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Zimbabwe: 4 killed in botched ivory deal

01/10/2014 1:58am
Police in Zimbabwe say they are investigating the murder of four suspected illegal ivory buyers whose bodies were found in a wrecked car in western Zimbabwe.

Death of colonel who inspired hope in Congo

01/10/2014 4:51am
In a place where death is never far away, the colonel seemed larger than life, invincible. He stood at well over 6 feet (1.83 meters), a good head or two taller than the crowds that thronged around him, waving palms and chanting his name. His soldiers claimed he had survived being shot at a dozen times in the jungles of eastern Congo.

Kenya: Fighter jets kill 30 militants in Somalia

01/10/2014 7:03am
The Kenyan military says it has killed at least 30 Islamic militants in an airstrike on a militant camp in Somalia.

Police foil hit on top cop in Czech fugitive case

01/10/2014 8:06am
The foiling of planned hits on a top police officer and a private investigator investigating Czech national Radovan Krejcir, who is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and kidnapping, will tighten the state's case against him, a police spokesman said Friday.

Nigeria to free 167 detained in Islamic uprising

01/10/2014 8:09am
Nigeria's military says it is releasing 167 people detained in the emergency crackdown to fight an Islamic uprising.

Official: 71 dead in cholera epidemic in Nigeria

01/10/2014 10:40am
A Nigerian health official says a cholera epidemic has killed 71 people and infected 2,165 since November in northern Kano state.