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Nine Elephants in Botswana Are Electrocuted by Power Line

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:48:40 GMT

An elephant in Botswana.The elephants died after they knocked into the line and the power came into contact with water from a broken pipe, officials said.

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Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:15 GMT

Researchers in Malawi examining bone fragments whose DNA point to enormous migrations thousands of years ago that shaped present-day populations.An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.

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Kenya Court Says It Nullified Election Over Possible Hacking

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:16:46 GMT

Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday as the justices explained why they had annulled the result of the presidential election.It said the electoral commission had failed to instill confidence in the results, but the justices stopped short of calling the vote rigged.

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Live Briefing: At U.N. General Assembly, Signing a Nuclear Pact and Debating Another

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:23:09 GMT

Demonstrators protested against President Hassan Rouhani of Iran near the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Mr. Rouhani addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday.The United Nations General Assembly is convening for its second day, in the wake of President Trump’s combative remarks on North Korea and Iran. Here are the highlights.

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Live Briefing: At U.N., Trump Singles Out ‘Rogue’ Nations North Korea and Iran

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:38:00 GMT

Mr. Trump, addressing the General Assembly, called the Iran nuclear deal “an embarrassment.”The 193-member United Nations is gathering for the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Here are the highlights.

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Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:29:51 GMT

Vietnam’s government has said Facebook agreed to help create a new communications channel with the government.The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

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Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:17:07 GMT

Migrants trying to reach a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Sabratha, Libya, in July.Some charge that Rome’s solution to the crisis may be strengthening Libya’s most rapacious warlords, while condemning thousands to misery.

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36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:47:48 GMT

The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo.

Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:50:52 GMT

A rare white giraffe and her calf in Kenya. Video footage of the duo is believed to be the first of its kind.A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.

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