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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
In statement, the United Nations said South Sudan Minister of Information Michael Lueth was wrong to tell a news conference earlier Wednesday that residents seeking protection were barred from entering a U.N. base in the contested city of Bentiu.
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5 hrs ago | RTE.ie
At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed.
9 hrs ago | EDGE
In what may be the sweetest case of poetic justice yet, anti-gay Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may now be charged under the very same "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that he is trying to promote.
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A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadist web forums, and U.S. officials.
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.
"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.
A Somali police officer looks at the wreckage of the car in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April, 21, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.