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Islamist militants attack African Union base in south Somalia
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, with unconfirmed reports that dozens of AU soldiers were killed.

Clinton friend advised on US politics, foreign policy
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even her dealings with President Barack Obama's White House despite holding no formal government position.

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday.

Insight: Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream
YANGON (Reuters) - Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters standing in respect as he takes a seat at the head of a table under a portrait of his own image.

Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart
TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

Suspect in Houston-area shooting of deputy appears in court
(Reuters) - A Houston man charged with capital murder in the killing of a deputy was arraigned on Monday in a case the county sheriff has tied to the "Black Lives Matter" campaign against police violence.