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Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

JERUSALEM (AP) - Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and...

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret’s death

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017...

Nigerian army says 54 people rescued from Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The Nigerian army says it has rescued 54 women and children held captive by the extremist group Boko Haram.A statement...

Gunmen attack Catholic church in Burkina Faso; 6 killed

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers.The attack on...

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces...

French soldiers killed while freeing tourists in West Africa

PARIS (AP) - Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two...

Report: Human traffickers in Africa shifting business models

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A new report indicates human traffickers in East and North Africa are shifting their business models to evade detection.The...

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces...

At least 55 dead after fuel tanker truck explodes near crowd

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Authorities in the West African nation of Niger say at least 55 people are dead after a tanker truck filled...

2 French tourists go missing in Benin near Burkina Faso

COTONOU, Benin (AP) - Two French tourists are feared kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin after they failed to return from a...