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African migratory birds threatened by hot, dry weather

Aug. 20, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa's migratory birds are threatened by changing weather patterns in the center and east of the continent that have depleted natural water systems and caused a devastating drought. Hotter and drier conditions due to climate change make it difficult for...

Chad's junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talks

Aug. 09, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government signed a pledge Monday with more than 40 rebel groups and opposition figures ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main rebel group. Under the terms of the deal in...

Chad junta leader in Qatar after months of peace deal talks

Aug. 06, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Chad's military government met Saturday with Qatar's ruling emir after months of talks between Chadian forces and rebel factions, hosted by the Arab country. Chad's Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby spoke with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin...

Sudan accuses Chad of cross-border attack it says killed 18

Aug. 06, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has accused neighboring Chad of a cross-border attack earlier this week that a top commander says killed at least 18 nomads in Sudan's western Darfur region. According to Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, armed Chadian assailants crossed into West Darfur...

Today in History: July 23, Souter chosen for high court

Jul. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 23, the 204th day of 2022. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1983, an Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; the pilots were...

Abe, Gadhafi and other political assassinations this century

Jul. 11, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan. Here's a global look at other high-profile assassinations in the 21st century: — Oct. 15, 2021: British...

A look at high-profile political assassinations this century

Jul. 08, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan, shocking the country. Here's a global look at other high-profile political assassinations in...

Extremists claim responsibility for Nigerian prison attack

Jul. 07, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a prison in Nigeria’s capital which freed nearly 900 inmates including 60 of its members. Nigerian security forces on Thursday continued to search for at least 400 escaped prisoners who are...

Sea, land tragedies claim lives of 50 migrants in Libya

Jun. 29, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead, an international charity said Wednesday. Officials said meanwhile they found the bodies of 20 migrants...