Africa News

  • Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast

    CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning dozens, a coast guard spokesman said.

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  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday.

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  • Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

    Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks.

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  • U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

    By Will Dunham and Andrew Osborn WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened…

    Reuters
  • Injured Palu to miss Rugby Championships matches

    SYDNEY (AP) — Backrower Wycliff Palu will miss Australia's Rugby Championships matches in Argentina and South Africa because of concussion concerns.

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  • Fourth Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola

    Freetown (AFP) - A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, a top health official said, while a Dutch charity repatriated two doctors suspected of having been contaminated with the disease.

    AFP
  • Rights group urges Yemen to probe use of force

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international rights group urged Yemeni authorities on Sunday to investigate what it called "unnecessary use of lethal force" against demonstrators led by Shiite rebels in the capital who are demanding the reinstatement of fuel subsidies and the dismissal of the government.

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  • Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other species are under extreme threat.

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  • All Blacks' Nonu out for the rest of the year with a broken arm

    Wellington (AFP) - Sonny Bill Williams' return to the All Blacks frontline for their northern tour became easier on Sunday with confirmation that Ma'a Nonu isSonny Bill Williams out for the rest of the year with a broken arm.

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  • Ma'a Nonu to miss rest of year with arm injury

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks center Ma'a Nonu will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken arm during New Zealand's Rugby Championships win over South Africa on Saturday.

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  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S.…

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  • Polota-Nau set to miss rest of season with injury

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia front rower Tatafu Polota-Nau will likely miss the rest of the season and may require left ankle surgery after sustaining the injury in Australia's 32-25 Rugby Championship win Saturday over Argentina.

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  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

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  • Family of British hostage appeal to Islamic State to make contact

    The family of a British aid worker being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) jihadists have appealed to his captors to respond to their messages. David Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped last year while working for the French agency ACTED. The video contained…

    Reuters
  • Dutch Ebola doctors 'to be evacuated on Sunday'

    Two Dutch doctors feared to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone are set to be flown back to the Netherlands "as soon as possible", the foreign ministry said Saturday. The healthcare workers could be back home by Sunday afternoon "if all goes well", spokesman Harald…

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  • Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya.

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  • Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease.

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