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  • China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

    China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry...
  • New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

    A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus. Those are not typographical errors. The name, proposed by some local officials and tribal authorities,...
  • Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings

    A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group's early days. Khaled Al-Fawwaz stood...
  • Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

    Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation...
  • Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

    Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday. Residents say at least 15 people were killed in two bomb explosions at a bus station and...
  • Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government

    The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist criticized the Canadian government Thursday for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. Mohamed Fahmy is out on bail awaiting retrial after more than a year behind bars in Egypt on terrorism-...
  • Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor

    Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor
    Kidnappers who abducted Seattle missionary Phyllis Sortor this week have demanded a $150,000 ransom, according to Nigerian police, suggesting the kidnapping was probably carried out by a criminal gang rather than militants. Police and security forces...
  • Around Town: Laguna Food Pantry gets new chairman

    Around Town: Laguna Food Pantry gets new chairman
    Korey Jorgensen has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Laguna Food Pantry, succeeding Andy Siegenfeld, who will continue as a board member and a volunteer at the pantry. The food pantry provides free supplemental groceries to low-...
  • Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace

    At least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. Some were wounded in the attack that was claimed by Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab through the group's...
  • Egypt detains 2 police officers over lawyer's death

    Egyptian authorities detained two police officers on Thursday over allegations that they had tortured a lawyer to death inside a police station, the latest in a series of recent incidents that underline alleged abuses by the country's police force. The...
  • Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

    Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news organization. The appointment was announced Thursday by Africa regional editor...