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Clash in Algerian Sahara kills 10 militants, 3 troops

Clash in Algerian Sahara kills 10 militants, 3 troops

ALGIERS, Algeria — Ten suspected Islamists and three soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Sahara Desert when a convoy of heavily armed militants was attacked by the Algerian army, officials said Saturday.

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W. African floods kill 159, cause massive suffering

W. African floods kill 159, cause massive suffering

FASS MBAO, Senegal — The only piece of furniture that survived the most recent flood in Fat Dione's house is her bed. It's propped up on cinder blocks and hovers just above the water lapping at the walls of her bedroom.

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'Truthers' have no place serving in White House

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1,000 militants in Nigeria surrender; others plan attacks

YENAGOA, Nigeria — A top militant leader and 1,000 fighters surrendered to the Nigerian government Saturday, turning in their weapons in the biggest hand-over since an amnesty began two weeks ago, but other fighters said attacks in the oil-rich Delta region will resume next month regardless.

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Journalist Novak, who disclosed CIA agent Plame's identity, dead at 78

Journalist Novak, who disclosed CIA agent Plame's identity, dead at 78

WASHINGTON — Robert Novak, the longtime syndicated columnist and television commentator who was at the center of a furor late in his career as the first journalist to disclose the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, died Tuesday. He was 78.

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In Nigeria stop, Clinton says corruption holds nation back

ABUJA, Nigeria — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that corruption has undermined the legitimacy of Nigeria's government and urged the oil-rich nation to embrace broad political reform and ease sectarian tensions.

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Post-coup Mauritania election due

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A former general who ousted this Islamic nation's first freely elected president is vying to become its legitimate ruler in elections Saturday expected to return power to civilian rule.

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Nigeria creates ministry for oil-producing region

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's president appointed a new minister Tuesday charged with pacifying the southern region of Africa's largest oil producing country.

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