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  • Britain reopens Cairo embassy, ending 9-day security closure

    The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure. In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
  • Kenyan runner Kipsang misses out of competition dope test

    Kenyan distance runner Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition drugs test in November, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. AK said that according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules, a missed test would be...
  • 'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

    Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations. The group, founded in 2004 and best known for its 2012 viral video...
  • Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult

    Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult
    With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five rhinos away from extinction. The death of Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino, on Sunday leaves an elderly female at the park, three in a Kenyan...
  • 'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations

    'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations
    It has been a stingy year so far for The Salvation Army's bell-ringers in Orlando. But in the past week, there have been signs that some donors are digging very, very deep. Possibly a little too deep. In recent days the charity's annual Red Kettle...
  • How to cut militias off from gold and mineral mines in Congo

    Few parts of the world have been more ravaged by war and violence over the last two decades than the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's been made possible, in part, by the mines in the eastern part of the country that offer up tin, tungsten and tantalum...
  • Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals

    Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals
    The flow of crude oil to and from Libya’s two biggest oil terminals slowed to a trickle Monday after fighting between militias intensified in the turbulent North African country’s energy-rich east. Even before the latest outbreak of strife,...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Full force against the Islamic State

    Full force against the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists who are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • Two Kenyan runners fail drugs tests

    Kenyan long-distance runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have failed drugs tests and will be banned for two years, Athletics Kenya said on Monday, adding that tests from five other Kenyan athletes have aroused suspicion. Kimetto,...
  • American scholar denied entry to Egypt

    American scholar denied entry to Egypt
    A well-known American scholar and former diplomat who has been a vocal critic of Egypt’s authoritarian government said Saturday she had been turned away at Cairo’s international airport – the latest instance of an academic running...