Soccer-U.S. women thrash New Zealand 5-0 in World Cup warmup

May 16 (Reuters) – Carli Lloyd scored a brace of goals as the United States women thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a friendly in St Louis on Thursday to extend

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Soccer-Riley wants World Cup push to raise profile in rugby-mad NZ

WELLINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand captain Ali Riley is aware of the pressure on her team to win a game at next month’s women’s World Cup in France

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UPDATE 2-Islamic State claims attack that killed 28 soldiers in Niger

(Adds claim of responsibility from Islamic State, background) NIAMEY, May 16 (Reuters) – Islamic State’s West African branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed 28 soldiers this

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Death toll from Niger ambush rises to 28 soldiers killed – army

NIAMEY, May 16 (Reuters) – The death toll from an ambush on Nigerien troops near the Mali border has risen to 28, an army spokesman said on Thursday. The ambush

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Soccer-High expectations after tough year for Football Ferns at World Cup

WELLINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s women’s soccer team sense their best chance to become the first senior side from the rugby-mad country to advance out of their group

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Climate change pushes farmers to ‘tipping point’ in Lake Chad crisis

DAKAR, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change must be addressed to tackle conflict around Lake Chad, researchers said on Wednesday, as increasingly extreme weather has pushed poor farmers

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UPDATE 1-At least 17 Niger soldiers killed in ambush – gov’t spokesman

(Adds details, background) NIAMEY, May 15 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 17 Nigerien troops in an ambush near the Malian border, where several jihadist groups are active, and another

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Soccer-Dutch need to step up to deliver on World Cup potential

May 15 (Reuters) – Lieke Martens and her Netherlands team mates will be among the favourites to lift the World Cup in France, but their struggles since being crowned European

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At least 17 Niger soldiers killed in ambush – gov’t spokesman

NIAMEY, May 15 (Reuters) – At least 17 soldiers in Niger were killed and 11 went missing in an ambush near the Malian border, a government spokesman told Reuters on

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Gabon finds 200 missing containers of rare hardwood – prosecutor

LIBREVILLE, May 14 (Reuters) – Gabon has recovered 200 containers of protected hardwood out of a larger haul that was confiscated by the authorities earlier this year and then went

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UPDATE 1-Islamic State claims it killed 11 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria

(Adds details of attack, background) By Hesham Hajali CAIRO, May 11 (Reuters) – Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the

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Islamic State claims it killed 11 soldiers in Nigeria

CAIRO, May 11 (Reuters) – Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on

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Cameroon has brief window to try to halt violence -U.N. rights chief

GENEVA, May 6 (Reuters) – Cameroon needs a rapid and deep-rooted effort to tackle a crisis of violence that has erupted in several areas of the country, U.N. human rights

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Cameroon’s GDP growth to rise to 4.2 pct in 2019 – IMF

DAKAR, May 3 (Reuters) – Cameroon’s economic growth is expected to rise to 4.2 percent this year, compared to 4 percent in 2018, thanks to increased oil production, the International

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U.N. to help raise $50 bln for Lake Chad revival project

ABUJA, April 23 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has agreed to help raise $50 billion for a project to help revive drought-stricken Lake Chad, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said

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UPDATE 1-British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

(Adds British High Commission comment) By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, April 21 (Reuters) – Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man, and abducted three others in the

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Terrorist presence on migrants boats from Libya now a certainty – Italy’s Salvini

MILAN, April 17 (Reuters) – Chaos in Libya following General Khalifa Haftar’s offensive has increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats headed for Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

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Soccer-Choupo-Moting’s display marred by embarrassing miss

PARIS, April 7 (Reuters) – Eric Choupo-Moting scored his third Ligue 1 goal of the season on Sunday but the Paris St Germain forward’s incredible miss later in the game

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Next U.N. food chief must tackle hunger ’emergency’

ROME, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As candidates jostle to head the United Nations’ multibillion dollar food agency, experts called on Thursday for a strong leader to tackling rising

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Islamic State says killed 13 Nigerian soldiers in attacks

CAIRO, April 4 (Reuters) – Islamic State said on Thursday it killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a regional force in attacks carried out between Friday and Wednesday.

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FEATURE-Cameroon farmers spice up earnings with forest-friendly foods

MBALMAYO, Cameroon, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lucy Muke, a farmer in Mbalmayo in south-central Cameroon, pointed happily to the pile of processed and bottled liquid pepper, ginger and

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UPDATE 2-Soccer-Burundi qualify for first African Cup of Nations finals

* Burundi qualify for the first time * Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Namibia secure berths in finals * Gabon eliminated as Aubameyang proves toothless (Adds byline, later matches) By Mark

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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burundi qualify for first African Cup of Nations finals

(adds details) JOHANNESBURG, March 23 (Reuters) – Burundi qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time as they kept Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check to

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London March cocoa expiry sees 120,120 tonnes tendered

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – A total of 120,120 tonnes of cocoa was tendered against the ICE March London cocoa contract, exchange data showed on Friday. The delivery against the

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FEATURE-Why Africa’s #Metoo is more a murmur than an outcry

NAIROBI/YAOUNDE, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U gandan parliamentarian Sylvia Rwabwogo knows only too well the anguish, fear and paranoia of being stalked incessantly. For almost a year, her

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‘Grab her by the neck’ – TV show on how to abuse women sparks fury in Cameroon

By Thomson Reuters Foundation YAOUNDE, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A television show that featured a demonstration of how to physically abuse your wife has sparked outrage in Cameroon

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First U.S. floating LNG project to move ahead despite China trade war -partner

* Project a win-win for both countries -Delfin Midstream exec * Has MoU to supply 3 mln T of LNG per year to China Gas Holdings * Partners targeting final

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Cameroon risks further slide into violence – U.N. rights chief

GENEVA, March 6 (Reuters) – Cameroon may fall further into violence if the government does not stop hate speech by politicians and heavy-handed tactics by security forces, the U.N. human

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UPDATE 1-Islamic State says it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers -Amaq

(Adds Nigerian Army comment) CAIRO, March 2 (Reuters) – Islamic State said on Saturday it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Thursday in the country’s northeastern Borno state,

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Islamic State says it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers -Amaq

CAIRO, March 2 (Reuters) – Islamic State said on Saturday it had killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Feb. 28 at Tdmari village in the country’s northeastern Borno

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UPDATE 1-UNHCR says around 30,000 Nigerians return to town targeted by Boko Haram

(Adds background, detail from UN humanitarian report) GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – An estimated 30,000 Nigerians have returned since Tuesday from Cameroon to the flashpoint town of Rann, which has

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UNHCR says around 30,000 Nigerians return to town targeted by Boko Haram

GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – An estimated 30,000 Nigerians have returned since Tuesday from Cameroon to the flashpoint town of Rann, which has been targeted repeatedly by Boko Haram militants

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Are new smartphone disease trackers missing a key target: women?

YAOUNDE, Feb 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The smartphone revolution has brought new ways of fighting infectious diseases in the developing world but women are missing out because they are

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