World's oldest schoolboy dies aged 90 in Kenya

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NAIROBI - A farmer celebrated in Kenya as the world's oldest school pupil has died in the east African country aged 90, local media said Friday.

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Somali pirates find 7 bodies, blame Egyptians

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BOSSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali pirates found seven dead colleagues floating in the ocean on Saturday and vowed to take revenge against Egyptian fishermen they say killed them during an escape, an associate of the pirates said.

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Kenya says Scottish gems expert killed in dispute

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MOMBASA - A Kenyan mob armed with clubs, spears and bows and arrows killed a prominent Scottish gemstone expert during a dispute over mining in a national park, police in the east African country said on Wednesday.

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Suicide bombers kill 21 in northern Iraq

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MOSUL - Two suicide bombers detonated vests packed with explosives in a cafe in a town near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing 21 people, a health official said, the latest attack in a restive region.

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Taliban claim blast at NATO base in Kabul

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb that killed seven people on Saturday in the heart of the Afghan capital's most secure district five days before an election the Islamist group has vowed to disrupt.

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Large blast heard near embassies in Afghan capital

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KABUL - A large blast ripped through the center of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, Reuters witnesses said, and smoke could be seen rising above the city's diplomatic quarter.

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Hollywood sees win in China WTO case as first step

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Hollywood scored a win with the World Trade Organization as it seeks inroads into China, but rampant piracy in the market means the WTO ruling is just a first step in a long slog for the U.S. entertainment industry.

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Drug compound kills breast cancer stem cells

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CHICAGO - U.S. researchers have discovered a compound that can kill breast cancer stem cells, a kind of master cancer cell that resists conventional treatment and may explain why many cancers grow back, they have reported.

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Obama keeps heat on insurance firms in reform push

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama reignited his criticism of health insurance companies on Saturday, pledging his reforms would prevent firms from capping coverage or charging "outrageous" fees.

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Mystery surrounds fate of missing cargo ship

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PRAIA/MOSCOW - Mystery shrouded the whereabouts of a missing merchant ship on Saturday after a Russian envoy said reports it had been found in the Atlantic off Cape Verde were untrue.

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Soldier's death brings UK Afghanistan toll to 200

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LONDON (Reuters) - The number of British military deaths in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 rose to 200 on Saturday when a soldier wounded in an explosion died in a British hospital, the Defense Ministry said.

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Venice hotel mistake creates rush for 1 cent weekend

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ROME (Reuters) - Hundreds of holiday makers struck lucky when they chanced upon a very special offer -- a mistake in a hotel booking system which offered a romantic four-star weekend in Italy's lagoon city of Venice for 1 cent.

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Taiwan seeks foreign aid after typhoon catastrophe

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TAIPEI - Taiwan leaders already under fire for a perceived slow response to a typhoon that likely killed hundreds have begun accepting foreign aid after earlier refusing those offers, officials said on Saturday.

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Osteoporosis drugs effective in killing flu viruses

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two existing drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be effective in killing influenza viruses, including the new H1N1 swine flu and the H5N1 bird flu viruses, researchers in Hong Kong have found.

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South Korea's Lee seeks arms cut deal with North

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South Korea's president on Saturday called on North Korea to reach a deal to cut conventional arms amassed on their heavily fortified border and renewed a pledge to provide aid if the impoverished North ends its atomic ambitions.

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