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25 injured as Hong Kong-bound jet hits turbulence

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:13

Hong Kong airport authorities said they were notified by the plane`s captain at 11:00 am that they would need help from emergency services when they came into land.

French defence minister urges ceasefire in Central Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:38

France`s defence minister warned on a visit to the Central African Republic on Tuesday that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

Deadly clashes erupt in Central Africa as French minister visits

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:01

France`s Defence Minister warned on Monday that violence in the Central African Republic was becoming "more serious" as he started a visit to the former French colony, amid reports of more deadly clashes.

Violence in C Africa escalating says French minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:23

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims, France`s Defence Minister warned as he left for the war-torn country.

South African soldier reburied with white WWI comrades in France

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:28

A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during World War I was on Sunday reburied alongside 600 of his white compatriots at the South African war memorial in northern France.

Ugandan president accuses sex as root of African problems

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:05

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, believes that the Africans are poor because they are lazy, too fond of sex and they just want multiply and fill the earth.

West African countries adopt strategy to fight Ebola

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:40

West African countries have adopted a common strategy to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, a media report said Friday.

W African Ebola epidemic `likely to last months`: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:01

The United Nations health agency said it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".

West African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:55

Health ministers from across western Africa gathered on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the world`s deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continued to emerge.

No pop please: Chimps like Indian music

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:18

Chimpanzees prefer silence to music from the West, but like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, says a study.

Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats of Western music

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have claimed that chimpanzees prefer listening to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India over strong beats of Western music.

`Terrorist plague` tops agenda at African Union summit

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:44

African leaders gathered Thursday for a summit dominated by fears over a rise in extremist groups sowing terror across the continent.