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    A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon.

  • French troops sent to Bangui amid chaos

    As rebels advance in the Central African Republic, France has deployed an additional 180 troops to protect its interests.

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, people walk through the Ancien Sobraga neighborhood as they head to the meeting point for an opposition protest march, in Libreville, Gabon. A leader of an opposition party in Gabon said Wednesday that three women were killed and about 30 people wounded, following a banned demonstration that turned violent. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou)

    Gabon president calls for order after clashes

    Gabon's president says he won't let the Central African nation descend into chaos following violent clashes between police and demonstrators who back a recently returned opposition leader.

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is gambling  on a favorable response about statehood from the U.N. (Associated Press)

    U.S. hopes to not use veto to aid Israel

    The Palestinians have yet to lock down a nine-vote majority in the U.N. Security Council for their statehood bid, raising U.S. hopes that it could be spared the embarrassment of using its veto power in defense of an increasingly isolated Israel.

  • Military police investigate a partially submerged DHL cargo plane, which crashed just off the coast of Libreville, Gabon, on June 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

    DHL plane crashes in African nation of Gabon

    A DHL cargo plane has crashed in the Central African nation of Gabon, where police rescued the crew with speedboats.

  • Briefly

    The main union at South Africa's monopoly power supplier says it's ready to strike after rejecting the company's wage offer.

  • Sri Lanka denied seat on U.N. rights council

    NEW YORK — Sri Lanka yesterday lost its bid for re-election to the United Nations' Human Rights Council — a likely recognition by the international community of rampant and ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

  • Sri Lanka denied seat on U.N. rights council

    NEW YORK - Sri Lanka yesterday lost its bid for re-election to the United Nations' Human Rights Council - a likely recognition by the international community of rampant and ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

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