tuesday.
Terrorism, Ebola figure in Chuck Hagel-Modi talks
Washington, Sep 30 : US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel called on visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Tuesday ahead of the summit meeting with President Barack Obama and both sides discussed the Ebola viru disease outbreak in Western Africa and terrorism.
Discovered 2.3 k-yr-old human skeleton throws light on our ancestry
Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed about the discovery of a 2,330-year-old human skeleton in the southernmost tip of Africa, throwing some light on human origins.
Algeria's tourism hit after guide's beheading
Algiers, Sep 30 : The beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, with over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings.
Algeria's tourism takes a hit after guide's beheading
Algiers, Sep 30 : Last week's beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings.
Lesotho mediation efforts to continue
Cape Town, Sep 30 : South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a third visit to Lesotho Tuesday to mediate the political crisis in the country, it was announced Monday.
Argentine crowned world youth chess champion
Buenos Aires, Sep 30 : Argentine Alan Pichot was crowned the under-16 world champion after beating Russian Maxim Litvinov during the World Youth Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa.
Over 2,000 Germans volunteer to help battle Ebola
Addia Ababa, Sep 29 : Over 2,000 Germans have heeded the government's call to register as volunteers for deployment to fight the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the African Union (AU) said in a statement Monday.
Fifth American with Ebola returns home
Washington, Sep 29 : An American infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has returned home and admitted to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Hafeez, Subrayen reported for suspect illegal bowling action during ...
Karachi, Sep 28 : Pakistan domestic cricket teams Lahore Lions' captain and bowler Mohammad Hafeez and South African first class team Dolphins' bowler Prenelan Subrayen have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during Saturday night Champions League Twenty20 game.
Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi to shoot in Cape Town soon?
Mumbai, Sep 28 : Actors Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi will reportedly start shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, for "Humari Adhuri Kahaani" from next month.
Chinese calls for more global assistance against Ebola
United Nations, Sep 28 : China Saturday called for more global assistance to African countries as the Ebola epidemic is raging in some countries in the region.
Smith believes Proteas have excellent chance of winning 2015 WC
Johannesburg, Sep 27 : Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes that the current squad has an excellent chance of becoming the new world champions.
Ebola death toll passes 3,000 in West Africa: WHO
London, Sep 27 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that more than 3,000 people have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
CLT20: Lahore Lions knock out Dolphins
Bangalore, Sep 27 : Pakistan's Lahore Lions knocked out South African side Dolphins from the Champions League T20 (CLT20) competition, beating them by 16 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday.
Don't impose Western prescriptions on the world: Moroccan king
United Nations, Sep 26 : In a significant statement from the floor of the world forum, Morocco's King Abdullah VI has said the West should not impose its "ready-made prescriptions" on other nations, particularly in Africa, and "what applies to the West should not be used as the sole criterion for ...
Sushma Swaraj attends unveiling ceremony of Nelson Mandela statue in ...
By Smita Prakash, New York, Sept. 26 : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is here to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and is accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his maiden official five-day visit to the United States, attended the unveiling ...
Botswana considers Zimbabwe's proposal for joint AFCON bid
Gaborone, Sep 26 : The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has acknowledged receiving a proposal from their Zimbabwean counterparts requesting for a joint bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Ebola: Sierra Leone quarantines a million people
Freetown, Sep 25 : Sierra Leone has put three more districts under isolation in a bid to halt spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), taking the number of people quarantined in the African country to more than a million, media reports said Thursday.