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Africans, Kenyans hail win for "son of the soil"

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. has brought scenes of jubilation to parts of Africa, especially in the western Kenyan village where Obama's late father was born.

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20 dead in German bus accident

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A German official says 20 people were killed and another dozen injured in a tour bus accident Tuesday night near the city of Hannover in northern Germany.

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Israeli troops clash with Gaza militants

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Palestinian and Israeli officials say troops and Gaza militants are clashing along the Gaza border in first such battle since a June truce.

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US offers to airlift 4,000 Darfur peacekeepers

Posted: 11/03/2008 - The U.S. envoy for Africa says Washington is ready to airlift equipment and as many as 4,000 peacekeepers -- including Ethiopians and Egyptians -- for the joint U.N.-African Union mission to Darfur.

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Algeria, Tunisia ban French magazine

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Officials say Algeria and Tunisia have banned this week's issue of a French magazine deemed prejudicial to Islam. That follows Morocco, which banned the magazine L'Express International last week.

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Iraq, Iran to swap bodies from war

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Iraq's government spokesman says Iraq and Iran have agreed to exchange bodies of soldiers killed during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.

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Japan's air force chief sacked

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Japan is dismissing its air force chief for writing an essay that claimed the country was not an "aggressor" in World War II and was trapped into getting involved in the conflict by the United States.

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