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  • Kenyan kids jump across the world

    Kenyan kids jump across the world
    When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops. Since then, she has...
  • Egypt raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 120 percent on Sunday and doubled the tax on alcohol as part of a series of measures to curb the budget deficit and reform the economy. The decisions were taken by President Abdel Fattah...
  • Un suicida mata a cinco personas fuera de una mezquita en Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Un suicida atentó contra los devotos de una mezquita en un pueblo del noroeste de Nigeria matando a cinco personas e hiriendo a decenas, dijo una fuente de las autoridades de seguridad el sábado, en una zona en la que los...
  • 1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster

    1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster
    Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...
  • Defence team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers wrapped up their defence of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world's best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa...
  • South Africa's Implats says wildcat strike to end at Marula mine

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Impala Platinum said on Monday that wildcat strikers at its Marula mine had indicated they would return to work on Tuesday and press their demands through "formal channels." Implats spokesman Johan Theron told...
  • Scandal erupts over South Africa's 'farm of horrors'

    When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect. Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water. The...
  • Egypt's Sisi: extremists destroying the region, threaten the world

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned world powers on Monday that Islamist militants are ravaging the Middle East and pose a threat to everyone's security. "Be alert to what is happening in the region ... This region is being...
  • South Africa's Implats says Marula mine strike to end, tensions high

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Impala Platinum said on Monday wildcat strikers at its Marula mine had indicated they would return to work on Tuesday and press their demands through "formal channels". But tensions remain high and the National...
  • Two unions to take South Africa's Telkom to court over planned job losses

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two unions representing some of Telkom SA's workers said on Tuesday they would take the South African landline provider to court over possible job losses. Telkom said it planned to slash jobs from a management layer that had 2,...
  • Defense team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers wrapped up their defense of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world's best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa...
  • Egypt's Sisi says he wishes Al Jazeera journalists were not tried

    By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first sympathetic remarks about three imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists, saying he wished they had been deported and not put on trial, an Egyptian newspaper...