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British court convicts pensioner for raping girls in Kenya

NAIROBI A 72-year-old pensioner has been found guilty in a British court of raping two Kenyan girls while he was on holiday in the East African nation, the latest example of cross-border collaboration to stamp out child sex offences by Western tourists.

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UK PM May joins families to remember Manchester pop concert victims

MANCHESTER, England Prime Minister Theresa May joined Prince William at a memorial service on Tuesday to remember the 22 victims of a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester a year ago, Britain's deadliest attack for 12 years. | Video

May 22 2018

Senators urge Trump to take hard line in dealings with China

WASHINGTON At least 27 of the 100 U.S. senators, both Democrats and President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, urged his administration on Tuesday not to soften restrictions on the transfer of U.S. technology to China.

May 22 2018

Wall St. dips on latest U.S.-China comments, European shares rally

New York Global stock markets tipped downward on Tuesday as Wall Street investors locked in recent gains while taking a cautious view of fresh U.S.-China comments even as European shares approached four-month peaks and China moved to further open up its economy. | Video

May 22 2018

Two more die of Ebola in Congo; seven new cases confirmed

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April.

May 22 2018

Rights group accuses Egypt of mass demolition of homes in Sinai

CAIRO Human Rights Watch accused Egypt on Tuesday of mass demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula, some of it meant to punish suspected Islamist militants and their families, in a security crackdown in the remote desert region.

May 22 2018

From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services

OUAGADOUGOU The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes post-abortion care, may have to stop work in June. | Video

May 22 2018

Time running out for Messi to lift the 'Big One'

The Russia finals could be Lionel Messi's last chance to win the World Cup and dispel the doubters who say he cannot be considered one of the game's true greats without leading his team to the biggest prize.

May 22 2018

U.S. in contact with ex-foe Sadr after shock win in Iraq poll: aide

BAGHDAD The United States has contacted members of a political bloc headed by former foe Moqtada al-Sadr after his parliamentary election victory put the Shi'ite cleric in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top aide said.

May 22 2018

Former PM says Libya risks partition if it rushes to elections

CAIRO Libya is too divided to hold elections and risks partition if it goes ahead with a vote without security guarantees and a national consensus on building a state, a former rebel prime minister said on Tuesday.

May 22 2018

Iceland's Sigurdsson faces race against time for full fitness

STOCKHOLM Iceland stunned the footballing world by knocking England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals but if they are to enjoy similar success at the World Cup finals they will need attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson back at full fitness.

May 22 2018
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