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Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Fire, World News, Libya, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.


Related Topix: Niger, World News

WCAX-TV Burlington

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

Cybercast News Service

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.


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

Daily Journal

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead.


Related Topix: World News, Mali, Burkina Faso, Terrorism, Francois Hollande

The Republic

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ghanaian referees suffer armed robbery attacks on their way to a training program in Tamale

The victims were said to have been attacked in a town called Jema at around 10am while traveling by road to undergo a training program meant to prepare referees ahead of the start of the Ghanaian football season.


Related Topix: Ghana, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Times Herald

U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated

The U.S. embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, US News, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives

Bellingham Herald

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News


U.S. city awaits freed Sudanese woman

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday with her husband Daniel Wani, an American citizen who has lived in Manchester, the baby girl she gave birth to while in prison, and her toddler son.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, South Sudan

Ealing Times

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

A 72-year-old man was stopped by police at Heathrow Airport yesterday morning after arriving with an 11-year-old girl on a flight from Kampala, Uganda.


Related Topix: Uganda, World News

CBS Local

US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing Violence

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.


Related Topix: Libya

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel, Tripoli, Libya Travel, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Navy

Cybercast News Service

2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom.


Related Topix: Swaziland, World News


Ebola virus reaches Lagos, Nigeria

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Liberia, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel


.com | Ebola victim in Sierra Leone on the run

A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Oil company worker from Malta is abducted in Libya

Malta's foreign ministry says a Maltese man who works for an oil company in Libya has been kidnapped by rebels on the outskirts of Tripoli.


Related Topix: Libya, World News

Hillingdon Times

PM 'saddened' by plane crash death

David Cameron tonight said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of a British man who was killed in the crash of an airliner in Mali.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Burkina Faso


Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.


Related Topix: Congo, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama