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  • Chaos in Libya paves way for Islamic State expansion

    MISRATA, Libya Benefiting from Libya's political chaos, Islamic State militants are consolidating their base in the city of Sirte and grabbing new territory, pushing back fighters from Misrata. Libya's two dueling governments, one based in Tripoli and...
  • UN: Global refugee numbers reach alarming levels

    Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday. Pointing...
  • The new world map

    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third...
  • Boko Haram attacks villages in Niger, 40 dead, says official

    Militants from the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border into neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by Boko Haram to...
  • New study identifies elephant poaching hotspots in Africa

    Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast African continent have identified two large areas where the slaughter has been occurring on an industrial scale, according to a study...
  • Cases of Ebola recede in West Africa, but fears of recurrence remain

    Cases of Ebola recede in West Africa, but fears of recurrence remain
    Ebola, which wiped out families, orphaned children and devastated West African economies, is finally retreating more than 18 months after the epidemic began, with Sierra Leona expected to be free of the disease in the coming months and a United Nations...
  • Suicide bomber strikes near ancient temple in Luxor, Egypt

    Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police. No sightseers were hurt in the thwarted assault, but it suggested that Islamic extremists are...
  • Police arrested in Mozambique for cashing in on poaching

    Authorities in Mozambique arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn, the state news agency reported Thursday. Rhino poaching is on the rise across southern Africa because the horn is much sought...
  • Burundi opposition to boycott elections, claiming unfair

    A group of 17 political parties have agreed to boycott elections in Burundi because they don't believe they will be free and fair, an opposition leader said Thursday. The opposition groups are also opposed to the current electoral commission because it...
  • Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis

    Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced. Government officials have...
  • Reporter needles Angola's power elite from his kitchen table

    Often writing at his kitchen table, Rafael Marques de Morais, a journalist and human rights advocate, needles Angola's ruling establishment with reports on alleged wrongdoing by officials, military figures and business executives. A rare voice of...