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  • Seven UN workers dead in Somalia bomb blast

    MOGADISHU, Somalia Seven UN workers were killed when Islamist militants planted a bomb in a UN Children's Fund bus in Somalia's Puntland state, local police told dpa by phone on Monday. Somali authorities suspected the attack was caused by a suicide...
  • Tunisia's new president plans White House visit next month

    Tunisia's new president will visit the White House next month. The White House says President Barack Obama plans to underscore the U.S. commitment to strengthening ties with Tunisia after President Beji Caid Essebsi was elected in December following...
  • Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

    Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely denounced. Two Kenyans, one Ugandan,...
  • For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea

    For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea
    The first phone call came around 11 a.m. on a recent Sunday. A desperately frightened Eritrean refugee was on a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the only person he knew who might care: Sweden-based Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos....
  • Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack

    Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said. A thorough investigation is...
  • Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy

    Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy
    Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from the unseaworthy boats of smugglers had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler's navigator made a maneuver that would seal the fate of...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...
  • Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII

    South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian and African leaders in Indonesia on Wednesday that Japan has...
  • US double message seals shift in Egypt ties years after Carter

    CAIRO The Obama administration sent a double message last month when it resumed military aid to Egypt. The most populous Arab nation will now receive F-16 jets, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Abrams tank upgrade kits withheld following the military...
  • South Sudan: UN agency says 3 staffers have disappeared

    The U.N. World Food Programme said on Wednesday that it is suspending operations in some areas of South Sudan after three South Sudanese staff members disappeared in a volatile state. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it is "extremely...
  • EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis

    EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis
    Leaders of the European Union are doing something this week they should have done months ago: They're mapping a strategy to counter a humanitarian crisis at sea — a steady flow of rickety boats carrying thousands of mostly African and Middle Eastern...