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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.


Related Topix: Burkina Faso, World News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Congo,


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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

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.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

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.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014


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.


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.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News

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.


Related Topix: Congo, Joseph Kabila

Brandon Sun

Freedom or freedoom? Spelling off course on Mandela T-shirts worn by Johannesburg cyclists

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honour on Sunday wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa,


Hijackers Drag Boy Trapped In Seatbelt To Death

A four-year-old boy has been dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa after his foot got stuck in a seatbelt.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Al Jazeera

'Thousands displaced' by Boko Haram assault

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

The Baltimore Sun

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighboring Congo Republic.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Congo, Denis Sassou-nguesso


With their dreams crushed, homes and businesses taken away,by...

Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country.


Related Topix: World News, Tanzania, Rwanda, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Paul Kagame


Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others, residents and security sources said.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Military, US Air Force

Bellingham Herald

South Africa winery experimenting with top-quality chenin blancs

The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. "A spotty lot," my tasting notes from 1994 called them.


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