- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 3:22 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion Updated: Jul-31-15 2:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Federal authorities say they've now been contacted by a representative for the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe.
- Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality Updated: Jul-31-15 2:22 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.
- Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery Updated: Jul-31-15 1:37 pm
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion - Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to.
- NBA in Africa: Visiting Mandela's house and planning safaris Updated: Jul-31-15 1:36 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Chris Paul keeps waking up in his hotel at 3 a.m. because of jet-lag and is wiped, though it hasn't stopped him getting out and visiting the house where Nelson Mandela lived.
- Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election Updated: Jul-31-15 1:04 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's long-serving president on Friday declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying the country needs him to stick around to continue its economic development.
- Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda Updated: Jul-31-15 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.
- UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 12:17 pm
- Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls Updated: Jul-31-15 12:09 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.
- US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project Updated: Jul-31-15 11:56 am
LONDON - A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- Official: 2 Indians held near Libya's Sirte town, 2 safe Updated: Jul-31-15 9:35 am
NEW DELHI - Four Indian nationals were detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India's foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men.
- Tunisia's president extends state of emergency 2 more months Updated: Jul-31-15 8:52 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's presidency on Friday extended the country's state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.
- Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert Updated: Jul-31-15 8:46 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.
- Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions Updated: Jul-31-15 8:36 am
ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions.
- South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 am
JOHANNESBURG - A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.
- Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible Updated: Jul-31-15 6:31 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?
- Suicide bomber kills 10 at Maiduguri market in north Nigeria Updated: Jul-31-15 6:13 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A suicide bomber killed about 10 people at a crowded market early Friday in a blast that thundered across the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
- Mavericks sign 7-2 Tunisian center Salah Mejri Updated: Jul-30-15 11:27 pm
DALLAS - The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.
- Details about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe Updated: Jul-30-15 6:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency asked Walter Palmer to "contact us immediately."
- Hawks coach enjoying time in Africa after hectic summer Updated: Jul-30-15 6:04 pm
ATLANTA - After a hectic start to the summer, Mike Budenholzer is doing important work in Africa while relishing some quality time with his wife and kids.
- Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram Updated: Jul-30-15 4:51 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday.
- The Latest: US agents trying to reach man who killed lion Updated: Jul-30-15 4:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota big-game hunter and his guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion (all times are Central):
- Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery Updated: Jul-30-15 4:28 pm
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion - Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand.