Category Archives: Africa

No drop in asylum seekers reaching Germany, Berlin says

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Germany has seen no drop in the number of people arriving & seeking asylum despite EU efforts to confront a migration crisis, the deputy…

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Stan Wawrinka advances to Chennai Open quarterfinals

CHENNAI, India (AP) — Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open by beating Russian teenager Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday. The top-seeded Swiss player, a two-time defending…

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'Africa's biggest Jesus statue' unveiled in Nigeria

Abajah (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa. Standing…

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England 317 for five at close against South Africa

Cape Town (AFP) – England were 317 for five at the close of play on the first day of the second Test at Newlands on Saturday. Ben Stokes was 74…

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Promising English cricketer Matthew Hobden dies at age 22

LONDON (AP) — Matthew Hobden, an English cricketer regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming players in the country, has died. He was 22. The England & Wales Cricket…

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Embassy official: US shuts down drone operation in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.S. government has shut down its drone operation base in southern Ethiopia, an embassy official announced. A decision has been reached that the base…

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England's Stokes puts South Africa to sword

Cape Town (AFP) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes hit a thrilling double century as he & Jonny Bairstow battered the South African bowlers into submission on the second day of…

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Stokes' 258 leads England to 629-6 dec. vs. SA in 2nd test

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Ben Stokes unleashed one of cricket's most destructive innings for his 258 as England racked up 629-6 declared in a morale-crushing day for South…

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Saudi using execution to settle political scores: Amnesty

London (AFP) – Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric indicates the kingdom is "using execution to settle political scores", rights group Amnesty International said Saturday. Nimr al-Nimr, a…

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Outsider takes early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Early results from Central African Republic's presidential election Saturday gave former premier Faustin Archange Touadera a slim lead in the capital after a vote…

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