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Might there be a real-life zombie apocalypse one day? Not likely, but then again, the way zombies have chomped their way into our pop culture the last several years, it's maybe a bit less implausible than it once was.
Director Kief Davidson’s journey through Rwanda and Sudan was not only a filmmaking venture, but a life-or-death trek for eight Rwandan children afflicted with rheumatic heart disease. A firsthand look into their lives and the high-risk surgical procedures they must endure, “Open Heart” is a powerful documentary bringing much-needed attention to a disease that affects nearly 18 million people worldwide.
A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Immaculee Ilibagiza tells her story of forgiveness and hope at this event benefiting St. Peter Indian Mission School in Bapchule.
Each year, the Scottsdale Film Festival at Harkins Shea 14 gives Valley audiences a smorgasbord of films they would not likely see anywhere else – many of which go on to strike awards-season gold. This weekend’s lineup is no different, with an eclectic mix of documentaries, foreign dramas, star-studded comedies and everything in between.
Christiane Amanpour, the award-winning foreign correspondent and anchor of ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," will be the 2011 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced this week.
A Valley resident who was named United Nations Humanitarian of the Year in 2009 will appear at a March 31 lecture in Mesa that includes the screening of a movie about her.
At the beginning of each high school sports season, coaches are asked to identify noteworthy players on their teams. It usually has to do with accomplishments on the field.
Seth Scheeler and Kaitlynn Wernsing are getting a crash course in what it's like operating a nonprofit organization: fundraising, event planning, public speaking, media relations.
My family seriously considered a trip to Arizona over the recent April school vacation week, but we won’t consider it any more.
Jungle Jack Hanna has traveled all over the world and appeared on just about every major TV talk show you can think of, and this Sunday he will be in Chandler for a live performance with his exotic animal friends at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
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NAIROBI, Kenya - Navy snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain in a surprise nighttime assault in choppy seas Easter Sunday, ending a five-day standoff between a team of rogue gunmen and the world's most powerful military.
MOMBASA, Kenya - Cheering and guarded by Navy Seals, the crew of an American ship reached a Kenyan port Saturday evening without their captain, still held hostage by Somali pirates in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from shore.
NAIROBI, Kenya - An American skipper held hostage by pirates tried to swim to freedom Friday but was recaptured seconds later when the bandits opened fire within view of a U.S. destroyer.
MADRID - A Spanish court has agreed to consider opening a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, over allegations they gave legal cover for torture at Guantanamo Bay, a lawyer in the case said Saturday.
GOMA, Congo - The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed Thursday to send 3,100 more peacekeeping troops to Congo, while rebels said they remained committed to a pullback from the front lines despite an army attack.
TONGO, Congo - Tutsi-led rebels tightened their hold on newly seized swaths of eastern Congo Saturday, forcing tens of thousands of frightened, rain-soaked civilians out of makeshift refugee camps and stopping some from fleeing to government-held territory.
GOMA, Congo - Firing wildly, Congolese soldiers commandeered cars, taxis and motorbikes Wednesday in a retreat from advancing rebel fighters, joining tens of thousands of terrified refugees struggling to stay ahead of the violence.
KIBUMBA, Congo - Rebels seized an east Congo army base and the headquarters of a refuge for some of the world's last mountain gorillas in heavy fighting Sunday that sent thousands of civilians fleeing, U.N. officials and rebels said.
LOS ANGELES - Political debates inform voters - and provide material for late-night TV show hosts.
KIGALI, Rwanda. Cindy McCain's first visit to this country in 1994 was during the high season of roadblocks and machetes and shallow graves.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham.
Kris Anne Erickson was recently ordained to the sacred order of deacons at Living Faith Church, 1945 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe. Erickson, who has completed a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, has worked in missions in Kenya, Rwanda and other parts of Africa.
NEW YORK - "Nightline" will focus on the humanitarian crisis in the Congo with the help of an unusual correspondent - Ben Affleck.
When a parent abuses or neglects a child, government steps in to offer protection. But who steps in when government abuses or neglects its people? Nearly three years ago, the United Nations announced an answer to that question: It would.