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Ex-U.S. soldier 'Rambo' faces new murder-for-hire charges
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Monday brought new charges against a former U.S. Army sergeant nicknamed "Rambo" who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking part in a murder-for-hire conspiracy.
U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban
GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.
After Somalia's deadliest bombing, a brother's desperate search
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Somalia's deadliest truck bomb exploded on Saturday, Abdi Ali Ibrahim raced to the smoking crater just meters from where his beloved sister Asha had a small business selling fuel.
Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.
Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court
KIGALI (Reuters) - A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and inciting insurrection.
Police in Britain ramp up slavery investigations yet victims suffer, says UK chief
LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Britain are ramping up efforts to investigate cases of modern slavery, yet the true scale of the crime is hugely underestimated, the UK's anti-slavery chief said on Monday.
South Sudan opposition groups meet in Kenya to 'harmonize voices'
KAMPALA (Reuters) - South Sudanese opposition groups tried to forge a united front on Monday ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks, in the first such meeting since the start of their country's civil war nearly four years ago, attendees told Reuters.
British piers, Alabama buildings named among 25 at-risk monuments
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Historical gems around the globe, ranging from a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, are threatened by war, disasters and urbanization, a monument conservation group said on Monday.
UPDATE 1-Death toll in collision between Tunisian navy and migrant boat reaches 34
TUNIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Tunisia's navy has recovered 26 more bodies of Tunisian migrants who drowned when their boat sank last week in a collision with a navy vessel, bringing the death toll from the incident to 34.
African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch
DAKAR (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.
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