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  • High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

    High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb
    CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported.
  • U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

    U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in...

    Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory

    Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory
    CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief...

    Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness

    Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An expert witness called by the defense team of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified about bullet wounds, blood spatter, bruises, ballistics, sound, light, fibers and a toilet door -- but acknowledged Wednesday...

    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. The gunmen assaulted a boarding school in the town of Chibok, in...