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Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108.


Related Topix: Guinea, World News, Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya

A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.


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

WTOP-FM Washington

Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.


Related Topix: Algeria, World News, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.


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

ABC News

French Military Frees 5 Aid Workers in N Mali

French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.


Related Topix: Mali, World News, Terrorism

ABC News

Thugs With Machetes Attack Nigerian Party Congress

Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.


Related Topix: Nigeria,

National Public Radio

US Sanctions Government Official In Zimbabwe

The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.


Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe

ABC News

Ex-Senegalese President's Son to Face Graft Trial

An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.


Related Topix: Senegal, World News, Abdoulaye Wade

ABC News

Kenya Sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu Amid Crackdown

The deportations are part of a massive security operation being carried out by Kenyan police in Somali neighborhoods of Nairobi.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News,

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Famine, Natural Disasters, Sudan

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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