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Thai millionaire found guilty of bribing officials in poaching case

Bangkok: A Thai millionaire once listed among the country’s richest people was found guilty of attempting to bribe park officials after being caught poaching protected animals.

With Venezuela in collapse, towns slip into primitive isolation

PATANEMO, Venezuela (Reuters) - At the once-busy beach resort of Patanemo, tourism has evaporated over the last two years as Venezuela's economic crisis has deepened and deteriorating cellphone service left visitors too afraid of robbery to brave the isolated roads.

Pygmy elephant found injured in oil palm estate being nursed back to health

KOTA KINABALU: An juvenile pgymy elephant found injured in an oil palm plantation nearly two weeks ago is being treated by wildlife rangers and vets in Sabah's central Telupid district.

Disgruntled city worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort; suspect also killed

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Reuters) - A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Congo's Ebola epidemic inflicts heavy toll on children

BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Eight-year-old Kennedy Muhindo was running a high fever and racked by stomach pain and diarrhoea.

France reopens inquiry into 2013 murder of Kurdish militants

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish militants, a judicial source and lawyer for the families of the dead activists said on Thursday, a case which could impact France's diplomatic relations with Turkey.

Clashes in Sudan's capital after deal on transitional power structure

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Violence flared in Sudan's capital Khartoum late on Monday after the military council and opposition groups said they had agreed to a power structure for the country's transition following the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir last month.

Kabul attackers target foreign aid group with blast, dozens wounded

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces exchanged sporadic gunfire on Wednesday with attackers who made use of a car bomb blast to invade the compound of an international aid group in Kabul, injuring at least two dozen people, authorities said.

Protest in southwest Sudan ends in violence

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A protest in the South Darfur city of Nyala ended in violence on Saturday, with security forces launching tear gas at protesters and firing gunshots, state news agency SUNA and Sudan's main protest organiser said.

Six Rakhine detainees killed

YANGON: Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six people in the troubled western state of Rakhine, after soldiers and police detained hundreds of people at a school, a military spokesman said.