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Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

UN staffer freed after new Central African kidnapping

Bangui - Armed men from the mainly Christian anti-balaka militia released a UN employee in the Central African Republic after holding her briefly on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

UN employee 'kidnapped' in capital of Central African Republic

Bangui - Armed men kidnapped a female UN employee in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic on Tuesday, a day after two aid workers were seized, said a source with the UN force.

French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic

Bangui - Two aid workers, including a 67-year-old French woman, were kidnapped on Monday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, the French government said.

UN troops nab leader of Central African Rep. anti-Muslim militia

United Nations peacekeeping troops arrested a leader of a Christian militia accused of committing ethnic cleansing against Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR).

100 feared missing after boat sinks in C. Africa

Bangui - Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the Central African Republic after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the strife-torn country this week, officials said Thursday.

Six killed in Central Africa violence between armed groups

Bangui - Recent violence between rival militia groups has claimed at least six lives at Bambari in the centre of the highly unstable Central African Republic, police said Friday.

At least 20 killed in Central Africa clashes: Police

- At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest inter-ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic, police said on Monday.

At least 28 killed in Central Africa violence

Bangui - At least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic, police said on Thursday.

Amnesty condemns new wave of Central African violence

Bangui - Amnesty International on Thursday accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation of bodies and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

Central Africa unveils new government after deadly clashes

Bangui - The Central African Republic unveiled its new government on Friday, a broad coalition including representatives from rival armed groups, after fresh fighting between warring militias killed at least eight.

Ex-Seleka fighters massacre 'at least 34' in C.Africa villages

Bangui - Suspected ex-rebels from the Central African Republic's Seleka movement massacred at least 34 people in several northern villages over the past three days, an officer in the African peacekeeping force MISCA told AFP on Saturday.

French troops kill ex-rebels in Central Africa: military

Bangui - French peacekeeping troops killed several former rebels after they came under heavy fire while on patrol in the Central African Republic, military sources said on Tuesday.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Gorillas use scent to communicate with others

Gorillas use the emission of an odor to communicate, a new study finds. Odor changes based on the relationship of the animal putting out that scent and the one smelling it can signal different emotions.

Hunger stalks the strife-torn Central African Republic

Bangui - Some 65 guests invited to a meal in Bangui eagerly awaited a feast of chicken bought for a song in the market, but soon many were in agony because the stolen imported meat was rotten."My husband was one of the guests.

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.

Nearly 50 killed in new wave of violence in Central Africa

Bangui - Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, a peacekeeping officer said Wednesday.

French journalist killed in CAR ambush

Bangui - Camille Lepage, the young French journalist slain in the Central African Republic, died in a shoot-out between rival militia in which at least ten fighters died, police sources told AFP on Wednesday.

UN mulls drone use to monitor C.Africa conflict

Bangui - The United Nations is considering the use of unarmed drones to monitor sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, a UN official said, ahead of the deployment in September of 12,000 peacekeepers in the restive nation.
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