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  • Piracy brings down the curtain on Zimbabwe's cinemas

    When the country's censors blacked out scenes from the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," many Zimbabwean movie lovers couldn't care less. They soon had another option, which was more explicit and cheaper. The...
  • Dutch hostage freed from Mali militants thanks French troops

    A Dutch train driver held for more than three years by Islamic militants said Thursday he stayed fit during his captivity by working out with improvised equipment and ate pasta so often that he doesn't want to see another plate of it any time soon. Sjaak...
  • Fleeing violence, hundreds of Yemenis shelter in Djibouti

    Moe than 300 Yemenis fleeing violence at home have arrived in Djibouti, an official with the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, and other refugees were seeking shelter elsewhere in the Horn of Africa. The agency has already registered 243 people, most...
  • S Sudan accuses Sudan of dropping bombs across the border

    Four people were killed and nine others wounded in an apparent Sudanese airstrike on South Sudanese territory, a South Sudanese government official said Thursday. Sudan is to blame because it is the only neighboring country with "the history of this type...
  • Kenyan Cardinal urges compassion for extremist killers

    Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a morgue where victims' bodies are being kept. Cardinal...
  • Violence in Egypt's Sinai kills 11 civilians, 2 soldiers

    Military officials say 11 civilians and two soldiers have been killed in three attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai. The officials said a mortar landed Wednesday on a residential area south of Sheik Zweid, a town in northern Sinai, hitting a house...
  • Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine

    Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine
    An Ebola vaccine being developed by Baltimore company Profectus BioSciences is effective against the strain of the virus that has ravaged West Africa, research to be published Thursday suggests — a milestone the company says is a first in the race...
  • Day before critical election, Nigerian military claims to destroy Boko Haram HQ

    Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...
  • Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

    In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa....
  • Al-Shabab militants kill 147 at university in Kenya

    Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. The...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...