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China finds second African swine fever case at WH Group plant

BEIJING China found its second case of African swine fever (ASF) on Thursday at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group Ltd's listed Chinese unit, stirring concerns about the spread of the deadly infection across the world's largest pig herd.

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DP World cautions on trade, posts 2.1 percent drop in first-half net profit

DUBAI DP World , one of the world's biggest port operators, posted a 2.1 percent drop in first-half net profit on Thursday, and cautioned about geopolitical risks and recent changes to trade policies.

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South Africa's Exxaro half-year profit up 8 percent on coal performance

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Exxaro Resources Ltd said on Thursday half-year profit rose 8 percent boosted by a strong performance in its core coal business.

1:31am EDT

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

TRIPOLI A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011 uprising, according to a statement from the justice ministry.

Aug 15 2018

Migrant rescue ship arrives in Malta, ending standoff

VALLETTA The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbor in Malta on Wednesday to allow 141 migrants to get off, ending a five-day tug-of-war among European Union countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports. | Video

Aug 15 2018

Uganda wants unit of MTN Group to list locally before license extension

KAMPALA 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 license, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Aug 15 2018

Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack named - source

BIRMINGHAM, England/LONDON A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday. | Video

Aug 15 2018

Factbox: Emerging central banks that are hiking interest rates

LONDON Emerging market economies have seen a steady stream of interest rate rises as central banks are battling to contain inflationary pressures or act to steady their currencies.

Aug 15 2018

Ugandan MP beaten up after president's convoy stoned: opposition

KAMPALA Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president's convoy was stoned, has been "brutalised" by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.

Aug 15 2018

Regulatory limbo hits Tencent with first profit fall in nearly 13 years

HONG KONG Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has "no clarity" on when it may get approval to start charging for its most popular game, it said on Wednesday, after reporting its first quarterly profit fall in nearly 13 years on weak gaming revenue.

Aug 15 2018

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

JOHANNESBURG A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies.

Aug 15 2018
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