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Renewed protests in Kenya as authorities vow to 'halt the descent'

Anti-government protesters set tyres ablaze in Kenya's capital Nairobi and the western city of Kisumu on Thursday in a third round of demonstrations organised by opponents of President William Ruto.

Russia's war on Ukraine latest: Russian forces make some gains in Bakhmut

Ukraine acknowledged some Russian gains inside the eastern battlefield city of Bakhmut, while insisting it was inflicting greater losses on the Russian attackers than its own forces were taking in defence.

Fire on Philippine ferry kills 29, including children; 225 rescued

Philippine rescuers searched the smouldering ruins of a burnt-out ferry on Thursday for any survivors or more victims of a fire that swept through the inter-island vessel killing 29 people, including a 6-month old baby, authorities said.

Russia detains Wall Street Journal reporter on suspicion of spying

LONDON (Reuters) -Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday it had detained a reporter for U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal on suspicion of spying for Washington, the most serious public move against a foreign journalist since Russia invaded Ukraine.

China seeks to woo foreign firms as tensions with West swirl

BOAO, China (Reuters) -Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Thursday that he was committed to opening up and reforming the world's second-largest economy, seeking to win over foreign investors even as trade and geopolitical tensions with the West loom large.

UAE president names son Abu Dhabi crown prince, brothers to top roles

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has appointed his eldest son Sheikh Khaled as crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the Gulf state, and named his brothers to top roles, state media said on Wednesday

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