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Students Protest Afrikaans Language use at South African Universities

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African university had to shut down its campuses Friday after violent protests over the use of Afrikaans as an official teaching language — a demonstration that echoed students' demands during apartheid decades ago. At the...

Protests Against India Student Leader’s Arrest Spread

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NEW DELHI (AP) — A protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across India on Thursday, with students and teachers in at least 10 cities demanding the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges...

1 Dead as Protests for Caste Benefits Turn Violent in India

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's paramilitary forces shot and killed one person on Friday as protests for government benefits turned violent in northern India, police said. Thousands of people belonging to the Jat agricultural community were protesting in Rohtak and...

Ghana: 61 Killed as Bus Collides with Tomato Truck

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck in central Ghana killed 61 people in the deadliest road accident in recent memory, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The accident occurred Wednesday night in...

Riot at Prison in Northern Mexico Leaves 49 Inmates Dead

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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years. No escapes were...

Drought-Stricken Zimbabwe Declares State of Disaster

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MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Thin like their owners, cattle wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for food. In this drought-stricken area of Zimbabwe, some people allege that...

More Sex Abuse by UN Troops Alleged in C. African Republic

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. peacekeepers late last year in Central African Republic, and the world body announced that, following...

Egyptian Christian Students Stand Trial for Allegedly Insulting Islam

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CAIRO (AP) — Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that reflect lingering religious intolerance and...

Official: Starvation in South Sudan as Peace Process Stalls

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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The head of an international group monitoring South Sudan's peace process said Tuesday that people are starving in the country's Western Equatoria state as the government and rebels delay forming a transitional government to...

Boko Haram Burns Kids Alive in Nigeria, 86 Dead: Officials

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DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by...

UN: More Child Sex Abuse Cases by European Troops in Africa

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform...

Kenyans Honor Muslim Man who Shielded Christians in Attack

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are donating to the family of a Muslim man who was fatally wounded by Islamic extremists while shielding Christians during an attack on a bus. On Twitter the hashtag HeroSalah has been trending as some...

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