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  • Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

    Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely denounced. Two Kenyans, one Ugandan,...
  • Ethiopia: 3 days of mourning for Islamic State killings

    Ethiopia: 3 days of mourning for Islamic State killings
    Ethiopia's government on Monday declared three days of mourning after confirming that several Ethiopians held captive in Libya were killed by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings. The days of...
  • At least 10 killed in bomb attack targeting U.N. bus in Somalia

    At least 10 killed in bomb attack targeting U.N. bus in Somalia
    A bomb exploded Monday on a bus carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, police and U.N. officials said. The Al Qaeda-linked Shabab group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the...
  • Thailand seizes 4 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Congo

    Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in...
  • Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of Christians in Libya

    Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of Christians in Libya
    In a gruesome replay of beheadings of captive Christians, an Islamic State video disseminated on social media Sunday purportedly shows the point-blank shootings and decapitations of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. It depicts the killings...
  • More gas found in Algeria region hit by 2013 hostage-taking

    Spanish oil company Repsol has found more gas in southeastern Algeria, a region made infamous by a 2013 attack on a gas complex by al-Qaida-linked militants. Repsol's consortium, which included Enel, GDF-Suez and Algerian state oil company Sonatrach,...
  • Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy

    Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The precise figure of deaths is unknown. But the ill-documented toll...
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands...
  • Founder of African center takes on BU over its closure

    Tension is mounting in a dispute over the pending closure of a Boston University multicultural center, pitting university officials against the initiative's founder. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1OwRJdt ) that the former US ambassador to...
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
    A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands...
  • Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions

    Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions
    In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions. Hundreds have died as a result of the ritual, and hundreds...