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  • Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire

    Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be...
  • 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...
  • Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

    Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country. Weeks...
  • D'Jenne Egharevba finds a home in the 100, 200 for Naperville Central

    D'Jenne Egharevba finds a home in the 100, 200 for Naperville Central
    D'Jenne Egharevba estimates she's asked the question at least once a week. How does she pronounce her name? As much as the track is home to the Naperville Central junior now, her roots are woven into her name. The daughter of a mother born in Mexico...
  • Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war

    Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war
    Is there such a thing as a “good” coup? Some observers thought Wednesday’s attempted coup in Burundi might be one, aborting President Pierre Nkurunziza’s widely criticized bid for a third term and perhaps even paving the way...
  • Aid group: Attackers raped more than 120 women in east Congo

    Members of an armed militia raped women en masse in Congo earlier this month after attacking and looting an eastern town, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Thursday. The group said it had treated 127 rape victims between the ages of 14 to 70...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 4-10, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Paris, French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a ceremony to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. More . . . ....
  • Leader reshuffles Algeria's govt; new energy, finance chiefs

    Algeria's president has announced a government reshuffle, replacing the key ministers of finance, interior and energy. Thursday's changes bring in mostly technocrats, further reducing the number of prominent figures from political parties. A number of...
  • Bin Laden top aide faces sentencing in embassy bombing case

    Defense lawyers are urging a federal judge to sentence a former top aide to Osama bin Laden to less than life in prison for his conviction in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa while prosecutors are calling for a life term, saying he...
  • Cairo subway thrives beneath the chaos

    Far below the gridlocked streets of Egypt's capital, a virtual second city thrives. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49...
  • UN: 357 child soldiers released in C. African Republic

    Armed groups in Central African Republic freed more than 350 child soldiers Thursday in the largest such release since the country became engulfed in sectarian violence in late 2013, the U.N. children's agency said. Three separate ceremonies took place...