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2 Canadians kidnapped in West African nation of Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Authorities in Ghana say two Canadians on an exchange program have been abducted.Police and local media say the two were...

Moon sightings, politics play a part in Muslim holiday

BEIRUT (AP) - Muslims across the Middle East and beyond began Tuesday marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, one of the most celebrated...

Italian navy ship with 100 rescued migrants docks in Genoa

GENOA, Italy (AP) - An Italian navy ship docked Sunday in the northern port city of Genoa carrying 100 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean...

Opposition leader’s body returning to Congo for funeral

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - A plane carrying the body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi headed home Thursday two years after his death,...

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in again, faces challenges

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure...

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

BERLIN (AP) - Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa...

French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - A 77-year-old French-Spanish nun who taught impoverished women and girls in volatile Central African Republic has been decapitated,...

7 dead in southern Mali after attack near Burkina Faso

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Authorities in Mali say at least seven people are dead after an attack in Koury, near the West African country's...