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Nigeria: 100-plus kidnapped students freeNigerian military says almost all 129 female students kidnapped by Islamic extremists are free
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Goodness Adams, a 10-month-old victim of Monday's bomb explosion, sits in an ambulance at Asokoro hospital to be taken to be reunited with her mother at the Wuse hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The baby, lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is to be reunited Wednesday with her critically wounded mother, a Nigerian newspaper reported. Goodness, is being cared for at the hospital where it was presumed her mother was among the 75 dead victims of Monday's explosion, reported The Daily Trust. But family members found the mother, Gloria Adams, in another hospital. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria20 more killed in villages as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria with 4 attacks in 3 days
The Associated Press1 hour ago
June Steenkamp, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens to forensic evidence being given in the murder case of Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
Pistorius defense tries to rebuild caseUnder prosecutor's aggressive challenge, Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 11,  2012,  Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga National Park director and chief warden, poses at the park headquarters in Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded. Three gunmen ambushed de Merode on Tuesday, April 15 according spokeswoman Joanna Natasegara. A statement on the park's website said he was traveling between Goma, a main city in the east near Rwanda's border, and Rumangabo at the time Natasegara said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay,File)
Protector of vast African park shot and woundedBelgian royalty who protects Africa's oldest national park and its animals is shot and wounded
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo taken July 24, 2013 Michelle Faul, the veteran foreign correspondent named by The Associated Press to head its bureau in Lagos, Nigeria, with the newborn baby of Naimot Alabi , right, at Island Maternity Hospital while reporting on progress in child birth and maternal health care in the country. Faul, 57, joined the AP in her native Zimbabwe in 1983 and has reported for the news cooperative from bases in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Kenya and Ivory Coast. (AP Photo.Sunday Alamba)
AP names Nigeria chief of bureauAP names Michelle Faul as chief of bureau for Nigeria
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capitalResponding to extremist threat in Somalia, UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Tuesday April 15, 2014 photo, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.The president of Tanzania is warning armed groups operating in eastern Congo to lay down their arms or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said)
Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarmAP Interview: Tanzanian president warns Congo rebel groups to disarm or be hunted down
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelledPlanned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled; gov't says gay crimes not a big problem
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam projectGunmen kill 9, wound 7 in attack on bus in Ethiopia near construction of new Nile dam
The Associated Press14 hours ago
State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in TogoState television says 48 dead when bus and truck collide in Togo; 15 badly injured
The Associated Press1 day ago
Paramedics treat a victim of Monday's explosion at Asokoro hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with dozens feared dead as the blast destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The Monday attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
Violence surges from Islamic uprising in NigeriaNigeria's Islamic uprising spreads, raising doubts about military's effort to contain violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands as he listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, had earlier finished. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)
Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trialExperts: Prosecution made gains in Pistorius cross-examination, but defense can turn it around
The Associated Press1 day ago
An man looks at burnt out cars and buses at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014, with at least 72 feared dead as the blast destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned.  The attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before.(AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus stationHealth minister: 75 dead, 141 wounded in explosion at busy bus station in Nigerian capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimesWearing handcuffs, Rwandan musician admits to crimes at police news conference
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fighting threatens an oil center in South SudanFighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan; 5 workers at Russian oil company wounded
The Associated Press1 day ago
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