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by Tom Perry

CAIRO - Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi has freed a group of Islamists jailed for militancy during Hosni Mubarak's era a step seen as a gesture to hardliners who supported his presidential bid.


by Garba Mohammed and Farouk Umar

KADUNA/SOKOTO, Nigeria - Gunmen on motorbikes attacked the country house of Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo in Zaria in northern Kaduna state on Monday, but he was not in the building at the time, police said.


by Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle

OSLO - Forests in East Africa have shrunk over the past years, especially around the fringes of parks, complicating efforts to protect wildlife and fight climate change, a study showed on Monday.


by Katy Migiro

NAIROBI - At least 18 people have been killed in fierce fighting between two communities over land in southern Ethiopia and 20,000 refugees have fled to Kenya, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said on Monday.


Phelps makes history with record 19th medal

LONDON - Michael Phelps won the right to call himself the greatest Olympian of all time when the U.S. team destroyed the field in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Tuesday to hand him his 19th medal.

AUSTIN, Texas - Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.

Iconoclastic American author Gore Vidal dead at 86

LOS ANGELES - Writer Gore Vidal, who filled his novels and essays with acerbic observations on politics, sex and American culture while carrying on feuds with big-name literary rivals, died on Tuesday at home in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, age 86.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Anand Shimpi is one of the most influential tech industry figures you've never heard of.

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