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 2018-01-16 13:00 

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De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity...

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its chief executive said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 12:55 

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Romania's ruling Social Democrats propose MEP Dancila as new premier...

Sorin Marinas...

 2018-01-16 12:47 

Reuters Africa

Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect...

A police officer and three sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded as they tried to apprehend a man accused of domestic violence early Tuesday morning in South Carolina's York County, the sheriff's office said....

 2018-01-16 12:44 

Reuters Africa

Without rain, S.Africa's Cape Town may run out of water by April...

South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations....

 2018-01-16 12:26 

Reuters Africa

Ethiopian Airlines signs deal to revive Zambia's national carrier...

Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with the Zambian government to relaunch the southern African country's national carrier, which was shut down more than two decades ago....

 2018-01-16 12:23 

Reuters Africa

Danish inventor could face life sentence in submarine killing case...

Danish prosecutors will seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life, police said on Tuesday, adding that he may have killed Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homebuilt submarine by cutting her throat or by strangulation....

 2018-01-16 12:16 

Reuters Africa

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran...

Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war....

 2018-01-16 12:10 

Reuters Africa

Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal...

Pope Francis expressed his...

 2018-01-16 11:49 

Reuters Africa

Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne opener...

Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 11:30 

Reuters Africa

Sudanese police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in Khartoum...

Sudanese police fired tear gas, struck demonstrators with batons and arrested several people at a protest against soaring living costs in the centre of Khartoum on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 11:16 

Reuters Africa

Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon meets with House panel on Russia...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election....

 2018-01-16 11:11 

Reuters Africa

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in northern town...

Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said....

 2018-01-16 11:05 

Reuters Africa

Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais...

French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception centre and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week....

 2018-01-16 10:53 

Reuters Africa

Yemen seeks Saudi cash as plunging currency deepens war woes...

War-torn Yemen said it needs a $2 billion (1.45 billion) deposit pledged by key ally Saudi Arabia in November to stabilise a currency that hit new lows this week, pushing its impoverished people closer to starvation....

 2018-01-16 10:47 

Reuters Africa

Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch...

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, but it corrected the error within minutes, messages on the NHK website showed....

 2018-01-16 10:38 

Reuters Africa

Cricket-Kohli fined, handed demerit point for on-field behaviour...

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sanctioned India captain Virat Kohli for repeatedly complaining to the umpires about a damp ball and then aggressively throwing it to the floor during the second test against South Africa in Pretoria....

 2018-01-16 10:26 

Reuters Africa

UAE will complain to U.N. body over Qatar war planes...

The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations' aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said....

 2018-01-16 10:26 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's rand reaches 2 1/2-year best as technical points hit...

South Africa's rand rose to its strongest since July 2015 early on Tuesday as it crossed crucial technical points and ignited offshore buying interest....

 2018-01-16 10:00 

Reuters Africa

Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin to be supported by rebels...

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey's planned military operation against Kurdish militia forces in Syria's Afrin region will be supported by Syrian rebel fighters....

 2018-01-16 09:43 

Reuters Africa

South African insurer MMI's CEO to step down in management shakeup...

Nicolaas Kruger will step down as the chief executive of MMI Holdings with effect from Feb. 15, the South African life insurer said on Tuesday, sending its shares up nearly 7 percent....

 2018-01-16 09:40 

Reuters Africa

Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war...

Iran said on Tuesday a new U.S.-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria would...

 2018-01-16 09:12 

Reuters Africa

Djokovic dismisses talk of boycott over prize money...

Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has distanced himself from reports that he called for a boycott of next year's tournament unless there was an increase in prize money....

 2018-01-16 08:47 

Reuters Africa

Malaysia says it won't let politics derail Singapore train projects...

Singapore and Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with two ambitious rail projects linking the two countries as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak played down political uncertainty ahead of a general election to be held this year....

 2018-01-16 08:16 

Reuters Africa

Nigerian annual inflation at 15.37 pct in December -stats office...

Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 15.37 percent in December, compared with 15.90 percent in November, the head of the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:50 

Reuters Africa

Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast...

Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:27 

Reuters Africa

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital...

Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison....

 2018-01-16 07:23 

Reuters Africa

Fire rips through 17th century heritage building in Indonesia...

A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of the capital Jakarta on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:16 

Reuters Africa

Kenya secures $750 mln syndicated loan to pay off earlier loan...

Kenya has secured a $750 million syndicated loan for seven years from the Trade Development Bank (TDB) to pay off creditors in another two-year syndicated loan that was extended last year, two banking sources told Reuters on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Reuters Africa

Barca's Dembele suffers another hamstring injury...

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has suffered another hamstring injury and will be out of action for between three and four weeks, the La Liga leaders said on Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:55 

Reuters Africa

Djokovic elbows Young out to reach second round...

Novak Djokovic celebrated his long-awaited return to the grand slam stage with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 06:55 

Reuters Africa

Canadian suspect in Singapore bank robbery faces UK court on extradition...

A Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in Singapore in 2016 faces a court appearance in Britain on Thursday after he was detained on a extradition request from Singapore....

 2018-01-16 06:54 

Reuters Africa

Sharapova finds her groove on Melbourne return...

Maria Sharapova's previous match at the Australian Open sent her career spiralling to the darkest of depths but she returned in bright sunshine on Tuesday with a performance that went some way to banishing those demons....

 2018-01-16 06:52 

Reuters Africa

Kohli shines, but South Africa on top in second test...

India captain Virat Kohli blazed a magnificent century, but South Africa hold the upper hand as they reached 90 for two in their second innings on a difficult wicket after rain and then bad light curtailed day three of the second test on Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:42 

Reuters Africa

Somalia's al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate who could be killed...

Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed....

 2018-01-16 06:39 

Reuters Africa

Magistrates dismiss sex abuse case against French soldiers in Africa...

French magistrates have dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, a judicial source said on Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:37 

Reuters Africa

Seven migrants die trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands...

Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said....

 2018-01-16 06:36 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria summons U.S. ambassador over Trump comments: foreign minister...

Nigeria's government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from...

 2018-01-16 06:35 

Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe December inflation quickens to 3.46 percent y/y: Zimstats...

Zimbabwe's consumer price inflation quickened to 3.46 percent year-on-year in December from 2.97 percent in November, data from the national statistics agency showed on Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:31 

Reuters Africa

South African court authorizes freezing of $130 mln in McKinsey case: source...

A South African court has authorized the freezing of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million) in assets earned by global consultancy McKinsey and a firm linked to friends of President Jacob Zuma, a source at the state prosecutors' office told Reuters....

 2018-01-16 06:29 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Adcock Ingram sees HY headline earnings up 27 pct...

South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram forecast on Tuesday an at least 27 percent rise in half-year headline earnings per share....

 2018-01-16 06:20 

Reuters Africa

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years...

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year....

 2018-01-16 05:53 

Reuters Africa

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava...

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools....

 2018-01-16 05:31 

Reuters Africa

South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton...

A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong....

 2018-01-16 05:11 

Reuters Africa

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties - report...

Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tu...

 2018-01-16 04:30 

Reuters Africa

Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release...

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work towards securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis in Rakhine state....

 2018-01-16 04:24 

Reuters Africa

China's Xi tells Trump hard-earned easing of tensions on Korean peninsula must continue...

China's President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday that the hard-earned easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula must continue, Chinese state media reported....

 2018-01-16 04:20 

Reuters Africa

Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse...

Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed....

 2018-01-16 03:08 

Reuters Africa

China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping...

A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his licence to practice law....

 2018-01-16 02:40 

Reuters Africa

Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions...

Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week....

 2018-01-16 02:24 

Reuters Africa

Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides...

The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people....

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