Congo says soldiers killed in border skirmish with Rwanda

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Congolese soldiers were killed and wounded in a cross-border skirmish with Rwandan troops this week, Democratic Republic of Congo’s military said on Thursday. Each side accused the other of violating the poorly-demarcated border, the scene of periodic clashes in recent years. Around the turn of the century, millions of people were killed in ...

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Rob Lee: Newcastle United ‘does not feel like’ a huge club

Newcastle fans have protested about Mike Ashley’s ownership of the club Newcastle United “does not feel like” a huge club anymore and people “don’t want to play for them”, says the club’s former midfielder Rob Lee. The Magpies are 13th in the Premier League but just two points above the relegation zone. Owner Mike Ashley put the club up for ...

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Toyota design chief sees future without mass-market cars

NAGOYA (Reuters) – As sharing services change car use and ownership, Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) new design chief believes that vehicles will shift towards either generic boxes on wheels for everyday use or ultra-luxury cars, wiping out the need for mass-market models. Simon Humphries, responsible for design at the automaker’s Toyota and Lexus brands, said that fleets of electric, self-driving ...

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‘Ashamed’, Oxfam Haiti ex-director denies sex allegations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The former Oxfam director at the heart of a sex abuse scandal said on Thursday he made mistakes when working in Haiti but denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors. In his first response to allegations over his conduct, Roland Van Hauwermeiren said in an open letter to a broadcaster in his native Belgium he ...

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Winter Olympics: British IOC member Adam Pengilly sent home from Pyeongchang

Adam Pengilly competed in the skeleton at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics Adam Pengilly, a British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been sent home from the 2018 Winter Olympics with “immediate effect” after an incident with a security officer. The 40-year-old former skeleton racer has apologised to the other man. Pengilly is a two-time Olympian and ...

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Halliburton says sand delivery delays to reduce first-quarter EPS by 10 cents

(Reuters) – Halliburton Co’s (HAL.N) first-quarter earnings would be reduced by 10 cents per share due to delays in sand deliveries, a company executive said on Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Christopher Weber, speaking at the Credit Suisse energy summit, said the oilfield services company had been facing delays of up to 72 hours since February. Reporting by John Benny in ...

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Ukraine parliament will adopt anti-corruption court law by May: speaker

KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament should adopt a law to create an anti-corruption court before May, its speaker told the head of an International Monetary Fund mission to Kiev on Thursday. Slow progress in establishing an independent court to deal with corruption cases has been one of the main obstacles to the disbursement of loans under a $17.5 billion ...

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Florida shooting: FBI and teachers ‘warned’ about Nikolas Cruz

Image copyright Handout Image caption Nikolas Cruz was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School The FBI was warned about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida, the BBC understands. Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, reportedly left a comment on a YouTube video ...

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