- Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack Updated: Sep-02-15 1:04 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels.
- Anti-government protests resume in Burundi Updated: Sep-02-15 12:09 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.
- Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda Updated: Sep-02-15 5:58 am
MUBENDE, Uganda - Â Â Â The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night with demolition hammers.Â When they emerge at the end of a shift, the miners carry stone samples that will be examined for the dark veins that suggest presence of gold.Â
- Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change Updated: Sep-01-15 4:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali.
- Kenya celebrates athletes but more doping probes underway Updated: Sep-01-15 7:29 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Some of Kenya's newly crowned track and field world champions returned home on Tuesday and were ferried to a celebratory breakfast in a convoy of limousines bearing the logo "Hotbed of Champions."
- Mozambique: Journalists, academic found guilty of defamation Updated: Aug-31-15 1:53 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post.
- South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger Updated: Aug-31-15 1:34 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement.
- The Latest: Coe gets to work right away as IAAF president Updated: Aug-30-15 1:05 pm
BEIJING - The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):
- Moving on: US bobbles a relay, starts thinking about Rio Updated: Aug-30-15 12:59 pm
BEIJING - For the world's best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.
- Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed Updated: Aug-29-15 1:44 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- Israel releases African migrants from detention center Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm
HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.
- No rushing Rudisha: Patience contributes to 2nd world title Updated: Aug-25-15 12:11 pm
BEIJING - This world title came in a tactical race for David Rudisha, so very unlike the wire-to-wire run at the London Olympics that earned him a gold medal and a world record in the 800 meters.
- Burwash leads Bowling Green, Kentucky, at LLWS Updated: Aug-24-15 10:59 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Carolina, 4-3.
- With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation Updated: Aug-23-15 4:38 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.
- Venezuela advances past Uganda 7-0 in LLWS Updated: Aug-23-15 1:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Luis Castillo pitched a one-hit shutout and also hit a two-run home run as Venezuela beat Uganda 7-0 on Sunday to advance to the International winner's bracket final at the Little League World Series.
- 2 ambulances from Michigan sent to eastern Africa's Kenya Updated: Aug-22-15 1:38 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Two ambulances once used by emergency medical personnel in Michigan have been sent to Kenya in eastern Africa.
- Kenyans struggle, teen from Eritrea wins marathon at worlds Updated: Aug-22-15 1:47 am
BEIJING - The mighty Kenyan marathoners wilted in the heat and humidity of Beijing, with the current world-record holder dropping out late and none of them finishing anywhere near the podium - or even in the top 20, for that matter.
- Uganda beats Dominican Republic 4-1 in Little League WS Updated: Aug-21-15 12:45 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Francis Alemo hit a two-run double and also earned the win pitching as Uganda opened the Little League World Series Friday with a 4-1 win over the Dominican Republic.
- Suspected ivory smuggler released on bond by Kenyan court Updated: Aug-21-15 12:25 pm
MOMBASA, Kenya - A Kenyan court released the suspected leader of an ivory trafficking ring on bail Friday, causing an uproar among conservationists who fear he may flee or tamper with witnesses.
- Burundi president unexpectedly sworn in Updated: Aug-20-15 11:28 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - With little fanfare or a public announcement beforehand, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term on Thursday in this central African country which has been plagued by political violence.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Aug-20-15 10:56 am
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- South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.
- ICC judges to reconsider Kenya's lack of cooperation Updated: Aug-19-15 5:43 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court say a lower panel of judges must reconsider its decision not to report Kenya to the court's government body for failing to fully cooperate with prosecutors seeking evidence against the country's president.