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Over 5,000 athletes for Mombasa Marathon


August 24th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 5,000 athletes from six countries will compete at the Mombasa International Marathon in Kenya Sunday.Organisers expect at least 500 elite athletes to participate in the ... Read more...

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British troops linked to prostitute’s murder in Kenya?


August 15th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A human rights group has claimed that two British soldiers are linked to an alleged prostitute's murder in Kenya.The 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel's ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics Saturday.Farah took the lead at the bell ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Savinova wins gold in women’s 800 metres


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Mariya Savinova took Olympic gold in the women's 800 metres final Saturday, edging out South Africa's Caster Semenya as the bronze also went to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pistorius denied run as South Africa crash out of relay


August 9th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) South African 400 metres runner Oscar Pistorius was denied a second chance of running at the London Olympic Games as his team-mate Oftense Mogawane crashed to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kemboi wins 3,000m steeplechase for Kenya


August 6th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won Olympic gold in the 3,000 metres steeplechase Sunday after defending champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto tripped up in the penultimate back ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Gelana splashes to gold in marathon (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana splashed to gold in a rainy Olympic marathon here Sunday.Gelana, 24, ranked 11th in the world after wins in Rotterdam and Amsterdam ... Read more...

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Kiprop eyes gold at London Games


July 17th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop will briefly interrupt his training to compete at the Monaco Diamond League Friday to gauge himself before moving on to London ... Read more...

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Beauty queen says she considered becoming a nun


May 31st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan model Ivian Sarcos, who was crowned Miss World in 2011, has said that she considered the possibility of becoming a nun during the time that ... Read more...

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ICC launches spot-fixing probe against Kenyan player


May 24th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into fresh match-fixing claims involving a Kenyan player during a 2011 World Cup match against Pakistan at ... Read more...

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Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Family seeks release of Indian sailor from pirates


April 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government ... Read more...

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Passenger bus overturns in southeast Kenya, killing 12


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
MAZERAS, Kenya (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people were killed on late Sunday afternoon when a passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch near Kenya's second-largest city of Mombasa, police said on ... Read more...

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Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

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White rhino calf born in UAE zoo


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 14 (IANS/WAM) A rare white rhinoceros calf -- considered the "most social" of all rhino species -- has taken birth at the Al Ain zoo in the ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Jelimo seeks Olympic glory after return from injury


March 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Olympic 800m champion Pamela Jelimo says she will not rest on her laurels until she successfully defends her crown in London.Jelimo was speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Togo football team arrives in Kenya without Adebayor


February 27th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Sparrow Hawks of Togo arrived in Nairobi minus their star player Emmanuel Adebayor for their 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Harambee Stars Wednesday.The Togolese ... Read more...

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Five arrested for fake visa-passport racket


February 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Five foreign nationals, including a woman, were arrested in the national capital for allegedly providing fake passports and visas, police officials said Friday."Gabriel Olawale Ajisafe, ... Read more...

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Neil suffers pain post ‘Shortcut Romeo’ shoot


February 15th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Neil Nitin Mukesh is back from Kenya but with a lot of pain. Heavy duty action scenes for "Shortcut Romeo" took a toll on the actor."Back ... Read more...

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Africa to be ‘next centre of growth’ for Bank of Baroda


February 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Public sector lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) is planning to expand its network in Africa for its incremental business growth by opening ten new branches in ... Read more...

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Mumbai Marathon: Kenya’s Moiben, Ethiopia’s Abeyo win (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Kenya's Laban Moiben Sunday won the men's 42 km Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 in a photo finish while Ethiopia's Netsanet Abeyo emerged on top in ... Read more...

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Briton faces more charges in Kenyan court


January 13th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Mombasa (Kenya), Jan 13 (IANS) A British national jailed for three years early this month in Kenya has again been arraigned in court facing more charges, Xinhua reported.Jermaine Grant, who ... Read more...

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Kenyan star athlete Rudisha to open season in Australia


December 28th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 28 (IANS) Kenya's 800-metre athlete David Rudisha, who broke the world record in 2010 twice, will start his outdoor season in Australia at Melbourne and Sydney meetings to ... Read more...

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India’s Karuturi to construct sugar factory in Ethiopia


December 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 24 (IANS) Karuturi Agro Products, a subsidiary of Indian giant Karaturi International, is set to establish a sugarcane factory in Ethiopia.The factory, with an estimated capacity of ... Read more...

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Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd bags road project in Kenya


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Construction and engineering company Punj Lloyd Thursday said it has bagged a road project worth $54 million (Rs.285 crore) in Kenya."Highways segment is going to be ... Read more...

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Desisa, Kabuu crowned winners of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia clocked 59 minutes 30 seconds to win the men's event in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon while Kenya's Lucy Wangui Kabuu ... Read more...

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UN votes 34 new members to international legal group


November 18th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly voted here Thursday to elect 34 new members to the International Law Commission.The International Law Commission, tasked with promoting the development ... Read more...

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Kenyan and Ethiopian runners win Istanbul marathon


October 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 17 (IANS) Driving rain and chilly winds did not deter thousands of people, young and old, professional and amateur, from participating in the world's only marathon to span ... Read more...

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Istanbul holds world’s only intercontinental marathon


October 16th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 16 (IANS) Driving rain and chilly winds Sunday did not deter thousands of people, young and old, professional and amateur, from participating in the world's only marathon to ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Njoroge wins Buenos Aires marathon


October 10th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 10 (IANS) Kenyan runner Simon Kariuki Njoroge won the 27th Buenos Aires International Marathon with a record time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 29 seconds.Kariuki' s ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Chad wins six golds at Swimming World Cup


October 9th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) South Africa's Chad le Clos became the star of the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup by bagging six gold medals.Le Clos, 19, raced in six events in ... Read more...

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Clooney supports anti-poverty campaign


October 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Actor George Clooney is supporting a charity campaign that aims to end the famine in Somalia which has possibly killed over 30,000 children in the last ... Read more...

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Britons held in Kenya are private detectives


September 27th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Three British nationals detained in Kenya by the anti-terror police have turned out to be private detectives investigating a corporate fraud, a media report said Tuesday.Nick ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama mourns demise of Maathai


September 27th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Tuesday mourned the death of Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai."She lived a full and meaningful life and will be respectfully remembered ... Read more...

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