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Soccer-mad West Africa tries out distance running

08/25/2013 9:13am
Prince Weah had no experience with distance-running when he signed up on a whim for a 10-kilometer race in Monrovia four years ago. Like many West African boys, he grew up with dreams of soccer stardom, though he quickly set those aside after unexpectedly placing first in the running event.

Teen survives flight in aircraft wheel in Nigeria

08/25/2013 2:32pm
A young teenager dashed across a runway at a Nigerian airport, hid in the wheel well of a jet and survived a 35-minute domestic flight, the airline and aviation authorities said Sunday.