Russia says to lift ban on some Egyptian fruit and vegetablesMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will lift an import ban on some Egyptian fruit and vegetables, Russian news agencies cited Sergei Dankvert, head of Russian food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, as saying on Monday. Russia temporarily suspended fruit and vegetable imports from Egypt from Sept. 22 after Cairo rejected a Russian wheat shipment. (Reporting by Jack Stubbs; editing by David Clarke)
Death toll from militia violence in central Congo jumps to 49
The death toll from militia clashes with security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week was at least 49, more than three times the number earlier reported, the governor of the province hit by the violence was quoted on Monday as saying. Fighters from militia group Kamwina Nsapu, seeking to avenge the death of their leader of the same name, battled security forces on Thursday and Friday in the town of Kananga in the centre of the vast central African country. U.N.-funded Radio Okapi quoted Alex Kande, governor of Kasai Central province as saying that 27 of the dead were militiamen, 16 were members of the security forces and six were civilians.
Aid workers pulled out of volatile South Sudan region
By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 40 aid workers have been evacuated from a northern area of South Sudan due to deteriorating security, the U.N. food agency said on Monday. The World Food Programme (WFP) said 38 people from three U.N. agencies and three aid organisations were flown out of Jazeera and Nhialdu in Unity State last week amid signs that fighting was imminent. Fighting erupted in South Sudan at the end of 2013 between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing his former deputy Riek Machar.
Rose on rape case: 'I feel like I didn't do anything wrong'WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) ? Derrick Rose says he isn't worried about a rape trial that is to start next week because he feels he "didn't do anything wrong."
Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead
A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities ...
Pfizer, banks lead Wall Street lower; presidential debate eyed
Pfizer fell 1.5 percent after it decided against splitting into two. Deutsche Bank's U.S-listed shares fell as much as 7.1 percent to a record low of $11.84 and triggered declines among big Wall Street banks after a German magazine said Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out state assistance for the lender.
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Merkel: We need migrant deals with African states like EU-Turkey pact
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. The arrival then of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and beyond marked Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War Two. "It's important that we give the African countries perspectives for the future," Merkel said during a conference on tourism.
Californians who see animals in hot cars can break a windowSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown.