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  • Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International. A briefing...
  • Rights groups lament Security Council seats for Chad, Saudi Arabia

    Getting unanimous U.N. Security Council agreement to act against rogue nations and rights abusers may have become even more difficult Thursday with the election of Chad and Saudi Arabia to seats on the influential 15-member panel, human rights advocates...
  • '12 Years a Slave' cast members discuss getting into character

    '12 Years a Slave' cast members discuss getting into character
    The state of Louisiana —¬†with its manicured plantations, moss-draped sycamores and creeping kudzu vines —¬†serves almost as a character itself in "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's historical drama based on the life of Solomon Northup, a...
  • AFI Fest Completes Lineup, Includes 15 Foreign Language Oscar Candidates

    The AFI Fest has unveiled the remainder of its lineup for the Nov. 7-14 event, encompassing 119 films representing 43 countries. The fest, a program of the American Film Institute, will include the World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough,...
  • With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race

    With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race
    Friends are dress shopping in the novel "Americanah"; when they get to the register, the cashier asks which of two saleswomen helped them, but they're not sure. She lists numerous physical characteristics to identify the salesperson before giving up....
  • Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82

    Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82
    Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
  • A history of person, country in 'There Was a Country'

    A history of person, country in 'There Was a Country'
    -------------------- There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra Chinua Achebe Penguin Press: 352 pp., $27.95 -------------------- Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author of the groundbreaking 1958 novel "Things Fall Apart," is widely considered...
  • Florida travel calendar for June

    Florida travel calendar for June
    Check out festivals and events in June across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) May 16 - June 15: Disney Star Wars...
  • Chinua Achebe dies at 82; Nigerian writer

    JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written...
  • Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says

    Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says
    This just in: Humanity is growing faster than we thought. In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections -- upward. This meticulous band of number crunchers doesn’t mean to be alarmist,...
  • Cardinal John Okaiyekan wins Sweet Sistine tournament

     
    While the Catholic cardinals convene in seclusion to select the sucessor of Pope Benedict XVI, the Religion News Service's own March Madness has the title going to the cardinal from Nigeria: Ladies and gentlemen, the Bishop of the Bracket, the...
  • HELPED OR HOOKED?

    HELPED OR HOOKED?
    Fourteen of Doanh Nguyen's patients have died of prescription drug overdoses since 2005, coroner's records show. But he's not to blame for any of them, he said. His practice in Orange County's Little Saigon caters to pain sufferers of all kinds....