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Arms dealer convicted in LA of trying to buy, sell missilesAuthorities say a black-market arms dealer who tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been convicted of conspiracy in Los Angeles
The Associated Press9 hours ago
UN chief reports significant results against rebels in CongoThe U.N. peacekeeping chief says a joint military operation by U.N. and Congolese forces to rout rebels from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE  - In this Sunday, May 1, 2016 file photo, former circus lions walk inside an enclosure at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, South Africa, after 33 rescued lions from various circuses in Peru and Colombia were relocated to live out the rest of their lives in the private sanctuary. More than two-dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute. Animal Defenders International, a group that airlifted the lions to South Africa in 2016, secured a court order in Nov. 2018 allowing the removal of the lions from the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
South American circus lions still unsettled in South AfricaMore than two dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Spectators look at a burnt out bus after a bus accident in Gwanda about 550 kilometres south of the capital Harare, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Police in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident on Thursday night. (AP Photo)
Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killedPolice in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Police say a bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed more than 40 people and injured at least 20, some with severe burnsPolice say a bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed more than 40 people and injured at least 20, some with severe burns
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebelsThe United Nations says eight U.N. peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo's northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the U.N. Security Council said late Thursday
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 Navy SEALs and 2 Marines charged in Green Beret's deathTwo U.S. Navy SEALs and two Marines have been charged in the 2017 death of an Army Green Beret while they were stationed in the African country of Mali
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says 7 peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in an operation against rebels in CongoUN says 7 peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in an operation against rebels in Congo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to TanzaniaDenmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game parkSouth Sudan is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, a move that officials say will make the seat of government more accessible to the people, the government said on Wednesday
The Associated Press1 day ago
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at Tangiers' airport for a one day visit to Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco's first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP)
Morocco unveils Africa's first ever high speed train lineFrench President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI are inaugurating his country's first high-speed rail line in Morocco, the first ever high speed train in in the African continent
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on SomaliaThe U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries
The Associated Press2 days ago
Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fightingCameroon's military says it has killed least 30 separatists in the past few days in the country's restive North West region
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attackUgandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 file photo presidential hopeful Andry Rajoelina, casts his vote at a polling station in Antananarivo, Madagascar. A runoff is likely between two former presidents, Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from 70 percent of polling stations. (AP Photo/Kabir Dhanji, File)
Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential raceA runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations
The Associated Press2 days ago
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