Rep. Donald M. Payne, a New Jersey Democrat and former leader of the Congressional Black Caucus who championed education, civil rights and the improvement of conditions on the African continent during his 23 years in Congress, died Tuesday after a months-long battle with colon cancer, his office reported. He was 77.
Sudanese President Omar Bashir's decision to attend South Sudan's independence celebrations in Juba on Saturday has created potentially awkward situations for delegations from countries that have been pressing for his arrest on a war crimes indictment.
"Thor" opens on a starry night in the New Mexico desert. Two scientists - Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) - and their assistant, Darcy (Kat Dennings), are out hunting for evidence of a rare cosmic phenomenon they think could provide a bridge to another dimension.
The Obama administration intends to remove Sudan from a U.S. terrorist blacklist regardless of progress in the conflict-riddled province of Darfur.
Nests of terrorism