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  • 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...
  • 173 people die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014: police

    Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighboring Somalia's al-Shabab militants, Kenya's police force said Wednesday. The 2014 death toll is even...
  • Guantanamo parole board OKs release of obese Egyptian captive

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A national security parole board has approved for release a long-held, chronically ill, morbidly obese Egyptian captive who was once considered a candidate for a war crimes trial. A Periodic Review Board decision released...
  • Police: East Moline roommates helped in Nigerian scam

    Two roommates from East Moline are being accused of taking part in a scam based in Nigeria. The (Moline) Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1FXLgIB ) reports 57-year-old Barbara Jean Segura and 48-year-old Frederico Sausedo are facing charges of money laundering,...
  • Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries

    Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries
    Orland Park may be a small blip on the map at only 22 square miles. However, locally and in some remote locations around the globe, we are making a world of difference. During an Orland School District 135 Board meeting Feb. 9 honoring outstanding...
  • White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system

    White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system
    Students and administrators from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, participating in a White House-sponsored education symposium Wednesday, promoted a program that they say helps youths in the juvenile justice system, particularly African-...
  • Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

    Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia
    ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers at the height of the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers, U.S. health authorities said. "Although ZMapp...
  • South Africa investigates alleged leak of intelligence files

    Warning of a threat to national security, a top South African official on Wednesday condemned an alleged leak of South African intelligence documents and said an investigation is underway. The comments by David Mahlobo, South Africa's state security...
  • Egypt court to determine fate of parliamentary elections

    Egypt's highest court said Wednesday it will determine next week whether the laws regulating the country's parliamentary elections are constitutional — a decision that could further delay the vote scheduled for next month. The elections are the...
  • Australia imposes sanctions on Egypt-based militant group

    Australia on Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that the sanctions accorded with a United Nations Security Council resolution on preventing and...
  • Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

    President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American...