Blaise Compaoré, the African peacemaker who faced rebellion at homeHaving spent years burnishing his credentials as Africa's peacemaker, Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaoré may never get a chance to broker a peace deal in his o...
Branson's Virgin spaceship crashes in California desert, killing pilotA commercial spacecraft being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, kil...
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Video appears to show Egyptian army torturing civilians in Sinai desertA video has emerged of men in military dress torturing two civilians, one of whom is bloodied, in a village in Egypt’s Sinai desert. All signs point to the Egyptian army’s culpabil...
Army takes over as Burkina Faso leader steps downThe head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaoré resigned amid mass protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.
USA - Mexico: A danger-ridden borderIt’s one of the most porous borders in the world. Each month, abetted by smugglers working with drug cartels, thousands of Hispanic immigrants try to cross the frontier between Mex...
Video: Kinshasa remembers 'Rumble in the Jungle’, 40 years onForty years ago, in the stifling heat of Kinshasa, Muhammad Ali toppled the fearsome George Foreman and recaptured his heavyweight title in one of boxing’s most memorable moments.
US judge rejects strict limits on Ebola nurseDeclaring Ebola fears in the United States “not entirely rational,” a judge rejected Maine’s bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but t...
Fire forces French public radio off airThe headquarters of French public radio network Radio France were evacuated Friday after a fire broke out at the iconic circular building in Paris.
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