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U.N. seeks release of more Ethiopian 'political detainees', reforms
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday welcomed Ethiopia freeing 115 detainees, including a senior opposition leader, this week, but called for it to review the status of thousands still jailed and to loosen anti-terror laws and curbs on activists and media.
Saudi cleric killed in rural Guinea after preaching
CONAKRY (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian Islamic preacher was killed in eastern Guinea after proselytizing to hunting communities in a remote region near the Mali border, police and lawyers said on Friday.
Malawi seeks divine intervention as drought, pests threaten maize crop
LILONGWE (Reuters) - A dry spell and worsening pest infestation are threatening Malawi's staple maize crop, prompting President Peter Mutharika on Friday to call on government officials to lead prayers for rain.
Triathlon: Olympic medalist Schoeman to cooperate with doping investigation
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman will co-operate fully with an International Triathlon Union (ITU) investigation into whether he breached doping regulations at the Rio de Janeiro Games, his manager said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from "terrorist school"
MOGADISHU, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.
COLUMN-Peak oil demand and its implications for prices: Kemp
LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Even if oil consumption reaches a peak and then starts to fall, the world will still need large quantities of oil for many decades to come.
U.N. warns of 'lost generation' in South Sudan's grinding conflict
JUBA (Reuters) - Seventy percent of South Sudan's children are out of school and the young country risks losing a generation that would make it harder to rebuild after conflict ended, a United Nations official said.
Ngannou's rags-to-riches tale tops card at UFC 220
(Reuters) - Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday, but he will have to bring all of his awesome power if he is to beat title holder Stipe Miocic.
Mother-to-mother training in Malawi helps battle child malnutrition
ROME, Jan 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three weeks is all it takes to change the fortunes of a baby's life, simply by training mothers to make small changes to what they are fed and how their food is prepared, according to scientists who studied malnourished infants in rural Malawi.
Mixed martial arts-Ngannou's rags-to-riches tale tops card at UFC 220
Jan 19 (Reuters) - Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday, but he will have to bring all of his awesome power if he is to beat title holder Stipe Miocic.
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