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Kenya: Former Foreign Minister’s Widow Christabel Ouko Dies in Road Crash

The widow of former Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko has died in road crash in Kisumu...

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Dodgers beat Pirates with Yasiel Puig’s solo homer in 12th inning

Yasiel Puig rescued the Dodgers from an interminable night of extra innings, and took Pedro Baez off the hook for a wretched outing, in a...

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Target is shedding Merona and Mossimo and adding new brands instead

When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not...

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Trump expands U.S. role in Afghanistan, taking ownership of a war he opposed

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan kept a noticeably low profile in the aftermath of President Trump's equivocating response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville,...

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Libya crisis: Benghazi shootings video mars ‘victory’

Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more...

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Can these super-crops feed Africa?

Africa's population is set to boom over the next few decades - reaching 2.5 billion people by 2050. Scientists in Kenya are trying to find...

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Long goodbye

Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday as President Dos Santos steps down after 38 years in...

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Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Arrests are made after a KwaZulu-Natal man complained to police he was "tired" of eating human...

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Johnny Depp sells fourth of his five downtown L.A. penthouses

One more to go. After listing his five penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles for a collective $12.78 million last year,...

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Rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess, who shared a label with Elvis and Johnny Cash, dies at 88

Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas. Burgess died Friday in...

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Trump, who once backed withdrawal from Afghanistan, will try to sell the nation on deeper involvement

President Trump, who as a private citizen blamed “stupid leaders” for prolonging the war in Afghanistan, faces the tough prospect of selling Americans on the...

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Jerry Lewis, the movies’ mad and mercurial comic genius

Jerry Lewis didn’t just play a nutty professor. For years he reigned as a mad comic scientist of the screen — a brash innovator who...

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L.A. jury hits Johnson & Johnson with $417-million verdict over cancer link to its talc

A Los Angeles jury issued a $417-million verdict Monday against Johnson & Johnson, finding the company liable for failing to warn a 63-year-old woman diagnosed...

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Q&A: Beric from ‘Game of Thrones’ (Richard Dormer) on flaming swords and Sunday’s ice lake battle

Going into the penultimate episode of the seventh (and shortened season) of “Game of Thrones,” it could be reasonably assumed that named and even perhaps...

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Crowds flood Griffith Observatory for a glimpse of solar eclipse. So was there a ‘surge of energy’?

As the moon slid over a bright orange sun Monday morning, Southern Californians flocked to Griffith Observatory to catch a glimpse of the solar...

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Angolans vote to replace long-serving president

Angola votes for a new president who will replace a man who has been in power since...

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Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a...

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Gambia: Pomp & Fanfare As Gambian Tailors Stage Maiden Fashion Night

In a bid to showcase and bring to the fore the creativity of young Gambian designers, 'Djapal Ma Japu', a youth-led organization based...

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Raphael Dwamena: Brighton set to sign Ghana striker from FC Zurich

Brighton and Hove Albion agree terms with FC Zurich to sign striker Raphael Dwamena for an undisclosed...

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Sierra Leone: World Bank Country Manager Appalled By Mudslide Destruction

World Bank country boss, Parminder Brar, watches with disbelief at the wanton destruction caused by the dreaded...

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Mozambique: State Business Sector Should Be Profitable

Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, on Monday challenged all companies in which the state holds shares to be more...

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Tanzania: Shilling Slides Slightly in Seven Months

The shilling has marginally depreciated by 2.5 per cent since the beginning of the year. The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) data showed yesterday...

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Mozambique: Gas-Fired Power Station Plans to Triple Production

Maputo -The company Gigawatt-Mocambique plans to expand the electricity generation from its gas-fired power station at Ressano Garcia, on the border with South Africa...

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Namibia: Soccer – Brave Warriors in Confident Mood

THE Brave Warriors will leave for the Comores Islands on Saturday in confident mood and looking for a win according to coach Ricardo...

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Ethiopia: On the Road to Become Front-Runner in Green Economy

'Unlike what the developed nations did, Ethiopia's development should come about without having significant impact on the environment and the planets natural resources'...

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Ethiopia: Nation Tackling Wildlife Migration

Ethiopian Wild Animals Conservation Authority strives to protect the habitats of the nation's precious wild life to contain the migration of animals to...

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Ethiopia: Meles’ Legacies of Natural Resource, Environment Conservation Strategies

The world as we know it is experiencing a looming climate change that made coming up with innovative natural resource use and management...

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East Africa: South Sudan Looks Forward for Infrastructural Integration With Ethiopia

South Sudan is optimistic that peace would be attained and look forward to push for the implementation of joint development projects with Ethiopia...

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Liberia: Senate Concurs With House On Us$25m Renewable Energy Financing Agreement

The Liberian Senate, on Wednesday, August 15, voted unanimously to concur with the House of Representatives in ratifying the financing agreement (Liberia renewable Energy...

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Uganda: President Pledges Financial Support to Artisans

President Yoweri Museveni has today promised to meet artisan groups that are involved in such activities like furniture making along the Kampala...

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