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Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer....

Gunmen kill 15 at Nigeria church, including 2 priests
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Officials in Nigeria say gunmen have killed 15 people in an early-morning attack on a Catholic church, including two priests....

UN peacekeeper in S. Sudan accused of inappropriate touching
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The United Nations says a Nepalese peacekeeper in South Sudan has been accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl in exchange for money....

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan's civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says....

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight
AGADEZ, Niger (AP) -- On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region....

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Israel's Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia....

New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol
ORANGE FARM, South Africa (AP) -- Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop's miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him....

Egypt says 3 troops killed fighting militants in Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian military said Wednesday that three officers were killed in the last week in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency....

Egypt sends former anti-graft chief to prison for 5 years
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted the country's former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison, according to two defense lawyers....

Correction: Egypt-Nile story
CAIRO (AP) -- In a story April 23 about Egypt's water conservation efforts in response to an Ethiopian dam, The Associated Press reported erroneously that parliament voted to ban water-intensive crops like rice and bananas. The new law would allow the government to ban such crops in some areas, but not in the whole country....

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