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    Female Genital Mutilation Continues in Somali Community in US The United Nations estimates that 200 million girls and women in over 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation. Somalia has the highest rate recorded by the U.N. with about 98 percent of the country’s female population between the ages of 15 and 49 having been subjected to FGM. The U.S....

    China Denies Allegations its Peacekeepers Abandoned S. Sudan Posts China's defense ministry has rejected as "malicious speculation" allegations by a U.S.-based group that Chinese peacekeepers had abandoned their posts in South Sudan in July instead of protecting civilians. Chinese troops are part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, which has been ravaged by conflict between rival forces loyal...

    Public Boarding Schools in Nigeria's Borno State Set to Reopen Seventeen-year-old Abdulkadir Abdullahi stands in his bedroom looking at his new school uniform — a white, long-sleeved shirt with a button-down collar and navy blue pants. On Monday, he'll put them on, along with a new pair of sparkling white tennis shoes. He'll stuff his new textbooks inside his brand-new...

    Morocco's PJD Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Election Morocco's Islamist Justice and Development Party won the largest number of seats in the country's new parliament, according to election results announced Saturday, but it will need to form a coalition government with several smaller parties because it lacks a majority. Interior Minister Mohammed Hassad announced the results, which indicated that outgoing Prime...

    Nobel Laureate Tutu Celebrates 85th Birthday, Giving Thanks Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu shed tears of gratitude on his 85th birthday on Friday in South Africa, where he presided over a cathedral Mass despite his poor health. Separately, in a newspaper column, the former archbishop said he would like to have the option of a "dignified assisted death'' when the time...

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    Charleston Southern runs away from Bucknell 49-28 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Shane Bucenell threw three touchdown passes, London Johnson threw another and ran for two more...
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