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  • Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls

    Nigeria's military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country's chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but...
  • Algeria opposition rebuffs Cabinet overtures

    Newly reelected Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has appointed old-guard figures for his fourth Cabinet after a failed attempt by the prime minister to coax opposition figures into a coalition government. The 34-minister Cabinet unveiled Monday...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salvation'

    Shot in South Africa, but set somewhere on the lawless American frontier, "The Salvation" answers that great unasked question of how a Western might sound with a Danish accent. In putting his brand on the dusty genre, director Kristian Levring ("The...
  • No longer exotic, South Africa attracts more productions

    No longer exotic, South Africa attracts more productions
    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...
  • U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms

    Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
  • 102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt

    102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt
    Reflecting the Egyptian judiciary’s growing role in a wide-ranging crackdown against opponents of the interim government, a criminal court on Saturday sentenced more than 100 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison....
  • Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?

    Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?
    It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?  This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
  • U.S. to ban most commercial trade of elephant ivory

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said it would ban commercial trade of elephant ivory by prohibiting its import, export and resale within the United States, with a few exceptions. The steps are part of a broad effort announced Tuesday by...
  • Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders:...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

    Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us
    Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...