Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people....

UN elects Congo to Human Rights Council despite abuses
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday's U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo's victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.'s top human rights body....

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years....

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent....

The Latest: US says it has about 400 troops in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on deadly bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local):...

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had ever seen....

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A jailed critic of Rwanda's government said Monday she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election....

Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed southwest of Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities agency says archaeologists have unearthed remains of a temple belonging to King Ramses II southwest of Cairo, which may shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, over 3,200 years ago....

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic militants on Monday staged a two-pronged assault in the heart of the largest city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, lobbing grenades and trading gunfire with guards at an unused Coptic church to distract from a bank robbery across the street....

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority....