Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the vote needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the UN said Monday
ABUJA - Reuters
A morning rush-hour bomb killed at least 35 people at a Nigerian bus station near the capital, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency
NAIROBI - Reuters
South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP.
MAIDUGURI/ABUJA - Reuters
Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
Libya's interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thani stepped down on Sunday, saying that he and his family had been the victims of an armed attack the previous day, a statement said.
PRETORIA - Agence France-Presse
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box.
Hooded men travelling in two cars on Tuesday abducted the Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan
A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday
The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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