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 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....

 2018-01-16 02:03 

Reuters Africa

Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged...

A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbours on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact....

 2018-01-16 00:10 

Reuters Africa

South African court authorizes freezing of $130 million 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 00:00 

Reuters Africa

Ghana police questioning three men after explosives found...

Police in Ghana have seized suspected explosives of various kinds in Accra, the capital, and are holding three men connected to the substances, the regional police command said in a statement on Monday....

 2018-01-15 23:01 

Reuters Africa

Czech MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babis...

Czech lawmakers resume debate on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud....

 2018-01-15 22:33 

Reuters Africa

Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey...

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office....

 2018-01-15 22:33 

Reuters Africa

Wallaby leads police chase over Sydney Harbour Bridge...

A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic in Australia's biggest city on Tuesday, before being caught downtown by police officers....

 2018-01-15 22:28 

Reuters Africa

Pope Francis arrives in Chile...

Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday evening, the first stop in a trip that includes Peru, as he hopes to inject new confidence in two staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals....

 2018-01-15 21:41 

Reuters Africa

Blast injures several in Belgium, terrorism ruled out - police...

An explosion injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, police said, stressing the incident was not related to terrorism....

 2018-01-15 21:02 

Reuters Africa

Denmark will increase defence spending to counter Russia - PM...

The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defence spending next month, to counter Russia's intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member's prime minister said Monday....

 2018-01-15 20:35 

Reuters Africa

Earthquake rattles Greece, felt in Athens...

An earthquake that rattled Greece on Monday night was felt in the capital Athens, a Reuters reporter said....

 2018-01-15 20:13 

Reuters Africa

Attack on child wearing hijab 'did not happen,' Canadian police say...

An alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab as she walked to school did not happen, Toronto Police said on Monday....

 2018-01-15 19:46 

Reuters Africa

Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death...

A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said....

 2018-01-15 19:41 

Reuters Africa

Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him - sources...

Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday, after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew political backing for him in an overwhelming vote, the second premier to be ousted by his party in less than seven months....

 2018-01-15 19:06 

Reuters Africa

Openness or protection? Czechs' choice echoes EU, U.S. votes...

Czechs, like fellow voters from Europe to the United States, must weigh promises of a more outward-looking society against protection from the uncertainties of the global economy and immigration when they elect their president later this month....

 2018-01-15 18:35 

Reuters Africa

Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal, arguing such a move could also complicate diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme....

 2018-01-15 18:25 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence...

Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group....

 2018-01-15 17:26 

Reuters Africa

North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions - Canada...

A summit on curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions imposed on the reclusive state, a Canadian government source said on Monday....

 2018-01-15 17:08 

Reuters Africa

Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam...

Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant...

 2018-01-15 16:47 

Reuters Africa

Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against rights activist Rajab...

Bahrain's top court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists, a rights group said....

 2018-01-15 16:09 

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....

 2018-01-15 15:36 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's ANC to discuss Zuma's future this week, sources say...

The national executive of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will discuss at a meeting this week whether President Jacob Zuma should step down as head of state, two senior ANC sources told Reuters....

 2018-01-15 13:48 

Reuters Africa

Venezuelan authorities surround self-identified rogue helicopter pilot...

- Venezuelan officials closed in on self-identified rogue helicopter pilot Oscar Perez in a house in a poor neighbourhood outside Caracas on Monday, and the anti-government militant said in a video that he was negotiating with authorities....

 2018-01-15 13:45 

Reuters Africa

UAE says Qatari jet fighters intercepted civilian flights...

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted civilian Emirati aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain, state news agency WAM reported, amid a months-old feud between the Gulf Arab states....

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