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  • Women's media group honors photographer Heidi Levine

    Photographer Heidi Levine, who has spent 30 years covering war zones and revolutions in the Middle East, Libya and Syria, was named Tuesday as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. The...
  • Posthumous Nelson Mandela memoir to be published in 2016

    A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela, recounting his time as South Africa's first democratically elected president, is scheduled to be published around the world next year. Pan Macmillan said Tuesday that it will publish the sequel to Mandela's best-...
  • Lenta respuesta al ébola ha costado miles de vidas, según Médicos sin Fronteras

    Lenta respuesta al ébola ha costado miles de vidas, según Médicos sin Fronteras
    La lenta respuesta internacional a la epidemia de ébola en África Occidental creó una tragedia evitable que ha costado miles de vidas, dijo Médicos sin Fronteras, a un año de la confirmación del primer caso. La peor epidemia de ébola del mundo ha matado...
  • Military unit returns from running Ebola labs in Liberia

    A U.S. military medical unit is returning to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland after overseeing mobile Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia for four months. Monday's homecoming ceremony honors the 22-member 1st Area Medical Laboratory. The unit...
  • UN envoy hopeful on nominations to Libya unity cabinet soon

    The U.N. envoy to Libya is cautiously optimistic that candidates to run a government uniting all the conflict-torn country's political factions could be named this week. Bernardino Leon said Monday in Brussels that "there is a chance that we can make...
  • Official: Recognized Libyan government shoots down warplane

    An official with Libya's internationally recognized government says its soldiers have shot down a warplane flown by the rival, Tripoli-based government that's allied with Islamist militias. Official Mohammed al-Masri said the plane was downed Monday...
  • Tunisian prime minister fires security chiefs after attack

    Tunisia's prime minister has fired five leading security officials after three gunmen attacked a renowned Tunis museum, killing 21 in the deadliest attack on tourists in Tunisia in 13 years, the government said Monday. The ousted officials include the...
  • Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign accord over Nile waters

    Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Monday signed an initial agreement on sharing water from the Nile River that runs through the three countries, as Addis Ababa presses ahead with its construction of a massive new dam it hopes will help alleviate the country'...
  • Experts warn African elephant numbers likely to decline

    A high rate of elephant poaching in parts of Africa was unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year, meaning that a continued decline in elephant numbers is likely, according to a study released Monday at a conservation meeting in Botswana. A...
  • Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

    Five madrassas in Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists, a Ugandan police official said Monday. A Muslim leader denied the allegations. The Islamic schools targeted for closure have been training...
  • Chinua Achebe dies a second time, thanks to social media

    Chinua Achebe dies a second time, thanks to social media
    It was sad when Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe died March 21 at age 82. The fact that he died in 2013 was missed by those who began circulating the death on social media Monday morning. RIPs to Achebe have been making the rounds on Facebook and...