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Kenyan opposition leader to challenge election result in court

Reuters in Nairobi | Wednesday 16 August 2017 Raila Odinga’s decision will ease concerns about further violence after Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner by 1.4m votes   Raila Odinga gives a press conference in Nairobi. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images   The Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he will go to court over last week’s presidential election results, ignoring calls ...

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Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear agreement ‘within hours’ if US imposes more sanctions

IANS | Aug 15, 2017 | 15:25:09 IST   Tehran: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned that the country could pull out of a nuclear agreement signed with the world’s major powers within hours if the US imposes more sanctions. Rouhani delivered the warning during a live televised speech, reports Efe news. File image of Iran president Hasan Rouhani. ...

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Kim Jong-un backs away from plan to attack Guam

Irish Times | Aug 15, 2017 North Korea’s leader calls on US to desist from ‘reckless actions’ amid signs of easing tensions   Peter Murtagh in Seoul   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army in an unknown location in this undated photo released on Tuesday by North Korea’s ...

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Insect burgers and balls: Swiss supermarket to sell bug-based food

  DW | 14.08.2017   Coop has set a date to introduce food items made from creepy crawlies to Switzerland. From bug burgers to “insect balls,” food security authorities have voiced support for such food as a means for sustainable living. Coop, Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain, announced on Monday it will start selling insect-based food for humans later this month, making it ...

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At least 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Aug 14, 2017   In this image made available by Society 4 Climate Change Communication, Sierra Leone, mud and water cascades down the side on a hill in Freetown, Sierra Leone Mon   Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following ...

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Sisi calls for closer trade, economic cooperation between Egypt and Tanzania

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Aug 2017   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Tanzanian President John Magufuli   President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised bilateral relations between Egypt and Tanzania in Dar El-Salam on Monday and called for closer economic and trade cooperation. “We aspire to reinforce relations between the two countries in order to combat corruption,” El-Sisi said, speaking during a ...

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Britain will not stay in EU by back door, say Hammond and Fox

13 August 2017 9:30AM     Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have come together to declare that a post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to Britain remaining in the EU. After a summer of cabinet feuding, Mr Hammond, who favours a “softer” pro-business Brexit, and Dr Fox, a hardline Brexiteer, said that they agreed ...

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Egypt’s Sisi to start four-nation Africa tour Monday

Sisi will discuss with counterparts efforts to address common security threats Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Aug 2017 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Reuters)   Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to start a four-day African tour Monday, a statement by the presidency read Saturday. Presidency spokesman Alaa Youssef said El-Sisi will visit Tanzania, Rwanda, Gabon and Chad. El-Sisi will hold ...

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Virginia governor tells white supremacists to ‘go home’

SKY NEWS | Sunday 13 August 2017 Violent protests in Charlottesville claimed the lives of three people and left dozens injured. White supremacists and anti-fascist protesters have clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia   By Sharon Marris, News Reporter Virginia’s governor has ripped into the “white supremacists and the Nazis” who took part in a far-right rally in Charlottesville. Far-right activists organised ...

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Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

AP, KYODO, JIJI | AUG 12, 2017 Tourists enjoy Guam’s Tumon Beach on Friday. | AFP-JIJI   HONOLULU/MANILA/NEW YORK/TOKYO – If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled “Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat.” Guam’s Office ...

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