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  • U.N. brigade will need to 'neutralise' Congo rebels: chief

    Only a few of Rwanda's FDLR rebels operating in eastern Congo have laid down their arms before a January deadline, meaning that U.N. troops will launch operations against the group next month, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said on Monday. Herve Ladsous...
  • U.N. says forces in Sudan's Darfur won't leave amid rising violence

    A joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur is unlikely to bow to Sudan's request to leave the region when the situation there appears to be worsening, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping forces said on Monday. Sudan said...
  • 'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

    Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations. The group, founded in 2004 and best known for its 2012 viral video...
  • France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram

    France's defense minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbors to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria's Boko Haram...
  • Egypt to try hundreds of civilians in military courts

    An Egyptian prosecutor on Monday referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents. Egypt...
  • Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult

    Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult
    With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five rhinos away from extinction. The death of Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino, on Sunday leaves an elderly female at the park, three in a Kenyan...
  • 'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations

    'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations
    It has been a stingy year so far for The Salvation Army's bell-ringers in Orlando. But in the past week, there have been signs that some donors are digging very, very deep. Possibly a little too deep. In recent days the charity's annual Red Kettle...
  • Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers in attack on base

    Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said. African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive this year that...
  • Factbox - South Africa vs West Indies test series

    Factbox on the test series between South Africa and West Indies, which begins in Pretoria on Wednesday: SCHEDULE (All matches start at 08:30 a.m.) Dec 17-21 First test Centurion Park, Pretoria Dec 26-30 Second test St George's Park, Port...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

    More than two hundred people were feared missing after a boat sank in Democratic Republic of Congo's waters on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday night, a senior Tanzanian official said on Sunday. Amid what it said were conflicting reports of the death toll,...