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  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

    Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...

    Buhari leads in Nigeria presidential vote as protests persist

    ABUJA, Nigeria Former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a wide lead in the presidential race with almost half of the 36 states reporting results from the March 28-29 general elections. Buhari led with 61.5 percent of the vote to 34.4...

    Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

    Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia...

    Libyan militias' conundrum: Fight Islamic State or one another?

    MISRATA, Libya More than two weeks ago, Libya's powerful Misrata militia was gathering forces outside the city of Sirte for what its fighters said would soon be an offensive to eject a few hundred Islamic State militants from late Libyan leader Moammar...