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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, second from right, greets an airman as he boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster for a day trip to a U.S. military base in Djibouti from Doha, Qatar, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US baseU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that's home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police sayRoadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in KenyaNovelist and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya as suspicion falls on herders
The Associated Press1 hour ago
No one detained over South Sudan civilian killings, UN saysNo one detained over South Sudan civilian killings as impunity continues, UN says
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo, visitors read a sign depicting Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' new baby hippopotamus, as they pass through the Hippo Cove exhibit, in Cincinnati. Millions have seen her on video, thousands have bought "Team Fiona" T-shirts and thousands more have chomped on Fiona-themed cookies. The public embrace of the Cincinnati Zoo's prematurely born hippopotamus has helped ease the months of backlash over the death of the zoo's gorilla Harambe. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Premature hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo after gorilla deathA prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing a daily dose of happiness for animal lovers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Trump's America: Exploring the US anti-immigrant fervorAndroscoggin County, Maine, is a place some point to as proof that refugee integration can work _ and yet, for the first time in decades, its residents backed a Republican for president, because many support Trump's views on immigration
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigerian police say 2 kidnapped Turkish nationals rescuedNigerian police say 2 kidnapped Turkish nationals rescued; not clear if ransom paid
The Associated Press1 day ago
20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa; many trapped inside during fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
WFP says food shipment for Burundi is blocked at borderFood shipment for Burundi's malnourished is blocked at border, World Food Program says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenyan army says it kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in SomaliaKenyan army says it kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in neighboring Somalia
The Associated Press1 day ago
20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa; many trapped inside during fire20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa; many trapped inside during fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home3 injured as Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa painting has Mandela, Zuma in apparent sex actOutrage as South African painting shows president, Mandela in apparent sex act
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Sudan's hunger crisis drives students from classes'I can't concentrate:' South Sudan's hunger crisis driving some students from classes
The Associated Press2 days ago
7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering, police say; residents say toll higher
The Associated Press2 days ago
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