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Clashes force nearly 60,000 Malians from homes over last month -UN
News ImageFighting in northern Mali has forced nearly 60,000 people to flee their homes over the last four weeks, a United Nations aid agency said on Friday, highlighting the lack of peace despite a partial deal being signed earlier this month. UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, said the vast majority of the newly displaced were from the Timbuktu region, which has seen a string of clashes involving various groups of gunmen. Civilians said they were fleeing their homes because they feared violence as well as force recruitment by armed groups, UNHCR said.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:56:50 -0400
Rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi leaves 8 dead, 8 wounded-official
News ImageBy Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Eight people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said. An army commander blamed Islamist fighters for the rocket strike. Fighting for control of the country's second-largest city has been going on for a year, part of a conflict between former rebel groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now back two rival governments.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:55:52 -0400
Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection. Sat, 30 May 2015 03:42:13 -0400
Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
News ImagePHOENIX (AP) About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:37:07 -0400
LEADING OFF: Lincecum looks to keep up strong start
News ImageA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:34:18 -0400
Lightning strike: Tampa Bay heads to Cup finals
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) One thing to count on when the Tampa Bay Lightning play for the Stanley Cup: They won't be intimidated by anything.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:32:22 -0400
FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis
News ImagePARIS (AP) The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's never played before.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:26:52 -0400
O'Malley readying presidential announcement in Baltimore
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign, mounting a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:26:16 -0400
US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
News ImageGENEVA (AP) A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:25:11 -0400
Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:18:17 -0400
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