• Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

    Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls were loaded into vehicles by armed militants and driven off in the middle of the night, according to Nigerian officials.

  • Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

    Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she wrote him a  Valentine’s Day card with the words, “I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you,” a court heard Tuesday.

  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction” and a temporary problem.

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