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  • Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack

    Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said. A thorough investigation is...
  • Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy

    Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy
    Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from the unseaworthy boats of smugglers had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler's navigator made a maneuver that would seal the fate of...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...
  • Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII

    South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian and African leaders in Indonesia on Wednesday that Japan has...
  • US double message seals shift in Egypt ties years after Carter

    CAIRO The Obama administration sent a double message last month when it resumed military aid to Egypt. The most populous Arab nation will now receive F-16 jets, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Abrams tank upgrade kits withheld following the military...
  • South Sudan: UN agency says 3 staffers have disappeared

    The U.N. World Food Programme said on Wednesday that it is suspending operations in some areas of South Sudan after three South Sudanese staff members disappeared in a volatile state. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it is "extremely...
  • EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis

    EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis
    Leaders of the European Union are doing something this week they should have done months ago: They're mapping a strategy to counter a humanitarian crisis at sea — a steady flow of rickety boats carrying thousands of mostly African and Middle Eastern...
  • Turkey criticizes Egypt's sentencing of ousted leader Morsi

    Turkey has criticized the sentencing in Egypt of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. A Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday that "arbitrary" trials in Egypt deepened doubts over...
  • For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

    Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding. Doing mandatory national service in the east African country of Eritrea, Kidane asked his commander for permission for a leave to attend the wedding. The...
  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago. The case was the...
  • Group to Togo government: Respect right to protest

    Amnesty International is calling on Togo's government to respect the right to demonstrate in the run-up to April 25 elections. The international rights group on Tuesday warned against the excessive use of force. It said police used live rounds during a...