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41 min ago | Magic 105.5

Jihadists now control secretive U.S. base in Libya

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.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Bomb, Shooting In Egypt Kills 2 Police Officers

A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt

Tue Apr 22, 2014

National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Wednesday

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.


Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

The Fresno Bee

Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

"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.


Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Tufts University

Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

A Somali police officer looks at the wreckage of the car in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April, 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Explosion


Malema: Let people judge for themselves, not SABC

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.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

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.


Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

Anchorage Daily News

230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

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.


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

KHOU-TV Houston

African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

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.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Joseph Kony

ABC News

Thieves Steal Rhino Horns in South Africa

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.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News,

South China Morning Post

'I'd rather face death in Somalia than be destitute in Hong Kong', says asylum seeker

An experience of the worst in humanity was not what Ibrahim Mohamed Hussein expected when he touched down in Hong Kong eight months ago, fresh from persecution in Africa.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Fire forces crew to abandon South Korean trawler off Sierra Leone coast

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.


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News, Sierra Leone

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

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.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

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.


Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Terrorism, Paul Kagame

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.


Related Topix: Sudan, South Sudan, World News

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

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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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Terrorism, Explosion

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