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  • UN says Yemen Houthi rebels are flying to Geneva on UN plane

    The United Nations says a delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels has left Djibouti and is flying to Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane to take part in talks aimed at ending the Yemen conflict. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the plane left...
  • Nigerian choir performs in Carroll

    Nigerian choir performs in Carroll
    As the 50 bus passengers got out Monday evening at the Brethren Service Center, it marked the completion of a 24-hour trip from the West African nation of Nigeria to the U.S. The tired and hungry sojourners were ushered into the Zigler Hospitality...
  • African textiles meet modernist architecture in Adjaye show

    Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye....
  • U.S. says airstrike killed Islamic State fighter sought in Benghazi attack

    U.S. says airstrike killed Islamic State fighter sought in Benghazi attack
    A U.S. airstrike in Iraq killed an Islamic State fighter suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the...
  • New claims of child sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Africa

    The United Nations said Tuesday it has received allegations that U.N. peacekeepers sexually abused street children in Central African Republic, where French troops are also being investigated for alleged sex abuse against boys. U.N. spokesman Stephane...
  • Breeders want South Africa's ban on rhino horn trade lifted

    Calling rhino horns a renewable resource, rhino breeders and game reserve owners have taken the South African government to court to try to overturn its ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn. They maintain that harvesting the horn from the living...
  • French president in Algeria discusses terrorism, economy

    French President Francois Hollande made a seven-hour visit to Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues, calling the fight against terrorism a "common battle." France's economic partnership with Algerian authorities also was being discussed during...
  • UN envoy urges donors to provide 'peace dividend' for Mali

    The U.N. envoy for Mali urged international donors and financial institutions on Tuesday to quickly authorize funds to provide Malians with water, electricity and schools as a "peace dividend" from the recently signed peace agreement. Mongi Hamdi told...
  • Hillary clearly unqualified to become president

    Hillary clearly unqualified to become president
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that...
  • New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

    New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone
    Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone's capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of...
  • Yemen rebel delegates fly to Geneva for UN talks after delay

    A delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels departed for Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane Monday to take part in peace talks after a delay in Djibouti that the rebels blamed on Egypt, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been targeting them...