Category Archives: Africa

UK to take in some refugee children separated from families

London (AFP) – Britain will take in an unspecified number of migrant children who have been separated from their parents by conflicts in Syria & other countries, the government said…

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Ex-I.Coast leader clung to power 'by all means,' trial told

The Hague (AFP) – Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday denied charges of clinging to power "by all means" as his long-awaited trial opened five years after post-poll violence…

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25 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking: coastguard

Athens (AFP) – The bodies of 25 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. Ten people…

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The Latest: 31 US residents diagnosed with Zika in past year

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus that is spreading through Latin America (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says he doesn't believe…

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24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking: coastguard

Athens (AFP) – The bodies of 24 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. Eleven people…

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Sanctions scars and oil slump point to low Iran credit rating

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Low oil prices & the economic & geopolitical scars of years of international sanctions all point to a high risk 'junk' credit rating for…

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Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration challenge

By Michelle Martin COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – The crowds of drunk young men had been gathering for hours outside the main railway station in Cologne on New Year's Eve when…

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Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo denies crimes against humanity

The Hague (AFP) – Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo Thursday pleaded "not guilty" to four charges of crimes against humanity as his landmark trial opened five years after post-election violence…

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1,000 Zika cases in Honduras since December: minister

Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Honduras has registered 1,000 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus since December, which has been linked to a rise in birth defects in Brazil, Deputy Health Minister…

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Sweden likely to deport up to half of last year's asylum seekers

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden is likely to deport up to half last year's record 163,000 asylum seekers either voluntarily or forcibly, presenting a major challenge to authorities, Interior Minister Anders…

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