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UN investigators found the second flight data recorder at the Air Algerie crash site in Mali Saturday. The second black box may help to determine what happened to the plane which had encountered bad weather on Thursday.
Algerian plane missing: The plane sent its last message around 1:30 GMT, asking Niger air control to change its route because of heavy rains in the area, Ouedraogo said.
Some in France still seethe over their defeat in the Algerian War and resent the Algerians' participation. The anger is sharpest among rightest opponents of President Hollande.
The USA was knocked out of the World Cup, 2-1, in extra time against Belgium. America was on its heels for most of the game, but the final 15 minutes were heart-stopping.
Germany vs. Algeria and France vs. Nigeria: Monday's games sent Germany and France to the quarterfinals and ended any chance of the World Cup heading to Africa.
US vs. Germany is today’s match to watch with Portugal vs. Ghana, Algeria vs. Russia, and Korea vs. Belgium ending round one play.
Some Syrians have fled as far as Morocco seeking refuge, which remains elusive because they cannot obtain the papers that would allow them to work or send children to school.
Plane crash: One soldier survived the crash of the military transport plane, say Algerian officials. The C-130 involved in the plane crash was built in the US.
The dart-throwing chimp takes a look.
An eggplant stuffed with North African and Middle East ingredients gives a nod to one of Henri Matisse's classic works.