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CAR to sue French soldiers over alleged sex crimes

The Central African Republic will take legal action against the French soldiers accused of raping children in exchange for food at a refugee camp, the country's justice minister has said.<p>"Legal action will be pursued ... These are still very serious acts," said Justice Minister Aristide Sokambi on …

Netanyahu: Israel will not tolerate racism

The Israeli prime minister has assured an Ethiopian Jewish soldier whose beating at the hands of police prompted a violent protest that racism "won't be tolerated" in Israel.<p>Monday's meeting, which was called by Benjamin Netanyahu, came a day after thousands of Ethiopian protesters clashed with …

Jordanian progeny gain ground in nationality fight

<b>Amman, Jordan -</b> Kaleel Faraj was born and raised in Jordan, attended local schools and found a job in a private hospital in the capital Amman not far from where he was born 30 years ago.<p>Today, he is a slender man whose worn face conveys the sadness of one who has lost hope.<p>"I have spent all my in …

Critics unimpressed by Facebook free internet changes

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has made an announcement saying its Internet.org service, which aims to bring internet services to the developing world, will be open to all.<p>Internet.org has been criticised in India for offering customers free access to a number of pared-down internet …

Burundi court backs president's candidacy amid unrest

Burundi's constitutional court says it has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.<p>The statement came on Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched in the capital Bujumbura to say they would "never accept" a campaign they call illegal.<p>Police also fired tear gas at protesters as …

NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on …

Congo-Brazzaville bans women from wearing full veil

Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association said.<p>"The interior minister [Raymond Zephirin Mboulou] notified us of the decision to prohibit Muslim women from wearing the full veil. The decision was taken in …

Africa

Nigeria's abduction saga | Africa

More than 677 females have reportedly been rescued this week, as the Nigerian military continues its campaign to push Boko Haram out of its strongholds in the Sambisa Forest.<p>The Nigerian army, helped by troops from neighbouring countries, has managed to take back control of towns in northeastern …