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Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesman for the president of neighboring Niger said Saturday....

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....

AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces....

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu....

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday....

Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali that killed one Malian soldier, an organization that monitors jihadi sites said Saturday....

Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) -- Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby....

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....

Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units....