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Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) -- Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria....

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country....

South Africa's Desmond Tutu defends reconciliation process
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems largely because of later mismanagement....

Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque....

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- A mine manager says rescue teams have removed 3,500 tons of debris in their search for three people still trapped underground after a collapse at a South African mine....

Extremists free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains in captivity despite pleas from the family and efforts by officials to secure his release....

Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday....

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb....

Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo
ROME (AP) -- Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo....

Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists....