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  • Dozens trapped in Ghana shopping center collapse

     
    Dozens of people were trapped and at least three people died when a multi-story shopping mall in the capital of Ghana collapsed shortly before opening Wednesday, according to Ghanaian authorities....
  • Gay marriage wins in U.S. mirror global advances

     
    Supporters of same-sex marriage appear to have scored narrow victories in all four U.S. states where the issue was on the ballot Tuesday, reflecting a change in public views on marriage equality for gay couples that pollsters have been tracking for more...
  • As one Somali journalist is buried, a top poet and comedian is slain

     
    As one Somali journalist is buried, a leading poet and comedian is slain: Hours after assassinated Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was buried Monday, gunmen killed one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale,...
  • Mid-City voter recalls people dying for right to vote

     
    Los Angeles resident Rowena Williams waited three hours to vote on Tuesday afternoon at her Mid-City precinct....
  • Growing obesity in Africa could worsen infant mortality

     
    As obesity becomes a bigger problem in much of Africa, babies already at high risk in the region could face new and added dangers, a new study published Wednesday in the Lancet has found....
  • Somalia gets new parliament but still waiting for new president

     
    Somalia's new parliament was due to convene, but a scheduled presidential vote was not being held....
  • Police reportedly open fire on striking South African miners

     
    South African police opened fire Thursday on striking mine workers at a Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine northwest of Johannesburg, killing at least seven protesters, according to media reports....
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies abroad after illness

     
    Meles Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for 21 years, died in a hospital abroad after weeks of speculation about his health. He was 57....
  • In Kenya, ethnic clash over land kills 52

     
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Men armed with machetes, bows and arrows, spears and guns attacked a rival village in southeastern Kenya on Wednesday in a dispute over land, killing 52 people, according to Kenyan police. Found dead at the scene were 31...
  • Gambia leader draws reproach for vow to execute all on death row

     
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's announcement that all death row prisoners will be executed next month has drawn condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments....
  • South Africans outraged by police killing of 34 striking miners

     
    South African outrage after 34 platinum miners shot dead by police at Lonmin platinum mine: South African police officials Friday confirmed that 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine were killed when police opened fire Thursday, and 78 more...