12-04-2016  2:18 am      •     

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suspected Gbagbo supporters are being rounded up in cities and villages, especially in western Ivory Coast

Reprisal killings erupted as Ouattara's fighters made a lightning assault to force his rival Laurent Gbagbo from power


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How a Nigerian immigrant family made academic world records

Meet Peter and Paula Imafidon, 9-year-old twins from London, who astounded Britain by acing the University of Cambridge's advanced math exam.

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Health agencies in California and western Canada warned Tuesday that there's no reason for people an ocean away to suddenly stock up on potassium iodide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the U.S. and a few other places for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage — even though the risk is only in Japan.


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Anti-government demonstrations sparked by Tunisian riots

CAIRO (AP) -- Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power


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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Dintle Zulu wanted something better for her only child than the worn classrooms, demoralized teachers and defiant students she had faced herself.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is pressuring China to restrain North Korea from further provocative acts against the South following what the U.S. called a "premeditated" violation of the truce that ended the Korean War.


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MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) — For 33 years, Maridjan spoke to Mount Merapi, believing he could appease its unpredictable spirits by throwing offerings of rice, clothes and chickens into the volcano's gaping crater.


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ST. MARC, Haiti (AP) — At least 142 people have died in a cholera outbreak, and aid groups are rushing in medicine and other supplies Friday to combat Haiti's deadliest health problem since its devastating earthquake.


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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani lashed 99 times for newspaper's mistake

The lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned on an adultery conviction said Monday that he and her children are worried the delayed execution could be carried out soon with the end of a moratorium on death sentences for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In an unusual turn in the case, the lawyer also confirmed that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was lashed 99 times last week in a separate punishment meted out because a British newspaper ran a picture of an unveiled woman mistakenly identified as her. Under Iran's clerical rule, women must cover their hair in public.


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