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Algeria Plane Vanishes From Radar Over Northern Mali

An Algerian official says that the plane had crashed, but he said it remained unclear where it came down or why.

07/24/2014

Hawaiian Airlines jet. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Of Stowaway Teen Breaks Silence About Hawaiian Flight And Miraculous Survival

The family of the 15 year old who breached security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet says he’s run away before, and was not trying to get to Africa, or see his birth mother, despite international reports.

04/28/2014

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Stowaway Teen At San Jose Airport May Have Been Trying To Find Flight To Africa

A Santa Clara teenager remained in custody Tuesday, two days after apparently surviving a five hour flight across the Pacific Ocean tucked inside the plane’s wheel well.

04/22/2014

A Solara 50 unmanned atmospheric satellite. (Titan Aerospace)

Facebook Seeking To Acquire Drone-Maker To Provide Worldwide Internet Access

Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.

03/04/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

Kwanzaa Candles (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Can White People Celebrate Kwanzaa And Other Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

Many questions surround Kwanzaa, a holiday celebrating the roots of African-American history. Here are answers to 10 of them.

12/24/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Erna Grasz. (Asante Africa)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Educate Children In Africa

A vacation to Africa changed the life of a Silicon Valley executive. And now this week’s Jefferson Award winner is using her business background to help children around the world.

08/07/2013

Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo Spotted On San Francisco Bay Near San Jose

A pink flamingo is making waves in the San Francisco Bay, thousands of miles from its typical tropical home.

07/29/2013

An African Lion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

African Lion Population Dwindling Says New Study

The lions that roam Africa’s savannahs have lost as much as 75 percent of their habitat in the last 50 years as humans overtake their land and the lion population dwindles, said a study released Tuesday.

12/04/2012

Food for Thought in Namibia

Community Corner: Feeding AIDS Patients From Sonoma To Africa

A local Bay Area nonprofit, dedicated to serving those affected with AIDS, is raising funds to help AIDS orphans in Africa.

08/19/2012

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