South Africa passes secrecy bill

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s parliament has passed a bill designed to protect state secrets despite the concerns of some activists who…

UN approves peacekeeping force for Mali

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council unanimously approved a new U.N. peacekeeping force for Mali on Thursday to help restore democracy…

Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies. Military of…

South African aviator dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials say Laurie Kay, an aviator best known for flying a Boeing 747 passenger jet low over a Johannesb…