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REPRESSIVE SOCIETIES: Washington-based Freedom House is releasing its annual “Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies” report in Geneva. The report identifies those countries with the worst human rights record and the lowest levels of political rights and civil liberties.
LIBYA: NATO says it is extending its military mission in Libya for 90 days, as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi refuses to step down despite a popular uprising.
SPORTS/FIFA VOTES: The president of football's world governing body is vowing to reform the way future World Cup host cities are selected.
SUDAN: The United Nations refugee agency says it is concerned that the number of displaced people in Sudan's Abyei region could rise after a recent outbreak in fighting.
SOMALIA: The World Health Organization says increased fighting in Somalia's capital has pushed the number of child casualties to a new high.
US RWANDA TRIAL: A jury in the midwestern U.S. state of Kansas has deadlocked over whether an elderly immigrant took part in Rwanda's genocide 17 years ago
CLINTON AFRICA: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel next week to three African nations to discuss trade, development and regional security issues.
BURKINA FASO: Witnesses in Burkina Faso say soldiers went on a rampage late Tuesday, leaving their barracks and firing randomly into the air.
ETHIOPIA/DERG: The Ethiopian government has commuted death sentences for 23 former high-ranking officials from the reign of former dictator Megistu Haile Mariam.
NATO/LIBYA: NATO and its partners -- including four Arab nations -- have extended their campaign against the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi for another 90 days. The decision comes after Russia joined calls by other G8 leaders in Deauville last week for Gadhafi to leave power.
BURKINA STRIKES: Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore is facing what analyst say may be the stiffest resistance to his rule in his nearly quarter century at the helm of the Sahelian nation. But analysts say a recent string of military mutinies, farmers' strikes, and student unrest have yet to coalesce into a viable opposition.