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A dead camel lies in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, on March 12, 2011.<br>Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions

Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.


162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.


Sailor aboard USS Wasp dies of noncombat injuries

A 24-year-old sailor died of noncombat injuries Tuesday aboard the USS Wasp, which is forward-stationed in the Mediterranean Sea in support of the military’s air campaign in Libya, the Defense Department said.

Al-Shabab attacks Kenya police post, 3 wounded, 2 missing

A Kenyan police spokesman says two policemen are missing and three others wounded after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a police post in eastern Kenya.


Death toll from rebel attack in eastern Congo rises to 10

The head of a human rights group in Congo says three more people have succumbed to their wounds after an attack by rebels in the northeast, raising the death toll to at least 10.


US airstrikes in Libya slow as targets shrink

The pace of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Libya slowed in September as the number of insurgents holed up in a hard-to-target section of the coastal city of Sirte shrinks.


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