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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.


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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Libya, World News

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.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News


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.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News

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.


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.


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


Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi city; airport hit

Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources said.


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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Locust Swarm Descends Upon Madagascar's Capital

A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.


Related Topix: Madagascar, World News, Entomology, Science, Agriculture

Liberian Ebola survivor calls for more experimental drug to be sent to Africa

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News

Christian Science Monitor

African, Somali troops recapture town from al Shabaab

African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces recaptured a southern town from Islamist al Shabaab rebels on Saturday, bringing them a step closer to the insurgent stronghold of Barawe , commanders said.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News


Ebola’s toll on health care in W. Africa hits hard, will be felt for years to come

When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Tulane University


Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

Lesotho's military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said.


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


Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.


Related Topix: Equatorial Guinea, World News


Resident: Lesotho Military Occupies Police Station

The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Lesotho, Travel, Lesotho Travel, Africa Travel, World News


Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.


Related Topix: World News, Lesotho, Lesotho Travel, Africa Travel

Cybercast News Service

Somalia launches offensive against extremists

Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Terrorism

This is Oxfordshire

Oxford to lead hunt for Ebola virus cure

Members of a volunteer medical team wear special uniforms for the burial of seven people who died of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday Scientist Adrian Hill, of Headington, is leading clinical trials into the deadly illness at the Jenner Institute at Oxford's Churchill Hospital A call has now gone out for Oxfordshire residents to play a ... (more)


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Medicine, Malaria, Health