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Obama opens school in father's home village in Kenya

Reuters KOGELO Former US President Barack Obama urged Kenya's leaders on Monday to turn their backs on the divisive ethnic politics that have frequently spilled over into violence and to stamp down on corruption. Opening a ..

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

AFP Linxia, China Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's"Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In ..

Rahul pushes PM Modi on passage of quota bill

Thomson Reuters Foundation NEW DELHI India's opposition leader on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to"walk his talk"by passing a long-pending bill that aims to give women a stronger voice in parliament. Rahul Gandhi ..

Reuters BAMAKO Gunmen shot dead 14 civilians in an attack on a village in northeastern Mali, a local official said on Monday, amid a spate of killings by rival ethnic groups and jihadist militants that threatens to derail a ..

JOHANNESBURG Five miners died on Sunday in a fire at a South African copper mine operated by unlisted Palabora Mining Company, the company said in a statement. Safety is a huge issue in South Africa's deep and dangerous mines and ..

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea on Monday began a"national dialogue" put forward by its autocratic leader in the absence of key opposition figures as political prisoners remained behind bars. President Teodoro ..

ndtv.com Thiruvananthapuram: BJP youth activists on Monday smeared black oil on Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor's constituency office here over his comment that a"Hindu Pakistan"would be created if the ruling party at the ..

AFP New Delhi Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said. Five men allegedly took it in turns to rape the woman ..

AFP Kano, Nigeria Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday. Islamist militants overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area ..

dpa New Delhi At least 44 people were injured after a tent collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in eastern India on Monday, police said. The Midnapore district of West Bengal state has seen heavy monsoon ..

Reuters ADDIS ABABA Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands died. ..

Reuters BEIJING/SHANGHAI China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate change pact and called other signatories to do the same, saying action against rising global temperatures had ..