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  • Burundi troops threaten gunfire, so anti-government demonstrators break up

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi New protests briefly flared up in Burundi's capital after a coup attempt but were quickly put down after soldiers threatened to use live bullets, witnesses said on Saturday. Several dozen demonstrators went onto the streets in...
  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death

    Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death
    An Egyptian court Saturday issued a preliminary death sentence against Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, making him the first president in the country's history to face the possibility of public hanging. The ruling, involving a deadly...
  • Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

    A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-...
  • More than 400 Mozambicans deported from South Africa

    More than 400 Mozambicans have returned home after being deported from neighboring South Africa, many spending their first night in the country sleeping in tents at a local repatriation center. In South Africa, they were arrested when they were found...
  • Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

    Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
    Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five...
  • Turkey criticizes death sentence for Egypt's ousted leader

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Egypt for sentencing ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death, saying the country was returning to the "old Egypt" by rolling back democracy. Erdogan on Saturday also criticized western nations that...
  • After failed coup, Burundi president urges halt to protests

    President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urged an immediate halt to the protests that have erupted in Burundi in recent weeks since he decided to seek a third term. Nkurunziza's...
  • Mediator: Main rebel group did not sign Mali peace accord

    Mali's main separatist Tuareg rebel group did not sign a peace accord that the government and other armed groups agreed to on Friday, dimming prospects of stability in the West African country. Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra, who represents...
  • Former Osama bin Laden aide gets life sentence in embassy bombings

    Former Osama bin Laden aide gets life sentence in embassy bombings
    A Saudi national who has been called one of Al Qaeda’s early leaders and a former top aide to Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, prosecutors announced...
  • Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested

    Burundi's president returns after failed coup; three plotters arrested
    Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza entered the nation’s capital Friday in a large motorcade, greeted by crowds of cheering supporters decked out in ruling party clothing, after the arrest of three leaders of a failed military coup. But the...
  • Official: Boko Haram retakes Nigerian border town

    Boko Haram fighters seized back the border town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria and attacked outlying villages Friday, weeks after the military said it had contained the Islamic extremists in a forest stronghold, an official said. Deputy Gov. Zannah...