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By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Three protesters were killed in Burundi's capital on Monday, the Red Cross said, as demonstrations against a decision by President Pierre Nkurunziza's to seek a third term in office ran into a second week. Police in the Musaga district of Bujumbura fired shots towards lines of protesters who were hurling stones, a Reuters witness said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a news conference in Nairobi the decision to seek a third term "flies directly in the face" of the constitution. Nkurunziza, he said, should pay heed to public concern.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close.
By Amena Bakr and Jibran Ahmad AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops still clouds the prospects for a ceasefire. A statement issued on Monday outlined the agreements reached by at least 40 delegates to a "non-official meeting" bringing together Taliban representatives, Afghan government figures and U.N. representatives at a two-day meeting held in Qatar. The dialogue was a step toward a peace process that has proved elusive during a war that has killed tens of thousands of Afghans since the Taliban were driven from power by a 2001 U.S.-led military operation. Delegates agreed the Taliban should re-open a political office in Doha that caused a furor in 2013 when it was briefly inaugurated as part of a previous, failed attempt to start negotiations.