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Protesters demand justice for Burkina legend Sankara

Hundreds of people placed brooms on the grave of the former Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara in a symbolic gesture to demand justice for the revolutionary hero killed in a 1987 coup.

Man shouting `Allahu Akbar` drives into crowd in France, injuring 11: Source

A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as he ploughed into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon on Sunday injuring 11 people, two seriously, a source close to the investigation said.

Shock and anger in NY after two police murdered

New York was reeling Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man who said he was seeking revenge for the recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Colombia arrests drug trafficker with alleged FARC links

Colombian authorities have arrested a suspected drug trafficker alleged to have links with the FARC rebel group and wanted by the United States, the army said.

Colombia arrests drug trafficker with alleged FARC links

Colombian authorities have arrested a suspected drug trafficker alleged to have links with the FARC rebel group and wanted by the United States, the army said.

630 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah reopens for two days

Around 630 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said.

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Human rights groups took Jordan to task on Sunday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty by hanging 11 men convicted of murder.

Ivory Coast`s long-awaited toll bridge opens to traffic

Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan`s new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world`s top cocoa producer, opene

Ivory Coast`s long-awaited toll bridge opens to traffic

Thousands of Ivorian pedestrians and motorists flocked to Abidjan`s new toll bridge on Sunday as the long-awaited crossing, which is expected to boost trade in the world`s top cocoa producer, opene

WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies

WikiLeaks on Monday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.

Deadly attack on Yemen tribal chief sparks ambush

Four bodyguards of a Sunni tribal chief were killed today near Yemen's capital by Shiite militiamen of the Ansarullah group, a tribal source said, sparking an ambush in reprisal.

Boko Haram camp dismantled in Cameroon, army says

Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory.

US reviewing naming North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

The US is considering once again including North Korea on its list of countries that sponsor terrorism, President Barack Obama said in an interview released Sunday after Washington blamed Pyongyang for launching a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov.

IS militants recapture oil refinery town in Iraq

A militant group of the Islamic State (IS) recaptured the oil refinery town of Baiji which was freed recently by the Iraqi security forces, a source from the province of Salahudin said Sunday.

Al Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

Al Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.

Vladimir Putin `no chess master`: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama hit back at foreign policy critics in an interview aired Sunday, brushing off claims he had been naively outmaneuvered by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis.

Thousands arrested in China porn, gambling crackdown

 Police in China`s Guangdong province on Sunday said they captured more than 30,000 suspects in a two-month crackdown on porn and gambling.

Guinea leader warns Boko Haram risks spreading in region

Guinea`s president warned Sunday that Islamic extremism risked spreading throughout west Africa and called on countries in the region to do more to help Nigeria in its struggle against Boko Haram.

UK to send foreign graduates back home at end of courses

 The UK government has indicated new plans to send back foreign graduates, who come here on student visas, to their home countries at the end of their courses, a move that could affect the enrollment from India in British universities, media reports said on Wednesday.

Americans increasingly say race is nation's key issue: Survey

For the first time in over two decades, the percentage of Americans naming "race relations" or "racism" as the key problem facing the nation has climbed dramatically to 13 per cent, according to a new Gallup poll.

Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users today.

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder Sunday, ending an eight-year ban on death penalty in the country, media reported.

Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group`s leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April.

France probes possible lone wolf `radical Islamic` attack

France stepped up security at police and fire stations nationwide Sunday after a French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking police with a knife.

Egypt`s Sisi replaces spy chief

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday removed the powerful general intelligence chief appointed just days after the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in July last year.

South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea`s nuclear power operator, the prosecutors` office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.

New protests set in Gabon after deadly demo

Gabon braced for new protests on Sunday, the day after three people were killed in a demonstration against President Ali Bongo Ondimba, according to the opposition.

North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama
North Korea hack was `vandalism` not act of war: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said North Korea`s hack of Sony Pictures was an act of "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, according to an interview to air Sunday morning on CNN.