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Obama's Half-Brother Lives A World Apart

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The fossil finger was found in a cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. Whoever that finger belonged to was neither human, like us, nor Neanderthal, the only other member of the human line known to be living in Europe at the time. Courtesy of Bence Viola hide caption

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Fossilized Pinky May Point To New Human Relative

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Zimbabwe Activist Honored By U.S.

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South African Official's Luxe Lifestyle Raises Doubts

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Religious Violence Heats Up In Nigeria

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Court Weighs Suit Against Former Somali Leader

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Nigerian President Returns After 3 Month Absence

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Homosexuality In Africa Is Still Taboo

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Anti-Gay Bill In Uganda Described As Draconian

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court in December with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Bomb Bid Throws Nigeria Into Terrorism Debate

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The religious school where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab studied the Quran. The school was named after Abdulmutallab's grandparents and financed by his father, a respected and wealthy banker. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Faith, Family Strife Drove Christmas Bomb Suspect

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Kingdom, Government Clash In Uganda

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Nelson Mandela Marks 20 Years Of Freedom

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An oil exploration tower is pictured in Tonya on the shore of Lake Albert on April 25, 2008. Walter Astrada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil Find In Uganda Cause For Hope, Caution

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