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  • Known to police, Tunisia attackers had trained in Libya

    Known to police, Tunisia attackers had trained in Libya
    Radicalized, trained in Libya, and already in police files, the two young men who shot dead 21 people at a renowned Tunisian museum embody what many see as the main threat to this North African country bent on building democracy. Celebrating the 59th...
  • Liberia officials: New patient tests positive for Ebola

    A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African nation had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak,...
  • Cruise lines stop Tunisia visits after museum attack

    Two cruise lines suspended visits to Tunisia on Thursday after 17 passengers from their ships were killed in the museum attack, delivering an immediate economic blow to the North African country. Passengers of Mediterranean cruise lines Costa Crociere...
  • Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

    Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution
    A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution. Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw...
  • Army chief warns of IS spread to Europe if Libya gets no aid

    Libya's army chief, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, warned in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that Europe will face infiltration by Islamic State group militants from Libya if the West fails to support his forces with arms and ammunition. The...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia attack

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack that killed 21 people at a museum. But Tunisian authorities said the two slain gunmen had no clear links to extremists, and analysts said existing militant cells are merely being...
  • Cruise lines suspend Tunis stops after terror attack

    Cruise lines suspend Tunis stops after terror attack
    MSC Cruises is canceling its remaining summer 2015 port calls to Tunis, Tunisia, after Wednesday's terror attack at the Bordo National Museum. The midday museum attack killed nearly two dozen people, some of whom were passengers aboard its MSC Splendida...
  • Civil society groups: Rebels kill 4 civilians in east Congo

    Rebels in eastern Congo have killed at least four civilians as they fled a Congolese army operation, a representative of civil society groups said Thursday. Fighters from the Allied Defense Forces-NALU attacked three villages in region around the town of...
  • UN envoy opens 'decisive phase' in Libya peace talks

    The U.N. special envoy to Libya said on Friday that the museum attack in Tunisia adds a sense of urgency to the ongoing talks between Libya's rival factions and warned that the chaos in Libya could destabilize the whole region. Since the ouster and...
  • Emails show U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

    Emails show U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency
    By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds to treat patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the World...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE TUNIS GUNMEN GOT THEIR TRAINING A top Tunisian security official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum trained in...