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African Union troops kill Shebab commanders

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

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5 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali

Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

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Related Topix: Burkina Faso, World News, Blaise Compaore, Middle East, Lebanon, Air Accidents

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12

Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts that targeted a prominent politician and sheik on Wednesday rose.

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Tri-cityherald.com

UN urges quick implementation of CAR cease-fire

A press statement approved by all 15 council members welcomed Wednesday's signing in neighboring Republic of Congo but stressed that the agreement is only "a first step" to ensure "durable peace, respect for human rights, protection of civilians and the rule of law."

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Egypt, TX, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Tri-cityherald.com

Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

Two men, one armed with a pistol, rounded the corner of a building along Kuze Road in the Old Town area in Mombasa, shooting dead a German woman and wounding a Ugandan man, said police official Geoffrey Maiyek.

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USA Today

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Passenger plane disappears from radar after takeoff in West Africa

ALGIERS, Algeria -- An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar early Thursday, the official Algerian news agency said.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

UN agency rankings of humanity's progress

In its annual report on human development, the United Nations Development Program ranks 187 countries based on measures such as the health and longevity of their people, education and income, and personal security.

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Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

Brandon Sun

Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Al-Jazeera colleagues did the 'devil's' job:judge

An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Journalism, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

Journal Gazette

Blood supplies in slump

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, World News, Angola

KHOU-TV Houston

Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.

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2 bombs kill at least 25 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annual Ramadan speech for thousands of faithful in an outdoor service.

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RTE.ie

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office has said.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Saado Ali Warsame, who also was a popular singer of Somali folk music, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near her car as she was being driven to a hotel, said Somali police Capt.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WHTC

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce deman...

The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), Egypt

Andover Advertiser

World terror deaths rise by a third

The number of people killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third in the past year, British experts have found.

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ABC News

Parents of Abducted Girls, Escapees Meet President

President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

The Washington Post

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.

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Related Topix: Congo, Joseph Kabila

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