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WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 80 flights between the U.S. and Europe were canceled Thursday as dozens of European airports closed due to clouds of ash from a volcano in Iceland


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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq must drop its new rules that impose harsh penalties on television stations for vaguely defined charges of incitement, said a U.S.-based human rights groug


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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somali pirates hijacked a Turkish vessel with 25 crew onboard on Wednesday, the EU Naval Force said, the day after a hostage drowned during a separate encounter between naval forces and a pirated vessel.


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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenyan government is seeking the return of one of its citizens held at Guantanamo Bay for questioning over his alleged involvement in attacks on a hotel and an Israeli airliner in 2002, the foreign ministry said Wednesday in a letter to the man's family.


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VENTERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- The mother of a 15-year-old murder suspect said Monday that her son struck a notorious white supremacist leader with an iron rod after the farmer refused to pay him, a slaying that heightens racial tensions as South Africa prepares to host the World Cup.


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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudanese opposition parties threatened on Wednesday to boycott their country's first multiparty election in a quarter century, saying fair contests were not possible.


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(GIN) - "The most popular and recognizable Indian South African Muslim woman over the past five decades" and "a true Gandhian," Fatima Meer died this week at the age of 82.


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(GIN) – Another Hollywood actor has launched a relief project in Africa to "raise the attention level and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their communities."


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BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) -- The first Black leader in the 106-year history of the University of the Free State started his tenure last year with a surprise. In his inaugural speech, rector Jonathan Jansen declared that the university would drop its criminal case against four White students accused of making a video where four Black janitors eat a stew apparently spiked with urine


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(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana.


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