Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported
ROME Two strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties.
ADDIS ABABA More than 20 people were killed in three days of clashes over land in western Ethiopia last week, police said on Saturday.
Fighting over grazing and farm land is common in the south and west of the Horn of Africa nation.
"A long-standing dispute over land along the border between Oromia and Benishangule states in western Ethiopia erupted into violence claiming the lives of more than 20 people from both sides last week," police spokesman Demsash Hailue told Reuters.
Demsash dismissed local media reports that the fighting between the Oromo and Benishangule ethnic groups killed more than 100 people.
In April, land clashes in the southern Ethiopian town of Wondo-Genet killed 18 people.
WASHINGTON The United States carried out an air strike targeting al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan over the weekend, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
TRIPOLI More than 90 migrants are believed missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard spokesman said.