- Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony Updated: Mar-07-14 6:11 pm
- Women from Tunisia chosen for Bush fellowship Updated: Mar-07-14 5:36 pm
- UN criticizes violence against Egypt protesters Updated: Mar-07-14 5:31 pm
- Saudi Arabia names Brotherhood a terrorist group Updated: Mar-07-14 2:37 pm
- Wounded South Sudan rebels fear hospital Updated: Mar-07-14 1:58 pm
- Kenya president and cabinet take pay cuts Updated: Mar-07-14 1:58 pm
- Statue of Egypt pharoanic princess found in Luxor Updated: Mar-07-14 1:28 pm
- 3 killed trying to escape Central African Republic Updated: Mar-07-14 12:40 pm
- Militant grip transforms, terrorizes Syrian city Updated: Mar-07-14 11:47 am
- More than 6,000 Mozambicans displaced by fighting Updated: Mar-07-14 9:17 am
- Mozambique braces for more flooding Updated: Mar-07-14 9:07 am
- Farmers urged to prep for possible aphid attack Updated: Mar-07-14 6:59 am
- Entrepreneurship grows in Egypt's flailing economy Updated: Mar-07-14 2:11 am
- Review: 'Peabody & Sherman' a sweet, geeky jaunt Updated: Mar-06-14 6:28 pm
- A Gadhafi son is extradited to Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 5:13 pm
- Tunisia ends state of emergency after 3 years Updated: Mar-06-14 3:57 pm
- US hosts Azerbaijan, Turkey, Nigeria in warmups Updated: Mar-06-14 3:57 pm
- C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- World diplomats seek to stabilize Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
- 4 accused gays whipped in north Nigerian court Updated: Mar-06-14 1:05 pm
- Skeletons uncovered in mass graves in Somalia Updated: Mar-06-14 12:47 pm
- Mozambique opposition wants foreign mediation Updated: Mar-06-14 8:41 am
- Nigeria gets new defense minister Updated: Mar-06-14 7:55 am
- Australian parents shocked as son caged in Egypt Updated: Mar-06-14 4:23 am
- Neymar hat trick, Ronaldo record in WCup warmups Updated: Mar-06-14 12:29 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death.
DALLAS - Former first lady Laura Bush on Friday introduced a group of women from Tunisia as the latest participants in the George W. Bush Institute's fellowship program that helps women in the Middle East and North Africa hone leadership skills.
CAIRO - A group of 27 countries on the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed concerns Friday over the Egyptian government's wide-scale use of violence against opposition protesters, the first reprimand from the international body since a bloody crackdown on dissent in the country begab.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia identified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group along with al-Qaida and others Friday, warning those who join them or support them they could face five to 30 years in prison.
BOR, South Sudan - Satine Riek remembers the sting as the bullet pierced his leg. The 26-year-old soldier, who recently defected from South Sudan's army, was shot last month when government troops recaptured the town of Bor.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president Friday announced that he and his entire cabinet will take pay cuts as part of austerity measures to reduce the country's rising wage bill.
CAIRO - Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoanic princess, dating from approximately 1350 B.C., outside the southern city of Luxor.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Mahamat Nour and his two friends knew they had to flee the capital of Central African Republic, where mobs decapitate Muslims in the streets and mutilate their corpses.
BEIRUT - Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambican Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina says attacks by the opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo have displaced more than 6,000 people in the central parts of the country.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambican officials warn that the country may suffer flooding in the central and southern parts of the country that could be worse than floods that ravaged large parts of the southern African country in 2000.
WINNSBORO, Louisiana - LSU AgCenter scientists are warning Louisiana farmers about a new pest infiltrating sorghum crops, and urging them to be on the lookout.
CAIRO - In Egypt's newest reality television show, contestants sold fruit juice from push carts in Cairo's busiest market and later organized a desert safari for tourists, hustling to make sales in the capital's crowded streets.
Animated films have seen their share of uptight dads - the most memorable being merman Triton and his strict rule over daughter Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" and the over-protective caveman Grug in the prehistoric journey "The Croods." Mr. Peabody the dog in the charming "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is no different.
TRIPOLI, Libya - One of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, was extradited on Thursday to Libya from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father's regime crumbled in 2011, bringing cheers from Libyans as the government prepares to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gadhafi's rule.
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president on Thursday lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since the outbreak of a popular revolution three years ago, and a top military chief said soldiers stationed in some of the country's most sensitive areas will return to their barracks.
CHICAGO - The United States will prepare for the World Cup with home exhibition games against Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria.
UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.
ROME - World diplomats worked Thursday to help Libya create a stable government and more secure environment amid the violence and growing political tensions that have festered since Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbled in 2011.
LAGOS, Nigeria - Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said.
HARGEISA, Somalia - An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago. Tens of thousands of skeletons may lie in mass graves here, on the northern edge of Somalia, where many want to see justice prevail, even if delayed.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo revived its demand for foreign mediation of ongoing talks with the government aimed at ending renewed hostilities between the two old foes.
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's president has appointed a retired general from the mainly Muslim north to be the new minister of defense as the country confronts an increasing number of ever-deadlier attacks by Islamic extremists staging an uprising in the northeast.
BRISBANE, Australia - The parents of an Australian journalist jailed in Egypt said Thursday they were haunted and depressed by images of their son caged in a Cairo courtroom.
Neymar scored his second international hat trick to lead Brazil over South Africa 5-0 Wednesday night and Cristiano Ronaldo had a pair of goals to set Portugal's career scoring record in a 5-1 win over Cameroon as all 32 World Cup teams prepared for the tournament.