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Trump proposes defense spending boost, $54 billion in cuts to 'most federal agencies'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut roughly the same amount from non-defense programs, the White House said Monday.<p>The budget blueprint, which was sent to government agencies Monday, would …

Donald Trump
North Africa

Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya's coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country's northern coast near the city of Zawiya.<p>Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the …

Middle Age

Car bomb in Somalia leaves at least 30 dead

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) —</b> At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told CNN.<p>Medina Hospital medics said more than 50 people were injured, some critically. Those injured were mostly traders and …

Extremism

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93; lauds Trump's nationalist stance

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of Africa's longest-standing leaders has voiced his approval for US President Donald Trump and his nationalist stance.<p>In an interview with state television broadcaster ZBC-TV to mark his 93rd birthday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe praised Trump, saying that he agrees with Trump's …

South Africa
North Africa

Nigerian group requests $500 million from Trump administration

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rancorous reign of the 45th US President faces a fresh controversy.<p>A Nigerian economic and social rights group has written to the White House demanding the return of $500 million of stolen funds, which it claims are being held by the US.<p>"(We urge) the administration to attach and …

Africa

Trump calls presidents of Nigeria, South Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has been increasingly chatting with other world leaders during his first weeks in office. On Monday he turned his attention to Africa.<p>Trump spent Monday morning calling two of the continent's most prominent leaders, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South …

Africa

Angelique Kidjo: What Jimi Hendrix and Nelson Mandela taught me about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."<p>You might remember this line in Robert De Niro's movie, "A Bronx Tale." But with what I have experienced in my life, I would rephrase it to say: "The saddest thing in life is wasted human connection due to fear."<p>My whole life has been a long …

Black History

Madonna 'overjoyed' following adoption of twin girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Madonna is a new mom again.<p>The superstar singer took to Instagram Wednesday to announce she's adopted twin girls from Malawi.<p>"I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family," Madonna …

Malawi

She fell in love with someone who won't be allowed in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carly Harris was a Mormon college student volunteering in November 2015 at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Soufiane El Yassami was a Muslim fast food worker fleeing Morocco in hopes of a better life.<p>It was a love that neither of them expected.<p>According to a 2008 report from …

North Africa

Raising Kenya's orphaned elephants

<b>(CNN) —</b> Besides humans, baby elephants are among the slowest animals to grow up.<p>"They are born nearly blind, they are totally helpless and all they can do is pretty much follow the mother and suckle", elephant scientist Cynthia Moss told CNN.<p>"It takes a long time for a calf to grow up. They're not …

Ornithology