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Topic - Africa
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population. - Source: Wikipedia
If a new North Korean propaganda video has things right, the world may end with a bang — and also with an elevator music rendition of a popular Michael Jackson song. Coming amid increased atomic saber-rattling by North Korea and posted on state media website Uriminzokkiri last weekend, the video depicts a virtual city draped in the United States flag being attacked by missiles, its skyscrapers on fire and billowing smoke.
Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's deceptive Benghazi spin ought to be enough to sink her bid for promotion. Mrs. Rice's infamous talking points insisted that a YouTube video, rather than preplanned terrorism, prompted the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
China touted its close relations with Africa on Wednesday ahead of talks with the continent’s senior officials, even as some African countries grumble about problems that come from being locked in a tight embrace with the resource-hungry Asian economic power.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta praised Brazil's emergence as a global power Wednesday, urging the nation to become more involved in security efforts around the world by assisting in places like Africa.
The head of the U.S. Africa Command has warned against the threats to stability in Africa from militant groups and proliferating weapons.
Turns out he's not Kenyan after all. He's KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago's South Side.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo Bay prison and wrongful death-row convictions to paint the U.S. as hypocritical for lecturing other nations on the subject of rights.
After a Nigerian attempted to blow up a U.S. jetliner and a homegrown terror group bombed and killed at will, Nigeria has passed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill.
Moscow is preparing a list of U.S. officials it will ban from Russia in retaliation for a White House policy to keep Russian human rights abusers out of the U.S.
After weeks of suggesting Barack Obama was born in Africa, Donald Trump hastened to boast that he had forced the Democratic president to release a detailed Hawaii birth certificate disproving that claim, painting an apparent setback as a victory within minutes of arriving in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
NBC was not responding to a challenge by talk-show host Lawrence O'Donnell to disclose whether Donald Trump will return next fall with "The Celebrity Apprentice."