• London Jul 1, 2019

    Body Falls From Plane Into London Garden

    A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport after a 9-hour flight from Nairobi, landing in a south London garden, police and airline officials said Monday. The Metropolitan Police force said the body of an unidentified man was found in a residential garden in south London’s Clapham area on Sunday, and it’s believed he...

  • China Jun 3, 2019

    Prosperity, Repression Mark China 30 Years After Tiananmen

    Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without charge, student activists face relentless harassment and leaders in the beleaguered dissident community have been locked up or simply vanished. Religious groups face ever greater pressure to...

  • Europe Mar 11, 2019

    Retired Army Capt., California Brothers Among Ethiopia Plane Crash Victims

    A decorated army captain from Illinois, two brothers from California and a writer from South Jersey were among the American victims of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people. Retired U.S. Army Capt. Antoine Lewis, 40, of Matteson, Illinois, was returning from a vacation in Africa when Flight 302 crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport...

  • Los Angeles Mar 12, 2019

    4 to Watch: 13 Arrested in LA in College Entrance Exam Scheme

    Hollywood stars and coaches at USC and UCLA are among 13 people with LA ties arrested in a sweeping college entrance exam plot that sought to place students at prestigious universities as recruited athletes — regardless of their athletic ability.

  • Facebook Mar 11, 2019

    Greek Passenger Stopped at Gate From Boarding Doomed Flight

    A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I complained, in the usual way when that kind of...

  • Southern California Mar 11, 2019

    4 to Watch: The St. Francis Dam Disaster

    This week in 1928, a dam failure northwest of Los Angeles unleashed a devastating wall of water that carved a path of destruction all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Texas Jan 16, 2019

    NYU Grad Killed in Kenya Terrorist Attack Was 9/11 Survivor

    An American investment adviser and NYU School of Law graduate survived one terror attack only to tragically die in another.

  • Africa Jan 15, 2019

    Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Deadly Attack on Nairobi Hotel

    Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa’s deadliest Islamic militant group. A police officer said at least 15 people had died. “It is terrible. What I have seen is terrible,” said Charles Njenga, who ran from a scene of blood,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    ‘Attack Incident’ at Upscale Complex in Kenya

    Authorities say an upscale area in Nairobi, Kenya, was under attack Tuesday. People were rushed from the scene after a blast and heavy gunfire.

  • San Diego Sep 18, 2018

    Humanitarian Worker Racks Up $14,000 in Data Roaming Fees

    Jeffrey Labovitz has traveled to every war-torn area in the world since he began working with a United Nations-affiliated humanitarian group. He’s fought to find water for drought-stricken regions in Africa. He’s battled to save people from ethnic cleansing campaigns in Eastern Europe. He’s fought East African warlords from kidnapping and murdering members of rival tribes. Six months ago...

  • Donald Trump Feb 17, 2018

    Tears, Exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ Opens Across Africa

    “Black Panther” has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the film’s Wakanda kingdom, cast member John Kani laughed at the U.S. president’s views, which several...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    After 2016 Election, US Poised to Fight Fake News — in Kenya

    Just ahead of Kenya’s disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network’s iconic red logo superimposed in the corner. It happened with...

  • Donald Trump Jan 12, 2018

    Africans Startled by Trump’s ‘S–thole’ Slur, UN Human Rights Office Calls Remarks ‘Racist’

    Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn’t what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “s–thole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal, a Democratic...

  • Supreme Court Aug 9, 2017

    Violent Protests Erupt After Kenyan Election as Opposition Alleges Fraud

    Kenya’s election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country’s election commission and manipulate results. Soon after Odinga spoke on television, angry protesters in slums of Nairobi and the opposition...

  • al-Qaeda Feb 23, 2017

    ’24:Legacy’ Producers Apologize for Using Kenya Attack Video That Killed 67 Victims

    The executive producers of the new Fox television series “24: Legacy” apologized Thursday for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people.

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