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  • updated storyMMA heavyweight Wren returns from Africa for a new fight 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:50 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Justin Wren re-evaluated his life less than two years ago from a Ugandan hospital bed, where he clung to life with severe cases of malaria and blackwater fever.

  • Yemen says no talks with rebels until they lay down arms 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:06 pm

    CAIRO - The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital and much of the north, and demands that they lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday.

  • South African prototype may solve solar power problem 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:43 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.

  • South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.

  • UN to investigate militia role in breaking Mali peace accord 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:13 pm

    BAMAKO, Mali - A United Nations official says Mali's peace accord monitoring committee is demanding the immediate evacuation of government-allied militia members from a town they took from separatists in the country's north.

  • Egypt replaces EgyptAir chairman after heavy losses 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:48 am

    CAIRO - Egypt's civil aviation minister says he is replacing EgyptAir's chairman in a bid to return the company to profitability, after it accumulated over a billion dollars in losses since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • Sudan says al-Bashir to visit China; invited to WWII parade 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:19 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Sudan says President Omar al-Bashir will soon travel to China.

  • Libya dialogue restarts without Tripoli representatives 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am

    SKHIRAT, Morocco - The United Nations says talks to form a unity government in Libya have restarted in Morocco but without the Tripoli delegation, which is reorganizing its negotating team.

  • Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.

  • Suspected jihadi recruiter jailed in Spain 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:04 am

    MADRID - A Spanish judge has ordered a Moroccan man to jail on provisional charges of coordinating a cell that recruited jihadi fighters from Spain and Morocco for the Islamic State group.

  • Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 am

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail.

  • South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.

  • Congo's president signs legislation for elections 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has signed legislation to keep elections on a timeline proposed by an independent commission, a government spokesman said Wednesday, as the new U.S. envoy for the region urged respect for the constitution and electoral calendar.

  • 51 bodies found in hull of migrant ship off Libya 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:16 pm

    ROME - A Swedish rescue crew cut up the deck of a migrant boat north of Libya Wednesday to make a grisly discovery in the hull: The corpses of 51 migrants who died making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing in hopes of reaching Europe.

  • Guide mauled by lion in Zimbabwe, died protecting tourists 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:42 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - A guide mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal, during an attack in the same park where Cecil the lion once roamed, a Zimbabwean tour group said.

  • UN Central African Republic head promises discipline 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:05 pm

    BANGUI, Central African Republic - The United Nations' acting special representative for Central African Republic has said there is zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, calling on civilian and military personnel to act responsibly.

  • Guide mauled by lion in Zimbabwe, died protecting tourists 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:47 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - A guide mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal, during an attack in the same park where Cecil the lion once roamed, a Zimbabwean tour group said.

  • Guinea's ex-junta leader blocked from returning, lawyer says 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Guinea's ex-junta leader was blocked from returning to the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.

  • UN envoy confident Libya peace talks are in final stages 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:59 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Libya says he is "increasingly confident" that U.N.-brokered peace talks are in their final stages, and he is urging both sides not to squander the opportunity.

  • Egypt withdraws from soccer competitions at African games 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:24 am

    CAIRO - The Confederation of African Football says Egypt has withdrawn both its men's and women's soccer teams from the All Africa Games in Republic of Congo next month.

  • Arab League delays meeting on creating joint military force 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:22 am

    CAIRO - The Arab League has postponed a meeting of member state defense ministers who were scheduled to ratify a protocol for a new joint military force to intervene in troubled areas in the region, the organization said in a statement Wednesday.

  • Suicide bombers kill officer in northeastern Nigerian city 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:10 am

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Two suicide bombers killed an Air Force officer at a checkpoint in a late-night attack in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses and police said Wednesday.

  • Egypt gunmen kill 2 police in restive Sinai 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:54 am

    CAIRO - Three gunmen in a speeding car shot and killed two policemen in the restive northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, Egyptian officials said, in an attack later claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm

    CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • Nigerian graft-fighting commission accused of corruption 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:31 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - The chairman of Nigeria's corruption-fighting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is appearing before the Senate to answer accusations that he diverted billions of dollars.