Tag: Central Africa

Abortion drama from Chad stirs Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France — Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, whose drama “Lingui” has been a standout of the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, has a unique...

Strong start by Montas leads Athletics over Astros 2-1

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HOUSTON — Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson drove in a run each to back a strong start by Frankie Montas and give the Oakland...

Attack in eastern Congo kills 9; US ambassador vows support

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BENI, Congo — At least nine civilians, including women, were killed in an attack by rebels in Congo’s eastern city of Beni, officials said...

Weiberg takes over as Oklahoma State athletic director

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Chad Weiberg officially is Oklahoma State’s athletic director. ...

Gallo homers in 5th straight game, Rangers blast A’s 8-3

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Joey Gallo homered in his fifth straight game, Nate Lowe went deep twice and the Texas Rangers pounded the Oakland Athletics...

Russia denies its personnel in CAR involved in killings

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MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Monday strongly rejected the claims that Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic have been involved in killing...

West and Russia clash over Russian mercenaries in CAR

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UNITED NATIONS — The United States, Britain and France accused Russian mercenaries on Wednesday of operating alongside Central African Republic forces and committing human...

UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces’ actions

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UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase...

Prosecutors request life sentence for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

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KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwandan prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” as he faces terrorism...

Woman: Missouri lawmaker told her to deny allegations

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A former Missouri police officer campaigning for a state House seat last year repeatedly told a woman to deny that...