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  • South Carolina Senate votes 37-3 to remove Confederate flag; House still to vote

    South Carolina Senate votes 37-3 to remove Confederate flag; House still to vote
    South Carolina senators on Monday took a landmark step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds, approving bipartisan legislation by an overwhelming 37-3 vote, but only after a long debate about whether such symbols glorify racism or represent heritage.
  • Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

    An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible...

    Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

    A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from Boko Haram were...

    Regional leaders urge Burundi to delay elections by 2 weeks

    Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term. Presidential elections are scheduled for July 15, and the...

    Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move

    Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said. The event shows "the commitment of the government that there's zero tolerance for poaching of our natural...