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42 min ago |

20 more killed in villages as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria with 4 attacks in 3 days

A nurse walks past coffins outside a morgue at Asokoro hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Explosion

3 hrs ago | Westland Observer

10 worst ferry disasters worldwide

Storms and overcrowding are often blamed for ferry disasters. Following are 10 ferry disasters that had some of the highest numbers of casualties worldwide: 1987: Dona Paz ferry collided Dec. 20 in Philippines with oil tanker Vector; resulting fire and sinking killed 4,341 in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Tanzania, World News

7 hrs ago | KFBB

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, South Sudan

10 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News

10 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Tanzania, World News

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia Is Cancelled

Two groups had been planning to hold a large anti-gay rally in Addis Ababa on April 26. But Dereje Negash, chairman of a religious group affiliated with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, said the cancellation came after people inside the church asked the government to prevent the rally.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Ethiopia, World News

17 hrs ago |

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.


Related Topix: World News, Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika

20 hrs ago | ABC News

UN Seeks $272 Million for Central African Republic

The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

22 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

In this Friday, April 11, 2014, file photo, Egyptian worshippers enter Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque for Friday prayers, in Cairo, Egypt.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi

Tue Apr 15, 2014


48 die in Togo bus crash, 15 injured

Forty-eight people, including 15 Burkina Faso nationals and a Nigerian, died Tuesday after a bus crash in Togo, officials in the West African nation said.


Related Topix: World News, Togo, Faure Gnassingbe

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.


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


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Explosion, Terrorism

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News