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CAIRO (AP) — Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation in the volatile region, the country's military spokesman said.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Bank on Wednesday announced $1 billion in funding for Africa's Great Lakes region, where renewed fighting this week between the government and rebels in eastern Congo has raised fears once again of an escalation in conflict. The funds, aimed at financing health and education, hydro-electric projects and cross-border trade, could be a "major contributor to lasting peace in the Great Lakes region", World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on the first day of a trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. He is traveling with the U.N. ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Councilman Eric Garcetti held a slender edge Tuesday in early returns over city Controller Wendy Greuel to become the next Los Angeles mayor, while slow-coming returns suggested it could take a day or more until a winner emerges.