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Fight for power takes new forms as Kenyan elections approach

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KISUMU A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music.

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Special Report - How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar's Rohingya crisis 25 Apr 2017

By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das | Video

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NASH - The next untapped pharma market gives investors many options 24 Apr 2017

Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020. | Video

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Special Report - Thousands face lead hazards as Trump eyes budget cuts 21 Apr 2017

BUFFALO, New York Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. | Video

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Can he close the deal? Inside Macron's daring run for the Elysee 20 Apr 2017

PARIS On Christmas Eve 2015, with France reeling from terror attacks in Paris a month before, Emmanuel Macron sent a letter to the president and prime minister, urging sweeping measures to tackle French inequalities that he believed were fuelling extremism.

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Special Report - Lead poisons children in L.A. neighbourhoods rich and poor 20 Apr 2017

LOS ANGELES With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area.

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Last stand - Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline 20 Apr 2017

Neligh, NEBRASKA When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." | Video

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Special Report - Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war 18 Apr 2017

MANILA The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

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Exiled cleric points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain 18 Apr 2017

MANAMA/DUBAI At a wake in Iran's holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and clerics mourned a young militant killed in a gun battle with Bahrain's security forces.

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Banned at sea - Venezuela's crude-stained oil tankers 18 Apr 2017

HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela In the scorching heat of the Caribbean Sea, workers in scuba suits scrub crude oil by hand from the hull of the Caspian Galaxy, a tanker so filthy it can't set sail in international waters.

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'Have a little swagger', CEOs tell May in bid to make Brexit pay

LONDON Global chief executives and investors had some sharp advice for Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday: Make Brexit a success by looking beyond the European Union and adopting a little swagger about the benefits of the world's fifth largest economy.