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    Dozens Feared Dead in Nigeria as Leaking Oil Tanker Explodes

    By Sam Olukoya, The Associated Press An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Jan. 12. Hundreds of people have died...

    Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe’s Health System Collapses

    By Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of...

    Requests To Bring In Child Brides OK’d; Legal Under US Laws

    By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government...

    For Ghana E-Waste Recyclers, a Safer Option Amid Toxic Fumes

    By NEIL SHAW, Associated Press ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana's capital, Accra. The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal...

    US Fired Tear Gas Into Mexico Early On New Year’s Day

    By The Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the early hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence...

    Boy Whose Yemeni Mom Fought US Travel Ban to See Him Dies

    By DAISY NGUYEN ,  Associated Press LODI, Calif. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old boy who was separated from his Yemeni mother until she successfully fought the Trump administration's travel ban to see him in...

    Congo’s Top Archbishop Pleads for Peace on Eve of Election

    By Mathilde Boussion, The Associated Press Congo's top archbishop on Dec. 29 urged peace on the eve of the country's long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to "light the country on fire." Hours...

    At New Museum Of Black Civilizations, A Call To Come Home

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation's culture...

    Confusion, Anger Grow As Congo Faces Sunday’s Election

    By MATHILDE BOUSSION, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — As Congo hurtles toward Sunday's already troubled election, the opposition on Tuesday urged mobile phone companies to disable SIM cards provided for voting machines as concerns grow...

    Happy holidays? Not in Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis

    By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe's capital but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families...

    South African Musician Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the...

    Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing over 220

    By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning. At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night...

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