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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.
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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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.
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.
The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office has said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 03:47 am
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