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3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce deman...

The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), Egypt

Andover Advertiser

World terror deaths rise by a third

The number of people killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third in the past year, British experts have found.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News

ABC News

Parents of Abducted Girls, Escapees Meet President

President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

The Washington Post

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.


Related Topix: Congo, Joseph Kabila

Brandon Sun

Freedom or freedoom? Spelling off course on Mandela T-shirts worn by Johannesburg cyclists

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honour on Sunday wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa,


Hijackers Drag Boy Trapped In Seatbelt To Death

A four-year-old boy has been dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa after his foot got stuck in a seatbelt.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Al Jazeera

'Thousands displaced' by Boko Haram assault

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

The Baltimore Sun

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighboring Congo Republic.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Congo, Denis Sassou-nguesso


With their dreams crushed, homes and businesses taken away,by...

Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country.


Related Topix: World News, Tanzania, Rwanda, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Paul Kagame


Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others, residents and security sources said.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Military, US Air Force

Bellingham Herald

South Africa winery experimenting with top-quality chenin blancs

The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. "A spotty lot," my tasting notes from 1994 called them.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Wine, Drink

WLNE-TV Providence

3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one... Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Libya, The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Murphy's Romance, Comedy Movies, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Garner

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Pair appeal over rendition ruling

A Libyan politician and his wife are appealing today against a High Court decision to throw out damages actions brought over their rendition to Tripoli.


Related Topix: Libya, World News, Terrorism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

The Baltimore Sun

Gunmen kill at least four in Kenyan port city, scatter leaflets

Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News,

The Baltimore Sun

South Sudan ceasefire under threat as rebels, government troops clash

South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan

UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said Sunday the attack on Nassir by forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, is the most serious resumption of hostilities since the leaders of warring factions made fresh commitments in May to adhere to a peace agreement.


Related Topix: South Sudan, World News


Fighting intensifies in Libya

Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.


Related Topix: Libya, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

2 killed as Libya militias fight over airport

At least two people were killed on Sunday when a stray rocket hit their house as rival Libyan militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli's international airport, a security official said.


Related Topix: Libya, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Al Bawaba

Redirecting subsidy spending? France wins $1.35 billion military contract in Egypt

Once a top recipient of US military aid, Egypt lost most of its $1.3 billion a year package after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak