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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An international aid group says a driver is dead and six people are missing after suspected extremists ambushed a convoy in northeastern Nigeria. An Action Against Hunger statement says the convoy was heading to the border community of Damasak on Thursday when the ambush occurred. Country director Shashwat Saraf says the […]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Franck Louissaint sighed and frowned as he stepped onto his patio and flung aside shower curtains protecting a painting by a former voodoo priest who became a renowned Haitian artist. The painting from the 1960s once depicted a seemingly joyous voodoo spirit known as a loa, but it warped into something […]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president has launched what officials call Africa’s largest wind farm, a project that is reducing electricity costs in a bid to attract investors to East Africa’s commercial hub. President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is the only African nation to reach the goal of making renewable energy 75 percent of […]
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people. Two officials said the incident occurred overnight on the base in Amerli, in Iraq’s northern Salaheddin province. Speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, they said […]
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting Islamic militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insurgents. Officials said that Egypt’s air force on Friday hit more than 100 mountainous hideouts of militant groups in the city of El-Arish and the small town of Bir al-Abd. The […]
Dozens of Hong Kong protesters involved in the ransacking of the city’s Legislative Council this month have arrived in Taiwan to seek asylum, the Apple Daily newspaper reported. About 30 protesters have already landed in Taiwan, while as many as 30 others – and possibly more – are planning to try soon, the Hong Kong […]
As the economic crisis deepens in Lebanon, so has the public's distrust in the ability of the old political class, widely viewed as corrupt and steeped in personal rivalries, to tackle major reform. Lawmakers were planning a final vote Friday.
"Earth is running a fever that won't break thanks to climate change," North Carolina state climatologist Kathie Dello said in an email. "This won't be the last record warm summer month that we will see."
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups Thursday to ban a widely used pesticide that has been linked to neurological damage in children, even though a federal court said last year there was “no justification” for such a decision. In a notice to the Federal Register on […]