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First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Africa

Associated Press News

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. There, seemingly suspended in the …

Associated Press News

How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …

Bomb attack on Pakistani police guarding polio team

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 11 officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province<p>Two bombs, detonated minutes apart, struck tribal police assigned to guard polio workers in north-west Pakistan on Saturday, killing 11, police said. The first struck an escort vehicle in the …

Extremism

Iraq Death Toll Tops 700 In February

A bloody February in Iraq led to at least 700 civilian deaths in the course of the month, as the violent Sunni-Shiite clashes that have worsened …

Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50 in Maiduguri

<b>Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left at least 50 people dead, the Red Cross says.</b><p>Hospital sources say many of the victims were children.<p>Maiduguri is the headquarters of a military force fighting against the Boko Haram Islamist group, which …

Africa

Associated Press News

1 Killed, 30 Injured In Massive 104-Car Pileup In Colorado

One person was killed and 30 people suffered injuries and were transported to area hospitals, according to ABC 7 News.<p>From Denver Post:<p>Denver Health Chief Paramedic Scott Bookman said the injured taken to hospitals included both adults and children.<p>The snow had basically stopped in Denver by noon, …

Latin America

Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

We've all seen them: the public service announcements about sex trafficking in America. They're plastered on buses and billboards; images of young women exploited for their bodies, with hotlines to call for help.<p>The numbers are staggering. The Justice Department estimates that each year at least …

UN using drones to monitor Congo border, fleet to grow this spring

The United Nations’ peacekeeping forces may have boots on the ground in the war-torn region of the Congo, but they also have eyes in the sky.<p>The UN’s stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has employed a pair surveillance drones since the end of last year to monitor the …

Associated Press News