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South Africa: 6 killed in mob attacks

11/04/2013 4:16am
South African police say mobs have killed _ and in some cases set on fire _ six people suspected of gang links in a township west of Johannesburg.

4 Somalis charged with aiding Westgate Mall attack

11/04/2013 6:48am
Kenyan authorities have charged four Somali nationals with offenses related to September's terrorist attack on Westgate Mall that killed 67 people.

British actor says playing Mandela was a gift

11/04/2013 10:13am
British actor Idris Elba says he wanted to capture the spirit of Nelson Mandela, not impersonate him, while playing the role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader in a film.

Officials: 4 people killed in mine blast in Mali

11/04/2013 4:07pm
Officials say four people have been killed in northern Mali after their truck ran over a landmine _ the latest sign of insecurity in the nation following a French-led intervention against Islamic radicals.

Mali official: 5 held in French journalist deaths

11/04/2013 4:32pm
French troops who found the bodies of two slain French radio journalists in northern Mali followed footprints in the sand near the corpses to hunt their abductors, part of a search that eventually led to five arrests Monday, a Mali military official said. He added that the kidnappers' vehicle had broken down, possibly prompting their decision to kill the captives.