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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Runners storm Athletics Kenya offices in corruption protest
Over 60 Kenyan athletes on Monday stormed the offices of Athletics Kenya (AK) offices to demand officials accused of corruption be sacked and for doping allegations to be properly investigated.
Ugandan gays hope the pope will speak out for them
Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda. Church leaders, however, are praying he'll avoid the issue altogether.
A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.
Monday, November 23, 2015
'We don't target civilians' in Yemen: coalition
The Saudi-led coalition's combat planning chief on Saturday defended the air war in Yemen against widespread international concern about high numbers of civilian casualties.
The Dutch ambassador to Sudan swam across the Nile in Khartoum on Saturday in a stunt that began as a bet to win more "likes" for her embassy's Facebook page.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
One killed in post-election protest in Haiti
One person was shot dead and another was wounded by a machete blow to the head Friday during post-election skirmishes that erupted in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.
Mali forces hunting 'more than 3' suspects after attack
Malian security forces were hunting "more than three" suspects on Saturday after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people plus two assailants, a military official said.
The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Mali awakes to state of emergency after hotel assault
BAMAKO, Mali -- Malians woke up Saturday to a state of emergency after Friday's shocking assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital, which a military commander said killed at least 20 people plus two assailants.
Islamic extremists attack hotel in Mali capital Bamako
Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.
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