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Islamic police destroy beer in north Nigerian city

11/28/2013 7:29am
Islamic police shouted "God is great" as an earthmover shattered 240,000 bottles of beer in a widening crackdown in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

Army and demonstrators clash in northern Mali

11/28/2013 7:40am
Malian soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in the troubled northern city of Kidal on Thursday, residents said, injuring five people in an altercation that highlighted tensions over the country's new government.

Police arrest Nigerian with cocaine worth $500,000

11/28/2013 7:56am
Police say they have arrested a 28-year-old Nigerian carrying a half million dollars' worth of cocaine stashed in speakers that he carried from Sao Paolo, in Brazil, to the northern Nigerian city of Kano.

Suspect in killing of US diplomat arrested in Mali

11/28/2013 10:15am
A member of an extremist group wanted in the fatal carjacking of an American official in Niger more than a decade ago has been arrested by French soldiers in northern Mali, prosecutors said.