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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Egypt truce plan unravels after new fighting
An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan, Gaza militants fired scores of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with more than a dozen air strikes.
Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls
The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her “sisters.”
Mentally ill inmates suffer disproportionately from a culture of brutality at New York's most notorious prison where it is common for guards to beat prisoners, The New York Times reported Monday.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Militia attacks rivals at main Libya airport
Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing in down, as Islamist militia attacked liberal rivals in their Tripoli bastion, in an intensifying power struggle.
Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.
South Africa's Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Sunday said he supported assisted dying for the terminally ill, the day after the Church's former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain.
Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Flooding and landslides during the Ivory Coast's rainy season have killed 39 people over the last month, officials said Friday.
Ugandan gorillas under threat, tourist dollars protect
Powerfully pushing through thick jungle, the mountain gorilla is fearless in the face of strangers on his territory, but the endangered ape is unaware the family group he guards survives by the thinnest of threads.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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