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Kenyan police seize $20 mln of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.

Police had also arrested six people, including two of the bank’s staff, the directorate said late on Tuesday in a statement posted on its Twitter…

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U.S. to send teams to assist in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will send four people to assist in the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, an NTSB spokesman said on Sunday.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is also monitoring developments concerning the crash, a statement said. “We are in contact with the State Department and plan to join the NTSB in its…

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Ethiopian crash black boxes sent to Paris as 737 MAX jets grounded globally

Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia were being taken to Paris for investigation, Ethiopian Airlines said, as regulators around the world awaited word on whether it was safe to resume flying the jets.

Following the lead of other global aviation regulators unnerved by the second crash involving a 737 MAX in less…

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South Sudan ceasefire largely holding but 'situation remains fragile' - UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged that a ceasefire in South Sudan is largely holding and violence among signatories to September's peace agreement has decreased – but he says sporadic clashes continue indicating "the situation remains fragile".

And the UN chief warns that key benchmarks haven't been achieved five months into an…

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