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  • Tunisia military says 10 extremists killed in fighting

    Tunisia's defense ministry says 10 militants have been killed in fighting along the border with Algeria. Three soldiers were also killed in the fighting in the mountainous Kasserine region, and seven others wounded, ministry spokesman Belhassen...
  • UN: 3 contracted workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

    Three people working for the United Nations in eastern Congo have been kidnapped and taken into the forest, the U.N. mission said Friday. A Zimbabwean and two Congolese were in the region investigating an area for de-mining, said U.N. Congo spokesman...
  • Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

    The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved. "War took the life I made in Liberia. Disease took the life I made in America," she writes in a memoir being released next week. The...
  • Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

    More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants. Seven people have died this month in anti-immigrant violence that has mainly...
  • South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

    An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013. Lam Akol told The...
  • Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world

    British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union. In a speech that brought...
  • Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrest

    Togo will vote Saturday in an election that could see its president win a third five-year term, keeping his family in power for nearly 50 years. President Faure Gnassingbe assumed power in 2005 after his father, who ruled Togo for 38 years, died of a...
  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...
  • Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression

     Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression
    Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison without parole on charges related to the killing of 10 protesters. The verdict came five months after a court dropped charges against Morsi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak,...
  • South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

    Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Demonstrators walked through the center of Johannesburg, passing high-rise neighborhoods...
  • Migrant dies trying to enter Greece by land during floods

    Greek authorities say they have found the body of a migrant who apparently drowned during floods as he tried to illegally enter the country from Turkey. The unidentified young man's body was found Thursday near the banks of the Evros River on Greece's...