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    Nigerian Extremists Kill Dozens of Civilians in Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death about 90 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a Cameroonian border town near Nigeria, officials in Cameroon said Thursday. Some...

    Extremists Attack Biggest City in Northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar...

    Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian City, Scores Killed –Again!

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same...

    For First-time Visitor, Havana is Charming – and Complicated

    HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. In my hotel room, the soft sound of guitars enters from the balcony. In...

    Survivors Describe Nigeria Relentless Killings

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered "like insects." The...

    69 People Die after Drinking Contaminated Beer in Mozambique

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's government declared three days of mourning starting Monday after 69 people died from drinking contaminated traditional beer at a funeral over the weekend. Northeast Tete province Health, Women and Social...

    Official: Paris Unity Rally Largest in French History

    PARIS (AP) — The French Interior Ministry says Paris rally for unity against terrorism is the largest demonstration in France's history. Calling the rally "unprecedented," the ministry says the demonstrators are so numerous they spread...

    Prosecutor: Paris Grocery Gunman Linked to 3rd Shooting

    PARIS (AP) — The shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages...

    Amnesty: Nigeria Massacre Deadliest in History of Boko Haram

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre"...

    French Police Kill Gunmen in Twin Attacks, Free 16 Hostages

    PARIS (AP) — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who...

    France Faces 2 Hostage-Taking Attacks; 1 on Kosher Market

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and...

    High Pass Rate in South African Schools Hides Challenges

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are celebrating news that 76 percent of high school students have passed final exams, an announcement televised live during prime time Monday evening, but the figure disguises that nearly...

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