Athletic

  • Man taken by crocodile in Australia's far north

    Sydney, Shawwal 17, 1434, Aug 24, 2013, SPA — Police in far-north Australia were looking for the body of a 24-year-old local man taken Saturday by a crocodile while swimming at a beauty spot 110 kilometres east of Darwin, dpa …

  • Nepal centenarian takes to the sky for the first time

    Kathmandu, Shawwal 13, 1434, Aug 20, 2013, SPA — A bedridden 106-year-old man in south-eastern Nepal fulfilled a lifelong wish Tuesday when he took his first flight, dpa cited organizers as saying. Bote Rai, who was undergoing treatment for seasonal …

  • Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Shawwal 9, 1434, Aug 16, 2013, SPA — The U.N.'s humanitarian affairs office said a polio outbreak in Somalia is spreading, AP reported. The U.N. said Friday that Somalia has 105 confirmed cases of polio, with another 10 …

  • Cholera outbreak in Afghanistan infects 1,400

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Shawwal 5, 1434, Aug 12, 2013, SPA — A cholera outbreak has infected 1,400 people in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least one person, UPI cited health officials as saying. Noor Khawari, head of Afghanistan's public health department, said …

  • Sudanese sources: 100 people killed in clashes between two tribes over land in Darfur

    KHARTOUM, Shawwal 4, 1434, Aug 11, 2013, SPA — More than 100 people have been killed since Friday in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region in clashes between two tribes over land, Reuters quoted tribal sources as saying on Sunday. Tribal sources …

  • France arrests serviceman accused of mosque plot

    PARIS, Shawwal 4, 1434, Aug 11, 2013, SPA — The French Interior Ministry said a military serviceman who was planning an attack on a mosque has been arrested, AP reported. In a statement Sunday, the ministry said a 23-year-old man, …