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Anger in Nigerian village as girls still missing after Boko Haram attack


DAPCHI, Nigeria The governor of Nigeria's Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing.

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Barclays delivers on dividend despite 2017 disappointment

LONDON Barclays PLC showed its confidence in future earnings on Thursday by restoring its full dividend, despite lackluster investment banking income, restructuring costs and U.S. tax reforms hitting the bank's 2017 bottom line. | Video

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Harvard students learn from McKinsey scandal in South Africa

LONDON An ill-fated deal struck by global consultancy McKinsey in South Africa has been used by Harvard Business School as a case study for students.

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Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan: U.N. report

JUBA Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by the government, hampering coverage of one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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For clean drinking water in Kenya, just add sunshine (and a can)

EMUCHIMI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny afternoon in Western Kenya, Eunice Shigali filled a 10 liter jerrycan with water, then unfolded it like a suitcase and placed it in the sun.

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Rwandan police disperse Congolese refugees protesting food ration cuts

KIGALI Rwandan police fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse at least 3,000 Congolese refugees who had been protesting for two days at a United Nations office against a reduction in food rations at their camp, witnesses said.

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Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate'

LONDON The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday. | Video

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Exclusive: Kazakh mining company ERG looks to spin off and list assets - sources

LONDON Kazakh mining company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), formerly known as ENRC, is working on a plan to eventually spin off and list some of its assets to help repay debt, three banking sources said.

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France 'manipulating' case against businessman sought over Sarkozy allegations: lawyer

LONDON The lawyer for a French businessman suspected of funneling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign accused French authorities on Thursday of manipulating the case against him.

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Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

JOHANNESBURG Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident.

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Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

KAMPALA Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.

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