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3 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

8 hrs ago | 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.

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

12 hrs ago | Abiwacu

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.

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

16 hrs ago | Reuters

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.

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

20 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Wine, Drink

Yesterday | WLNE-TV Providence

3 killed as Libyan militias fight over airport

Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one... Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Murphy's Romance, Comedy Movies, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Garner

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Pair appeal over rendition ruling

A Libyan politician and his wife are appealing today against a High Court decision to throw out damages actions brought over their rendition to Tripoli.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News, Terrorism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

The Baltimore Sun

Gunmen kill at least four in Kenyan port city, scatter leaflets

Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said.

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Related Topix: Kenya, World News,

The Baltimore Sun

South Sudan ceasefire under threat as rebels, government troops clash

South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan

Tri-cityherald.com

UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said Sunday the attack on Nassir by forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, is the most serious resumption of hostilities since the leaders of warring factions made fresh commitments in May to adhere to a peace agreement.

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Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

KMIZ

Fighting intensifies in Libya

Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

2 killed as Libya militias fight over airport

At least two people were killed on Sunday when a stray rocket hit their house as rival Libyan militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli's international airport, a security official said.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Al Bawaba

Redirecting subsidy spending? France wins $1.35 billion military contract in Egypt

Once a top recipient of US military aid, Egypt lost most of its $1.3 billion a year package after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Reuters

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

Tunisia on Saturday launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country's border with Algeria.

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali

The Baltimore Sun

After clashes, rush after some Tripoli flights resume

Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Syracuse, NY, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The Modesto Bee

Tom Hanks in Egypt to film 'Hologram for the King'

MENA reported Saturday that Hanks will film scenes for "A Hologram for the King" in diving areas off the coast.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Modesto, CA

Al Jazeera

African migrants suffocate on voyage to Italy

Italian rescuers have found 18 bodies on a boat carrying hundreds of asylum-seekers and another died while being evacuated, the ANSA news agency reports.

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Related Topix: Europe, Italy, World News, Libya,

Daily Reporter

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in Central African Republic.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, Joseph Kony

ABC News

Kenya Red Cross: 7 Die in Militant Attack on Coast

Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, the Kenya Red Cross said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Kenya, World News

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