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    US Conducts 6 Airstrikes Against Somalia Extremists, 62 Dead

    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued...

    Ebola Survivors Returning Home to Fear, Stigma in Congo

    By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Leoni Kahumbu remembers the night her 15-year-old daughter, Pascaline, first showed signs of Ebola. She found her fainted on the bathroom floor,...

    Zimbabwe to US Critics: ‘Go and Hang on a Banana Tree’

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. critics of Zimbabwe's human rights record "can go and hang on a banana tree," a Zimbabwean official said in comments published Tuesday, while he also indicated that the southern...

    Swedish Culture Minister Outraged as 2 Women Pressured to Leave Nobel Group

    By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that...

    Call For End To Social Media Abuse of Duchesses Meghan, Kate

    By GREGORY KATZ ,  Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's press is urging social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Palace officials have been...

    Zimbabwe President Doubles Price of Gas As Fuel Crisis Bites

    By FARAI MUTSAKA,  Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs...

    Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

    By PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking...

    Bill Gates Announces Plan to Invest Additional $5 Billion in Africa

    Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged $5 billion toward improving health in Africa over the next five years. Gates made the announcement on July 17 while delivering the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at...

    Mother’s Plea: Swap Captive Girls for Boko Haram Militants

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed Monday for Nigeria's president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange for the more than 200 girls held captive, as the...

    Survivors of Ivory Coast Attack Describe Confusion and Fear

    GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (AP) — Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless civilians at a beachfront resort...

    Sudan Activists Call for ‘Justice’ For Killed Protesters

    By Fay Abuelgasim and Samy Magdy, The Associated Press Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities July 13 to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal...

    Wonder Woman Dumped as a Special UN Ambassador after Uproar

    NEW YORK (AP) — The comic book heroine Wonder Woman has been abruptly fired from her honorary ambassador job at the United Nations following protests from both inside and outside the world organization that...

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