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Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers....

3 killed in attack on customs post in central Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali's Defense Ministry and a witness say three people have been killed in the central Mopti region by armed men attacking a customs post....

Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of testimony and reports that placed direct blame on the leader for the deaths of thousands during his rule....

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians....

Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday....

Police: 21 wounded in grenade attack in Burundi's capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundian police say 21 people been wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital, nine of them seriously....

South African police captain arrested in fatal beatings
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A police captain in South Africa faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town....

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him....

At least 69 injured in train derailment in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was travelling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said....

Egypt insists Italian student's slaying was "criminal"
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture....