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Members of a civil society group are demanding transparency, calling on the Kenyan government to show how the Chinese firm won the bid to buy the oil and how much revenue the country is getting from the sale

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President Mahamadou Issoufou launches the project at the Agadem oil field in the southeast of the country, where the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has been extracting oil since 2011

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Imran Khan told reporters Wednesday his country had played a central role in arranging the yearlong US-Taliban dialogue before President Trump declared the process as 'dead' nearly two weeks ago

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Actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for resisting police during a protest rally last month he insists he did not participate in

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He replaces John Bolton who was fired last week

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The Nov. 10 election will be Spain’s fourth in four years

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Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest at the boycott policy, the International Judo Federation said Wednesday that Iran is suspended ahead of a full hearing

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Trump administration blames overregulation of housing market, including zoning regulations, rent controls, historical preservation and environmental mandates

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Tokyo's removal from Seoul's 'white list' latest chapter involving South Korea's lingering bitterness over Japanese colonial forces brutal occupation of Korea before and during World War II

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Special forces surrounded the compound soon after and fighting continues

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Second day of a historic three-day hearing that pits the powers of legislature against those of its executive as country's scheduled Brexit date looms over UK economy and its political landscape

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The promise of the American dream, where all immigrants can assimilate into a diverse cultural melting pot, is complicated by questions of loyalty, legality and racism

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A new report says a growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens

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Missile tests, spats among US allies may bolster Kim's negotiating position

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UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule is in Zimbabwe for a 10-day visit to assess how the country's human rights situation, specifically the rights to "freedom of peaceful assembly and association." As Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA, Voule's visit takes place at a time when rights groups are worried by a spate of abductions of activists, including most recently the head of a doctor's association.

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On-going fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has led to economic hardships resulting from land losses, displacement and family separation. Many young Burmese women seek work in neighboring China, making them more vulnerable to human trafficking and forced marriages.

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After months of preparation, the first round of virtual courts started hearing cases on Monday in the border city of Laredo, Texas. The migrants cross the border from Mexico for a brief video appearance before a judge.

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A new VR experience allows patients and families to better understand heart surgery.

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Fifty-seven percent of teens say they “fear” climate change, according to a new survey by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post. The survey comes as Greta Thunberg, a climate-change activist from Sweden, brought her well-publicized climate campaign to Washington last week.

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US Justice Department filed a suit Tuesday against former NSA contractor for violating nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir

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French startup, Seabubbles, makes a “flying taxi” that is both noise and pollution-free. It may soon be searching for bluer waters if Parisian authorities beach the project.

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Country is one of world's largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on diesel-powered generators — reliable in a nation where nearly 80 million people - some 40% of the population - have no access to grid power

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Lawyers secure permission for multibillion-dollar company to maintain business as usual while it settles more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in reckoning over the opioid crisis

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In April, panel of judges rejected proposed investigation, saying it would not be in the interests of justice because investigation and prosecution unlikely to be successful as those targeted — including the US, Afghan authorities and the Taliban — are not expected to cooperate

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The Bellange restoration project began during Michelle Obama's time as first lady and was completed last year, costing historical association more than $450,000 since 2013

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