Category Archives: Africa

Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare & sometimes life-threatening nerve condition…

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Richie Porte wins 5th stage of Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia's Richie Porte has won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under for the third straight year, while compatriot Simon Gerrans retained the overall tour…

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Germany wants extension of Schengen border controls: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – A group of European Union countries including Germany is pushing for an extension of border controls in the Schengen free-travel zone to assist cope with Europe's migration…

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From Dakar to N'Djamena, hotels boost security after Burkina attack

By Makini Brice DAKAR (Reuters) – West African hotels from Dakar to N'Djamena are strengthening security, adding armed guards & increasing cooperation with local authorities as a pair of high-profile…

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Fires rage as jihadists attack Libya oil facilities

Tripoli (AFP) – Oil facilities in northern Libya were set ablaze Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fresh attacks to seize key export terminals, renewing concerns over the jihadists'…

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Terrorism worse than Ebola, Chad leader tells Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou (AFP) – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno declared Thursday that terrorism is worse than the Ebola virus, during a visit of solidarity to Burkina Faso days after jihadist gunmen…

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Top Asian News 10:25 p.m. GMT

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom…

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New $130 million project aims to cut food waste from fields to tables

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of the world's food goes uneaten, & many crops harvested in Africa are discarded rather than sold,…

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WHO confirms second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

Freetown (AFP) – A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, officials said Thursday, the second since west Africa celebrated the end of the epidemic last week….

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Zimbabwe bans marriage for under-18s to protect child brides

Harare (AFP) – Zimbabwe's top court on Wednesday outlawed marriage for anyone under the age of 18 in a ruling hailed by activists as major progress towards ending child marriage….

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