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KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congolese authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it cannot be used to transmit images via social media, a senior telecoms official based in Kinshasa said.

Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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(Reuters) – Pershing Square Capital Management LP plans to nominate three directors, including its CEO William Ackman, to sit on the board of human resources outsourcing company Automatic Data Processing Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

(Reuters) – Less than week after a U.S. President Donald Trump embraced legislation to reduce immigration, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari urged residents of South Dakota to embrace newcomers instead.

CARACAS (Reuters) – Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Monday in favor of a new legislative superbody as hackers took down dozens of state websites to show their support for a pre-dawn armed assault on a military base the day before.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State.

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.

(Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Monday it will no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada’s state exchange and will stop offering the plans in nearly half of Georgia’s counties next year.

Brazilian attorney general Rodrigo Janot says plea deals currently under negotiation could reinvigorate investigations against president Michael Temer.

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The UN says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing regret at the resignation of a prominent member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria and is stressing the need for accountability for crimes against civilians during the 6 1/2-year civil war.

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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb blast on Monday wounded at least 22 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, a government official said, with no one immediately claiming responsibility.

(Reuters) – Private massages are one indulgence that Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng must forgo as a condition of staying in his luxury Manhattan apartment after being convicted of bribing United Nations officials, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday.

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian movie production house Eros is in early talks with Apple, Amazon and Netflix to sell its film and music library, a source familiar with the matter said.

Nearly 200 migrants stormed a border gate to enter Spain from Morocco on Monday in a bid to enter Europe, leaving at least four people injured, the Spanish Red Cross said.

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Pakistani police say a blast near parked fruit trucks has wounded ten people, collapsed the roof of small school building and destroyed a truck in the eastern city of Lahore.

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PARIS (Reuters) – More than 220,000 people have signed a petition against French President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to create a formal First Lady role for his wife Brigitte.

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – The Indian Army killed five militants on Monday who were trying to enter from Pakistan across a disputed Kashmir frontier, an Indian defense official said.

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army stepped up shelling and air strikes on the last rebel-held enclaves in the Syrian capital on Monday, its heaviest bombardment in a two-month campaign, rebels and witnesses said.

As half the continent deals with a heatwave dubbed “Lucifer”, the other half battles rain and wind.

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Pakistan’s banned militant group Jamaat-ud-Dawa is seeking to enter the political sphere by launching a new party.

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A Nigerian court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $37.5 million mansion belonging to a former oil minister facing corruption charges.

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Bears commonly trap themselves in vehicles in Colorado, but rarely crash the car in the process.

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday rejected calls from some of his supporters to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms, bucking a trend in the region.

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called himself a “humble friend” of the United States on Monday, taking a break from his notorious hostility towards Washington to grant a warm reception to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called himself a “humble friend” of the United States on Monday, taking a break from his notorious hostility towards Washington to grant a warm reception to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

U.S. troops in Eastern Europe are relearning Cold War-era fighting tactics to keep Russian aggression in the region in check — and just in case Cold War 2.0 ever heats up.

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The 18-year-old said he had stolen the shirt and tie from Walmart for a job interview outfit.

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A British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy says it was a “terrifying experience”.

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KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday and police prepared emergency first aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence.

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