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  • Muslim children gather at a water pump outside the mosque at PK12 in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday, April 10, 2014. A few hundred Muslims remain at the entrance of Bangui, waiting for transport to neighboring Chad. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    U.N. approves force for Central African Republic

    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.

  • A woman walks past a truck waiting to leave for Chad loaded with goods belonging to Muslim residents of the PK5 district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday April 9, 2014. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    UN may approve force for Central African Republic

    France is predicting that the U.N. Security Council will vote unanimously Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

    U.S. sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony

    The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

  • American suffers brutal finish, returns strong for next season

    American, champions of the Patriot League, had no answer for Big 10 power Wisconsin. The good news the bulk of this season's squad returns for another shot at March Madness.

  • American-BU preview: Who's going to NCAA's?

    With their energetic secret weapon helping the cause, American soars into Boston to face the first place Terriers with an NCAA Tournament automatic bid on the line

  • UN urges reinforcements for C. African Republic

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for the African Union and France to rapidly deploy at least 3,000 additional troops and police to the Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes.

  • A man suspected to be a Muslim Seleka militiaman lays wounded after being stabbed by newly enlisted FACA (Central African Armed Forces) soldiers moments after Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza addressed the troops in Bangui Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014. The man died later after being lynched by hundreds of recruits using knifes, bricks and foot blows to the head. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    HRW: Chadian peacekeepers help CAR rebels flee

    Rebels who escaped the capital of Central African Republic last month with the illicit help of peacekeepers from Chad, have now resumed their killing spree in the country's north, a human rights group said Thursday.

  • 'Princeton' not a bad word for American's offense

    Any doubts about American's use of the "Princeton" offense are long gone now that the high-scoring Eagles are undefeated in the Patriot League. AU hosts Navy on Wednesday,

  • Somali militants coming under deadly US pressure

    A U.S. missile strike that killed a high-ranking intelligence officer for al-Shabab has illustrated the stepped-up pressure on the al-Qaida-linked militants, both from American attacks and from African Union ground troops.

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