The daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela says he is "doing very well" as he recovers in the hospital from a lung infection. Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, South Africa's ambassador to Argentina, spoke Monday to reporters gathered outside of the Pretoria hospital where her father is being treated. On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon remains ...
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One of India's foremost security experts and one of the founders of India's external intelligence wing-the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Bahukutumbi Raman passed away in Chennai on Sunday evening after a prolonged fight with cancer. He was 77. Described as an asset by the Indian intelligence community, Raman was a former additional secretary with the Cabinet Secretariat. He was also the ...
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England batsman Kevin Pietersen who has not played since March owing to knee injury has confirmed that he will be returning to the team and aim for the Ashes series. Pietersen has said that he will return with the Surrey in their County Championship fixture against Yorkshire in the next week, Sport24 reports. According to the report, this fixture has been considered a comeback for Pietersen ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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Jamaican track coach Glen Mills wants officials to establish an accredited drug testing laboratory on the island.
Mills made the comment following reports that Olympic medallist Veronica Campbell Brown had a positive drug test, reports CMC.
Campbell Brown tested positive for a banned drug at the Jamaica International Invitational World Challenge meet in Kingston May 4.
It has been reported that the World and Olympic champion tested positive for the prohibited substance, Furosemide, a masking agent, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
But Mills, who heads Racers Track Club which includes World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt and 100-metre World champion Yohan Blake, said there is need for more vigilance and for officials to consider the establishment of drug testing facility on the island.
"It just re-emphasises the need for all involved to be extremely vigilant and the great need for Jamaica to establish a creditable lab so that athletes can have substances tested and verified before usage," he told a local radio station Saturday.
"This is much needed in our track and field because it's a mine field out there, any substance that you take could be contaminated. ...
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