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Nigeria's Buhari vows to intensify war on militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London.

9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack

U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded when their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali.


7 militants killed in US airstrike in Somalia

The U.S. military killed seven militants in Somalia in a series of airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday about 200 miles southwest of the capital of Mogadishu, according to U.S. Africa Command.


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The search for Alfonso: Family hopes to take one more name off the MIA list

After 73 years, Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran was still missing. A team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency arrivded to a small town in Slovenia ready to find Duran's remains and bring him home. Along the way, they got to know more about the soldier and the town that buried him.

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year.


With Obama gone, Pentagon to resume major Egyptian military exercise

The U.S. military is preparing to restart the biannual Bright Star exercise, which was cancelled by President Barack Obama in 2013 to protest the killing of hundreds of protesters in Cairo.


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