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By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of "severe" on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said. "That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent," May said in a statement. "The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West. Some of those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts." It is the first time since mid-2011 that Britain has been placed on this grade of alert following an assessment carried out by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, the body responsible for setting the national threat level.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem.
By Duncan Miriri KIRINYAGA Kenya (Reuters) - Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns barely enough for her family of seven children. On big estates, one tree can produce 10-15 kg of coffee berries a year using fertilisers and other chemicals. Their trees on the small plots in Kirinyaga County produce just 3-5 kg. It is a story repeated across Africa, where export crops like coffee, tea, cotton and cocoa are often produced by smallholders whose incomes cannot both support families and pay for products to improve harvests.