Top news items in major Ethiopian media outlets

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ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Saturday.

-- The Ethiopian government is working to secure the release of 150 Ethiopians detained in South Africa, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

They are among the 600 foreigners arrested by South African police on Wednesday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nebiat Getachew, told a press conference on Friday. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)

-- Stone Age hunters lived in the high mountains of Ethiopia more than 40,000 years ago, the University of Bern announced on Thursday.

An international team with Swiss participation discovered the oldest high mountain dwelling at an altitude of almost 3,500 meters in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains. (FBC)

-- About 1.3 million jobs were created in rural parts of Ethiopia last budget year, the Ministry of Agriculture has said.

Ethiopia's State Minister of Agriculture, Kaba Urgessa, said investment in agricultural sector contributed their shares for the employment opportunities generated in the reported period. (FBC) Enditem

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