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  • Africa is more than disease and terrorism, says African Union leader

    When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
  • Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa

    Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
  • Houston art exhibit showcases Gandhi and history of nonviolence

    HOUSTON Reuters) - A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled "Hiroshima." Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang...
  • Once shunned by US, Indian premier arrives in Washington as rock star

    WASHINGTON Nearly a decade ago, Narendra Modi was banned from entering the United States after he was blamed for failing to stop a series of deadly riots against a minority group in the Indian state of Gujarat. On Monday, Modi, now the extremely...
  • China's Ai Weiwei brings dissident message to Churchill castle

    WOODSTOCK England (Reuters) - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei could not be at Blenheim Palace for the opening of an exhibition of his work on Friday, but his message came through loud and clear. Earlier this week a massive show including Ai's...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • China sentences Uighur professor to life in prison on separatism charge

    A Beijing economics professor who had become China’s most prominent critic of government policies toward the nation’s Uighur ethnic minority was convicted on charges of separatism Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison. The trial of Ilham...
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

    JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a smooth-shaven father figure who favors Western suits...
  • For followers of Nigeria's 'Prophet', building collapse was 'Satan's work'

    LAGOS (Reuters) - For supporters of "Prophet" TB Joshua, one of Africa's best-known Christian preachers, the death of at least 80 of his congregation under the rubble of a Lagos guesthouse that collapsed a week ago was no construction accident. "The...
  • Special Report: Scots warm to the power of Yes

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often...