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31 min ago | Reuters

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.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa,

4 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: Algeria, World News

10 hrs ago | KFBB

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.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News

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.


Related Topix: Ghana, World News

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Explosion, Terrorism

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.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News


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.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya,

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.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan,

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.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Brunswick, GA

Andover Advertiser

Family mourn Syria death teenager

The family of a British teenager who has been killed in Syria had no idea he had travelled to the war-torn country, his father has said.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Libya


Mengestu offers different take on immigrant tale in novel 'All Our Names'

Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu says he wanted his new novel "All Our Names" to break from the traditional immigrant tale.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, New York

The Baltimore Sun

Death toll from Guinea Ebola outbreak rises to 122

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has risen to 122, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure of 108.


Related Topix: Guinea, World News, Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya

A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.


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

WTOP-FM Washington

Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.


Related Topix: Algeria, World News, Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.


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