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  • *Kenyan brewer has 51 pct stake in Tanzania brewer. *Tanzania regulator wants to revoke the stake. NAIROBI, July 31- Kenya's East African Breweries Ltd said on Friday it would try to convince Tanzanian authorities not to revoke its acquisition of a controlling stake in Tanzania's second-largest brewery.

  • MELBOURNE, July 31- London copper ticked lower on Friday and was facing its biggest monthly loss since January amid sputtering Chinese demand and a stronger dollar, with traders squaring books ahead of the month-end and Chinese factory data over the weekend. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 0.8 percent to 38360 yuan a tonne. Power cuts in Africa's...

  • LUSAKA, July 30- Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation will cut power supply to mines it services by 30 percent from midnight, a senior industry official said on Thursday. Copperbelt Energy buys electricity from state power company Zesco Ltd and supplies it to companies including Vedanta Resources, Glencore and Vale. "Copperbelt Energy Corporation...

  • US authorities looking for Cecil the lion's killer Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Piper Hoppe, 10, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, holds a sign at the doorway of River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, Minnesota, on July 29, 2015, during a protest against Cecil's killing.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been trying to find the man who shot a lion in Zimbabwe, but he is not responding.

  • Quarter of Earth seen living on just one continent Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Indian passengers stand and hang onto a train as it departs from a station on the outskirts of New Delhi.

    The Earth will be quite a bit more crowded in 2050—with nearly 2.5 billion more people than now.

  • Correction: Zimbabwe-Lion Killed-3 Things story Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 29 about U.S. regulations and big game hunting, The Associated Press erroneously referred to The Human Society of the United States. It is The Humane Society of the United States. WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African...

  • NAIROBI, July 30- Kenya Airways sunk deeper into the red in the year through March, sending its shares plummeting on Thursday, but CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said the tourism slump that sparked the losses may have bottomed out. The carrier, one of Africa's largest, said its pretax loss widened to 29.71 billion shillings for 2014/ 15, from 4.86 billion shillings a year earlier,...

  • 'Cecil the lion' and the big business of hunting Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:28 AM ET
    Protesters hold signs during a rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015, against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe.

    The hunting and much-publicized death of Cecil the lion has cast a light on the controversial and lucrative business of game hunting in Africa.

  • *Serbia says fears "humanitarian catastrophe". SUBOTICA, Serbia, July 30- Swifts darted in and out of nesting holes in the scrubland around an old brick factory in northern Serbia. A month from now Hungary says it will seal its border with Serbia with a 4- metre high, 175- km barrier to keep out migrants streaming through the Balkans, fleeing war, poverty and upheaval in...

  • PARIS/ HELSINKI, July 30- Shares in telecom network gear makers Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent jumped on Thursday after both posted strong second-quarter results, giving a positive signal ahead of their pending merger. Nokia's 15.6 billion euro acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent announced in mid-April aims to position the company to better compete with market...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 30- What could go wrong for liquefied natural gas in Asia to derail the current consensus of strongly rising demand being met by supply that is increasing even faster? Other projects being built in Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa will take the total LNG output capacity to 423.7 million tonnes by 2020, up from 301.2 million...

  • Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion— A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the...

  • US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777 Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French...

  • US agency says it is 'deeply concerned' about lion kill Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe. Laury Parramore of the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declined to say what the agency might do once it has more information. Police have not said whether Palmer...

  • July 29- Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit as the company's biggest division that serves banks and financial institutions showed underlying revenue growth for the first time since 2011.. Thomson Reuters shares, which had been down more than 6 percent in 2015 through Tuesday, rose 4.5 percent after the...

  • UPDATE 3-Barclays to speed up cost-cuts and asset sales Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    LONDON, July 29- Barclays' new chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank on Wednesday by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting after the group produced a 12 percent increase in second-quarter profits. Chairman John McFarlane, who arrived at Barclays in April with a reputation for taking bold action, laid out his plans for the bank after ousting Chief...

  • *To restructure and downsize India operations. *To stop production at one of two plants in India. NEW DELHI, July 29- General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next few years to turn India into a global export hub, even as it cuts production capacity in the country due to sluggish demand.

  • UPDATE 1-Kuwait's Zain Q2 net profit falls 33 pct Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:44 AM ET

    DUBAI, July 29- Zain, Kuwait's biggest telecom operator by subscribers, reported a 33 percent fall in second-quarter profit on Wednesday, extending a sustained earnings slump as difficulties in Iraq and a strong dollar hurt earnings. The former monopoly, which operates in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa, made a net profit of 39.2 million dinars in...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, July 29- A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance and British ministers and security chiefs held an emergency meeting to try to tackle the growing crisis. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in...

  • US strength helps Goodyear top expectations Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio— The Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. The Akron, Ohio- based company saw revenue fall 10.4...