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  • Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared

    Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared
    Attacks against immigrants in South Africa spread Friday to the largest city, Johannesburg, raising fears of a weekend of violence in tense townships. Hundreds of immigrants fled their homes and took shelter in police stations in different areas of...
  • Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'

    Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'
    The evening was closing in when the first few shots sounded. Men locked up their little shops and ran, looking for safety. Women in the streets quickly finished their conversations, then scurried home and locked their doors. Abubakar Shekau, commander...
  • Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg

    Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm, authorities said Friday. Police spokesman Col. Jay Naicker said...
  • Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12

    Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said Friday. The Islamic extremists entered the villages of Bia and Diana late Thursday, looting and...
  • Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges

    When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern. Those fears proved well-founded: The 78-year-old leader has been almost totally absent since his April 2013...
  • Rainbow nation betrayed by attacks on immigrants in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG South Africa stands accused of betraying its human-rights ideals and African nations that aided the fight against apartheid after mobs repeatedly attacked foreigners and looted their stores. At least five people have died in clashes in the...
  • Ohio man accused of plot to attack US military base, prison

    An Ohio man traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to a federal indictment announced Thursday. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a U.S. citizen originally from...
  • Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

    President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at least five people. In the days before the peace march in...
  • Soldier death feared Ebola-related blamed on synthetic pot

    An autopsy has concluded that synthetic marijuana was to blame for the death of a Fort Hood soldier shortly after his return from deployment to an Ebola hot zone in West Africa. The body of Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found the morning of Jan. 13...
  • Obama nominates ambassador for Central African Republic

    President Barack Obama has nominated a career foreign service officer to become the U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic. Jeffrey Hawkins Jr. has been the consul general at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, since 2012. Obama announced the...
  • Lost and found parrot, $500 reward lead to Davie officer's suspension

    Lost and found parrot, $500 reward lead to Davie officer's suspension
    The case of Rocco the African Grey Parrot has ruffled feathers at Davie's police department. After the pricey pet escaped from his Davie home, Police Officer Bruce Chiang, 36, got involved in Rocco's rescue and was present in a restaurant parking lot...