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  • UNICEF: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan armed group

    An armed group in South Sudan has abducted at least 89 boys in a northern state, the U.N. children's agency said Saturday. The boys, some as young as 13, were abducted near Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state, according to a UNICEF statement....
  • Man charged in Gloucester County deadly crash faces second DUI in 2 months

    The man charged with manslaughter and drunk driving in a deadly head-on crash in Gloucester County on Wednesday was awaiting trial for another DUI-related crash in December, according to court records. Police say John David Acamo, 29, was driving...
  • Bomb attacks in Libya kill 40

    Bomb attacks in Libya kill 40
    Has the Islamic State struck back? A string of bombings in a town in eastern Libya killed about 40 people and injured scores Friday, officials and news reports said. The speaker of Libya’s parliament blamed militants of Islamic State for the...
  • Suicide bombings at Somalia hotel kill at least 10 people

    Government officials were meeting at the Central Hotel in Somalia's capital when an Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel gate, and another went in and blew himself up, killing at least 10 people on Friday, officials said....
  • 4 Egyptian Christians held hostage in Libya, says family

    The relatives of four Coptic Christian hostages held by gunmen in Libya for months are appealing for help from local and Libyan authorities to ensure their safe release A video released earlier this week by the Islamic State group's Libyan branch...
  • Liberia to end Ebola curfew, open land border crossings

    Liberia's president on Friday ordered officials to lift an overnight curfew put in place six months ago to fight the Ebola epidemic and to reopen the country's land border crossings. The new orders from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which take...
  • UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

    The World Food Program is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time, the head of the U.N. agency said Friday. Ertharin Cousin said in an interview with The Associated...
  • 200 Egyptians flee Libya through Tunisia

    A group of almost 200 Egyptians have crossed into Tunisia from Libya, the first of thousands expected to flee the turmoil in the country. The execution of 21 Egyptian Christians by extremists and retaliatory Egyptian airstrikes has prompted many...
  • US, Britain say Libya needs government before weapons

    Two of the most powerful members of the U.N. Security Council are rejecting Libya's call to lift a U.N. arms embargo so it can defend itself against the Islamic State group, saying Thursday that the chaotic country needs a national unity government first....
  • Al-Jazeera reporter in Egypt cites employer's 'negligence'

    Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who is out awaiting retrial after more than a year behind bars in Egypt on terrorism-related charges, said his Qatar-funded employer is partially to blame for his grinding ordeal. Fahmy said it would be...
  • Mideast nations key to stopping terror act

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, Feb. 20: If the goal of the "braintrust" of the rogue jihadists calling themselves the Islamic State is to alienate and outrage most of the world's governments through repeated...