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Monday, December 8, 2014
U.S. officials have said they had no choice but to launch a special forces rescue operation in Yemen that ended with al-Qaida killing an American photojournalist and a South African teacher.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hostages killed in US rescue attempt
An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid U.S. President Barack Obama said he ordered over an “imminent danger” to the reporter.
Star-gazers flock to Africa's darkest place
Not many tourist spots boast of being dark and difficult to get to, but the Namib desert is one of a number of remote “Dark Sky Reserves” drawing in stargazers for a celestial safari.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor dropped all “crimes against humanity” charges against Kenya's president on Friday for lack of evidence, highlighting the court's problems in bringing to justice the high-ranking officials it has accused of atrocities.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
An Egyptian court condemned 188 people to death Tuesday over a deadly attack on police, as the prosecution said it will appeal the acquittal of ex-President Hosni Mubarak over protester deaths.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Kenya security chiefs ousted after new Shebab massacre
Kenya's interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.
Islamic extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to announce a security shakeup Tuesday, firing his Interior Minister and accepting the resignation of the national police chief.
ICC rejects Congolese warlord's appeal
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday upheld Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga's conviction for using child soldiers in his rebel army, handing down its first-ever appeals verdict.
Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and educator Radwa Ashour, who used her often deeply personal writing style to champion human rights issues, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Suspected Islamic extremists struck two state capitals in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, with twin blasts at a crowded market and the destruction of a police base.
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