Geography of Africa
Three-time world champions Germany had to go through extra time in order to beat Algeria in the 1/8 final of the World Cup.
The African side was playing its first ever match at this stage of a World Cup, but had a positive record against Germany in their previous meetings, the last of which came in 1982.
A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the United States after her release from death row was freed June 26 and took refuge at the U.S. embassy, her lawyer said.
"She is in the U.S. embassy now," Mohanad Mustafa said of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26. "She and her husband think this is a safe place for them," after receiving death threats, Mustafa told AFP.
The first group of Turkish nationals who were evacuated from Libya returned to Turkey on June 24 after they were threatened with arrest on spying claims.
Some 248 Turkish citizens, working for the construction company GAMA in the central coast city of Sirte, have returned to Turkey with a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight from Misrata in northwest Libya.
Ekmeleddin Ä°hsanoÄlu, a senior academic and diplomat nominated June 16 by Turkeyâs two major opposition parties as their joint candidate to run against an expected bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan in the August presidential election, has actually become a more visible figure for the Turkish public after his election as the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in
At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded in clashes Wednesday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a military source said.