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2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Machar vows to take oil fields

The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital, Juba, and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan, Salva Kiir

6 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Suspected Islamist rebels abduct over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls -teacher

Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens,

10 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

A man reads a local newspaper with headline ''Bloody Monday'' close to the bus park that was bombed just hours before in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Explosion, Terrorism

14 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Kelela: An R&B star-to-be rises in L.A.

Her futuristic love songs feel like high-def screen grabs of latent passion, micro-tonal desire and other in-the-middle emotions that the English language can't quite articulate.

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Related Topix: Texas, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, World News, Ethiopia

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Fighting Threatens an Oil Center in South Sudan

A U.N. official in South Sudan says fighting around an oil-rich region has wounded five workers from a Russian oil company.

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Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Abuja bombing sparks security blitz

Nigeria will mount a massive security operation to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa planned in Abuja next month, following the bomb attack by suspected Islamist militants on the capital's outskirts on Monday, the event's Nigerian hosts said.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

20 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Official: Gunmen abduct Jordan ambassador in Libya

Libya's Foreign Ministry's spokesman Said al-Aswad says several masked gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars attacked the car of Ambassador Fawaz al-Etan on Tuesday morning in Tripoli.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Senegal to send Mali 250 more peacekeeping troops

Senegal plans to send more peacekeeping troops to neighboring Mali, where international forces are trying to restore stability after jihadi extremists took over the country's north.

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Related Topix: Senegal, World News, Malo, WA

Journal and Courier

Libya judge orders Gadhafi son tried by video link

This image Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo made from AP video shows Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya's former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, inside a cage in a courtroom in Zintan, Libya.

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Related Topix: Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), World News, Libya,

Star Tribune

Fighting by armed groups erupts in Central African Republic town, sending residents fleeing

A local official in Central African Republic says Muslim fighters have overrun his town, killing several residents and sending others fleeing to the bush.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

Iol.co.za

Gambia: no passengers from Ebola-hit areas

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

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Related Topix: Guinea, World News,

National Public Radio

Egypt: El-Sissi In Final Step To Run For President

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

ABC News

Musician, Journalist Arrested in Rwanda

Rwandan police said Monday they arrested Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer of music on the genocide, and Cassien Ntamuhanga, who until recently was the director of a Christian radio station.

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Related Topix: Rwanda, World News, Paul Kagame

WATE-TV Knoxville

Libyan judge orders video link to try Gadhafi son

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the... The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Ohio, Gay/Lesbian

National Public Radio

Blast Rips Up Busy Bus Station In Nigerian Capital

An explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, before 7 a.m. Monday as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Nigeria, World News, Terrorism

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Newkerala.com

'India can be role model in conducting smooth polls'

By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, April 13 : The sheer scale of the Indian general election has left them marveling.

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Related Topix: India, World News, South Sudan

Al Jazeera

Scores killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, according to a local official.

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KSFO-AM San Francisco

Samantha Power: Putin's Actions Suggest He Wants Eastern Ukraine

In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning on This Week , U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had harsh words for Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of pro-Russian soldiers' recent takeovers of government buildings in several eastern Ukrainian cities.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Central African Republic

ABC News

Interim Libyan Prime Minister to Step Down

Libya's government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government already divided and facing widespread unrest and militia violence.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Star-Telegram.com

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV

Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears.

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Related Topix: Uganda, World News

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