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59 min ago | Al Jazeera

UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

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.


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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school by extremists

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.


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6 hrs ago |

103 killed in Easter weekend crashes

At least 103 people have been killed in road accidents throughout the country over the long Easter weekend, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

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.

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Marshfield News-Herald

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Terrorism, Nigeria, World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Orthodox Church


Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

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.


Related Topix: World News, Algeria, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


South Africa's 'spaza' shops suffer as big retail rolls in

In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church.


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American Thinker

Pope prays for peace, end to terror attacks on Christians

At an outdoor mass at St. Peter's in Rome, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Syria and Ukraine, as well as praying for Nigerian Christians suffering terrorist attacks from Muslim separatists.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Orthodox Church, Nigeria, World News

Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at 10 p.m. Saturday night with 11 soldiers being killed immediately and another three succumbing to their wounds, the agency said.


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Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.


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Norwalk Citizen News

9 Hyperinflation Horror Stories

This post is part of the " Think Global " series, exploring the next big investment frontiers for investors and financial advisors.


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Sat Apr 19, 2014


Iran says US-flagged plane at airport leased to Ghana

Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the African nation.


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WAND-TV Decatur

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.


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

Islamic militants claim this weeka s Nigeria blastDamaged buses are...

"We are in your city, but you don't know where we are," Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network, says in a new video that threatens more attacks.


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Norwalk Citizen News

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

This undated file photo file provided by photographer Benoit Schaeffer shows French photo-reporter Nicolas Henin in Mogadishu, Somalia.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Somalia, World News, Burma, Turkey, Middle East


Strife-weary C.Africans nostalgic for bloody 'emperor'

In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.


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Samia Nkrumah calls for a ban on GM foods

Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, Chairperson, Convention Peoples Party , has expressed reservation over attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods into the country.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Travel, World News, Ghana Travel, Ghana, Africa Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

Kenyan security officers rounded up people Friday as part of a crackdown that has swept up thousands of undocumented refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent in recent weeks.


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Daily Times

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

JUBA: The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.


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CBS 47

Nearly 60 killed in mob attack on UN base in South Sudan

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 9:30 AM on 4/24, issued at 9:30 AM Brunswick, GA First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured.


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