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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Mali, World News,

7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Doctors group: World 'losing" Ebola fight

United Nations a The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

11 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Leader aims to extend Al-Shabaab's reach

The U.S. military carried out a suspected drone strike in Somalia overnight, supposedly targeting a meeting of top Al-Shabaab leaders.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Terrorism, Uganda

14 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives

A Lesotho Defence Force member displays arms and ammunition confiscated from police at army barracks in Maseru, Lesotho, Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Lesotho, World News, South Africa

18 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

UN diplomats examine Islamic State's alleged crimes

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen stand guard after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 Iraq's government asked the UN's top human rights body on Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Central African Republic,

22 hrs ago | The London Free Press

Nigeria records 16th Ebola case

An immigration officer wears a face mask at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja August 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KIMA

US military targets extremists in Somalia

U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News

The New Zealand Herald

240 rebels depart Central African Republic capital

Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

WHAS11

Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

The New Zealand Herald

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

Star-Telegram.com

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Senegal, Medicine, Malaria, Health

WAND-TV Decatur

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: Prison, Somalia, World News, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Brown reveals Amy-Mandela jail joke

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Amy Winehouse, World News, South Africa

The Age

Libyan armed faction takes over US Embassy annex in Tripoli

Washington: Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, US officials say.

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, Prison, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Lesotho Prime Minister alleges coup attempt

An attempted military coup took place Saturday in the African nation of Lesotho, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.

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Related Topix: World News, Lesotho

Silicon Alley Insider

Libyan Militiamen Take Over Evacuated US Embassy In Tripoli

An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

4029TV.com

12 dead in Islamist attack on Somali prison

Islamist rebels dressed in government military uniforms approached the gate of a high security prison in Mogadishu on Sunday, set off a car bomb and fired their way into the building, eyewitness Farah Mohammed told CNN.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News

Newsday

Somalia: 11 killed as army repels attack on prison

Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.

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The New Zealand Herald

Congo: Top general active in volatile east dies

Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died.

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Related Topix: Uganda, World News

The Bennington Banner

Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya

A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, World News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Concord, NH

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