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  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe— roughly the population of New York City— step aboard an airplane.

  • *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • Brent dips toward $107 as ample supplies weigh Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 PM ET

    *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • *Ghana facing serious currency, inflation problems. ENCHI, Ghana, July 28- Three years ago, when James joined Ghana's anti-smuggling task force, his job was to intercept illicit cocoa shipments from neighbouring Ivory Coast to preserve the superior quality of his country's beans.

  • Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Jumia adding retail sites for Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon. BERLIN, July 28- Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets- Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-Lear earnings top expectations; stock rises Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    DETROIT, July 25- Lear Corp, maker of auto seats and electrical power systems, on Friday beat Wall Street's earnings expectations for the second quarter and increased its full-year outlook, sending its shares up as much as 5 percent.

  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.

  • *Whereabouts of dozens of victims in Sierra Leone unknown. FREETOWN, July 25- Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    PARIS— French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said.

  • Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. In a conference call with analysts, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said food has become a strength and drives traffic to cafes, and that the company was just getting started in its efforts in improving its lineup.

  • *Man collapsed at Lagos international airport. LAGOS, July 24- A Liberian man in his 40 s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • *African workers traditionally took family as a pension. *Uganda latest country to set up pension scheme. LAGOS, July 24- Like many African workers Olalere Ojedokun's only pension plan was sending his kids to school so they could take care of him in old age, but that changed when Nigeria introduced a contributory pension scheme that it hopes will cover everyone.

  • LAGOS, July 24- A Liberian man in his 40 s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • LIBERIAN MAN IN NIGERIA'S MEGACITY OF LAGOS BEING TESTED FOR DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS, NO RESULTS YET- LAGOS STATE HEALTH MINISTRY.

  • ALGIERS, July 24- An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday.

  • *Investors drawn by steady earnings, Africa prospects. JOHANNESBURG, July 24- Shares in Alexander Forbes surged 12 percent on their return to the Johannesburg bourse on Thursday, valuing the retirement fund manager at almost $1 billion as it dazzled investors with the prospect of steady earnings and growth across Africa.

  • Caterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    PEORIA, Ill.— Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped. Caterpillar— which also makes power systems that include large electrical generators and locomotive engines— earned $999 million, or $1.57 per share, in the quarter.

  • GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    LONDON— Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency. In a statement on Thursday, GSK said its vaccine is aimed only for use against the malaria parasite most prevalent in Africa.