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  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist
    In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and...
  • Tanzanian gangs hack off limbs of albinos for traditional rituals

    Tanzanian gangs hack off limbs of albinos for traditional rituals
    The last time Esther Bahati saw her 1-year-old son Yohana was in the early hours of Sunday, when several men broke into her house, slashed her face and arms with machetes, grabbed Yohana and fled. The boy, an albino, was found dead in a forest two...
  • Edgewater, Agape among region-final hosts

    Edgewater, Agape among region-final hosts
    Here are pairings for boys basketball region finals. Games will be at 7 p.m., unless noted. Admission is $7: Friday Class 3A First Academy (25-4) at Tampa Prep (23-6) Take note: Fourth postseason clash in five years. Tampa Prep, which won the past...
  • Pope denounces slaying of Egyptian Copts by Islamic State

    Pope Francis denounced the slaying of Egyptian Copts in Libya by Islamic State-affiliated militants on Monday, calling it a "barbaric assassination" of innocents who were killed merely for being Christian. Francis phoned the patriarch of the Coptic...
  • British aid worker killed in South Sudan capital

    A British worker for the U.S.-based Carter Center was killed Tuesday night in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, bringing to 14 the number of aid workers killed over the course of the country's 14-month conflict. The man was entering the Carter Center's...
  • "Timbuktu," an Oscar nominee, explores Islamic extremism

    An Islamic extremist can't summon the necessary fervor while making a video hailing the jihadi cause in a scene from "Timbuktu," an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film that is based on the militant takeover of the ancient city in Mali in 2012....
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ALLEGED DENMARK GUNMAN RECENTLY RELEASED FROM JAIL The man responsible for Copenhagen's deadly shooting attacks was released about two weeks ago...
  • Potholes, blackouts confront Madagascar's president

    With traffic proceeding at a creep, Jean Rolland Randrianirina inches his taxi into yet another pothole. He snorts a laugh and shakes his head. "The whole city is in gridlock and the government isn't doing anything," he says. Randrianirina wants the...
  • Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

    The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram on Monday threatened neighboring countries Niger and Chad, warning the fighters were prepared to carry out suicide bombings in the countries sending troops to help fight the militants. The warning came as...
  • Egypt strikes IS in Libya, pushes for international action

    Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians. The...
  • Analysis: Egypt embarks on ambitious anti-terror campaign

    Egypt is making an ambitious bid to place itself at the center of the fight against extremism across the Middle East. Beyond fighting militants in its own Sinai Peninsula, it is trying to organize an international coalition against the Islamic State in...