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Kenya: Gunmen Attack Coastal Village

Armed assailants attacked a village on Kenya's coast, stole guns from police reservists and burnt down a primary school, an official said on Friday, in the latest in a series of raids since mid-June that have killed about 100 people.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Escaped CROCODILE caused plane crash which killed British co-pilot, inquest is told

Chris Wilson, 39, and pilot Danny Philemotte were among 18 victims who died instantly on the domestic flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo A crocodile which escaped in an aircraft cabin may have caused a plane crash which killed the British co-pilot and 18 passengers, an inquest heard today.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom,


Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'

The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Gay/Lesbian

This is Oxfordshire

Worldwide mission to honour Thame's war heroes

A PROJECT to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War has begun in memory of all men from Thame who fought and died in conflicts over the past 120 years.


Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK, World News, Tanzania


No 'Stand Down' Order in Benghazi Attack

The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, World News, Libya, Hillary Clinton

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

The disease has infected more than 2,600 people and killed at least 60 since the first cases were reported in the capital, Juba, in May. Cholera outbreaks or alerts have been reported in nine of South Sudan's 10 states.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Sudan,


.com | Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News,


Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast

A local official says armed gunmen attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News

West Australian

Digital warriors battle to get African games on phones

Safari the warrior crouches in the bush - a digitised heroine from the new mobile phone game "Afro Fighters" that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the likes of Clash of Clans or Angry Birds on the world's handsets.


Related Topix: Electronics, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Nigeria, World News, Rovio Mobile, iPod touchiPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, Clash of Clans, Nintendo, iPhone and iPad App, Video Games, Angry Birds, DARK, Kalypso

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Leaf-Chronicle

No 'stand down' order came in Benghazi

The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a 'stand-down order' held back military assets that could have saved those killed Sept.11-12, 2012, in the Benghazi, Libya, attack on the U.S. consulate.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, World News, Libya

In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

There's growing concern in West Africa about the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed hundreds of people.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Impunity must end in C. African Republic: Amnesty

An international human rights group says fighters on both sides of the conflict in Central African Republic are escaping prosecution for war crimes.


Related Topix: Activism, Central African Republic, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

US sending $22 million more to aid South Sudan

The U.S. is sending an additional $22 million in humanitarian assistance to refugees and people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.


Related Topix: Sudan, South Sudan, World News


.com | More than half of foreign aid given to Africa - China

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe's political crisis in 2008.


Related Topix: Equatorial Guinea, World News

The Washington Post

South Africa denies parole to apartheid killer

The former head of a South African covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of people during white minority rule was denied parole because the families of his victims were not consulted, the government said Thursday.

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Ma'an News Agency

Egypt urges end to Gaza violence, plays down mediation

Egypt on Wednesday urged Israel and Hamas in Gaza to halt their escalating conflict but played down hopes of a Cairo-mediated truce.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Israel, Middle East,

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Nigeria Land FIFA Ban

FIFA has suspended Nigeria from all international football after the government sacked the executive committee of the country's football federation.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

New York Daily News

Second Benghazi CIA attack committed by different people: testimony

Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before.


Related Topix: Libya, World News

This Kenyan Runner Can't See But He Has A Far-Reaching Vision

When Henry Wanyoike and Joseph Kibunja first started running, it was out of necessity.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa Travel, Kenya Travel, Travel

Dutch forces tackle Mali threat

Dutch troops have joined a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali to meet a growing security threat from the region to the Netherlands, and Europe as a whole that "softer" approaches can no longer contain, the Dutch foreign minister said.


Related Topix: World News, Mali, Terrorism,