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By a 6-2 majority, the court declares that voters in a state can outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
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"If you wait for help to come, you will just perish," Kagame told students, faculty and others at Tufts University who came to hear him speak as Rwanda marks 20 years since the atrocity.
9 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
A Somali police officer looks at the wreckage of the car in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April, 21, 2014.
13 hrs ago | News24
The SABC must allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.
17 hrs ago | SavannahNow
Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.
18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News
In this photo taken Monday, April, 21. 2014. Security walk past burned government secondary school Chibok, were gunmen abducted more than 200 students in Chibok, Nigeria.
19 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders.
23 hrs ago | ABC News
South African officials say thieves have stolen a stockpile of rhino horns from the offices of a provincial parks agency, dealing a setback to efforts to curb an escalation of rhino poaching in recent years.
A fire on board a South Korean trawler fishing off the coast of Sierra Leone forced the crew to abandon ship, fleeing onto boats that came to their rescue, its captain told Reuters on Monday.
Fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed, according to a witness.
KIGALI, Rwanda - A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.
The United Nations is condemning what it calls the "targeted killings" and wounding of hundreds of civilians based on their ethnic origins in the contested town of Bentiu.
Parents say 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, up significantly from the 85 reported by education officials.
With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.
Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican.
Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church.