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  • Protester shot dead by police at a leftist party march in downtown Cairo

    A female protester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo Saturday, her political party said in a statement. The leftist Popular Alliance party said that police shot its member Shaimaa el-Sabagh with birdshot Saturday evening as the group...
  • Essential tracks: 'Blackheart' beats with visionary soul sonics

    Essential tracks: 'Blackheart' beats with visionary soul sonics
    Dawn Richard, "Blackheart" (Our Dawn Records). Best known as an original member of Danity Kane, R&B singer Dawn Richard left the group last year (again) after a public kerfuffle revealed deep divisions among the crew. No disrespect to the others, but...
  • Zambia to hold presidential election to replace leader who died of illness in October

    Zambia will hold a presidential election on Tuesday to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness. Eleven candidates are vying for the top post in the southern African nation. Zambia has been led since Sata's death by acting President...
  • Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

    Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
    Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African...
  • Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases

    Ebola vaccine heads to Liberia for tests even as crisis eases
    The first 300 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine were headed for Liberia on Friday, but health authorities say the West African nation may already have turned the corner on slowing the outbreak of the deadly disease. Although the vaccine was...
  • New Saudi king moves quickly to avoid future power struggle

    Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal
    As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant...
  • Father-son shop restores vintage cars for clients around the world

    FRANKLIN, Wis. Don Valenti and his son Steve restored the gleaming red 1961 Corvette about 25 years ago as nothing more than a hobby, with no intention of selling it and no notion that when they did so, they were embarking on a joy ride across the...
  • Jackie Selebi, corrupt South African ex-police chief, dies at 64

    CAPE TOWN Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital after being in an...
  • Congo's Senate votes down measure that drew protests over concerns elections would be delayed

    Congo's Senate voted Friday to eliminate a measure in an electoral law that critics say would have prolonged the president's time in power and drew massive protests this week. The Central African country's lower house voted last week to require a...
  • South Africa: 153 arrested in looting and riots targeting foreign-owned shops

    Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. The targeting of Soweto area shops owned by immigrants from Ethiopia, Somalia and...