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  • Al-Shabab militants kill 147 at university in Kenya

    Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. The...
  • 3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

    The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region's Ebola outbreak has...
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call. Two electoral workers were killed...
  • Kenya massacre points up country's weakness against Somali militants

    It took just four gunmen to demonstrate Kenya's impotence against the Somali militant group Shabab. In an attack heavy with foreboding symbolism, Shabab massacred 147 college students, all or most of them Christians, in the eastern city of Garissa on...
  • Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

    Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and...
  • Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

    Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, including the man identified as the "operational chief" of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people,...
  • Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released

    Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released
    An American healthcare worker treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland has recovered from the virus, is no longer contagious and has been released, NIH officials announced Thursday. The patient was admitted March 13 to the...
  • Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation

    A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family...
  • Former RI governor considering 2016 campaign

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who has often confounded the political establishment, said Thursday he had formed an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign and quickly labeled Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2002 vote to...
  • Kenya official compares terror victims to 'cockroaches'

    Kenya official compares terror victims to 'cockroaches'
    Kenyan officials admitted Thursday that they made mistakes in their handling of last week’s terror attack on Garissa University College, but one senior police official seemed to put the onus on the victims, saying people should fight back and "don't...
  • Piracy brings down the curtain on Zimbabwe's cinemas

    When the country's censors blacked out scenes from the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," many Zimbabwean movie lovers couldn't care less. They soon had another option, which was more explicit and cheaper. The...