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  • Monitoring group: South Sudan military offensive appalling

    South Sudan's military has launched a full-scale military offensive against rebels despite calls for restraint, a regional monitoring group said Friday, accusing the government of preventing mediators from accessing scenes of fighting. The regional...
  • Shelling in eastern Libya kills 8, including 7 children

    Random shelling of residential areas in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has killed eight people from one family, including seven children, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack late Thursday. It came days...
  • Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

    Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country. Weeks...
  • D'Jenne Egharevba finds a home in the 100, 200 for Naperville Central

    D'Jenne Egharevba finds a home in the 100, 200 for Naperville Central
    D'Jenne Egharevba estimates she's asked the question at least once a week. How does she pronounce her name? As much as the track is home to the Naperville Central junior now, her roots are woven into her name. The daughter of a mother born in Mexico...
  • Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war

    Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war
    Is there such a thing as a “good” coup? Some observers thought Wednesday’s attempted coup in Burundi might be one, aborting President Pierre Nkurunziza’s widely criticized bid for a third term and perhaps even paving the way...
  • Aid group: Attackers raped more than 120 women in east Congo

    Members of an armed militia raped women en masse in Congo earlier this month after attacking and looting an eastern town, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Thursday. The group said it had treated 127 rape victims between the ages of 14 to 70...
  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

    The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people...
  • Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya

    Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
    Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send...
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign

    ISLAMABAD Reports over the weekend that Houthi rebels had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and killed three Saudi border guards have renewed discussion about whether the Saudi-led coalition is looking for ways to launch a ground invasion to thwart the...
  • Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries

    Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life. Mariano Rajoy landed in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Sunday and met...
  • Angola: Opposition, police dispute fatalities in raid

    Angolan police and opposition politicians are at odds over the exact number of people killed in a raid on a religious sect that believes the world will end in 2015. Angola's main opposition party, UNITA, has accused the police of killing 1,080 people...