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Burkina Faso charges three soldiers with murder of journalist

By Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged three soldiers over the murder in 1998 of journalist Norbert Zongo, whose killing became a symbol of repression…

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Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election to select the country's first new president in decades, a year after longtime leader Blaise Compaore…

Ancient Board Game Found in Looted China Tomb

Pieces from a mysterious board game that hasn't been played for 1,500 years were discovered in a heavily looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou City in China. There, archaeologists found a…

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G20 vows joint security steps after Paris attacks; no new strategy on Syria

By Dasha Afanasieva, Jan Strupczewski & Humeyra Pamuk BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – World leaders vowed tighter border controls, more intelligence sharing & a crackdown on terrorist financing after the Paris…

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Hezbollah cameraman killed while covering Syria fighting

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A cameraman for the media arm of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group was killed while covering fighting in northern Syria, Syria's state news agency reported Monday. SANA…

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As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas. Giant billboards, media ads…

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Burkina Faso reshuffles government three months before elections

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso interim President Michel Kafando has stripped the prime minister of the defence ministry as part of a reshuffle aimed at ensuring stability three months ahead…

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Burkina Faso's ex-president charged with treason

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Blaise Compaore, the former president who ruled this West African country for nearly three decades, has been charged with "high treason" over his bid to…