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  • Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

    Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
    Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five...
  • Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen

    Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday. The...
  • Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces

    At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid. An estimated 45 more people have been wounded, said Red...
  • Mediator: Main rebel group did not sign Mali peace accord

    Mali's main separatist Tuareg rebel group did not sign a peace accord that the government and other armed groups agreed to on Friday, dimming prospects of stability in the West African country. Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra, who represents...
  • Official: Boko Haram retakes Nigerian border town

    Boko Haram fighters seized back the border town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria and attacked outlying villages Friday, weeks after the military said it had contained the Islamic extremists in a forest stronghold, an official said. Deputy Gov. Zannah...
  • Former Osama bin Laden aide gets life sentence in embassy bombings

    Former Osama bin Laden aide gets life sentence in embassy bombings
    A Saudi national who has been called one of Al Qaeda’s early leaders and a former top aide to Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, prosecutors announced...
  • Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested

    Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested
    Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza entered the nation’s capital Friday in a large motorcade, greeted by crowds of cheering supporters decked out in ruling party clothing, after the arrest of three leaders of a failed military coup. But the...
  • 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...