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The Pentagon says the leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab (ahl-shah-BAHB') extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle Monday night.More >>
The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
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The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >>
Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group...More >>
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Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...More >>
Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.More >>
(RNN) - Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and a legendary figure who helped end apartheid in that country, has been hospitalized for a reccurring lung infection, the Associated Press reports.
Mandela, 94, has been in the hospital quite a bit in recent years, most recently in December, when he spent three weeks in the hospital for gallstones and a lung infection.
He spent 27 years in prison for speaking out against apartheid, the segregation practice in force for decades in South Africa, before being released in 1990.
Mandela served a single term as the first freely elected president from 1994 to 1999, and then retired from public life.
His most recent public appearance was made during the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament, held in South Africa.
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