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  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • Americans escape Algerian standoff, others unaccounted for

    January 18, 2013 2:33 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - The fate of many captives held by an al-Qaida offshoot is uncertain in Algeria after military forces attempted a rescue. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed, including Britons and Filipinos. A U.S. official says some Americans escaped, but others remain either... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
  • Militant: 35 hostages die in Algeria raid, 7 live

    January 17, 2013 6:28 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Islamic militants have told a Mauritanian news outlet that that 35 hostages were killed but seven are still alive after Algerian military helicopters strafed a gas complex deep in the Sahara. The spokesman for the Masked Brigade, which claimed responsibility for the attack Wednesday on the Algerian... more »
  • Southern "Funk Factory" returns from Africa

    March 3, 2011 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University drum line recounted their ten day trip to Northern Africa earlier this year at a presentation on campus today. The group, affectionately known as the 'Funk Factory,' traveled through Algeria and Morocco playing music. "It showed me how to look at life differently and... more »

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