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 2018-08-16 13:08 

Reuters Africa

Three Ugandan lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president's convoy...

Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni's convoy on Monday, a charge sheet from a magistrate showed on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 12:56 

Reuters Africa

Turkey arrests German citizen - source...

Turkish police have arrested a German citizen, a German foreign ministry source said on Thursday and public broadcaster ARD reported the man was accused of...

 2018-08-16 12:54 

Reuters Africa

U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania's local elections: embassy...

The United States said it was concerned about accounts of violence and intimidation in the run-up to Aug. 12 by-elections in Tanzania....

 2018-08-16 12:46 

Reuters Africa

Sainz to replace Alonso at McLaren next year...

Carlos Sainz has signed a multi-year deal to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren from the 2019 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 12:27 

Reuters Africa

Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies...

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and travelled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was admitted said in a statement....

 2018-08-16 12:18 

Reuters Africa

Figallo makes return for Argentina in much-changed side to face Boks...

Prop Juan Figallo will play his first test for Argentina in three years as they look for a dominant performance in the pack in Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against South Africa at King's Park....

 2018-08-16 12:10 

Reuters Africa

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission - researchers...

Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters....

 2018-08-16 12:03 

Reuters Africa

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row...

Canadian Muslims travelling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end dea...

 2018-08-16 11:51 

Reuters Africa

Jury to begin weighing U.S. charges against ex-Trump aide Manafort...

A jury on Thursday will begin weighing the fate of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman standing trial on bank and tax fraud charges that could put him behind bars....

 2018-08-16 11:49 

Reuters Africa

Japan must act to protect Fukushima clean-up workers: UN experts...

Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers labouring to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station from reported exploitation and exposure to radiation, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 11:31 

Reuters Africa

Ronaldo exit no excuse for Madrid: Casemiro...

Real Madrid cannot use the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo as an excuse for underachieving this season, midfielder Casemiro said after losing the UEFA Super Cup 4-2 to Atletico Madrid in Real's first competitive game since their talisman joined Juventus....

 2018-08-16 11:27 

Reuters Africa

Gold Fields' CEO says not considering resigning after minister criticism...

Gold Fields Ltd Chief Executive Nick Holland said on Thursday he was not considering resigning after South Africa's mines minister Gwede Mantashe blamed...

 2018-08-16 11:21 

Reuters Africa

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press...

Hundreds of U.S. newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organizations are enemies of the American people....

 2018-08-16 11:15 

Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe opposition says election challenge to be heard in court on Aug. 22...

The Zimbabwean opposition's challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition leader's spokesman said on his Twitter account on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 11:03 

Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe opposition says election challenge to be heard in court on Aug. 22...

The Zimbabwean opposition's challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition leader's spokesman said on his Twitter account on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 10:50 

Reuters Africa

Poland's president vetoes altered election rules...

Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday he would veto a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties such as PiS and its main opposition grouping in European Parliament elections next year....

 2018-08-16 10:12 

Reuters Africa

Tonga PM fears asset seizures as Pacific debts to China mount...

Pacific island nations are holding talks which could lead to a coordinated request that China forgive mounting debts in the region amid concerns Beijing may start seizing strategic assets, Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Phiva said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 10:01 

Reuters Africa

Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground...

Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha....

 2018-08-16 09:48 

Reuters Africa

Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 percent of vote - official result...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 09:47 

Reuters Africa

Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 pct of vote: official result...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 09:11 

Reuters Africa

Ronaldo raring to go as Serie A kicks off amid optimism...

Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus, coach Carlo Ancelotti's homecoming and Parma's return to the top flight a mere three years after going bankrupt have made the Serie A season one of the most eagerly-awaited in recent years....

 2018-08-16 08:59 

Reuters Africa

UNRWA says its schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. funding cut...

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it would open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a U.S. funding cut....

 2018-08-16 08:46 

Reuters Africa

Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster...

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety....

 2018-08-16 08:02 

Reuters Africa

Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste...

Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year....

 2018-08-16 08:00 

Reuters Africa

Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown...

A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer said....

 2018-08-16 07:46 

Reuters Africa

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies in U.S...

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has ruled himself out of two friendlies in the United States next month, a source at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) told Reuters on Wednesday....

 2018-08-16 07:45 

Reuters Africa

Man City can cope with injured De Bruyne's absence, says Walker...

Manchester City have the depth in squad to cope with the potential long-term absence of playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, who sustained a knee injury in training on Wednesday, the Premier League club's defender Kyle Walker has said....

 2018-08-16 07:43 

Reuters Africa

Tennis-Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances...

Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play....

 2018-08-16 07:41 

Reuters Africa

Atletico take sweet revenge on Real to lift Super Cup...

Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by lifting the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals thanks to goals from midfielders Saul Niguez and Koke in extra time....

 2018-08-16 07:28 

Reuters Africa

Genome points to inbreeding, disease behind bumblebee decline - research...

Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University's Associate Professor Amro Zayed told Reuters....

 2018-08-16 07:26 

Reuters Africa

Arbitration move by South Africa's Eskom threatens to delay wage deal...

South African power firm Eskom on Wednesday sought arbitration in a dispute with unions over whether some staff who went on strike illegally should be disciplined, threatening to delay implementation of a wage deal to end the crippling stoppage....

 2018-08-16 07:19 

Reuters Africa

Philippines' Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes VP - spokesman...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat, Duterte's spokesman said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 07:15 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Standard Bank H1 profit up 5 percent...

South African lender Standard Bank's first-half profit rose by 5 percent, helped by a strong showing from its businesses outside its home market, the bank said on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 07:14 

Reuters Africa

Gold Fields suffering under poor management: S.Africa mines minister...

Gold Fields' plans to cut jobs in South Africa to reduce costs is taking the...

 2018-08-16 07:11 

Reuters Africa

Uganda wants unit of MTN Group to list locally before licence extension...

Uganda has asked the local unit of South African telecoms giant MTN Group to list some of its shares on the local stock exchange as a condition for renewing its operating licence, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday....

 2018-08-16 06:59 

Reuters Africa

China rebuffs Philippines president's South China Seas rebuke...

China rebuffed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's call for Beijing to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday, saying China had the right to react to foreign ships or aircraft that get close to its islands....

 2018-08-16 06:25 

Reuters Africa

Italian police say 38 died in Genoa bridge collapse...

The Italian police said 38 people died this week in the port city of Genoa when a concrete bridge collapsed, revising an earlier count of 39 victims....

 2018-08-16 05:49 

Reuters Africa

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul...

Gunmen attacked an area around a training centre for Afghanistan's intelligence service on Thursday in the capital Kabul, an official at the centre said....

 2018-08-16 05:41 

Reuters Africa

Death toll in suicide attack on Afghan students revised down to 34...

Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational centre in Kabul to 34 from 48, health ministry officials said....

 2018-08-16 05:01 

Reuters Africa

Malaysian court tells women charged in killing of North Korean to enter defence...

A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue, and asked them to enter their defence....

 2018-08-16 03:28 

Reuters Africa

El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in U.S. detention centres...

El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in U.S. immigrant detention centres, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday....

 2018-08-16 03:02 

Reuters Africa

U.S. hits Chinese and Russian firms over breach of North Korea sanctions...

The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear p...

 2018-08-16 02:30 

Reuters Africa

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar...

Facebook has been "too slow" to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem, the company said in a statement on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 01:32 

Reuters Africa

Trump loosens limits on when U.S. can deploy cyber weapons - WSJ...

President Donald Trump took steps on Wednesday to loosen limits on when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weapons against adversaries, reversing Obama-era guidelines, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday....

 2018-08-16 01:29 

Reuters Africa

Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'...

A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman....

 2018-08-16 01:25 

Reuters Africa

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'...

Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the...

 2018-08-16 00:09 

Reuters Africa

Man with suspected explosive vest neutralized in Saudi city...

Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday....

 2018-08-16 00:08 

Reuters Africa

New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years - govt...

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, immigration officials said on Wednesday....

 2018-08-15 23:05 

Reuters Africa

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of North Korean leader...

A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them....

 2018-08-15 22:49 

Reuters Africa

U.S. criticizes Serb vote to overturn Srebrenica massacre report...

The United States on Wednesday said Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated region was attempting to deny history by revoking a report that concluded that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in and around Srebrenica during the country's 1992...

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