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Ad­dis Ababa / Ethiopian Par­a­lympic run­ner Tamiru De­misse crossed his arms above his head in a po­lit­i­cal protest as he went over the fin­ish line in Rio. Bangkok/ Health and city of­fi­cials in Thai­land down­played risks from ris­ing in­fec­tions from the mos­quito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to se­ri­ous birth de­fects, and ex­pressed con­cern that dis­clos­ing in­for­ma­tion would dam­age its tourism in­dus­try. Cotonou/ An ex­plo­sion at a waste dump in Benin ear­lier this week killed eight peo­ple, lo­cal mayor Robert Toleg­bon said on Sun­day.

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