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Malian fugitive 'Cheibani' recaptured by French troops

<b>A Malian man who escaped from prison in Niger where he was serving a sentence for killing four Saudi tourists, and allegedly assassinated a US diplomat has been recaptured, officials say.</b><p>French soldiers arrested Alhassane Ould Mohamed, also known as "Cheibani", in northern Mali on Tuesday.<p>He was …

Africa

Angola accused of 'banning' Islam as mosques closed

Angola has been accused of "banning" Islam after shutting down most of the country's mosques amid reports of violence and intimidation against women who wear the veil.<p>The Islamic Community of Angola (ICA) claims that eight mosques have been destroyed in the past two years and anyone who practises …

Pakistan's army chief hands over power | US & Canada

General Pervez Ashfaq Kayani, who pushed the Pakistani Taliban out of Swat Valley, has formally retired after six years as Pakistan's chief of army staff.<p>He passed the baton at a ceremony in Rawalpindi on Friday to General Raheel Sharif, who formally became the head of the South Asian nation's …

Suspected US drone kills alleged militant in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed one alleged militant in the Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication that Washington has no intention of throttling back the program despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks.<p>The overnight …