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Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels U.S. Midwest

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Great Lakes region is expected to see additional snowfall over the weekend

WINTER STORM. Chicago residents dig out after more than 7 inches of snow fell on the city on February 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Failure to contain Burundi crisis risks regional war: UN

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:42 PM

A UN expert says failure by the international community to immediately intervene in Burundi can result in new mass atrocities and spark a wider regional war the proportions of which are impossible to predict

A Burundian protester wearing a gas mask and holding a sign that reads "Stop the third mandate" chants near a burning barricade in the Mugasa neighbourhood of Bujumbura on May 6, 2015. Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi in a bid to end deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as regional foreign ministers arrived to add pressure. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE

Burundi president wins controversial third term

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:47 AM

But President Pierre Nkurunziza s victory could trigger donor sanctions against the already impoverished nation

THIRD TERM. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is re-elected after winning the controversial elections. File photo by Christophe Karaba/AFP