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SEATTLE (AP) -- He had only four months in the United States, but what Abayneh Adefris took back to Ethiopia with him on Monday will likely last him a lifetime...


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe defended a law requiring Zimbabwean businesses to be controlled by blacks, underlining differences with his governing partners in an interview Saturday...


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The following is a look at the members of the armed forces killed in Afghanistan in January...


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(GIN) -- Some $7 million in U.S. aid to primary schools in Kenya has been suspended, pending an investigation into fraud claims, according to the U.S. ambassador.
The US move comes a month after the UK government pulled out of the project when $1 million in donated funds to the Education Ministry were reported missing.
Kenya is ranked as East Africa's most corrupt country by the group Transparency International...


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'Chuckie' Taylor Jr. set for trial in U.S.

(GIN) - Africa's first democratically elected woman president, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has announced she will run for a second term.
"I know where we are today, I know where we ought to be tomorrow and I know how we will get there," she told a joint assembly of MPs gathered this week for her annual message...


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LONDON (AP) -- The British government wants to quickly deploy full body scanners at UK airports to fight an expanded terrorist threat, but privacy concerns -- and fears that children may be exploited -- seem likely to slow the plan...


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LONDON (AP) -- British intelligence officials knew that the Nigerian man suspected of trying to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner had ties to U.K. extremists but did not consider him enough of a high risk to alert American authorities, a senior British official said Sunday...


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Monday's Highlights of The Skanner News website


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(GIN) – The recent announcement of resignation by a prominent black chief executive at South Africa's national power company, Eskom, has stirred outrage among a group of black professionals over a racially-divided climate at state jobs.


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President Obama is facing increasing pressure to make a clear policy decision about the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It has been more than eight years since UN Forces entered the country on a mission to shut down Osama Bin Laden's terrorist base, and to topple the Taliban government that was sheltering al Qaeda. During the runup to last year's election President Obama pledged to make the Afghanistan conflict a priority. The battle to turn the war-torn terrorist haven into a stable democracy had been allowed to slide by the Bush administration, Obama said. His administration would do better ...


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