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Chilean Couple Ready to Tie the Knot After Same-Sex Marriage Approval

SANTIAGO — Chileans Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar, a couple for six years, have long wanted a wedding to complete their family and give them full legal status as parents, but conservative rules in the South American nation stymied the two men’s plans.No…

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Dozens Killed in Renewed West Darfur Clashes

KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Inter-communal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs left at least 30 people dead and 40 others injured in Sudan’s West Darfur state on Sunday, according to eyewitnesses and officials.Local militia supported by a paramilitary group, the…

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US Condemns Militant Attack in Mali that Killed 31

The United States “strongly condemns” a militant attack on a bus in central Mali that killed at least 31 people and wounded 17, the State Department said Sunday.Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the bus as it traveled from the village of Son…

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US Condemns Militant Attack in Mali that Killed 31

The United States “strongly condemns” a militant attack on a bus in central Mali that killed at least 31 people and wounded 17, the State Department said Sunday.Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the bus as it traveled from the village of Son…

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UN extends mandate for int’l forces fighting piracy off coast of Somalia

UNITED NATIONS, The United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed for an additional three months its authorization for states and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the East Afric…

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Killings, Kidnappings Send Thousands of Nigerians Fleeing to Niger

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency says more than 11,500 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger over the last month, seeking refuge from increasingly violent, deadly attacks by armed groups.In November, armed groups repeatedly attacked villages in Soko…

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Two Soldiers Killed in Militant Attack in Benin, Army Says

COTONOU, BENIN — Two soldiers were killed and several more were wounded when Islamist militants attacked a border security post in northern Benin on Wednesday night, the army said.The raid in Porga region was the second in Benin this week. Islamist mil…

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UN Human Rights Chief Makes First Visit to Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for increased efforts to protect the vulnerable in Burkina Faso’s growing conflict with Islamist militants. Rights groups say Burkina Faso has struggled to uphold human right…

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Equatorial Guinea Deports Cameroonian Citizens Citing Security Concerns

YAOUNDE — Equatorial Guinea has begun deporting thousands of Cameroonians who were residing in the country illegally, citing national security concerns. Authorities in the capital Malabo said the Cameroonians fled conflict in western Cameroon, where go…

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Equatorial Guinea Deports Cameroonian Citizens Citing Security Concerns

YAOUNDE — Equatorial Guinea has begun deporting thousands of Cameroonians who were residing in the country illegally, citing national security concerns. Authorities in the capital Malabo said the Cameroonians fled conflict in western Cameroon, where go…

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