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LG launches mosquito-repellent smartphone in India

LG Electronics has launched a new smartphone in India, which has ultrasound technology that it claims can repel mosquitoes. Launched by the South Korean company at the India Mobile Congress 2017, the K7i phone emits ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on its back cover. On its website, LG said …

India’s crackdown on Muslim-run leather units dents exports, hits jobs

A government crackdown on Muslim-dominated abattoirs and the trade of cattle dragged down India’s exports of leather shoes by more than 13 percent in June, as leading global brands turned to China, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to secure supplies.

EU’s diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold

While European powers France and Britain are lobbying Washington to cool tensions since North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test a month ago, EU nations with embassies in Pyongyang are directly pressing the North Koreans.

South Africa: Heroic Train Driver in Recovery After Rescuing Commuters

[News24Wire] A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers on Tuesday morning.

Chile’s Pinera would win 44 pct in presidential first round – pollster

SANTIAGO: Chile’s conservative presidential candidate Sebastien Pinera has consolidated a strong lead in polls for the November presidential election, a survey by pollster CERC Mori showed on Tuesday. The poll showed that Pinera, a former president, would win 44 percent of the vote in the November …

Cameroon: UN Secretary-General Urges Dialogue to Resolve Grievances

[UN News] Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents.

Uganda: Govt Behind Grenade Attacks on Opposition MPs – Besigye

[Monitor] Former Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has said government is behind grenade attacks on the homes of some Opposition MPs.

Kenya: Police Tear-Gas Nursery Pupils

[Nation] As supporters on the National Super Alliance took to the streets of Kisumu to push for electoral reforms on Monday, the focus was on their running battles with police.

Liberia: Ellen Downplays ‘Next Generation’ Hysteria

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf downplays the hysteria which greeted her next generation comments people like to turn low hills into mountains.

Liberia: ‘I’m the New Generation’ – Macdella Cooper Tells Supporters

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -The standard bearer of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Ambassador Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement for her presidency.