Posts Tagged Africa

Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

Andrew Riley, second left,of Jamaica, crosses the line to win the men's 110 meter hurdles from William Sharman, second right, of England, who was placed second and Shane Brathwaite, third right, who was placed third, in Hampden Park stadium at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.

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Madagascar billed as surfing paradise

This undated hand out photo supplied by Madagascar Surf Tours shows surfers riding waves on the south west part of the of Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to to promote the sport in Africa. Madagascar offers more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) of coastline thta have been laregly unexplored by the global community. (AP Photo/Blair Rogers,Madagascra Surf Tours) NO ARCHIVE

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.

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Jets’ Aboushi helped create 185 smiles in Sudan

New York Jets offensive tackle Oday Aboushi leaves practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — There are 185 new smiles in Sudan these days, and New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi helped create them all.

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Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

File - This July 17, 2014, file photo show people walking amongst the debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.  Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.

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France: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali

An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed" according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

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