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September 30, 2018 3:34 PM Boko Haram has been defeated, Cameroon’s campaigning leader declares

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON—Cameroon’s president says Boko Haram has been defeated in the country, the first such announcement since he declared war on the extremist group four years ago. President Paul Biya spoke during his first visit to the Far North region since 2012 as he campaigned on Saturday ahead of the Oct. 7 election. The 85-year-old, one of Africa’s 8

September 12, 2018 7:59 PM SUV crashes into crowd in central China, killing nine

Calls to the Hengdong county public security bureau rang unanswered while an official who picked up the phone at the county government office would only confirm the death toll before hanging up the phone. China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying 17

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 24

May 14, 2018 3:52 AM Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

Attack comes day after 3 churches attacked by family of suicide bombers The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city was attacked Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people. CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles 45

February 24, 2018 12:10 PM Twin car bombings in Somalia’s capital kill 21

The blasts shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group, which claimed responsibility for Friday’s bombings. MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia’s capital has risen to 21. The director of Aamin Ambulance service 39

December 27, 2017 5:45 PM At least 4 injured in St. Petersburg following explosion, Russian media reports

MOSCOW—Russian news reports say at least four people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg. Russian news agencies quoted St. Petersburg’s branch of the Emergencies Ministry as saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives went off on Wednesday at a storage area for customers’ bags. No one has claimed responsibility 46

October 21, 2017 4:14 PM 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

CAIRO -- At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. The officials said the exchange of fire began late Friday 74

October 21, 2017 12:24 PM Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Egypt attack

CAIRO -- At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began targeting government forces after the 2013 military ouster of Islamist 40

October 15, 2017 9:58 PM 276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman called the attack "barbaric" and said countries 34

October 15, 2017 6:47 PM 231 killed in Somalia's deadliest attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise. Abshir Abdi Ahmed cited doctors at overwhelmed hospitals he visited in Mogadishu a day after 33