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  • 25 people dead in Friday's al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

    Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia's capital on Friday, the Somali government said Saturday. One Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of the Central Hotel, and another went...
  • Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

    Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the...
  • UNICEF: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan armed group

    An armed group in South Sudan has abducted at least 89 boys in a northern state, the U.N. children's agency said Saturday. The boys, some as young as 13, were abducted near Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state, according to a UNICEF statement....
  • Liberia: 8 hospital staff under observation in Ebola scare

    Eight health workers at a hospital in Liberia's capital have been sent home for observation after coming into contact with a patient who later tested positive for Ebola, the country's assistant health minister said Saturday. The incident occurred at...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 91st birthday as country struggles

    Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe turns 91 on Saturday, with his supporters saying they will back him to run his full term until 2018 and beyond despite nagging questions about his health and an economy that is crumbling under his watch. Mugabe's recent...
  • Boko Haram kills 7 Niger soldiers in Lake Chad attack

    A Niger military official says seven soldiers were killed in an overnight attack by Boko Haram on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad, the body of water touching the four countries that have been targeted by the Nigeria-based insurgency. Col. Salaou...
  • Dozens of boys abducted from South Sudan displacement camp, UNICEF says

    Dozens of boys abducted from South Sudan displacement camp, UNICEF says
    Dozens of South Sudanese boys, some as young as 13, were recently abducted by an armed group in South Sudan as they prepared for school exams, UNICEF reported Saturday. UNICEF did not say what group had seized the boys from a displacement camp, but...
  • Man charged in Gloucester County deadly crash faces second DUI in 2 months

    The man charged with manslaughter and drunk driving in a deadly head-on crash in Gloucester County on Wednesday was awaiting trial for another DUI-related crash in December, according to court records. Police say John David Acamo, 29, was driving...
  • Bomb attacks in Libya kill 40

    Bomb attacks in Libya kill 40
    Has the Islamic State struck back? A string of bombings in a town in eastern Libya killed about 40 people and injured scores Friday, officials and news reports said. The speaker of Libya’s parliament blamed┬ámilitants of Islamic State for the...
  • Suicide bombings at Somalia hotel kill at least 10 people

    Government officials were meeting at the Central Hotel in Somalia's capital when an Islamic extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel gate, and another went in and blew himself up, killing at least 10 people on Friday, officials said....
  • 4 Egyptian Christians held hostage in Libya, says family

    The relatives of four Coptic Christian hostages held by gunmen in Libya for months are appealing for help from local and Libyan authorities to ensure their safe release A video released earlier this week by the Islamic State group's Libyan branch...