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  • Soldier death feared Ebola-related blamed on synthetic pot

    An autopsy has concluded that synthetic marijuana was to blame for the death of a Fort Hood soldier shortly after his return from deployment to an Ebola hot zone in West Africa. The body of Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found the morning of Jan. 13...
  • Sudan extends presidential poll by 1 day amid low turnout

    Sudan extended voting another day in its presidential and legislative election Wednesday as campaigners went door to door to seek voters amid a low turnout that saw poll workers eating and praying to pass the time. While state media trumpeted a...
  • Congo government ready to exhume bodies from mass grave

    Congo's government is ready to exhume the bodies of more than 400 people buried in a mass grave in March following allegations of killings, a minister said Thursday. Police, judiciary and the administration have opened inquests into the burial of 421...
  • Another 41 African migrants drown making perilous crossing to Italy

    Another 41 African migrants drown making perilous crossing to Italy
    Forty-one African migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on Thursday, survivors told rescuers, pushing to more than 900 the number who have died this year making the perilous sea crossing from Libya to Italy. The incident occurred during a week in...
  • Polls close in Sudan's presidential, legislative elections

    Polls have closed in Sudan's presidential and legislative elections, with President Omar al-Bashir expected to extend his 25-year rule following an opposition boycott of the vote. Polling centers closed at 7:00 p.m. (1600 GMT) Thursday and ballot...
  • Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

    "QUIET!" The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series "A.D. The Bible Continues." But while the arched doorways, balconies and furnishings all say Roman-era...
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...
  • Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda

    More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. Failure to organize free and fair elections could spark a return to...
  • Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe

    The feared drowning of 400 migrants in a shipwreck this week in the Mediterranean Sea — one of the deadliest such tragedies in the last decade — raised alarms Wednesday amid an unprecedented wave of migration toward Europe from Africa and...
  • More people worldwide are opening bank accounts

    Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. The number people with an account — either on mobile phones or at bank...
  • UN envoy condemns airstrikes on Tripoli

    The U.N. special envoy to Libya has condemned airstrikes against the Tripoli airport as one of the delegations to ongoing peace talks was attempting to leave. Bernardino Leon told reporters Wednesday at the start of the latest round of Libyan peace talks...