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  • Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

    Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. A crackdown by Ugandan police on suspected Islamic extremists has sent a current of fear...
  • Cuba no longer belongs on terror list

    Cuba  no longer belongs  on terror list
    The naysayers have been all over President Obama for his decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. We can understand the emotion involved for Cuban-American members of Congress, including Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio,...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Year of the Woman Trap

    Hillary Clinton: The Year of the Woman Trap
    Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor. Already, women I know report that they're feeling the heat from their more-...
  • Congo government ready to exhume bodies from mass grave

    Congo's government is ready to exhume the bodies of more than 400 people buried in a mass grave in March following allegations of killings, a minister said Thursday. Police, judiciary and the administration have opened inquests into the burial of 421...
  • Court rules judge lacked authority over Yelp information

    A Virginia judge lacked authority to order the website Yelp to reveal the names of people who posted negative comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision in the closely watched Internet free-speech...
  • Inside Yarmouk: Islamic State deepens Palestinian misery

    For weeks, Islamic State militants, aided by Al Nusra Front, waged a street war in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp against Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis, an anti-government battalion. Snipers targeted anything that moved. The Syrian government also launched...
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...
  • US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

    About 300 US Army paratroopers on Friday arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by Moscow and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels. The troops, from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade,...
  • Chinese journalist, 71, accused of leaking secrets gets 7 years in prison

    Chinese journalist, 71, accused of leaking secrets gets 7 years in prison
    A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a 71-year-old journalist to seven years in prison on charges of leaking state secrets in a case denounced by human rights groups as politically motivated and arbitrary.  Gao Yu was accused of sending an internal...
  • LGBT-rights group urges Guam governor to allow gay marriage

    The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. Guam's attorney general on Wednesday said government officials should...
  • Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'

    Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'
    The evening was closing in when the first few shots sounded. Men locked up their little shops and ran, looking for safety. Women in the streets quickly finished their conversations, then scurried home and locked their doors. Abubakar Shekau, commander...