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2 hrs ago |

Canada's response in Ukraine and Africa is a lesson in foreign policy priorities

A baby sleeps on a makeshift bed at a camp set up for Muslims waiting to be evacuated near the mosque of the PK 12 district of Bangui on April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, Central African Republic, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Stephen Harper

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Rights Group Urges UN to Help Free Abducted Girls

A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Leader of Mali coup charged with conspiracy to murder after bodies discovered

Malian authorities have changed the indictment against former military coup leader General Amadou Sanogo to a more serious charge of conspiracy to murder which carries the death penalty in the West African nation, his lawyer said Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure,

14 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion... The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar ... (more)


Related Topix: Sudan, World News, South Sudan, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Canada,

18 hrs ago |

4 dead: Car bomb blast at Nairobi police station

Police in Nairobi say four people have died after a car bomb blast just outside a police station in central Nairobi.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News, Explosion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

Senegal, a rare example of democratic rule in Africa, was rocked by street protests during the 2012 elections that paralyzed the capital.


Related Topix: Senegal, World News, Abdoulaye Wade

Surrey Leader

NDP calls for Canadian troops for Africa

The federal New Democrats want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers on the ground in the Central African Republic to prevent genocide.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

Bellingham Herald

UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

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.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan

63 killed, 80 injured in Congo train crash

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.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News


Anti-Gay Preacher May Be Charged Under Uganda's New Law

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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Uganda, IGN Entertainment

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, Terrorism

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,