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  • 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....
  • Dead monkey, elephant meat and reptile purses seized at LAX

    Dead monkey, elephant meat and reptile purses seized at LAX
    In what even U.S. Customs officials are describing as a “weird” week of sorts, border protection officers seized nearly half a pound of exotic meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made with reptile skin coming in from Nigeria....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • World's Worst Traffic Jam?

     
    If you thought your commute to the office today was painful, it was nothing compared to one man's 12-hour trip on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway near Lagos, Nigeria. The daylong, 40-mile ride was peppered with hours of standstill traffic, crowbar-wielding...
  • At least 95 killed in Nigerian tanker explosion

     
    At least 95 killed in Nigerian tanker explosion: At least 95 people were burned to death in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers State when a petrol tanker that overturned and spilled fuel on a highway exploded....
  • Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman

     
    Rights groups slam death sentence by stoning for young Sudanese woman: A young Sudanese woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, has been sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery by a Sudanese court, according to rights groups, provoking...
  • China now more popular than the U.S., poll says

     
    China has grown more popular than the United States, according to a recently released poll that quizzed more than 24,000 people about whether countries and the European Union affected the world for good or for ill....
  • Nigerian extremists open fire on Christians, killing as many as 20

     
    As many as 20 Christian worshipers killed in Kano attack: A terror attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano Sunday killed as many as 20 Christian worshipers. Dozens more were wounded....
  • Syria on agenda as EU leaders meet Russia's Putin

     
    EU-Russia summit: European leaders are expected to press the contentious issue of Syria at a European Union-Russian summit Monday in St. Petersburg, but few believe Russian President Vladimir Putin will agree to ramp up pressure on the Syrian government.....
  • Nigerian plane reported engine trouble before crashing Sunday

     
    Nigeria mourns victims in Lagos air crash: The toll in Sunday's plane crash in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, which killed all 153 on board, may be scores higher once fatalities on the ground are established, according to Nigerian press reports...
  • Must Reads: Acid attacks, rebels and the Mexican drug war

     
    From the plight of Pakistani acid attack victims to Syrian rebels girding for war, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....