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Three Kenyan police killed by suspected al Shabaab landmine

MOMBASA, Kenya Three police officers were killed in eastern Kenya on Wednesday when their vehicle hit a landmine believed to have been laid by Somali jihadist group al Shabaab, a senior official said.

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8 in 10 people now see climate change as a 'catastrophic risk': survey

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found Wednesday.

May 23 2017

Kenyan lawyer takes on president in battle for rights

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Allan Maleche was offered a position at one of Kenya's top law firms on graduation, he did not imagine a future as an activist standing up to government and challenging tradition.

May 23 2017

U.S. envoy endorses Libya's U.N.-backed government in whirlwind visit to Tripoli

TRIPOLI The U.S. ambassador to Libya pledged Washington's support for its U.N.-backed government on Tuesday and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, during the first, fleeting visit to the country by a U.S. envoy in nearly three years.

May 23 2017

Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.

May 23 2017

Factbox: What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi

MANCHESTER, England/LONDON The suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, northern England, on Monday has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, British police said.

May 23 2017

Camrail 'mainly to blame' for Cameroon train crash that killed 79: inquiry

YAOUNDE Cameroon's Camrail was "mainly to blame" for a train crash that killed some 79 people last October, largely because the train was going at more than twice the speed limit, was overloaded and its brakes were defective, a government report said on Tuesday.

May 23 2017

OPEC set to prolong oil output cuts by nine months

VIENNA OPEC is likely to extend production cuts for another nine months, ministers and delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude.

May 23 2017

Sudan accuses Egypt of backing rebels ahead of foreign minister's trip

KHARTOUM/CAIRO Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan's foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighboring states.

May 23 2017

Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over Kasai violence

KINSHASA Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. sanctions monitor was investigating when she was killed.

May 23 2017

Oil settles up slightly on view OPEC will extend output cuts

NEW YORK Oil prices settled a bit higher on Tuesday as expectations of an extension to OPEC-led supply cuts overshadowed a White House proposal to sell half of U.S. petroleum reserves. | Video

May 23 2017

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