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Kenyans sweep races at world cross country championships

GUIYANG, China (AP) — Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor outsprinted teammate Bedan Karoki to capture the men’s title at the world cross country championships on Saturday, while 19-year-old Agnes Tirop of Kenya became the youngest winner in the women’s race in 30 years.

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4 African authors among Man Booker International finalists

File: In this June 10, 2013 file photo Mozambique's writer Mia Couto gives a speech after he receives the Camoes Prize at the National Palace of Queluz, in Queluz, near Lisbon, Portugal. Couto is one of 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize announced in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Francisco Seco-File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The “Memoirs of a Porcupine,” the “Confessions of the Lioness” and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

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