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Chad attacks Boko Haram in Nigeria as African Union chief presses for troops

A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the United States said it would assist.<p>Thursday's fighting …

Indiana family sues for excessive force after police allegedly smash car window

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Indiana family is suing a city and the local police after officers allegedly smashed a car window to stun and arrest a passenger during a traffic stop.<p>The family said police pulled them over because the two front passengers were not wearing a seat belt on September 24 in Hammond, Indiana.<p>…

Police arrest Michael Brown protesters near interstate

Police on Wednesday arrested dozens of protesters threatening to shut down a portion of Interstate 70 near Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Some demonstrators threw rocks at police during the emotionally charged protest, aimed at persuading Gov. Jay Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate last …

ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act

If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of repugnant horror just won't do.<p>The president responded Wednesday in his first public remarks since the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. …

Michael Brown: Unarmed man killed by police (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National</i> …

Ebola outbreak: 11 African nations agree to plan to tackle deadly epidemic

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> Uganda announces extra screening for people arriving from Ebola-affected nations<br>• African nations agree on a joint strategy to try to stop spread of Ebola virus<br>• "It's time for concrete action to put an end to the suffering and deaths," health official says<br>• Traditional practices …

Neocons’ stunning Iraq revisionism: Why they’re still divorced from reality

Bill Kristol and others are beating the war drum anew. Have they learned nothing from the last decade of conflict?<p>In a column titled “Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq,” terrorism expert Peter Bergen writes about the origins of ISIS, “the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in …

Obama's big environmental move: Power plants to cut carbon pollution

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, U.S. climate change policy amounted to a hypocrisy associated with bad parenting: "Do as I say, not as I do."<p>That began to change Monday when President Barack Obama's administration announced its boldest step yet to reduce the nation's biggest source of pollution blamed for …

Nigeria ex-leader 'in talks' with Boko Haram

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the armed group, a source close to the talks told the AFP news agency.<p>Reports of the talks emerged on Tuesday as Boko Haram was blamed …

Madagascar Could Be on the Brink of Invasion by Asian Toad

If the amphibian gains a foothold in Madagascar, it could wreak havoc on the island nation's unique fauna.<p>The Asian toad looks poised to mount an invasion of Madagascar, potentially setting off an ecological disaster in a country known for its unique animal species.<p>About 92 percent of Madagascar's …

80 U.S. troops in Chad will aid search for abducted Nigerian girls

The United States deployed 80 members of its armed forces to Chad to help in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, the White House said Wednesday.<p>"These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and …

Avoiding the resource curse in Kenya | Business & Economy

Discovery of minerals, gas and oil in many African countries has led to what economists call the "paradox of plenty" - a phenomenon in which macroeconomic forces create pressures for over-reliance on an energy or a mining sector, leaving other domestic economy sectors to deteriorate.<p>The Democratic …

Chinese camp in Cameroon attacked

One injured and 10 missing following raid by armed group close to Nigerian border<p>A Chinese man has been shot twice in a raid on a camp in northern Cameroon.<p>Another 10 Chinese are missing following the attack on the camp in the north of the country, close to the Nigerian border.<p>No organisation has …

African leaders in Paris to coordinate strategy with West against Boko Haram

Leaders from five African nations are gathering in Paris for a summit with officials from the U.S., France and Britain in hopes of coordinating a strategy against Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that abducted more than 300 Nigerian girls.<p>France, which has negotiated freedom for a priest and …

Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for its prisoners, according to a video posted on YouTube on Monday.<p>About 100 girls wearing full veils and …

Will Boko Haram Hostage Video Bring Nigerian Negotiators to the Table?

Terror group Boko Haram tried to open a door Monday to negotiating the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in a video demanding its members be freed from prison.<p>While Nigeria quickly and publicly rejected the ultimatum, recent history and the level of attention around the case mean a …

Africa

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

At least 40 people have died and 51 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast, the Libyan Interior Ministry has said.<p>Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh, reporting from Tripoli, said there were conflicting reports on the date of the incident and the number of casualties.<p>"The …

EU force in C. African Republic at 870 in June

LARISSA, Greece (AP) — The European Union expects to have more than 800 troops on the ground in the Central African Republic by mid-June, where they …

S Sudan postpones 2015 presidential election

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has postponed the country's 2015 presidential election amid renewed fighting between the army and rebel forces, news agency reports say.<p>Kiir said the country's warring factions would need time to reconcile, with a new poll possibly taking place as late as 2018.<p>Kiir …

Arkansas Issues First Licenses To Gay Couples

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dozens of gay couples, some of whom waited in line overnight, received licenses to marry from county clerks Monday, while …

Day 24: Missing Nigerian Girls’ Mothers Demand Answers

Nigeria

Officials: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls likely split up, taken across border

Nigeria's embattled leader vowed Boko Haram's abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls would be the terror group's undoing, even as authorities admitted Thursday the girls likely have been separated and taken out of the country.<p>President Goodluck Jonathan's statements come amid mounting international …

South Sudan's Kiir and Machar meet in Ethiopia

<b>South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are meeting for the first time since mass violence began in December.</b><p>The meeting is being held in Addis Ababa, and both men first held separate talks with Ethiopia's prime minister.<p>The conflict in the world's newest state has left …

Africa

South Africa's ruling ANC takes election lead

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has taken a clear lead in the country's first 'born free' elections, where a new generation of South Africans who never experienced firsthand apartheid voted for the first time.<p>Results released by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) …

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Hundreds killed in Boko Haram raid on unguarded Nigerian town

Soldiers based in Gamboru Ngala had been redeployed as part of effort to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group<p>Boko Haram has been further condemned after details emerged of a massacre of as many as 300 people close to Nigeria's border with Cameroon, while the Islamist group continued to …

South Africans vote, some under heavy security

Hundreds of police and soldiers enforced calm Wednesday as voters lined up in this trash-strewn township southwest of Johannesburg where angry gas-bomb throwing mobs have rioted repeatedly in recent months over lack of government services.<p>South Africans went to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots …

South Africa

Police post reward for missing Nigerian girls

Police in Nigeria are offering a $300,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the rescue of more than 200 girls and women abducted from a school last month by armed group Boko Haram.<p>The announcement came on Wednesday, one day after reports surfaced that another eight girls had …

Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnapped schoolgirls | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Boko Haram on Monday threatened to sell more than 200 schoolgirls his Islamist militant group kidnapped in northeastern Nigeria last month.<p>Boko Haram militants stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok, in Borno state, on April 14 and packed the …

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