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  • French Gunman's Brother Suspected Of Complicity

    French Gunman's Brother Suspected Of Complicity
    PARIS (Reuters) - The brother of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman shot dead by French police was placed under investigation on Sunday for suspected complicity in a killing spree that has made security a central election issue, with President Nicolas Sarkozy...
  • A girl in Yemen waits to go home -- others are not so lucky

     
    Every day on World Now, we choose a striking photo from around the world. Today we were arrested by this shot of a girl waiting to be evacuated from Yemen and taken back to her home country of Ethiopia....
  • The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

     
    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...
  • French investigating whether Toulouse gunman was 'lone wolf'

     
    French investigators are trying to establish whether the gunman shot dead after a 32-hour siege was a "lone wolf" or had accomplices in a string of attacks he is suspected of carrying out....
  • Jihadist group claims responsibility for French shooting

     
    A jihadist group that has claimed responsibility for other attacks in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan said it was behind at least one of the deadly shootings in southwestern France, according to the SITE monitoring group. The gunman believed to be behind the...
  • Madonna turns down gay activist calls to boycott Russian city

     
    Madonna turned down calls to boycott St. Petersburg after the Russian city passed a law punishing people for promoting homosexuality to youth, saying she would instead use her August concert there to speak out....
  • French officers raid Toulouse apartment; suspect dead after shootout

     
    Toulouse shooting: The 31-hour standoff between French authorities and Islamic-extremist Mohammed Merah ended with a series of loud explosions and gunfire. According to multiple news sources citing police officials, the commotion was the beginning of a...
  • Mali coup could jeopardize millions of dollars in U.S. aid

     
    A military coup in Mali could jeopardize roughly $100 million in U.S. funding granted to the West African nation granted by the Millennial Challenge Corporation....
  • Effort to stop polio aims to vaccinate 111 million children in four days

     
    Health groups are trying to immunize more than 111 million African children against polio in only four days, hoping to squelch an incurable disease that is all but gone in the West....
  • Gunman buried in France after Algeria reportedly rejects remains

     
    The gunman who confessed to a series of killings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren was laid to rest in France on Thursday, one week after he was killed at the end of a marathon standoff with police. Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old man believed...
  • Who are the Tuareg and how do they fit into the coup in Mali?

     
    The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...