Africa
  • The grenade attack ended what had seemed to be a lull in violence stemming from the killing on Monday of a radical Islamist preacher.

    Kenyan riot police officers stand guard Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 after religious leaders and area member of parliament Ali Hassan Joho visited a church in Kisauni north Mombasa, which was destroyed my Muslim youth followed the death of a controversial Muslim preacher Aboud Rogo Mohammed.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • Morgan Tsvangirai said he won't renegotiate over a draft constitution despite demands by President Robert Mugabe for major amendments to the document.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
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  • The deposit of 2.37 billion tons (2.41 billion metric tons) has a lifespan of about 100 years.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
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  • Mourners attend a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 after police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 last week. Demands for higher wages spread to at least two other mines, raising fears of further protests at more South African mines that provide most of the world's platinum.

    South Africa in shock asks who gave the orders for the mine shootings and who must be blamed.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT
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  • Farmer Tom Albaugh holds drought impacted ears of corn in a field on his farm, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa. Albaugh expects to be harvesting by the middle of September, ahead of the usual end of September or early October schedule. The harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule in most of the corn belt because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.

    The world urgently needs to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought it has experienced in decades.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT
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  • Mosiuoa Lekota, leader for Congress of the People (COPE) addresses mine workers at the Lonmin mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. South African police on Thursday, opened fire on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, killing 34 and wounding 78.

    Two men who survived a mass shooting by police that killed 34 striking miners say a traditional healer told the strikers that police bullets would not harm them if they used traditional medicine.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT
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